Sunday, October 20, 2013

Leggings--it's Fall!



I was shopping in Marshall's this week, and a women next to me complained how they don't make styles for older women anymore. She was a bit older, but BOY was she talking to the right person!! We commiserated for a while, and she told me of her trial with skinny pants and leggings. Her husband thought she looked ridiculous in them and that she was trying to look like a teenager.   I couldn't give her an easy answer, other than to wear a longer tunic; but from a fashion standpoint, I understand her plight.

Fashion is geared for young and therefore, if you wear something fashionable, people think you are trying to be young.  I thought of this plight when I saw this photo:

http://www.pinterest.com/source/cyclop.tumblr.com/

I love leggings and they are a true staple in my wardrobe.  Hope all of you from Patti's Visible Monday enjoy the video of a couple of legging outfits this week AND some more bare legs and booties~





xoxo

23 comments:

  1. I love leggings too, Paula and I love your new video ideas!! Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Your video is such fun and leggings suit you just fine! I think you have to be careful with leggings but I wear them quite often with longer sweaters and/or jackets ;-)

    Alicia

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  3. I love your new videos too, Paula. Have a great week! :)

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  4. Fun pointy booties - love them! It's funny, I have a different view of what clothes older women can wear since I've been following blogs. Then I look around and realize how unique a lot of mature women bloggers are, because I don't see people like that around me. I do think trends are changing now that so many of us are blogging. It seems to me there's a lot more freedom, at least until someone makes a derogatory comment. But we are not our mothers, and our generation is going to look different as we mature - we should dress how we want, if we're comfortable with our choices. You look great, so you're a good ambassador for baby boomer creativity and fashion!

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    1. Here here, Val! You say it so well. And yes, I'll accept the ambassadors position, thank-you-very-much! xoxo

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  5. I love leggings too, with some coverage : ). My iPad won't let me watch your video, darn, but I love that you're making them. Thanks so much for linking up xoxo

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    1. Yes, I've been hearing that people with I-pads can't see my videos....I'm trying to find out why....

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  6. I'm all for leggings, as long as we CYA! ;-)

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  7. This film is just fabulous and so creative, I love it!. I think you look great the in both booties and leggings. I'm enjoying your inspiring attitude.

    blue hue wonderland

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  8. Love your video - you rock!! and I love leggings too (and more recently - jeggings)!

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  9. You rock those legging and booties! Leggings are staple in my wardrobe too and I wear them with longer sweaters or poncho for travelling. I agree with you, they'd look great with longer tunic! By the way I saw a Marshall store in Union Square in SF but didn't have a chance to go in.. maybe next trip :)

    Greetings from Dubai :)
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/2013/10/a-touch-of-rock-and-roll-with-lena.html?showComment=1382334548455#c4360610148039598997

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  10. I am a lover of leggings, and you are one of my inspirations! Your video is fabulous as it showcases your mastery of this important and beloved accessory.

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  11. I agree with Val. I think that the choices are much better than what I remember as a kid my parents or my Grandparents wearing. The ladies uniform at that time was everything to hide her from society. Black polyester pants with some non-descript button up oversized blouse. How awful. I'm so glad that as women age they are trying more things that were previously "only for the young". Also I loved the women's attitudes in that film Fabulous Fashionistas, and they wear everything.

    Glad you are rockin' those leggings.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  12. I think the lady hit on an issue when shopping at discounters like Marshall's. Since they're picking up what's an overrun, or what didn't sell, or what their designers knock off they tend to carry a lot of fashion trends. It's great if that's what you're looking for! Not every fashion trend is worthy of a $100+ purchase. That doesn't mean one shouldn't indulge.

    I'm not a fan of leggings. It's not a look that I think flatters me. But you know what? There has been an explosion of pants styles out in retail-land, and it's not just high end retailers. You can go to The Gap, Kohl's, Penny's, Eddie Bauer, LL Bean, Land's End, even Target and find 3-4, sometimes more cuts designed for all kinds of bodies. Sometimes they'll cost a little more than Marshall's, but if you're willing to shop around you can find something.

    When I hear someone say that retailers aren't making clothes for you name it -older women, skinnier women, fatter women, women with flat butts, women with big butts, tall women, short women- I know that they aren't shopping in the right place for the style they want to achieve. It seems to me that buying clothing, particularly pants has exploded with options in the past 10-15 years.

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    1. Linda, you are right, there is so much out there there is bound to be something for evreyone!

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  13. Say it ain't so - "fashion is geared for the young." I am having the time of my life and fashion frolicking - all the more reason to shop thrift!

    Popped by from Vis Monday

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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    1. Just a general thought--i break the rules anyway!

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  14. Hi Paula!

    I was able to see it on my ipad!

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  15. While I was able to identify to some extent, I share the same small town problems you kids do. We may have to work harder at it, but you are living proof that looking consistently fabulous is doable where you are! Tights and leggings are not for everyone, and sizes seem to be an issue ... not large or small especially, but a lack of enough available sizes. This year, more than any I can remember for a long time, Big Box shopping is more user friendly for older women because of a general return to tailored and minimal silhouettes. All that said, with a judgmental husband who fancies himself a stylist and critic, finding clothes must be a problem no matter how many stores are available!

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    1. Love it Jan! So well said and very true.....

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  16. You, btw, have some cute new leggings!

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  17. Makes me wonder how long leggings for women have been around? I do love my hue leggings though!

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