I don’t think I can wear anything that falls too far above the knee anymore.
It’s not that I hate my legs or feel that my knees look wrinkly or old. (Yet.) It’s not that I don’t occasionally gravitate towards minis as a style. It’s that I was walking down Broadway the other day behind a fairly well-preserved woman who might have been in her 70s, and I looked down and noticed she was wearing a romper. Part of me wanted to throw her a ticker tape parade or honk a phantom horn in approval.
“You do you! You go on with your bad self!”
But the other part of me thought: “Please don’t let me dress like I’m 25 when I’m 75.”
Hence the recent ban on above-the-knee styles. And though I’ll dabble in trends like Golden Goose sneakers and frayed sweaters, by and large, I am now fairly firmly in the camp of dressing my age, which, for me, typically means dresses paired with elegant sandals and flats — something like my new shirtdress (in the navy?) with these elegant mules or these Chanel lookalikes (on sale for $59 in select sizes!!!)
I’m also taking major cues from the black-and-white-clad street style babes shown above and below:
Interesting shapes and silhouettes, clean lines, and all in high contrast colors.
Below, a couple of pieces that make me feel like a woman of thirty four. Note that while there are some high-end pieces in there, many are under $150 or are seriously discounted!
+Bell-sleeved blouse (on serious sale!)
+Lele Sadoughi earrings (I own these and adore them!)
+Hermes H Heure watch (vintage — I own this in brown and wear it daily)
+TDE box bag (monogrammed! reminds me of a Mark Cross bag, but far less expensive)
P.P.S. I’ve been collecting questions I’ve answered over direct message and email for another Q+A like this one, so email me or leave a comment if you have a fashion/shopping inquiry!
P.P.P.S. This post still makes me weepy.