You do you...

I’m back! It’s been quite some time since I’ve been able to actually sit down and write…summer was just nuts and then getting ‘up and running’ at school was a whole other job that I feel I may…or may not…have somewhat down. At least it’s mid week and all kids are where they’re supposed to be. So, I find myself here, happily writing at my computer, listening to Fleetwood Mac Pandora with a cup of coffee and the sheer silence of no kids in the house…yes, bittersweet…but more sweet today then bitter.

So! To pick back up on my blog, I wasn’t sure what to write about…yes, there is the obvious…2016 Fall trends! I started to go down that road but just thought it felt so predictable. So, I started poking around online to see what I could find amongst other bloggers…some sort of inspiration. Low and behold, I found it. However, it threw me off. The title was “24 things Women Should Stop Wearing After the Age of 30”. Well, this got me. Seeing as how I recently turned 41 (!), I had to see what this gal was suggesting we “shouldn’t be caught dead wearing after 30”.

So, I read…Wait. What?! Not only were these items some of my staples but things I feel like women easily into their 40’s and on could and should wear…proudly.

I assume, and as I’ve always said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We all must figure out what feels best for us. There is no easy response as to “what is best at my age?” There’s never a fail safe’s just where you are with yourself and what is going to make you feel the very best about yourself. We all feel confidence in different ways and in different things. So, I thought I’d pick just a few and discuss further..these are some trends that I feel run the test of time (and age), however, my fellow fashion blogger would disagree. You be the judge.

Some of these have links, others do not. (And as an extra, I DO think these are all amazing trends for Fall and Winter seasons.)

Leopard print:

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, leopard is a neutral. It looks good with everything. That being said, it needs to be done in a classy mien. Contrary to this blog, I think leopard is something ladies well into their golden years can wear and instantly adds an extra oomph of class and edge. Whether it be a skirt, scarf, slides, belt, or jacket, it’s amazingly classy…just not all at once!

Sparkly pants:

These are an amazing staple to have come holiday time, birthday time, girls night out time, any time, just own it and rock it. As long as you keep it classy/conservative up top, I think sparkly pants are great at any age. Instant GOOD times.

Oversized sunglasses:

Umm..hi Jackie O. She wore those shades until the end. They are everything. I don’t need to say much more. If Jackie wore them, you sure as heck can.

Old sneakers:

First of all I love my converse and vans. Are they torn, full of holes and gross? No. But are they worn in, showing a little love? Yes. And a pair of sneaks I have loved for some time, Golden Goose, pride themselves on looking worn. Customers can spend over $500 on these shoes and they buy them “worn” looking. So, of course, there are limits here, but I think most look better after a little wear and tear.

Hoop Earrings

This one really threw me. She states that ‘only girls in high school should wear hoops’. Hmm. I love a pair of dainty gold hoops with ANYthing. I think they add an immediate hint of tasteful, flirty fun. Not to mention, they’re just kinda a kick to wear. Swingin’ all around..I love.

Graphic Tees:

Well, this is a problem. Seeing as how half of my weekly wardrobe is made up of these as I shuttle crazy kids all over town. I LOVE these. Are they obnoxious or crass? Of course not. But they are a way to express yourself in a fun and stylish way. My personal fave are Chaser brand and Good Hyouman. Chaser are fun and flirty but with a sophistication and good fit while Good Hyouman tees send a heartfelt and meaningful message. 

So, those were just a few…Again, these are all up to opinion..and to each his own. But my main objective with JAAT is to remind you amazing mothers, wives, friends, sisters, style seekers that you put on what YOU like. No one should make the rules on what to wear and what not to wear…at any age. You do you…and if you just really can’t do you, then call me. I’ll help ‘you do you’ ;)