Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Brief Makeover Update

I had a chance to try out my new wardrobe this past weekend at the conference we were at. It was a smashing success: the other ladies on the worship team-- who had no idea I had been making myself over-- had incredibly nice things to say about me and my new look. (One outfit I wore: Black tailored, fitted shirt; black leather skirt; black tights; black patent sandals; grey metallic cardigan; white scarf; necklace with matching earrings) I'm very pleased with the result, since these ladies are very well-dressed themselves, so I think I got an "A"!

I've been looking around some more, seeing what else I can learn, and basically trying to brainwash myself, so to speak, into thinking more stylishly, and I found an interesting comment in the book "Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45" by Christopher Hopkins. The author said that too often for woman our age, our fashion shows more about who we have been than who we are now. He encourages woman to make a statement about who they actually are now.

That has stuck with me, and I've been thinking about it. I agree, with one slight modification: I want how I dress to be indicative of who I want to become in this next half of my life. I really am not sure who I am at this point. But I'm beginning to have an inkling of what I'd like to BE.


Ornery's Wife said...

I can so relate! My body has changed shape so dramatically with the weight shift, I don't know what I want, either. I have requested the book you mentioned, though, and hope to get some good ideas.

Imogen Lamport said...

That's a great book. I find it interesting that you've picked out that line. I notice in my work that many women continue to dress in the style that they thought themselves the most attractive, even if it's now 20 years out of date.