|Patti of Not Dead Yet Style|
A couple of blogs have been major inspirations to me in this journey. One is Over50Feeling40, which I posted about earlier.
Another is Not Dead Yet Style.
First off, the title is SO perfect! As Patti, the chic and elegant woman behind this awesome blog, says, "I am a fifty-something woman, wife, professional, auntie and crazy cat lady. Though pressured by society to recede gracefully, I prefer to burst out with a love of fashion and style. We are not dead yet, so let's enjoy every sandwich and gild the lilies."
One of the first things that drew me to Patti's blog was a bi-weekly bloghop she hosts called "Visible Monday," in which women are encouraged to feature "a post that includes any outfit, accessory, piece of jewelry, hairstyle, cosmetic or other adornment that makes you feel more confident, alive and visible that day. No restrictions, just share your beauty."
I've actually participated in this bloghop many times, and it stretched me because I never considered myself a fashion blogger. But it was fun getting to play model for the first time in my life.
Here's the post that inspired this bloghop. Patti writes: "Common wisdom holds that at a certain age, women no longer garner the attention of men in public. We are still loved by our husbands and partners, and told we are beautiful, but the world at large no longer sees us as noteworthy."
She says Visible Monday is a way to "celebrate our diverse beauty and love of style."
"I came up with the idea of a 'Visible Day' for us bloggers, in which we post an outfit, accessory, lipstick color, hairstyle, etc., that expresses our Joy of Being (Physically) Visible."
If you want to be inspired, motivated and encouraged in your determination to age gracefully, I can't recommend Not Dead Yet Style highly enough!
I'm participating in "31 Days: A Writing Challenge," in which I 'm blogging on the subject of Gracefully Aging every day during the month of October. Click the button below for more information and links to each post as they become available!