Pink Skirt for Lunch
The other day, I had lunch with Dorothy. She’s getting ready to be a big part of Iron Feather Tea, so we wanted to sit down and discuss the process. Doing a blog for fun is one thing but doing it as a Fashion Influencer is a whole new ball of wax. It can be pretty difficult. And it’s time consuming to do it. I thought she should be duly warned.
Fashion for women over 50 is also difficult. Partly because the fashion industry stopped bothering with us. They don’t design for our bodies. I try to be conscious of that and don’t wear things that are too young or too slinky. Even if I CAN wear it, I remain aware that not every over 50 woman will feel comfortable in lace short-shorts.
This lunch outfit is both comfy and stylish. The skirt came from Forever 21 and it was a steal. It’s a high-waisted, bias-cut crepe with small, elegant covered buttons. It’s a light mauvish pink. The top is a lightweight, crinkled, satin that’s embroidered with small flowers. It’s got ¾ sleeves with split cuffs. I tied it at my waist and threw on some comfy sandals. Poof! I was ready.
You can shop the look here at our online store. I love this store concept. I try to add both high end and less expensive items so you can get the overall look but at a price that fits your budget.
As a quick aside on an unrelated topic:
In case you wondered, we're looking for contributors for the blog. If you know a woman with a delicious flair in fashion, art, or philosophy, send her our way. Beauty interests also work. It's a volunteer contribution because we're so new but we're on our way with good things beginning to happen. Stay tuned.
Also, I’ve started a Facebook group for women writers over 50. Wise Tribe is for non-fiction, journaling, blogging, humor and real life. I have two projects (not the IFT blog) of my own that I mention in the group. So if you want to collaborate with me, go check it out. (I want to do a book and an online magazine.) But if you just want to fine tune your written style or develop your own projects, the group will still be a good fit for you.