As many of you already know, last Friday I celebrated my birthday. So I suppose I should let you know that I am now officially on the wrong side of twenty five, over the hill and all that. I’m kidding of course as I don’t really believe in this! In fact I look back on previous years and shudder at some of my questionable hair, makeup and outfit choices. I believe that I improve vastly with each year. I am a slow learner, what can I say, it takes me a while to figure out what works and what doesn’t…the only difference between doing this as a blogger is that I can relive these mistakes at leisure by going back and visiting old posts. Please don’t by the way!
This leaves me to wonder though; at what age does one find their style? Do we reach a certain point where we know what we like, what suits us – and stay there? This is an observation I have made about my grandparents generation. I know that in my grandmothers case, my grandmother wore dresses her mother had made her as a young woman well into her 80s and my grandfather still wears the same style of clothing he wore as a young man in the fifties and sixties.
I have no idea what my style will be like in ten years, let alone when I’m that old! I don’t think I will ever turn to wearing modern clothing though, by which I mean modern styling. About that much I am certain…I love the drama of vintage inspired looks and the theater of being able to dress up and be a different character each time you get dressed. What I will say though is that I am content with where I am right now and that I am loving it in the twenties, thirties and forties.
Unique Vintage – dress
Hotter Georgette Heels courtesy of Hotter
vintage 1930s parasol
Happy birthday! You look stunning in this dress – it beautifully compliments your hair and skin tone, and I love the decadent flapper style.
Style is always a weird thing, and I don’t think there is – or needs to be – some kind of set point where you figure it all out and that’s you from now on. I think some people do that, and if it works for them, great! But I also think that there are some people whose style just is eclectic or fluid, and that’s fine too. It’s a reflection of who you are and what you want to say to the world, and I think it’s pretty natural for that to change over the course of your life. But whether or not your style changes, I think you’ll be a beautiful and stylish woman. 😉
A belated Happy Birthday! You look utterly enchanting, age suits you 😉 I too wonder about how my style will evolve. I like having fun with clothes so I hope I won’t get too boring!!x
Happy Birthday again! You look absolutely stunning and have an amazing style! Let’s see what the next years will bring. 😉
Well, I’m 47, and I’d say that only in the last couple of years did I really find my own style. And although I believe that I finally dress in a way that expresses what I want to say about myself, I’m sure my style will carry on evolving for the rest of my life. Well, I hope so anyway – I would never want to be in a style rut, even if I never conform to what would be considered trendy by current standards!
Miss Milla Cherry says
Happy Belated 26th Birthday! Such a stunning dress on you! xo
What lovely warm photos to see on this cold morning in Boston. I had to scrape so much ice off my windshield just now! You look lovely on this side of 25 and Happy belated Birthday! <3
CiCi Marie says
Oh to be closer to 25 than 35 😛 26 was a good age for me – I met B! – it was probably the turning point for when I started to feel like I had a plan… I think I do have a style but it’s not a fixed thing; it definitely mutates a bit with each year. And if it didn’t it would be really boring for everyone reading my blog 😉 you’re looking lovely – I adore the colour of this dress on you <3
Happy Birthday! You look super lovely in the photos with that warm golden summer sun, and what a pretty dress! Great details going on there, it really looks like a vintage garment. I always love a parasol too, I have started collecting them 😉