Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's All In A Name

A 50ish Life

So glad you stopped by.
Less that a month ago I wrote my first post on this blog which I had titled A 50ish Life.
My intent was to put together a  fashion blog for stylish women of a certain age with a fashion forward lean.

 There are a lot of us out here that want to look our best and come across as confident, vibrant, and yes still sexy women.  We don't want to look like we are trying too hard or striving to look like our daughters but we also don't want to resign ourselves to thinking that our style ship has sailed. When I launched this blog I was hoping to write for other women like myself.   I wanted it to be apparent that this blog was for women that had moved beyond their first jobs, first babies, and first homes. I am writing for the woman that has moved up the career ladder, or is re-entering the job market, the woman whose oldest child is leaving for college or whose baby is moving out. I am writing for women that have a little more time and the means to focus on themselves.  

But I needed a name.

  A 50ish Life made sense to me.
I was hoping to direct my thoughts to women in their forties, fifties and beyond.  The reality didn't match my intentions.  

Those under fifty were adamant that this wasn't for them.  

While women in their sixties thought these looks would be too young for them.  There isn't some imaginary style line that we cross the day we turn thirty, forty, fifty, or sixty.  Subtle adjustments can make a fashion trend appropriate for every woman of any age. 

The fun is in discovering what works and in learning from each other. I don't pretend to be an expert when it comes to fashion but I inherited a love of clothes from my mom who has a real feel for mixing colors and knowing what looks good .

 I also have the benefit of an incredibly stylish daughter with a definite eye for small details with big impact. Lucky me.

Now, one month into this blog it has become obvious that a name change is in order.  My other blog, BeColorful, is all about my creative endeavors and living life colorfully.  It took me a while to realize it but now I know that the logical thing to do is to build on the name recognition there and to rename this blog 

So Be Colorful Style it is.

The premise is the same. This will be my venue for  highlighting the trends,  learning how to make them work, and discovering where to find them.

I'd love to hear from you if there are particular issues you'd like to discuss or products you would like to know more about. 

I hope you will continue to follow along.

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  1. I'm a 56 year old woman who doesn't want to dress like an "old lady", however, I don't want to dress like I'm a teen or in my 20's either. I know I am probably a minority, but thus far the outfits you have shown all seem to be geared toward the younger gals out there. And believe me, my daughter is constantly telling me I dress too young for my age. I guess what I am looking for are more conservative clothing with style. I don't feel comfortable wearing tank dresses, low cut tops and low cut dresses. I pretty much live in jeans and would love suggestions on how to give them a more polished look. My mother wears stuffy clothing, embroidered pantsuits, etc. I definitely don't ever want to dress like her! I will probably be buried in my jeans!