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Fashion Friday – My New Skinny on Skinny Jeans

In the post, Traveling Jeans a few weeks ago, I came down hard on how skinny jeans are not for everyone.  I especially remember something about how they were NOT for me because I’m short, over 50 and overweight. Well, my friend “Twiggy,” aka Linda, has set me straight. You were introduced to Linda and her two girls, here, and she has truly opened my skinny eyes.  (So glad to have something I can call skinny about me!)

My friend, Linda, with her two daughters.
My friend, Linda, with her two daughters.

My newest skinny on skinny jeans 🙂

When our kids were little, we loved shopping together for ourselves as well as our children.  In those days, Twiggy introduced me to Jack and Jill in Homewood, AL, Lands End catalog for our boy(s), smocking for my baby girl once she came along, and both of our husband’s hated to hear we’d been to Parisian’s together any day of the week.  I have always been one to lean more toward the older, classic look for myself and Twiggy has had her work cut out for her, keeping me even a little bit trendy.

She has recently nicknamed me “Riley,” because of a post I wrote about the The Life of Riley and how I basically live it in her skinny eyes. So, she said to me before I left for England, “Riley, you have got to get rid of those bell bottoms!” Just like old times, we went shopping together and looking through her eyes, I began to see that if I focus on my best (after having her point them out to me) features, I too, can wear skinny jeans.  Wow!  Big step.

Speaking of big steps, Twiggy also advised me that I have to “get up off the floor.” I bought my first pair of wedge heeled boots, tucked my brand new skinny jeans into them, and may I just say… I am walking a bit taller. I have been amazed at the compliments I’ve had from total strangers. As we all like to say, getting old is the pits, but with friends like Twiggy, no one need ever really know my age. That will be the goal of “Fashion Friday’s” from now on, to help us come up with ideas to look great no matter our shape, and look as young as possible without giving people something to talk about.

Skinny Jeans
Flat Boots with Pink Tulip Top, Chico’s Skinny Jeans
Black Ankle Boots, Chico’s Top, Victoria Secret Skinny Jeans
Brown Frye Boots, Victoria Secret Skinny Jeans, Beige Tank, Camel Short Sleeve Sweater

On this Fashion Friday, I’m encouraging all my over-50 friends, to trust Twiggy to point out your best features, help you get up off the floor, and trade out all of your “Not-Your-Daughter’s-Jeans,” for your daughter’s jeans.  If I am any example, I can promise you one thing, you will feel better about how you look.  And, she will likely come up with just the cutest nickname for you.

Leave your questions for Twiggy and I’ll be sure she answers you.  Have a great weekend.

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