Does life really begin at fifty?Are you aware that life begins at fifty? Most of us are settled down, our children are raised (hopefully), and our careers are already on track. I know the age that is considered old keeps moving forward. I think that the age to be considered elderly is now 70 and above. However, depending on who you ask, that age varies. Have you ever noticed the words used to describe women after the age of 40?My husband is all the time giving me compliments that go something like this: ” You look great – for someone your age”. My response is always the same, “Really, couldn’t you have just left off the your age part”? but what I really, and I mean REALLY hate is when I hear a man call his wife, my old lady. I could, and have, jumped all over them for that statement. I have even heard younger men, like in their 30’s, use that term. What??? If life begins at fifty, then why do people use these type terms to describe fifty and over women? Frumpy, old woman, old-fashioned, doddering, vintage, old goat, matronly, hag, old maid or old dame, and bitch. These are a few words that are used to describe older women. These infuriate me, I think we should strive hard to change the way everyone, not only men, look at aging women. Vibrant, vivacious, fashionable, sexy, active, and stylish are a few words I want to hear more.Speaking of stylish, how do you like these boots? Haha I think in TV land, they call that a segue. Anyway, I bought these last year at a little boutique in Acworth, GA called Glitzy Chicks. They do not have a website, which is a shame because they have a ton of stuff. But, here is their phone number, 770) 529-6620. If you call them, tell them they should check out my blog! Hahaha Jewelry, purses, clothing, shoes, and tons of accessories. And, of course they do monogramming. Here is how I wore the boots earlier. That is the same store where I purchased my monogrammed sneakers at this past fall. Here, Here, and Here is where I wore the sneakers. I have on another one of the plaid shirts that my daughter left for me. It is by a brand called Passport. Here is a different one, but I think she left me this one too. It is unusual for her to leave me clothing, usually it is my clothing that leaves with her. Lol! The navy top was a thrift store find that I bought for 2.00. It is a Koret brand and the tags were still attached. I knew it would be a great staple piece. Here is a similar sweater.The purse is a Stella & Dot bag that I got last year from hosting a show. I love Stella & Dot, but some of their items are a little pricey. Hosting a show is a great way to get a few items, either free, or half priced.The necklaces are both from Stella & Dot, and I got them this year from hosting a show. The shorter gray quartz necklace, is called Legend. The three strand longer necklace is called Zuni layering necklace. I like the fact that you can undo each of the strands, making it more versatile. It is just another snowy, cold day here in Virginia. I am surprised you can’t see my breath in the photos. I sure don’t linger when I am taking the pictures. HahaSo what are some of the not so flattery terms you have heard someone use to describe women?
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