Many have asked how my style will change in my seventh decade.
Owning lots of items isn’t appealing to me anymore. For example, I much prefer to own three or four excellent quality bags that are the correct size and shape for my body.
The style experts tell us that matching your handbag to your shoes ages you ten years.
Another change in my choices has occurred this year. I find that I am buying more flat shoes and attempting to wear them more often during the day. (I do not find them comfortable yet since I have almost always worn heels.)
Scarves soften my neckline and take the emphasis away from a less defined jawline. They add a punch of color and pattern to my classic neutrals and keep me warm. I have invested in more silk scarves this year, than ever before.
Three-quarter sleeve jackets are perfect for the transition seasons. I have blue, black and white ones for this reason. The jacket, tank, and straight leg faded jeans I am wearing are all old from White House|Black Market. The shoes are old by Dolce Vita.
Straight slim leg pants with a jacket will still be my uniform because that silhouette flatters my inverted triangle shape.
The scarf I am wearing here is about five years old. I have worn it countless times. If the weather is too hot for a scarf, you will see me switch to only a necklace. If I am wearing the scarf just draped around my neck or under the lapel of my jacket to give my look pattern and color, I may also wear a necklace. I never tie my scarves in a complicated way, and I try to achieve straight lines or a V-neckline with them.
I will continue to be willing to try new things. This year I discovered that I like the slimming effect of a short jacket over a longer top. The learning never stops!
An open mind tempered with wisdom can be an important attribute. There is indeed an art to aging well.
A wardrobe of great looking sunglasses is necessary for me. I wear them every day.
The last item I agreed to review for the blog arrived this week. I loved it so much I immediately bought the black one and a silk scarf from Uno Alla Volta.
If you don’t know of this company yet, they have the most amazing collection of unique items I have found. Their name means one at a time® and describes how their artisans lovingly create each treasure. Taking things uno alla volta is at the core of their philosophy for living a meaningful life.
The bag I fell in love with is by Alessandra. She handcrafts each ”borsa verde” or green handbag, uno alla volta, at her workshop in Florence, Italy. Born into the leather craft business, Alessandra has the highest standards for materials, workmanship, and style.
Certificate of authenticity is included.
My philosophy in my sixties will continue to be invest in quality and enjoy it every day. You have earned it!
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!
Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.
All words, styling, and creative direction are my own.
I no longer accept products in exchange for reviews. This bag was sent to me by Uno Alla Volta from a commitment made before enacting this policy.