What were your 30's and 40's like?
Those were the saddest two decades of my life. I cried a river and spent most of that time working two jobs and was usually alone. Shortly before I turned fifty my life changed dramatically. That's when I met Mr. Mickey at a neighborhood Christmas party nine years ago. He is my best friend, strongest supporter and the greatest adventure partner ever. I stopped coloring my hair and lost more than forty-five pounds after a lifetime of yo-yo dieting. (I've kept if off for almost four years!)
Some may say that at almost 58 I should be wearing elastic waist pants and comfy shoes. I think not! This is the best time of my life so I am going to dress for the occasion. While I love the current trends and street style looks the younger crowd wears, I will be making that look my own in a more polished and sophisticated way.
Our little pocket digital camera doesn't take the best pictures but it is always handy when we need it. The not so great quality pictures have prompted some of you to ask if I use Photoshop. I don't and these pictures prove it! The photos we normally show you are about where we went, what I am wearing and how I have put together basic pieces that you might also have in your closet.
Since hair and makeup are also a part of the look, I thought I would let the camera come in close for a change.
I like a clean blended natural look for makeup and hair. I don't want anything to look as if I tried too hard. The eye shadow colors are always the same, just a little more dramatic for evening. The lip color will be more red if I am wearing a red top, otherwise the lip color will be very close to my natural lip color. If I could do your makeup, I would choose colors that are in your own natural palette of colors. Makeup is all about enhancing your best features. Obviously I have not had any work done. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it just isn't for me.
When I wear a dramatic necklace, I wear small earrings. If I wear bold earrings I skip the necklace. I wear sunglasses almost all the time when I am outside. (Blue eyes are very sensitive to bright light.)
If you are going through a tough time right now, please believe me when I say there will be a better day. Keep your head up and move on to the next chapter. The best years of your life may be coming up.
Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me on this journey through midlife and beyond.
The second fifty years truly are the best!
Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.
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