“They” say you never regret a good quality purchase but I have regretted buying
this Phase Eight blouse many times over. It is a good one and I love both the fit
and the look, but I still can’t believe I spent ONE HUNDRED POUNDS on it.
That’s just an aside, however. I love this classic outfit – the well-fitting blouse (the
belt was my daughter-in-law’s suggestion. She said “Without it, Mom, it just looks
like a man’s big shirt.”), the closely tapered trousers (on sale at Global Desi from
the AND line) and, of course, the amazing Cole Haan boots which automatically
make me feel confident and dramatic.
The other thing that’s made a difference is makeup. My daughter treated me to a
makeover while I was in the US recently along with an entire collection of
judiciously selected products. Women have different needs as they get older and a
few intelligent but small changes can go a long way in achieving a fresh, attractive
look. I discovered Dominique Sachse’s older women video series on Youtube and
though I’ve never been into makeup or glamour, I love the style tips she suggests.
They’re fun, easy and effective and at 61, I love being as excited as a teenager
about getting dressed up, made up and heading out each day. I have a serious,
changing-the-world job that is my passion and my mission so it’s a relief to have
something silly and just plain fun to amuse myself with as well.