I was at the bookstore the other night reading through my usual selection that I
am too cheap to buy even though it’s on my recommended reading list over in my left side bar enjoy scanning through while the kids play with the lead-tainted Thomas train set.
I’ve learned so many invaluable tips from this book:
Some trends just make us look older than we are. And at my age, I’m not willing to fall into that trap. Look at Oprah, Katie Couric… these women look better now than they did fifteen years ago!
Here are some of the tips recommended in this book:
Choose fun hip eyeglasses, not granny styles. Seriously, girlfriend was probably younger than I am when she had this photo taken. But the hair and the glasses make her look like she could be my great aunt Hilda (if I had a great aunt Hilda).
Avoid hair that is too long and parted down the middle.
Lighten the hair.
Eyebrows, ladies! Eyebrows! I am example numero uno for what a good brow shaping can do to improve your looks. Weedwhackers come to mind when I think of my eyesbrows pre-1994, which is the year that will forever be known as the year that I got a clue that my bushy eyebrows needed help, STAT!
And her top 24 items that must be removed from all closets: (listed in this great article)
- Holiday sweaters with bells and appliqués (reindeers, teddy bears, bumblebees, pumpkins).
- Granny necklaces that tell how many grandchildren you have.
- Souvenir T-shirts.
- T-shirts with meant-to-be funny sayings.
- Acid-washed jeans.
- Ripped jeans.
- Shoulder pads.
- Flannel shirts.
- Muumuus. (**Does this really need to be stated?)
- Photo handbags (the older you get, the more sophisticated your accessories should be).
- Flesh-colored hose.
- Penny loafers.
- Oversize blazers.
- Mommy robes.
- Thin gold chain necklaces.
- Elastic-waist pants.
- Granny undies.
- Baggy sweats.
- Bearlike, full-length fur coats.
- Short shorts.
- Cargo pants.
- Stockings with reinforced toes.
- Three-piece suits with vests.
For more information, check out these links:
Let’s fight the frump, ladies! We can do it! My challenge to you, should you dare to take it, is to clear your closet of at least ONE frumpy outfit (we all have them). Take a picture of it and post it. Then get rid of it.
I’ll take my own challenge and I’ll be posting my frumpy outfit on monday
so that I can spend my entire weekend in it, crying over the future loss…