Iris Apfel at 94 is a true inspiration. She continues to amaze the world with her sharp mind and continued focus on great style. My hope is that I too will continue to push the envelope and dress in a way that expresses who I am to the world.
I can say I have never met a shiny piece of clothing I didn’t like, ha. I was reading an article in Arts and Entertainment where Apfel states “Fashion has this youth mania,” “But 70-year-old ladies don’t have 18-year-old bodies and 18-year-olds don’t have a 70-year-olds’ dollars.”
I believe that the fashion industry is so focused on skinny youth and the ideal of an unobtainable model figure that they fail to recognize what the older generation brings to the table.
It doesn’t have to be expensive, as you will soon know if you follow my blog the most unique finds for me come from the thrift store, also known as the “wheel” in my world. Buying something that is mass produced is fine if you can afford to follow the trend cycle but the last thing I want to do is wear the same pair of pants or a skirt that someone else in the office has on.
The hunt is the funnest (I know not a word) part of the journey and vintage clothing often has so much character. My husband will attest to my joy of spending hours at the wheel.
I encourage you to explore and have fun with your clothing; we only get one shot at life so let’s live it to its fullest.
Here is my big glasses in celebration of Iris
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