Traditions get passed down from one generation to the next. Our family is in a transition phase now, with a new generation being born and raised. I want to know how to pass on our Christmas traditions. Do you have any experience with this? Can you tell me how to engage the next generation in order to sustain our traditions? I’d really appreciate your feedback!
(P.S. Age doesn’t matter. Whether you are from one generation or the other, I still want to hear what you think.)
On Christmas Eve every year, my family celebrates Wigilia. We never knew that, though; we just knew we had our family’s traditional Polish feast once a year on Christmas Eve. Following the dinner, we gather around the tree and share gifts like everyone else does at Christmas time.
This is the sixth in a series of dressing up for evening events. The preceding articles were: 1) “How to Wear Velvet Now for All Your Special Occasions”; 2) “How to Dress Up Your Little Black Dress”; 3) “Secrets of How to Look Special on Easy Evenings” ; 4) “How to Look Sensational for Special Evenings”; and 5) “What to Wear Out to the Restaurant.”
Embellished articles of clothing can make an ordinary outfit spectacular. Choose from embellished blouses, sweaters, tunic tops, cardigans, jackets, pants, skirts, and dresses. Age doesn’t matter because you can get these pieces in any shape, size and style that you love and that looks good on you.
This is the fifth in a series of dressing up for evening events. Restaurant dinners are probably the main way we get together with friends and family. My other articles in this series were: 1) “How to Wear Velvet Now for All Your Special Occasions”; 2) “How to Dress Up Your Little Black Dress”; 3) “Secrets of How to Look Special on Easy Evenings” ; and 4) “How to Look Sensational for Special Evenings.”
So, do you have plans to meet friends or family or business associates at a restaurant for dinner? You’ll want to look good across the table with sparkling jewels or a pretty top. Or meet them in a beautiful turnout. And, of course, the little black dress fits in anywhere, and here is no exception. These looks are for everybody. For instance, shoulders are the last thing to go. Age doesn’t matter when you’ve got style!
This is the fourth in my series of dressing up for special events. The first in the series was about how to use velvet in your evening outfits. The second article was chock full of ideas on how to dress up your basic black dress. The third was about how to dress up a basic outfit to make it stand out on casual evenings.
If you have an invitation to go out for a fancy evening, such as to a restaurant dinner, a play at the theater, a cocktail party, etc., here are some outfit ideas to inspire you. Age doesn’t matter. What matters is that you feel free to express you true self and wear what looks good on you. You know what that is by now, especially if you are over 60. 😉
For laid-back events when you’re going out but it’s nothing fancy, I’ve got lots of ideas. You can take a plain and comfy outfit to something special…or even to something sexy yet classy. When you keep it classy, age doesn’t matter. With that in mind, here are 50 outfit combinations to inspire you:
A black dress, as we all know, is good for any situation. If you don’t know what to wear that will fit into an event, choose a black dress. Then you can dress it up or down, depending on the occasion and your taste. Age doesn’t matter. There are so many different kinds of black dresses to suit any age or body type or style. Choose what you love and then make it yours with the accessories you add to it. There are infinite possibilities…
Velvet is a luxurious fabric for fall and winter, so it fits right in with festive events. This year, it’s a popular trend so it’s easy to find everywhere in everything from dresses, tops and bottoms to accessories of all sorts. So age doesn’t matter. Here are some ways to wear it:
Starting with Thanksgiving and leading all the way to New Year’s Day, I like to give an air of festivity to what I wear every single day. I also like to wear Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil during the holiday season. Why don’t you try adding holiday colors, bling and scents every day of the season? It creates a joyful mood. Try adding a little more color and shine to your everyday outfits. Age doesn’t matter. What matters is that it makes you look and feel good.
I was reading a blog post about warm winter coats, and by the end of it I was amazed that all they talked about was puffer coats! What about fur? (Remember to always buy faux fur to protect animals.) I believe fur is just as warm, and looks better, too! Age doesn’t matter. We can all look good and feel good in a warm fur.
If you’re looking to buy a new winter coat, you might want to take a look at some faux furs and treat yourself to a luxurious look. There are many affordable options nowadays.
Although I realize we may tend to save our fur coats for evenings and special events, that’s simply not necessary. There are fur coats that are more casual that can be dressed down during the day as well as dressed up during the evening. That way you can look like a million on the daily. And it’s great for the party season that ushers in Winter!
At Christmas time, what colors come to mind? Red and green, right? But there are other holiday colors as well. What if true red and true green are not colors that look best on you? Age doesn’t matter. What matters is what you love and what looks best on you. Think of the beautiful, artistically decorated Christmas trees and lights…blue and white, silver and gold, etc. Maybe some other set of colors is more you. Let’s take a look at holiday color combinations to wear besides the usual red and green…