Dressing age-appropriate. I wonder sometimes, like what socially deprived person came up with these time-wasting, laughable set of bogus rules and standards. I believe each person fashion choices are based on their personality and lifestyle. I received a couple of comments from some of the ladies and; a few of them thought I was in my twenties or early thirties because of how I style my outfits and my selection in clothing.
The crazy thing is as I move into the fabulous forties w/ my virtual BFF – SJP, Halle Berry, Demi Moore and Courtney Cox (lol) my love for fashion and the things that “caught my eye” when I was in my twenties/thirties – has not changed. Perhaps I have tweaked things along the way, found out what works better for my body type, but I still love clothing that has a little bit of a “edge” to them. I still love the extra detailing that makes that piece stand out. I still love belts and funky designer inspired shoes! Those things have stayed consistent with me throughout the years.
Basically, I know what I want as soon as it catches my eye. I really don’t care if I find it at Forever21, DOTS, Sears, or in some department store’s Junior section. I know what I like and I know what I want, doesn’t matter to me what store is selling it or what department I find it in. If it’s within my budget, it appeals to me, the fit is good – it’s sold. Personally, I seem to have alot of luck with more edgier pieces in the Junior stores. It may not work for the next fortysomething, but I’m very short (5 ft.), small boned and I have a short waistline. So the cuts of Junior blazers and shirts work out better for me because of those factors; not to mention that the designs are more interesting, less generic looking and alot cheaper then the offering in the women’s department. Forever21 is one of my favorite stores and Junior lines XOXO and Rampage are great suiting options for me.
I hate to muscle in on the Junior store inventory, but I’m not greedy ladies, I only buy 1 or 2 pieces at a time and there is always plenty of stuff still left on the racks!
I'm a fortysomething year old hard working mom (now empty nester) that loves fashion, but my purse strings ain't so flexible! My 22 year old son is college graduate and living his own life, so I got some time on my hands *wink* Now that you got the 5 second rundown; pull up a chair, get that Latte and browse around.
Budget Friendly Stores
Jessica Simpson Shoes
H & M
Ross Dress for Less
New York & Company