Are You at the Age Where You Don’t Buy Green Bananas?

I was baby sitting my “adopted” 7 year old grandson Dylen.  He was showing me how to use my computer . . .  (no smart remarks please).  When he saw the picture of me that is on ALL my internet profile pages and blog he asked, and I quote: “Is that you when you were younger?”

You see, I’ve let my natural hair color grow out.  It’s grey and short and spikey.  

The inspiration to do so was ultimately one of my favorite blogs Advanced Style.  Take a look at a trailer for a documentary on Advanced Style*.   INSPIRING!

Maybe Dylen will take a new picture of me after I get my wardrobe together . . .

 *Ari Seth Cohen and Lina Pliolplyte have been filming and interviewing the amazing ladies of Advanced Style for over three years now. After receiving funding on Kickstarter.com they are now finalizing post-production and editing of their film.””The Advanced Style Documentary which will be entered into the 2013 film festival circuit and out in theaters soon after.

“Infantilism may be a fashion perennial, but if the blogger Ari Seth Cohen had his druthers, every season would be a senior moment. As the founder and editor of Advanced Style, a Sartorialist for the superannuated set, he chronicles the stylish and often eccentric get-ups of a crowd that’s largely ignored by the fashion system. “My eyes have always been drawn to older people,” said Cohen, 28. “And from a style point of view, I find them more interesting because they are of an age where they don’t have to impress anyone and can wear what they want.” In addition to shots of stylish senior citizens on the street, the site features tributes to timeless style icons, including Iris Apfel and Fleur Cowles. The hardest part of showing that true chic does not dim with age? “Trying to explain what a blog is.”” New York Times

21 thoughts on “Are You at the Age Where You Don’t Buy Green Bananas?

  1. Love Advanced Style! a friend turned me on to it a while back. It inspires me to keep being my funky self. (thinking about turning my gray streaks a funky color…I thought I was too old…but really, I’m only as old as I want to be, and inside I’m still that funky artsy fartsy girl I was in college.)

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  2. Love the film! but I don’t think that THEY think they are making spectacles of themselves, I think they are enjoying life and not taking life too seriously. They are having FUN. My question however is: Why wait? Why not do it now, whatever your age is……….

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    1. Laurie,
      for me it was a question of wanting to fit in when I was in my 20’s. In my 30’s and 40’s it was how do I maintain fitting in. In my 50’s I was too ill to have the energy to fit in. In my 60’s I don’t care if I fit in but don’t have the money to stand out!

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  3. Leave it to the ladies! I for one appreciate ladies who take the trouble to look decent and nice! They are beauties even though not garbed in expensive fare! Nicely crafted, Judith!

    Hank

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  4. Oh my goodness! I want to BE these women! Inspiring! So much fun! I’m forwarding this to all my friends.

    Now when are we going to see a new photo of your grey-spikey-haired self up here, Miss Judith?! 😉

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    1. Carolyn,
      A photo is coming – as soon as I lose 20 pounds, get a new wardrobe, a full face lift, a tummy tuck, botox, tatooed make-up, dermabrasion, teeth whitening, a manicure, a pedicure, a facial . . . or courage.

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      1. That list sounds like my own plan after my daughter announced her engagement last fall. Trouble is, the wedding is one week from today – and it seems I forgot to do all those things on my list….

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      2. Judy…Judy….Judy… as Cary Grant said… I have had several of these procedures and I am still chicken to post recent photos… only exceotion is
        if they are with my grandchildren!! LOL susan

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  5. Those women who dress up really look to me as though their clothes are rather uncomfortable…..at 76, comfort is my mantra……look as good as possible, but don’t make a spectacle of yourself, which it seems they are trying to do. What do you think?

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      1. I had to go back and see what I had written after reading your reply and Carolyn’s post …. I guess I was a bit critical….just looking at some of them with multiple necklaces and bracelets made me weary….but good for them….I think if I lived in NYC I might dress up, too! Also, waiting to see “the new you”….

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        1. Jan,
          Let’s move to New York! We’ll maybe for the spring and early fall . . . I am afraid I will need to keep a second home in Southern California where the weather is always balmy and I can wear my sweat pants to a fancy restaurant. (Maybe I’ll start adding a bracelet or two to match my sweats – they are black of course)

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          1. I may have to take you up on that….my Dad went to the 1939 World’s Fair in NYC, and brought me a coloring book….at age 3 I wanted to live in NYC, never have…SE Washington state is a far cry from those gals in the movie! The balmiest place I have been to in So Cal is Carlsbad…my folks lived there and swore it was 75 year around….it will be 101 here today, thank goodness for air conditioning….be brave and add a necklace, too….

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            1. Jan,
              Carlsbad is about 45 minutes south of where I live. And YES it is about 75 year round! (I grew up in Phoenix so I do know what 100 degree heat is)
              I shall take you up on your necklace challenge!

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              1. MM, my sister makes beautiful jewelry and I vow to wear it more often, after seeing those gals in their “getups”….she lives in Phoenix (but they “coach it” in the NW this time of year) We head for the OR coast next week…ocean breezes, razor clams, all the kids and cousins! Happiness…..

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                1. OK, MM, pictures of my sister’s jewelry? I can give you her email address and she can show you her wonderful stuff…I will get the kids to take some Seaside pix and send to you. Probably better to do that with an email….rather than on your blog, then if you want, you can post one or two….I have a cell phone I use for emergencies….no photography with it. Darn! By the way, I have a daughter in law with Fibro….and they tested her Thyroid uptake, I think she said….some different sort of thyroid meds and she is SO much better than she has been for years! Thought you might want to know. Blessings….

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