After viewing some selfies that I took to show off my new hair color, I realized that I needed to do a style upgrade. I’m not looking my best at 60. I haven’t had a haircut since my chemo ended in April 2014, the back is way too long but the sides are okay.
Mostly, I need to start wearing makeup again. My glasses got an upgrade, more modern, plastic frames, which helps amazingly. In the interest of full disclosure, this is the photoshopped version, though the hair really looks like this. It’s violet and magenta KUUL hair color cream. So far this is my favorite, I also tried out the green which is more of a teal color. The biggest problem with green and the violet is that they clash too much with my wardrobe and are really too bright for me. Oh, I also have some plata (silver) for when I need to be more conservative,it results in darker graphite gray which blends better than the stark white.
First thing that I did was watch videos on YouTube, it’s amazing how many videos there are out there labeled make-up for over 60 or some variation there of. I have to see what is still good in my makeup box.
Lucky for me, I sew, so the wardrobe problem is a relatively easy fix, though time consuming. Most of my tops are too long to wear out, but not long enough to be tunics. To be honest, I hate doing alterations, I’d rather make a new garment than alter an old one and I have the crate full of clothes waiting to be fixed to prove it.
This is where the pattern testing has been invaluable. One of the first things I made was the Sew Simple leggings in orchid color. Embolded by that sucess I made this pair in black lace. I think I need to make a few more to wear.
I actually don’t wear the leggings and this top together, it’s a little too weird a combo, even for me. I love that tunic, but it shrank in the wash and is a tad too tight, though it may fit now.
Making leggings is so much easier than I ever thought it would be, with the heat here, normal weight leggings are just too warm, but the lace ones feel just right.
Remember when I was thinking about lagenlook? I’ve pretty much abandoned that idea, I am between a pear shape (due to my narrow shoulders) and an H (due to my less than narrow waist), which rules lagenlook out for me. However, I really do want a more funky, bohemian look, that’s always been my style. I’ll keep you updated on how I do.