11.12.2012

essential fashion tips for men & women over 50





remember these awesome boots?

you can read the story of how they became mine here.

imagine my surprise when i was contacted by that girl's people who wanted to use this photo of me in an article about being over 50 and wearing leggings.

i said sure and then later worried...what if i was gonna be a don't?

thankfully i was not.

you can see the slideshow and see what tim gunn has to say.
btw, i had no idea who tim gunn was but i now know he is a genius.

see the slideshow here.

i really like his opinion on hemlines.


yesterday my sweet sister took me to lunch.
i had brown rice covered in yummy vegetables.
the portion was huge so i took it home and had it for dinner.
i did not get a photo of it so you are going to have to trust me on this.


have an exquisite day.

xo

33 comments:

  1. Funny, he would have to pay me to wear skirts above my knee nowadays, I much prefer to cover my knees, I don't believe in these "one size fits all rules"

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    1. i was actually surprised by his advice to show the knee. i guess i'm just happy when someone goes against the standard advice, esp when it comes to women.:)

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    2. Me too, Tabitha. No way these knees are seeing daylight, lol!

      Sue
      xo

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  2. Yay Janet - you are our celebrity - you look fab!

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  3. Congratulations! Why am I not surprised you glorious creature you?!?

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  4. I loved that outfit when you first posted it - how cool that you were included! As for the skirt/dress length, I also don't necessarily agree, but think it is a personal choice. I do think that slim skirts that fall below the knee and are worn with high heels can be very sexy and not dowdy.

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  5. You rock! What a role model-although I am probably older than you. Is there nothing you can't do and make look great? It's those perfect little touches that take things from dull, frumpy or matronly to WOW!

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  6. Sorry for adding more but I am awestruck...all that style while being minimalist, vegan and thrifty!

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  7. You're a star!

    I love the Oscar Wilde quote to "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." You exemplify that.

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  8. You look great, Janet, although I didn't think too much of some of Tim Gunn's other examples. Like you, I wear leggings, but only with the backside under cover!
    On the skirt length debate I always hated to show my knees but have just lately reached the don't care stage. Shaping up to my seventh decade so I think that it's time to do whatever I please!

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  9. Tim Gunn has been doing some good work.

    Joshua Katcher interviews Tim Gunn for the Discerning Brute blog. Joshua wrote:

    "Tim is an outspoken advocate for animals used in the fashion industry, and calls for responsibility and accountability from every single person using or wearing the skin of an animal - whether it is fur, leather, or wool."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nws1MpjpYls#!


    Tim Gunn's "Fashion Victims"
    Tim Gunn on Fur, Leather and Wool
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9TWXbAd1xQ

    Warning: Tim Gunn's "Fashion Victims" contains graphic images

    Tim Gunn's Message to Designers on Leather, Wool, and Fur

    "There are many ways you can choose compassion and support ending cruelty. The most important way is the way we spend money. Please try to know where ALL the products you buy ACTUALLY come from - you may be surprised and shocked."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGiLIj2mEU

    This video is also graphic.

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  10. You are a star! How gorgeous do you look in those boots and leggings? Tim Gunn (whoever he is) does seem to speak a lot of sense, hooray for a sensible opinion about hemlines! x

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  11. Wow, that's awesome! You look amazing of course, you would never be a "don't"!

    I love Tim Gunn because he is a realist and doesn't expect people to follow trends or be someone they are not. He has sensible advice that works and his approach is that of a fashion insider, yet approachable and friendly.

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  12. Congratulations. Fantastic boots & no need to worry about being a 'don't', you always look chic.

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  13. Loving this exposure! You are rocking the over 50 fashion world!
    Like Lisa I'm not surprised in the least.
    Bravo!

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  14. I knew it was only a matter of time before the cognoscenti discovered you.

    :D
    xo Terri

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  15. We (Mad and I) love Tim Gunn!...You're a star and you look fabulous!!
    xo
    annie

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  16. Yay for #14, coolest tip of all.

    You are our heroine. Maybe even our heroin.

    xo Jane

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  17. Congrats! You always look amazing and having Tim Gunn comment on your fabulous look is incredible.

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  18. I love tim gunn and how exciting that you have been included in this fashion segment. I loved the video and wish it had gone longer...may just have to buy his book.

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  19. Told ya so!!! It's just a matter of time now! You're gonna be a shining star!!!!
    -Suzanne

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  20. Marlo Thomas is 74?!
    OMG! I finally get the grey grown out in my hair and then I see her!
    I'm coloring it.

    Oh, and you looked Fabulous as always!

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  21. omg - you are a star....and, you went to lunch with Teri? I love you to pieces.

    Margo

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  22. You are a star! I love Steve's comment. So true.

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  23. I LOVE Tim Gunn - and you look Fabulous in the slide show - as always!!! That is seriously cool!
    You really are a star, I agree!!!

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  24. As Tim Gunn would say "Carry On!!"
    Project Runway continues to be my very favorite show, and one of the reasons is TG!
    You look fabulous, as always Janet.

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  25. Tim Gunn is sooo fabulous, you have to watch a few seasons of Project Runway to truly get to know him and hear his sage advice. There are too few people like him in the world. And as he always says to the PR contestants - "make it work!" And Janet, you definitely do make it work regarding fashion, food, your home, budgeting, etc. I think that is why you have so many faithful readers. But OMG, TIm Gunn, that is just so cool! And Marlo looks amazing too.

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    1. i will def check that out. i guess i've been living under a rock. :)

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  26. we all knew you were famous.
    maybe it took marlo & tim to convince you ♥

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    1. haha catie, you are sweet but i am certainly not famous. it was marlo's asst that found me, and how she did that is beyond me. anyway, i'm just happy i did not make the "don't" list.:)

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  27. You look great - how awesome!
    PS - I love those boots and after I read your story, I tried and tried to find an awesome vintage pair like yours. I haven't given up hope, but you are a lucky gal to find two pairs :)

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  28. You looks pretty! love the color combination and the view is just nice :)

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