Here I am again! My life has been STUCK in this muck and mire for the last 6 months and I just can’t seem to shake it! I am normally a strong, confident and upbeat person….but these last six months have taken their toll! Is it because I’m older? Believe you me I am really feeling my age every time I push send on my resume application I feel like they are only looking at my age! Am I over the hill? Beyond productiveness?? I am NOT feeling the love from the Universe! Have you ever felt like you are drowning, the sharks are circling, your stuck in quick sand, what’s behind door #2, all of the above?? Well that is me! I can usually take a day or weekend and really wallow in self pity and be over it! I have tried mediation, visualization, yoga, exercise – you name it, I have probably given it a go!
In what I thought would be my dream job I applied for a “stylist” position on StitchFix. It’s unique concept of styling people from the comfort of your home/computer using a select set of clothes and accessories to choose from and sending them to customers that have signed up giving their size, age, style, and budget. A truly fun job that I think I would have a distinct voice as having been through lots of fashion ups and downs myself. Unfortunately, after TWO different job interviews I have been turned down TWICE! I have had to accept the reality that my age had to have played a part in their decision. One thing that I do object to is the fact that if I were a customer (my age is 57) I would have had a stylist who would be in their 20’s! No way would I have my daughter style me! Just sayin! When you enter a certain age,
your fashion sense is different than when you were young and ready for any fashion adventure! Not sure a “twenty-something” would know about “my arms” “hips”, “bust” and other things I wish to hide, cover-up, or otherwise NOT draw attention to! I need someone who has the “experience” or has walked a mile in my stilettos and knows a thing or two about what is age appropriate and what won’t work for my age or body type.
Having said all that -and by that I mean venting- I have come to the conclusion that there is a gap – a huge disparity if you will, when it comes to the “twenty-somethings” and the more “mature” side of the coin when it comes to fashion. Where does one turn when you need something age appropriate (50, 60 and older)?I am completely stunned when I look at photographs of Carmen Dell’Orefice! A GORGEOUS model still going strong at age 82!! Gee, I wanna be her when I grow up!! In my quest for competing in this harsh world I have come across a few publications: Moore magazine which has some fabulous inspirations for make-up tips and products, even job discussions for my age group and so much Moore! I am a happy subscriber. I have also found a wonderful on-line blogger who is FABULOUS! “Fifty Not Frumpy” I take a look at her blog almost on a daily basis! I am just now beginning to explore and search out what is out their for MY generation! I always thought of myself as “hip, and cool”! The universe is telling me that there are others out in front! Ouch! Another blow to the ego!
So, please feel free to let me know about the secrets of where to find jobs, fashions, real estate information and generally anything related to a still relevant life because I need to know where to go from here!! I need to Go Left because lately nothing has been going Right!