The big five is big jump mind you. It is. I don't know about you, for me, it is a massive major jump. When I first hit the big five mark, honestly everyone, I thought all hell gonna be the start to hell. Wasn't easy for me to accept. I actually had a hard time digesting the fact that I am already in my fifties. Oh-good-god! So many things ran through my mind. Aplenty what ifs, aplenty questions facing future, eventually, I realise I can't turn back time. I have to move on. On one side I was glad I have achieved some great milestones, on the other I know we will still continue to face challengers even in our beauty and fashion counts no matter what. Guess what is the first thing I did when I turned fifty? Can you guess? The first thing I did was clearing my closet. No point holding on to memories of those clothes I wore when I was younger. What is the point, I couldn't stop asking myself. Am I kidding myself? Am I cheating myself? Why I am hoarding my yesteryears clothes? To tell you the truth, I can still fit into many of those clothes, but the reality is otherwise. My body may still be, pretty much, more or less the same shape and shape, but the face is no longer. Whatever said than done, lets face it ladies. We can't go back to those clothes we wore when we were younger. Even if we wear, I bet we will look like a fashion misfit (Saree Fashion Statement & Sarong Fashion Statement).
Say all you want again, say that you don't care about how people perceive you, say that you care too hoots about Indians staring at you, but I know you will be emotionally wrecked when harsh nasty words are thrown at you. Oh please! Lets not forget Malaysians are still age bias. A young doll in shorts and women like us in shorts definitely can't be the same. Mind you, people won't think twice in criticizing you. Fair deal if you can take it, but stop pouring your grievances on social media. Of course, your friends will sympathize, yet behind your back, you are you own joke. Its a cruel and brutal world we are living in people, lets not be a fashion laughing stock. Wear your knee length pants, wear you angle length pants and put on a t-shirt, you will be a charming attraction at the market, supermarket and shopping malls. Let people look up at you as a fashion smart woman in your fifties.
Of course a pair of fitting you well jeans will never run out of fashion, another option for outings, paired along plain colored t-shirt or shirts, you will also be an admirable fifties women casual wear fashion statement. Maintaining your shape and size indeed is an advantage, nevertheless, those of you who are struggling, nothing too loose clothes, neither too tight until buttons will automatically open up. Be practical. Shopping is about trying. Try as many jeans, t-shirts and shirts or tops as you want. Take you time. Do not rush. Bring along a genuine honest friend for opinion. Take me if you want. I am the most direct person. I will never lie on what looks good and what doesn't look good on you. Its okay you don't have to pay me and we can still split the bills for our food and expenses that incur. Shopping of course is your money, I can't sponsor you because I am not celebrity superstar or even average rich.
Your real-real casual attires are the answers to what you should pack for a holiday too. I rotate between what I have and so far, I have been doing fine. That's why maybe I usually opt for plain colors. In that way, I can mix and match, and I am not short of what to pack for my outings and travelling as well.
Sincerely everyone, real-real casual wear is within you. We are the real practical women who need to consider our budget instead of blindly spending, I am still careful till this day on how much I spend on my casuals mind you, so what is holding you back? Be that stylish fifties women in your real-real casuals. In the next pitching, as promise, I am ready to tell you on the professional and smart casual styles. Take care ladies.