I have to admit, my 40-something life doesn’t look anything like what I’d imagined it to be.
I’m still single. It’s not by choice exactly—I just haven’t met the right man (yet!). I don’t have any kids, and at this stage, it’s likely that I never will.
But what I do have is still pretty amazing—wonderful friends and family, my own business, and a desire to get everything I can out of life. For me, that means a creating a life full of adventure and new experiences. And, of course, I want to look great while doing it.
Neither of those things are quite as easy as they were in my 20s. Often, I have to make myself get out and try new things. Sometimes, it takes extra effort just to do the things I already know I enjoy.
And looking good? Well, that takes extra effort too. Ok, I admit, I’ve been blessed with good genes. The people in my family are particularly long-lived, and we don’t really even reach “middle age” until our 50s. People regularly guess my age at 10-15 years younger than I am, and I frequently get asked out by guys in their 20s.
But good genes or not, I still have to work at it. I no longer have my 20-something figure. I’ve become allergic to everything (or at least it seems that way). And I’m starting to see the wrinkles, spots and other oddities that will eventually give my real age away.
Fashion is another issue all together. I never want to look like I’m stuck in a time warp. But also don’t want to look as if I’m trying desperately to hold onto my youth. I do not want to be one of those women who dress like their teenage daughters. I want to look appropriate and current—but still reflect my youthful, adventurous spirit. I’m not an old lady, and I don’t want to look like one. Not an easy balance, I admit.
So I started this blog for women like myself. Women in their 40s (and beyond) who still have a lot of living to do. Women who want to experiment with beauty and fashion, take a few risks, and enjoy everything life has to offer.
I hope you enjoy this site, find something useful and inspiring, and of course, I’d love to hear from you if you do.
All the best,