What a terrific way to spend a Tuesday: I had the privilege of meeting Paula, creator of the blog Fashion Over Fifty. We met for lunch and did a little shopping, and fashion commentary.
Paula is completely delightful: funny, authentic, super-smart and creative (she has a degree in Fine Arts). We chatted about everything women over 50 might have in common, and then some. We decided that although we take our work seriously, we aren’t taking ourselves too terribly seriously, and that laughter is a great coping skill. Then we shared a brownie sundae.
As we browsed through the racks of clothing at Dillards, it was fun to observe our different personal styles at work. Paula loves “neon brights” and gravitates to color, color, color. She’s an artist and has a great eye for combining colors and patterns. I was drawn to more muted pieces, but there were several items we both reached for, like a gorgeous feminine blouse:
|This one’s similar – I couldn’t find the exact blouse online.
And a black chiffon-y skirt:
|Again, this one’s similar, but not identical.
We both also loved these Jessica Simpson shoes, but moaned about the foot-pain that would follow:
And here we are, after lunch, dessert, and one adult beverage each:
I can’t wait to meet up with Paula again, she is a treat. This is the best part about blogging – forming relationships that I’d never otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy.
I have fallen behind in my Photo-A-Day project, but here is today’s entry, “a button”:
|I had, and wore, one just like this, circa 1975. We are still three states short!