Thursday, April 29, 2010

Reader Question: Finding Stylish Age Appropriate Clothes

Dear Chelsea,
I'm loving Make You Over!  Keep it rolling, please!  I was wondering if you could give a little focus to the over 50 crowd.  You know, those low rise pants just don't cut it for some of us, and our bodies aren't featured on the front cover of the style magazines.  If we opt out of Photoshop and surgery we need your help.  What do you have to offer us in style?

Kudos to you!
Faithful Reader

One of my readers contacted me this morning with this email, and I couldn't agree with her more.  I think anyone over the age of 18 doesn't appreciate low rise pants.  I put together a couple of options that she could work with.  None of which involve low-rise pants.  First off let me just say that my favorite store is TJ Maxx.  I live in a town with LIMITED shopping.  Multiple times I have bought something at TJ Maxx and then found the same thing at Nordstrom or Macy's for double, sometimes triple the price.  I know some people don't feel comfortable shopping in a store like TJ Maxx or Ross, so if that is your case, hit up the clearance rack or look online for similar styles.  Trust me, there are lots of inexpensive options out there for all of the expensive styles.  By the way, I can make these bigger, but they go fuzzy, so I just recommend clicking on them and they will enlarge in the new window.  

What do you think?  Is this age appropriate?  Too young, too old, or just right?  I'd love to know what you think!

Mid-Life Enjoyment!

By the way, OVER 2,000 votes have been cast, and the race is TIGHT. I cannot believe it. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finalists have switched places with each other a number of times!!!


brent and kashann said...

Quit making me want to go shopping! I love TJMax. I wish I could have the old days back when you helped Brent out in the mall for my christmas present.

Very cute outfits.

Jennifer said...

Do you ever shop at Kohl's? That is my favorite and they have tons cute stuff and lots of sales. Speaking of sales, this weekend Old Navy has everything 30% off. And New York & Co has 50% off everything!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the outfits and accessories you are putting up in your pictures, but was wondering, since I'm sure you found these pics online at stores, could you include the links to where we could actually buy each individual piece? Or at least the main outfit pieces. It would cut down our search time immensely! Thanks!

Amber H. said...
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Anonymous said...

Oh, and P.S. If you have a TJ Max in your town, you at least have SOME shopping options...we have a Wal Mart and some grocery stores, that's it! ha ha, that's why I asked for the's 2 hours to any type of clothing store, so I buy most of my family's clothes online! Thanks again!

Chelsea said...

If you click on the pictures, it will take you to the polyvore site and each item is listed along with the store that it is available at. Warning, some items are budget, and some are not! haha