Reader Kristin had this request:
Would you be able to compile a list of resources for women who are getting older? (Maybe you’ve done this and I missed it.)
I turned 51 this year and I feel I’m getting myself in a bad space. I’m torn between loving the younger styles and wanting to stay away from them for fear of looking desperate. I’m dealing with middle age weight gain (which is really a trial for me since I’ve always been skinner than average) and an older face. I find myself faced with body image issues I never thought I’d have to deal with!
I’m going to rely heavily on you folks for suggestions, here. I have a few blogs and resources that I love and am excited to recommend, but older women will run the gamut in terms of tastes and I know I can’t possibly cover all the bases. But I’ll get the ball rolling.
The Citizen Rosebud’s +40 Blogroll
Bella is constantly updating this list, which is mainly populated with outfit blogs. There are dozens upon dozens to explore!
You all know I adore Patti. She’s a whip-smart writer and insightful woman with great style, so her own posts are always wonderful to read. But she also founded Visible Monday, a weekly link-up featuring (mainly) older style mavens.
Let’s be real: Most of the folks on this blog are wealthy and eccentric. And in New York. But if you’re looking for some amazing inspiration, great color pairing, fabulous accessories, and examples of people who love style to their very cores, this is a great resource.
A fun personal style blog run by a woman of varied and fascinating tastes. The Style Crone also has the most enviable collection of hats on the Internet.
How could I omit Already Pretty contributor Une Femme! She’s been a daily read of mine for years, and posts chic outfits, great shopping picks, and thought-provoking essays on body image, style, aging, social norms, and beauty.
So, those are my faves. What are yours? Which websites, books, TV shows, or blogs would you recommend for older and aging women? Share links in the comments!
Image courtesy Advanced Style.