I admit it.
At 73 I want to look my best but not as the saying goes by becoming mutton dressed up as lamb.
I know a woman, Bambi. She has long blond hair in a pony tail and bangs/fringe. She dresses as she did when she was a model in the 1960s. She has the body for the mini shirts, halter tops and shorts. Her face reflects her age. It is in the 60s.
Although I am not fat at 57 kilos, mini skirts, shorts etc. I definitely am not a Bambi.
I also have seen women my age dressing like grannies.
Nor do I don't want to have a stuffy look yet that many Swiss women select. I don't need stockings and gloves to go to town or the grocery.
Although I love my more bohemian puffy pants and layered dresses that I wear in France just wouldn't feel right. They are fun and comfy.
And I love pretty matching lingerie. No one but my husband will see those colors or lacy thingies. Even when I was single my underwear was important. It makes me feel feminine even on the worst days. I might even strut when I think of it when I'm out of the house.
In both places I accessorize
my outfits with a variety of scarves and fun earrings. One of the
advantage of the chemo baldness is I have two wigs and I can vary length
for the earrings, but I still want my own hair back someday. I also
have some very sedate earrings like my gray pearl ones.
I am not mutton.
I am not lamb.
There is a song I gotta be me. But not to the point of being ridiculous.