Hermosa Beach, California
''The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.'' - Roseann Barr
I admit it … I have lusted over black leather pants for years. I just love the way they look and feel. The last time I wore them, I was a young Vandy grad working on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC in the early eighties. It took me another thirty years to feel comfortable wearing black leather in my fifties. I was always a “rules girl” except when it came to fashion. My philosophy is, if it makes you feel beautiful, that’s the only rule you need. And black leather makes me feel beautiful.
I love to play around with fashion, mixing and matching various patterns and designs. I paired the leggings with a gorgeous sequined moto jacket from Greylin. The blush pink is a universally flattering color on most women. I own several moto jackets and find that it’s an easy way to change up a look. I have changed up the look with a second moto jacket from Banana Republic. I love the graphite color as well as the soft shimmer in the fabric.
I love this age. Midlife. For me, it represents a new beginning. Coming into myself. Finally feeling comfortable with who I am and not being afraid to put myself out there. No longer asking permission. Not being defined by others. It is a very empowering time in a woman’s life. Children are usually grown and gone. It’s a time to turn within and find out who you truly are and then express it in a big way. Don’t hold back. You’re magnificent and beautiful.