Some of you may remember a couple of years ago, when I asked the Fashion Editor of our San Antonio Express News what his number one piece of fashion advice is for women over 50. Michael Quintanilla’s response is worthy of repeating. He said, “Never leave the house without a thorough , head to toe look in the mirror.” Not a glance…a thorough look.
He said, “This is where a woman makes her biggest mistakes. As much as possible, turn and look at your entire outfit. Is it ready to walk out the front door? Too many mature women walk out anyway.”
Well, maybe we are not as glued to the mirror as the younger generation might be…or maybe we have lost our will to care. But, I do agree with Michael. It has helped me so much to not fear the mirror, but give a long look before leaving the house. We have a wall of mirrors in our dining room and I always go there first after I dress. Michael would like us all to own three way mirrors, but we should at least have access to one full length mirror.
I found this little print top on a clearance rack at MACYS in Chicago. I loved the print, but when I put the blouse on in the mirror, it was just too short and not flattering at all. So, I tried it on with a longer tank top and I really liked the look, and believe it took care of the problem. Even with an attractive price, I would not have brought it home if the tank did not work. I make it a priority to use the three way mirrors in stores when they are available…yes, even if it means leaving the dressing room…I think it is that important.
Since we are discussing the power of reflections, I have included a few more of my pictures from Chicago! After viewing them, tell us if you agree with Michael about the importance of the mirror.......then, HAVE A FABULOUS WEDNESDAY!
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. -Steve Jobs