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.


  1. I love the new idea, we need more women your age giving their fashion advice

  2. I am sick of every photo being of a young anorexic that looks like she just graduated high school. I am glad a mature woman accepts me and my small sausage.


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