Fashion for 50: Crossbody Purse

In my mid-50s, I’m having the most fun that I’ve ever had with clothing. This is most unexpected as I thought by age 40, I would be wearing puffy sweatshirts with goofy illustrations. But as the marketplace has become more global, I don’t have to always leave my house and go into a retail store to buy clothes. Hallelujah! Since I have a body (short and squat) that’s “hard to fit” in the U.S., I’ve been mail ordering items from Japan and custom-fit clothing from specialty companies.

Since I don’t see anyone like me (in other words, not a model) posting clothing and accessory purchases, I thought that I’d use this blog to occasionally post fashion.

Today is a new crossbody purse that I think will serve all my needs. I’ve been going small for purses these days. I’ve discovered that I can find things much easier when I go small. I just need space for a thin wallet, pen, lip gloss, cell phone and small calendar book (yup, I still use those). I saw the Waverley, the crossbody travel bag offered by Lo and Sons, and thought it would be perfect for my needs. It arrived today. Excited! You can take the straps and adjust them four different ways. I’m probably going to stick with the crossbody option, but it’s nice to have options.

Lo and Sons Waverley

The T-shirt is from a Kishi Bashi concert. Year of the Tiger!

WRITING WEDNESDAY: Doable Regular Practices

Doable Regular Practice

On my front door with blue painter’s tape, I’ve stuck a hand-written note to myself: “Doable Regular Practices.” It’s not a long list and ranges from doing strength-training and using the Water Pik. Although I’m fairly good at meeting writing deadlines, for most of my life, I’ve neglected other maintenance practices, whether it involves my … Read more