Tuesday, September 21, 2010

my outfit: older and wiser.

The other night I watched Martha Stewart's special about Women in Fashion where she interviewed DVF, Tory Burch, Jenna Lyons and Donna Karan. Women that are smart, successful, that are MOMS (like me) and that are {gasp!} NOT 22. Whew. And while Tory & Jenna are on the young side, Donna and Diane aren't. I am so thankful for women like them and Martha Stewart that are in the prime of their lives and careers and are all doing so while over 30 and 40 and 50 and maybe even 60. They look amazing, they ARE amazing and they have built a life they are proud of - and not by 32.

What I loved the most about all of them was that whether they began down their path to success at their kitchen table (Tory) or because they were fired (Donna) or sold it all and started again (Diane) or worked for 20 years with one company to get where they are (Jenna)... they all had their each and own special path to success. No where did they follow in others' footsteps or did success knock on their door and ask them to be friends. They created their life as they went along.

I think all women need amazing inspiration in the form of older and wiser women. Sure, the "youngin's" are inspirational too... but I find that the older I get the more likely I am to feel like this train is slowing down... and not like it's speeding up. Really, it is whatever speed we make for ourselves.

[I swear I took a bazillion pictures... I was so excited to wear/photograph this silk blazer I got on super sale from JCrew but this is the best I could pull from all those pictures - mildly frustrating, can I blame it on motherhood?]

It's nice to know while I whip around town dropping kids here and there, putting dinner on the table late because I was busy with this or that and getting caught up in the craziness that whirls around life with young children in general... that as long as I am creating my own story - I will have one.

That was my mom "rant" for the week! It has nothing to do with this outfit... just stuff on my mind. What's on your mind? :)

Necklace, Charlotte Russe
Jeans, F21 (similar)
Flats, Sam Edelman


kristen said...

What an insightful post. You said it well - we are creating our own story - and it matters to our loved ones. :)

You look great and I love that jacket!

Elle Sees said...

what happened to all of the Lil Jill's at the top?

Jackie said...

I hadn't heard of that special-I would love to see it. Sounds very inspirational.

Love your silk jacket-can't wait to see more pics of it!

And I see you changed up the header again..

karen★ said...

That does sound like something amazing to watch, & definitely something to think about. I love hearing about women who have created a life using their talents WHILE choosing to surround themselves with their homelife. Those women are the most inspirational to me; & you would most definitely be included in that list.

Onto the outfit! I looooove the silk blazer especially paired with the distressed jeans & flats. Looks comfy & sophisticated at the same time.

What's on my mind? Thundercats. Don't ask.


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