Being confined to the house because of torrential rain, it meant that I had an opportunity to do a job that I had been putting off for ages.....culling my wardrobe(s).
I do it every so often. Usually the criteria for tossing out something are
"Have I worn it in the past year?"
"Does it fit?"
"Is it still in fashion?"
However this time I had a new constraint. Namely
"Am I too old to wear this?"
Gasp, shock, horror.
Having passed into my fifth decade I have noticed subtle changes in some of my opinions. Now, I have no intention in looking frumpy but neither do I want to look like "mutton dressed as lamb".
So began the task of trying on everything to see if it still fitted/ was age appropriate. I'm glad to say a lot of things remained (phew). But there were a few items that were just....too short. Don't get me wrong, I have never been a person who wore her hemlines up to Tir na nÓg! I just never realised that knees are the most aging part of the body!
Seeing as my "get rid of" pile was very small, I decided to consult the internet to see if I was still being unrealistic about what I can wear in my 50's.
Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God!
I guess I'll just have to keep trusting my own sense of style...and my full length mirror! However if you do ever see me in a totally inappropriate outfit please feel free to let me know.
But be warned, have a big box of Kleenex ready for my meltdown!