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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Vogue 1257




This is Vogue 1257 which I made in February of 2012. It's a sweater knit from JoAnn's. I scored the cute faux suede booties recently at Payless. I've never really like the "dress-booties" look but thought it could possibly work for me with an opaque textured stocking. Love the look!

Before I get caught up in a particular trend (remember my aversion to trying maxi dresses) I like to make sure that it's still age appropriate for me. At nearly 60 years old, I don't want to be that "old lady" that is trying to hard to hold onto her youth and is only making a spectacle of herself. The hair, jewelry, and shoes could be on the verge of looking ridiculous on me. It wasn't until recently that I found out people found my style "flashy." I'd never even thought of my style that way. Edgy maybe but never flashy. Now that I do know I'm still doing me. I figure as long as I'm doing that I'm still safe! Please stop me if I get "out there" too far.



17 comments:

  1. Fantastic dress and great styling!
    -Dae

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  2. You betta werk lady!!!!!!! You look fantastic, simply fantastic!

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  3. Oh my goodness, I would like to see the "people" who said you look flashy. I have a feeling they dress with no spark at all. In every picture I've ever seen, you are not flashy, but so well put together. Remember, I wanted to take the bracelet off your wrist ;) The look you've shown in these pictures is magazine worthy. And....I am SHOCKED to hear your age. You wear it ever so well.

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  4. Flashy? Says who? Stylish, trendy, but not flashy. I love your look--and if works for you-keep it. After all, who else can do Rachelle better than you?

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  5. Your was one of the first pictures I ever posted to my style inspiration board. I would just take flashy as a compliment -- as in you've still got it, baby!

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  6. I like this look on you and definitely wouldn't consider your look flashy! Just like I think you're look is very age appropriate AND classy!

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  7. Not flashy. More like FANTASTIC. You look fabulous, booties and all!!!

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  8. you look fabulous and fun! I'm 55, just rediscovered skinny jeans - a totally new look for me but I'm lovin' it

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  9. I don't think your looks are flashy either. Thanks for posting these photos. I just took a second look at this pattern and may have to pick it up.

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  10. I like this look. I really want to wear booties with a dress but I am so short that I think it will make me look evern shorter. I think your style works very well for you! I enjoy seeing your garments.

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  11. You look great and I enjoy following your blog to see how you style your outfits. Love the boots!

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  12. You are darling and I love your style and your blog. I would never have guessed your age!

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  13. LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE those booties!!!

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  14. I too think you look just fine!!!

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  15. There's always going to be a critic. Just do what you what makes you happy. :-)

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  16. I would have never guessed your age... And knowing it does not change my opinion of your fashion sense. You look classy and stylish to me!

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