I choose not to lament each birthday or view the results of aging as something I should try to fix. I fully realize this is the best time of my life. I am happy, confident, healthy, and grateful.
I’ve been blogging for more than eight years. The same questions repeatedly show up in my inbox. Today, I’ll answer the most frequently asked. At sixty-three years old, I weigh one hundred thirty-seven pounds, and I am five feet six inches tall. My hair is wavy, and it has been my natural silver/gray color since I turned fifty. I have never had any cosmetic surgery.
My exercise routine includes briskly walking a couple of miles as often as possible, some Pilates, and lots of stretching to maintain flexibility and balance. I eat organic cruciferous vegetables, leafy greens, root vegetables, berries, nuts, and apples. I sometimes have chicken, lobster, or wild-caught fish but no other meat. I do not take any medications.
I have an occasional glass of wine with dinner and two cups of black coffee in the morning. I enjoy a cup of green tea often and drink lots of filtered water. I wait until I feel hungery to eat, never by the clock, or because other people are eating. Two meals consumed early in the day are almost always enough for me. An appetizer or salad with grilled chicken is often my entree. I avoid sugar, sauces, condiments, and all processed foods. My date, Mr. Mickey, and I always share an occasional dessert because the first half tastes the same as the last.
The gray top is by Clara Sunwoo, and it is from a couple of years ago. The jeans are also a couple of years old, similar here. I wear mostly solid neutral colors in classic styles. My shoes are by Ralph Lauren from last summer. Similar shoes here. The bag is by Teddy Blake here. The link bracelet is by Beauty in Stone here. (Use the code SAS10 For $10 off any item)
I use a whitening bleach supplied by my Dentist about three times a year. I don’t wear foundation makeup, but I do use eyeshadow and fill in my sparse brows with a gray sculpting pencil. Next, I smudge eyeliner pencil into the top lashes only and then finish with black mascara. My favorite lip colors are a bit darker than the natural color of my lips. (I am wearing Little Black Dress here)
Skincare is much more important to me than makeup. I have been using the Beautycounter Countertime routine for the past few months, and these are by far the best products I’ve ever used. Healthy skin, a carefree hairstyle, and personal grooming are great foundations for every look.
Thank you for all the lovely comments and emails about The Fall Preview post. I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned because I genuinely want to help every woman look and feel her best each day.