Thursday, 3 January
There's a story in a Seattle newspaper this morning about how women over 40 can look "forever young." Biggest laugh: avoid helmet hair. So helmet hair is okay on women under 40? How unfair. But maybe this dictum will be good for my hat business.
One tip I don't get is that I'm supposed to wear skirts that hit at or below my knee. But I'm also not supposed to look "frumpy," and a long, loose skirt is a really quick way to look dumpy and frumpy--like a 1960s leftover. If you have abs, it's okay to wear a bikini, but if you have quads, you can't wear a skirt that's 4 inches above your knee?
Of course, all this comes from a woman who "gets her hair blown out and her nails done once or twice a week, her hair recolored every three to four weeks," and whose "beauty spending" amounts to $16,000 a year or more.
I guess we all have our priorities. We just don't all write books about them. Only blogs. :)