Monday, January 31, 2011

Sundance style...

So I just spent the last six days in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. I basically ate and watched movies all day - sounds relaxing but it is really exhausting! Boo hoo! Saw some terrific movies and some cool mountain style. Here is a representation of both...


One accessory that I love for interesting women and men (over 35ish) is a great pair of glasses! They add immediate style and statement to each of these fashionistas. By the way, the one with the red hair is my sister-in-law Elizabeth/Beth.

And one of my attempts...

It has been an interesting process to take pictures of myself. I am seeing what I like...and what I don't like! The one thought that goes through my mind when I first see a picture of myself is "simplify"; however, I feel a need to maintain some hint of the artistic/Berkeley/independent in my look. Any ideas? For this picture, I wish I had grey gloves rather than red. Maybe I said this before but the older I get, the less I want a lot of distractions. I have to remember this when I shop!!!

Coat - JCrew
Scarf - Nordy's
Leggings - Nordy's
Gloves - Bought about 15 years ago at a department store in NYC - still my favorite!
Boots - Oilily
Fur Purse - Zara
Glasses - Chanel (at Lenscrafter)

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Crap -I don't know how to get the enhancer off this photo! I hate technology...except blogs...and itunes...and...oh forget it.

I have several style rules to accommodate my bodytype. They are:
1.Dark tops (big boobs)
2.Lighter, trimmer on bottom (smaller hips)
3.Nothing tight around the waist (boxy shape)
4.Collars (to obscure wobbly chin and short neck)
5.Heels when possible (the short dilemma again)
6.Something interesting/funky (the Bay Area left in me)
7.Nothing to reveal my big boobs too much (ok, if you have big boobs, you know what I am talking about - blouses bulging open, any v-neck, scoop neck, slightly lower top easily turning into a stripper look if one is not careful and sadly I have not been careful a few times. No, it is not sexy, it's sleezy. I'm not trying to condemn big boobs but if you have small boobs, please enjoy the ease with which you wear a tank, a t-shirt, a blouse, a nightgown).

Though my daughters say I live by these rules way too often (they're young and let's face it, you just don't have to worry about it as much when you're younger), I believe as I have aged these rules have been helpful overall. When I go into a store and see a lovely crisp white blouse, I now know not to be tempted as I have many times before. A white blouse on me is BAD!!!! Not only do my boobs look huge, but they look completely out of proportion to my body, make me look even shorter and seem to be a neon sign saying "Look at my boobs"!

So, this outfit follows a few of those rules.

Jacket: Dries Von Noten
Striped top: Jcrew
Jeans: Joe Jeans
Boots: Maison Martin Margiela
Socks: Urban Outfitters
Necklaces: Models own collection (I don't know why I put that but I like how they do that in magazines, like I have something no one else can get???:):):)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I'm short...

Ok, taking pictures of myself has led to an epiphany - I'm short! Geez...wish I had gumby abilities to stretch myself a tad. But no, I need to be happy for what I am and have and make the best of it so after yesterday's post which seemed to emphasis my shortness, I am trying for something to create more length. Did it work?

Dress: Barney's
Leggings: Either my DKNY ones that I bought twenty years ago or my new splendid ones
Sweater: H&M
Necklace: Made by my daughter and can be found at
Shoes: The Christian Louboutins again - told you I loved them!
Purse: Marc Jacobs

Friday, January 14, 2011

Trying to get it right...

I have certain clothes I want to wear but can never figure out just the right accompaniment. These pants fit into that category. After many attempts, I decided to stop fighting the jean and just embrace it. Accessories help my eye break up all that blue! And, I'm not going to lie, I've seen it done on the Sartorialist.

Jean blouse: Banana Republic
Jeans: Jean Paul Gaultier bought at Off Fifth
Purse: Tory Burch
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (that I paid a bundle for put have loved and worn often!)
Glasses: Lenscrafter

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'm So Vain...

So, my daughter has been showing me very popular blogs that feature these darling girls photographing themselves in great outfits. I liked them but they were all so much younger than me that while I could appreciate their style, I couldn't relate to it. I feel like I am facing that younger thing so much more now. Style is completely different for me now that I am in my forties. So, I have decided to tweak my blog a little and start photographing myself and women in my range. Is this only for the young, I keep asking myself. My answer? If I let it only be for the young. I also like the idea of telling where I buy things (and photographing and telling you where I bought them seems to help me justify my purchases). So here is my blog does Maya Angelou put it...interesting women! TAA DAA - my first post!

Top: Marni
Pants: Dries Von Noten
Scarf: JCrew
Gold Stud Earrings: From a jeweler in Winnemucca where Rory was campaigning and bought these for me last Valentine's Day.

Note: My niece calls Marni "idiosyncratic" which makes sense that I would like it - I have sooooo many idiosyncrasies!

Finally, I am attaching a piece by Andy Rooney that I hope you enjoy.

Andy Rooney: As I grow in age, I value women who are over forty most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over forty will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.

If a woman over forty doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it’s usually something more interesting.

A woman over forty knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of forty give a hoot what you might think about her or what she’s doing.

Women over forty are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.

A woman over forty has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women. Women over forty couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over forty. They always know.

A woman over forty looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over forty is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over forty for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of forty-plus, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some twenty-two-year-old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,” here’s an update for you. Now 80 percent of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage.

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