over50feeling40: Roadblocks to Personal Style for Women Over 50
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Jun 22, 2016

Roadblocks to Personal Style for Women Over 50



Like it or not…care about it or not…we all have a personal style.  If you ignore it, you are still communicating something about yourself to the outside world.  Our style is so much more than clothes; yet, clothes are a major part of our personalities.

When I first read this quote from STACY LONDON, I could identify.  For years, I allowed emotional obstacles to block me from going forward toward looking and feeling my best.  Once I began to process all the factors I had allowed to shut me down, I was able to keep walking along the path and go through the gate to success.
So, I ask you today…is there any obstacle blocking your path toward achieving confident personal style?

What do you think the obstacle or obstacles might be?  Let’s keep going forward…life is amazing and fun after 50…even more so when wearing a confident smile!


Have a wonderful Wednesday!

12 comments:

  1. That is a great poncho/jacket/ruana Pam! Looks light as a feather but so stylish! Interesting quote. I can identify with the obstacles. I choose to walk around them, but do find that sometimes they impact what I wear and that bothers me. One obstacle I can identify is dressing 'because of' people you will be with. There have been times I've wanted to wear something and have held back because I didn't want to endure the comments "you're wearing THAT?". Maybe that doesn't seem like an obstacle to style and confidence, but it is. I do have a sense of personal style and usually don't have the obstacle issue, but it can crop up from time to time. I am much more confident now than I was when I was younger, and much more in tune with my own style. I'm getting better at pushing asked the remarks and just expressing what I want to at a given time, but sometimes it can still be a struggle!

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    1. Thanks Karen...I got the kimono at Soft Surroundings last year and I love it! It is a HUGE obstacle and one I faced often in the past...I still face it but try not to let those words get to me. I understand the struggle and what it takes to overcome it. The more confident I am, the more I am able to own my choices and not be bothered by what a naysayer might say. There are times I go back and after evaluation decide on my own it wasn't a good choice...but it was my choice not their's. It takes baby steps, but I so understand the struggle of living with constant criticism.

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  2. I loved Stacy's book - and this gorgeous top! xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. It's a great book...and I have a link to it on her name here! Thanks so much Patti!

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  3. This fits so perfectly with the conversation I had yesterday. I was out walking with a friend and sweating in the Texas heat :-) and I made the offhanded remark I have no style. My friend informed me I say that all the time – – I did not realize this :-) – – but that I did have a style. She used different words but what she pointed out was that the obstacle to my style was me. Was my realizing that sporty :-) was indeed a style.

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    1. See, Carla, after the little time we have spent together, I would say you have a strong, confident, relaxed, sporty style...with a great smile! Perhaps you are your roadblock...because you got style, girl!

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  4. I don't know what to call that vesty thing you are wearing but wowza it's stunning. You just look amazing in brown...it's like your black.

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    1. It is a Soft Surroundings kimono I purchased late last summer...thanks so much Shelley! I love brown...and as well know, I love black too!

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  5. So happy to have come across this post, because I loved every bit of it! Especially this outfit and how you styled, so stunning!

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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    1. Thank you, Mary! Happy to have you hear and I hope you will return! Thanks for the kind words.

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  6. The biggest obstacle for women is confidence itself! If you're confident in who you are and how you look, you're more inclined to dress well instead of trying to blend in or not care.

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  7. Pam, loving your outfit - the all black canvas, the fabulous necklace and the great kimono! And, I agree confidence is everything especially when it comes to great style.

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com/be-playful/#more-12777
    STYLE NUDGE

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