Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mabel? Or Edith? Maybe Ethel?

Last week a student, well-meaning, I'm sure, made the casual comment that my awesome yellow glasses made me look "really old." Then the same day, Sean told me I was old and had spiderwebs in my mouth (??). Back-to-back blows to my self-esteem has made it pretty tough over here.

More and more, I am starting to feel not my age (which I think is still pretty young), but older. At lunch we were talking about being afraid to drive in the dark and what good old ladies we would be one day. Some of us even have our old lady nicknames picked out. Not me, though I'm leaning towards Mabel (and no offense if your name is Mabel. It's just always sounded like an old name ever since I heard it on Mad about You. Remember? "Mothers Always Bring Extra Love"?).

Sweater- Lane Bryant (old- similar here)
Shirt- c/o Foxcroft (Buy Here)
A-line Skirt- Old Navy (old, similar here)
Belt- Old Navy (no longer available, similar here)
Shoes- Payless( no longer available, similar here)
I pinned a version of this look when I was doing my Foxcroft giveaway. I owned all of the pieces, so it was an easy look to copy. I added the yellow details because apparently I am old, and old people like to be real matchy-matchy.  And yes, I totally based the entire mustard yellow and turquoise blue color scheme on the very pair of glasses that make me look old. Now I feel like I am channeling Sally Jesse Raphael or Dame Edna. So uncool, right?


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7 comments:

Katie Frost said...

I look really young, so if someone tells me I look old I am grateful.

Katie Frost said...

You certainly don't look old! I love the yellow accents.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Katie Frost said...

I'm 66 and this cracked me up. I aquacize at my local community college and there is a lady in her 90s in the class. I was trying to learn to play spider solitaire online and in frustration said "Maybe I'm too old for this." She said I'll teach you dear, I play all the time. Went home and figured it out. Love your blog, you are so real.

Katie Frost said...

dude, those glasses and the outfit in general are cute as HELL.

Katie Frost said...

Think the outfit is super cute. HUGE Mad About You fan....actually going to see Paul Reiser perform at a casino this weekend. I'm like his #1 FAN. Weird right. But have been since high school.

Katie Frost said...

Ah, those misguided but well-meant student comments are unforgettable! Cute outfit - the colors are so much fun. :)

Katie Frost said...

Your cardigan is such a gorgeous shade of blue! And the specs are really cool. I suppose teenagers and little ones perceive anyone over 30 as old! :) If it makes you feel any better, I'm positively ancient -- 44! :) Good news about Target - Yay!

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