We recently attended a fundraiser for the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra. It was the first warm weather after five event for Spring 2018. After going through my closet to find something appropriate to wear, I realized things had changed since last summer.
Pants that looked fine last year seemed too tight in the knees and calves for my liking. Tops that were OK last year didn’t feel appropriate this year. I tried on several pairs of shoes before I found heels that I could tolerate. I have not gained any weight, but things are different now. My body continues to change in subtle ways as I age. I can still hike ten miles and wear a size four pants, but they don’t look the same on my nearly sixty-two-year-old body. I would not likely notice these slight changes if I wasn’t editing current photos so often.
This is the look that won out over others, but a closet purge ensued the next day. I threw out a bra, donated six pairs of pants and four tops.
The layered black tank top is from White House|Black Market. The pants were from Chico’s. The BCBGMAXAZRIA Bowie jacket is from Saks Off 5th. The shoes and bag are by Kenneth Cole Reaction. All these items, including the fashion rings, are several years old.
I use almost the same neutral makeup colors in varying intensity every day. I have learned that daily skincare is much more important than makeup. I use Beautycounter products, and you can find all those items on my site here. In the professional photo, I have a feeling she used filters to make us look better.