Daily Archives: February 7, 2012

Sparkle on!

It occurred to me recently that I have always loved sparkly things.

I remember lovingly stroking the sequins sewn into our Figure Skating costumes and smiling with delight when my role dictated a turquoise, purple or fuchsia ensemble.

mesmerizing to a wee skater like me; google.images.com

I remember smoothing back the fringes on my suede cowboy jacket and feeling the weight of them as they fell back into place.

wish I still had that jacket; this one can be found on etsy.com

I got my ears pierced at 12 and have enjoyed dangly earrings ever since.

There were years – many years –  in my corporate existence when I had to abandon all that for the conservative;  the pearl button earrings (dullsville!) and the matte fabrics dictated by  headquarters robotics.

Remember those 80s power suits? google.images.com

Those days are behind me now.  I work in the small satellite office of a national company and while I don’t break out the glitter, I do incorporate some fun elements into my day-to-day life:  chunky turquoise necklaces paired with simple black sweaters, a sequined fuchsia scarf to top off a grey shirt and simple hoops paired with a doorknocker ring.

One of my favorite pieces; image from silpada.com

But what I’ve learned over time is this:  My preferences make me happy.  I still love hoops and I still love rings. I still prefer lip-gloss to lipstick and shiny, bouncy hair over something  … controlled.

Own it and wear it frequently; image HSN.com

Fashion magazines tell us that – at middle age – we women ought to be making “safe” choices, steering towards the classics and playing it safe with our makeup and hair.

I say life’s too short to wear boring, uninspired clothes.  It’s my intention to live out loud – to live authentically while enjoying all of the details and nuances that life throws my way. I’ve realized that I like being known for my fabulous jewelry, my unruly hair, my hearty laugh and my  passionate disregard for fashion’s so-called rules.

Maybe I won't be quite this vibrant as I move forward but you get the idea; google.com

How about you?  Are you comfortable expressing your personality via fashion?  If not, why?

Categories: Attitude, Beauty, Fun, Growth, Joy, Life, Opinion, Personal, Self Discovery, Women | Tags: , , , | 38 Comments

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