….sitting with your sisters, mom and daughters checking out a book interestingly titled, “How Not To Look Old”. (I confess– it was me who bought the book!)
We hooted over the suggestion that we go to NYC to avail ourselves of the services of a professional shopper (the tea’s free, we were informed).
Some of us groaned at the suggestion that athletic shoes and jeans aren’t actually ‘style’.
We laughed at the idea that Botox done ‘only’ once a year is the ‘budget’ solution.
But the fact that we spent an hour poring over the pages together should tell you that there was plenty of other totally intriguing and not-so-ridiculous information in the book.
For example, to better weed out your wardrobe, invite a friend (or a sister) over. You try on clothes and she tells you what actually flatters you.
Jeans. For heaven’s sakes, look for big pockets, lycra, and boot cut. Skinny-legged jeans are only good if you’re a twig or if you want to look like a mushroom.
And shoes. WEAR those cute shoes languishing in your closet. Yes, even if they were your wedding shoes.
The talk was definitely silly. Probably frivolous. Nothing world-changing in the slightest. But exactly the kind of fun I needed this evening.
Back Row: Sis #3, my dear mom, Sis# 5, Sis #4, me (AKA Sis #1), my second daughter
Front Row: My youngest daughter (AKA the ham – see her there?) and my youngest sister
For those of you who are interested, my youngest sister and my mom are the ones going to Ethiopia this summer to deliver your blanket money! BTW, the Blanket Party has now raised a little over $3500!!! Isn’t that incredible?
Oh, and I think the real key to not looking old is to have a mom who looks that good at 60-something! Isn’t she awesome?