One of the biggest requests I get from you Pennies is that I include models of ALL ages, not just women in their 20s. I always like to honor what my readers tell me and this time it happened to be something that I feel strongly about. It was always easy getting the younger people to model for me because most of them are in my extended circle of friends. But this time, I called on my 56-year old mom to do the job! Now she’s not just any mom, this beautiful woman is the in house photographer for Penny Chic and also happens to have raised me (quite well might I add). My mom is the perfect example of how your age should never deter you from getting dressed up everyday. It’s not like my mother wears heels and pearls everyday but she always looks put together and never lost that touch throughout the upbringing of her three children. The same tips I give to everyone of my readers: wear belts, statement jewelry, mix ‘n match, etc. applies to every single one of you. There’s no exception to the ladies over 50.
My Penny mama graciously let me take over and do to her what she’s seen me do to so many others: style her into an outfit. I think the outfit came out beautifully! The top is a vest-like cardigan that i wrapped around her like a shirt and put on a belt to keep the two sides together while still cinching the waist! The hoop earrings and silver thick bracelet are crucial to the outfit because they brighten the skin and help frame the whole ensemble. As we get older, there’s usually a bit more cushion added to our mid section. Tops like this, where the attention is drawn to the waist, are great for hiding that problem area.
Now I’m going to open some questions to my Penny moms so I can better understand where you align yourself with fashion:
Do you struggle with dressing for your body type?
Does your age make you think differently about what you should be wearing?
What kind of look do you aspire to? Conservative? Flirty? Modern?