When I first started thinking about doing a fashion blog, I went on line to do a bit of research and looked up some of the more popular blogs that seem to have a lot of followers. There are so many of them, (and now I am adding one more!) it seems that every stylish, fashion conscious young woman wants to blog about what they are wearing and doing. It’s an interesting phenomenon that this current generation is so eager to share their lives with complete strangers with whom they have no social interaction. I was brought up with the view that you conducted yourself discretely and you kept your life private and on a ‘need to know’ basis with strangers, so it is very daunting for me to venture out into the world of the Internet and I feel quite exposed by the experience.
All the blogs that I researched are all wonderful, filled with beautiful clothes and shoes and all on slim, trendy young woman. They open my mind up to new ideas and possibilities and its great to see how creative and stylish some of these bloggers are. As much as I love looking at these blogs, I could not find anything relevant to me, a 53-year-old woman. Thus the idea to do a blog catering to people like me came about.
I think it is difficult doing a blog like this because it assumes, maybe somewhat arrogantly, that you have something interesting and valid enough to say that you need to blog about it! My aim is just to express my views on what I perceive to be beautiful age appropriate clothing that is still fashionable and on trend. I don’t think there are right or wrong views, just perceptions and what you feel comfortable and attractive in. Some older woman don’t like showing their neck, some their arms, some their knees, so the criteria that makes clothes suitable for older woman is different for everyone. I would like to publish things I find interesting and relevant while out shopping, things I find on fashion sites, and articles found from magazines, and on TV shows and hope that others find them useful. I aim compile bits of info, photos and pictures of what I consider beautiful things for over 50’s and put them on this blog. I enjoy finding other peoples views on hem lengths, make up, hair lengths and colour choices for mature woman although I really hate that phrase. Older woman is also not a phrase I like very much either but I suppose that’s what I am!
I hope you find my blog useful and interesting enough to continue reading what I have put there.