Dressing yourself is a way to express yourself. But at times we are between a rock and a stone. First what I have learned is to accept aging; but accept it gracefully and find your style.
Being able to express yourself and not look totally like your trying too hard or you shopped at the Juniors department.
Most of us have difficulties with our weight being unbalanced as we hit the BIG “40”, and it starts going down hill from there if we allow it too.
Our metabolism slows down, Mother Nature starts knocking on our door to claim what was once ours. Yes the “M” word Menopausal symptoms, the unspoken language of hormonal changes. It is as if we have took a backseat and begin to go through puberty.
High school cravings for “Junk” food, “moodiness” with just about any authority figure. “I have nothing to wear”, syndrome because we are just not satisfied with anything.
I found it was so important for me to learn how to deal with these changes, and first accept them. Aside from being a “Woman” most of us are: wives,moms,grandparents,business women we are always juggling something and we just don’t have time for this “Change”!
It’s no secret that if you look good you feel good, this goes for anyone.
Looking good makes you feel good, which gives you the confidence you need. Dressing is a positive self expression, which portrays acceptance of oneself.
Invest in good makeup, even if you do not use it everyday. Having a great foundation is a start.
I am not against medical enhancements, but we all can’t afford them and for some who rather opt not too go under the knife or inject their bodies, there are so many natural alternatives.
Find a skin regimen, I wash my face before I go to bed every night . I use a mild soap like dove, lather it well and dab.
Avoid rubbing your skin, it will create wrinkles. Rinse with cool water, I wait a minute for it to air dry and gently dab with a very soft cloth. On a cotton ball I take Distilled white vinegar and dab it on my skin, that is what I use as an astringent. The smell with quickly go away. Then I take some extra virgin olive oil just 2-3 drops on a cotton ball and dab on my face. Cover the areas you find to be mostly dry. With your middle finger gently rub into the skin.
That’s all I do at night, have been doing it for 21 years started at the age of 25. And that’s late, it’s good to establish a regimen in your early twenties.
I don’t have to tell you “What you put in your body” will reek havoc later.
I love the occasional piece of cake, and I sure love French fries, but my body stores it in the mid-section so it’s simple how much do I love the treats? Do I love them more than myself, and can I be happy and live with the extra baggage. As if we don’t carry enough. So eating healthier is what I do, make good choices and still have what you love in Moderation!! Drink plenty of water that is one of my hugest things, I will drink 84.5 0unces of water per day, that’s 5 bottles of 16.9 0z.
Of coarse I need my coffee! But I have found that my max of coffee now is just 2 cups per day. I don’t drink soft drinks and rarely have juice, unless it’s a concoction of a veggie, fruit smoothie.
It is safe to say that I do enjoy a good cocktail on occasion, drinking lots of water helps the body to rid the alcohol and the next day you will feel normal and not bloated.
I think every woman should establish a style, having simple basics in the closet are easy and not overwhelming when you have to get dress.
There are so many appropriate outfits that you can wear, that will allow you to look good and feel good.
I have also noticed that I had to ditch the pumps as I got older, love shoes and think they are beautiful but I love my back even more!
Find cute flats and start a collection, you can trade in the Pumps and still look fabulous.
Well being a woman is wonderful, we just have to accept ourselves and embrace the beauty that we posses. Look at one another and admire each other not for what they wear or how their bodies perceive perfection in the eyes of a “Cover Girl” on a magazine. We are all perfect in our own ways, and we are all beautiful aging is one of the most beautiful processes of life.
We are like butterflies, and we blossom in each stage of our lives we are awesome!!
Simply Simplistic With Kathy!
Accept Change for it shows you have a story and your story is impressive.
Simply Aging Gracefully,