rantchic.com’s 24 things women should stop wearing after 30

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I’m only sharing cuz I thought this ish was funny. Especially the comments! Here’s my take on their bs stop wearing after 30 list:

24. graphic tees What? Why??! I could see if it had a One Direction logo or Justin Bieber on it…

23. bedazzled anything I agree 1000%.

22. blue eyeshadow The author actually said no to ALL eyeshadows! wtf??! I happen to love a smokey blue eye.

21. Vicky’s Secret PINK Yes, please. I hate it so much! Make it buuuuurrrrnnnnn!!!!!!!!

20. leopard print Soo so so baffled by this one. I own a leopard print dress, a leopard print onesie.. in fact, I’m on the hunt for a leopard print clutch.

19. sparkly pants Agreed. Unless you are six years old or a stage performer, sparkly pants are a problem for me, too- whether it be sequins or glitter, that trash bag material or whatever.

18. oversized sunglasses Four out of five pairs of my sunglasses are oversized though..

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Plus, what if you have a bigass head or a large face? I think it’d look bigger with small frames.

17. miss-matched socks If no one can see them, what’s the problem? Socks like to mysteriously disappear.. one.. by.. one..

16. hoop earrings I feel just the opposite: hoops are a classic earring style than women of any age can rock.

15. furry boots Agreed.

14. furry anything Disagreed. I still want a luxurious, faux fur coat.

Julia Sarr Jamois in faux fur

Julia Sarr Jamois in faux fur

13. tube tops eh, maybe if you got some double Ds! I like tube tops but I do think they look best on smaller chests, especially if you’re not wearing a bra.

12. short dresses W T F ……….. Short dresses are hot in the appropriate setting. Just don’t have your stuff hanging out, do the sit test and wear your size.

11. mini skirts The photo the site chose was pretty disturbing so I agree that no one should wear a skirt that short. But a nice short, body-con skirt is hot, even for women in their 40s and 50s!

10. overalls Really?

Two words:

Gwen.

Gwen.

Stefani.

Stefani.

Peep game. They’re back in style! You just have to know how to pull a look together with them. I would probably rock them on the beach as a cover up or super cas with some sandals and a beater, but they can look chic with some pumps. {P.S. I wish I’d bought some before my no-shopping rehab detox thing 😦 }

9. crop tops Again, please use discretion. I don’t wanna see anyone’s bare middle from below the belly button up to the under bust. Having the entire midsection out anywhere except the pool or beach is just not my thing, but there are some really hot, age appropriate, stylish crop tops for us thirty plusers.

pinksole did it right!

pinksole did it right!

8. American Eagle I can’t really comment on this one..

7. booty shorts I agree that your cheeks should never be hanging out. I do love me some casual fit short shorts though 🙂

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Like these! With a graphic tee! hahahaha!!

6. old sneakers This one really depends. The dirty loved look is really only ok for Vans and Chucks. And old, dirty white sneakers are always a no.

5. cheap bras You should never wear a cheap bra actually. You’re doing the girls and your comfort a disservice.

4. glitter eyeshadow Again, it depends.sparklydow

I think this is lovely for a special occasion, but we all know certain folks that take things overboard.

3. platform flip-flops Spot on with this one. Don’t know why they ever existed.

2. Abercrombie & Fitch Never got into this brand either, not even when I saw it at Ross.

1. scrunchies Call me a hippie but I kiiiinda liiiike scrunchiiies.

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I’m guessing the original author is a 92 year-old great grandmother? I only agreed with six items on the no-no list, so there is no way this woman {or man} is hip to what’s in on the fashion front. Styles cycle in and out so we’re bound to see some looks repeat in our lifetime and we shouldn’t feel out of the loop just because we’re not “college-aged” anymore.

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I hope you found the list {and comments if you checked out rant chic} as chuckle-worthy as I did. And just continue to celebrate every year of life and experiment and have fun with whatever you wear.

week 12 \\ 2015

consume4Why I’m Not Buying Clothes [for myself] for the Entire YEAR

Mom said “you… what?” My sister laughed and a friend asked a horrified “whyyyy??!”

It sounds crazy. I know. Just read.

Firstly, I have a lot of clothes. A. Lot. I’ve been told so and I believe it. In my last apartment, I had two-count em!- TWO decent sized walk-in closets that were pretty much full. Sure, I had my art supplies and some cleaning stuff, but it was 90-92% clothing! In retrospect, that sounds ludicrous for one human.

Then when I moved, it felt like I was stuck packing clothes for forever!

The madness had to end and made a vow to not make not ONE clothing purchase for myself in 2015.

So far, so good.

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The other “deeper” reason why is my distaste for consumerism

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advocacy of a high rate of consumption and spending as a basis for a sound economy

Trust me, I’m not one that is into name brands or maxing out credit cards to have the latest trend. Not I. Never have been. But I realized I had a problem: thinking I needed new stuff. And getting it made me feel good. Boosted my mood. I think it’s fair to evolve your wardrobe and buy things that make you look and feel great; I was just doing it far too often.

Plus I just want to be a better woman and support small, local, and Black-owned companies when I can. I want to get better at making the best of what I have.

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So, luckily, it has been much easier than I thought it would be. I’ve opted to “shop” my own closet instead of buying what I want just because it’s cute. It has only been a couple months [cuz I did buy myself some goodies on “Black Friday” after Christmas], but I am super proud of myself.

This is a resolution that I definitely plan to keep up with. Who knows, it may even trickle into 2016. I do need some new jeans tho…

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{P.S. Don’t you love this dark artwork??}

solange: synonymous with style

I know it’s been awhile since I reported some fashion news, but my love of Solange.. ugh! It’s indescribable. I swear we are best friends [or at least shopping bffs] in my head. I may be late but she killed in Paris for Fashion Week. She looked perfect in every get up, but these are my favorites:

solangeEveryone is talking about this borrowed Harbison coat, but those shoes! omg

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solange4I love how this look is so complete. The pieces alone are simply stunning, but together, they move mountains.

solange5I’m a sucker for monochromatic ensembles, especially in light colors.

solange6This says, idgaf I know I look good. A true fashion icon.

You cannot tell me this young woman is not effortlessly amazing and inspirational! Her individual style is impeccable and speaks volumes without looking desperate. And it makes me forget all about that elevator incident 🙂

spring break[down]

spring2Spring is no doubt my favorite season and a nippy winter makes me really appreciate it even more. What do I love most?:

10. light dusters and sweaters replace coats

9. rain

8. cropped pants

7. shorts

6. sundresses

5. more fruit in season

4. enjoyable outdoor activities

3. sandals

2. warmer temps

1. green grass and flowers in bloom

Pluuuuus, we get a beautiful supermoon this spring equinox. I hope all this loveliness spring brings continues to motivate you to get outdoors, be active, and get off your gadgets [unless you’re reading my blog ;)].

week 9 \\ 2015

So I’ve noticed some pretty dope magic happening in my life lately. I took some leaps that opened a few doors, wrote down/spoke on a few of my short-term goals and-voilà-changes start a’comin’ in a snowball-like fashion. They might be newborn and small and innocent now but waa-aiit! I know they will blossom into some incredible experiences.

It is such a simple[yet powerful] action-to change your mindset-but it makes a world of difference.

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