Trending hashtags and birthday parties? How do they relate ? Read on dear followers!
I am turning 60 next week, as is my twin ! This is a big birthday and a symbolic one as well, in terms of aging. I approach age in nuanced way, and want to address some trending hashtags that irk me, when it comes to getting older. But first, some photos from my twin’s party, as this is a style blog after all ! Below, my twin wearing a gorgeous appliquéd jacket!
My twin loves designer bags as much as I do, but buys them second-hand mostly. She looks like me, no? Yes! My sister’s friend thought of every detail and the party was such a tribute to my incredible sister ! Below the tablescape! A container of chocolate kisses were proffered at each place setting , my twin’s favorite, as a little parting gift for friends.
Delicious food was served and numerous toasts lavished praise for my sister’s luminescent personality and generous heart !
A brief interlude to discuss why I dislike some trending hashtags. A pet peeve is this one : Age is just a number! I agree with the overall vibe of this, in that we should not be defined by our age. However, I feel that age IS A NUMBER and one that represents hard-earned and gratifying milestones. We should not diminish the numbers!
I am thrilled to be sixty. (next week) I am so pleased with my wonderful adult’s children’s achievements and character traits! I look so forward to an upcoming wedding. As well, I am grateful everyday for my strong and vital marriage of 34 years. Please do not take away my number, it has meaning and should not be cast in a negative light.
Above my leggings are a fun way to reinforce my message. I love to walk around in the city, but not in heels !
I dressed in a festive way and this should surprise none of my followers! I meant to do a top knot, but time that day was scarce and this had me defaulting to a Malibu Barbie look, which should probably not be a style default for someone my age! But I dislike dictums and love to dress up! See the pink coat and glasses as to why I playfully refer to this term.
Standing next to me is my younger sister, who celebrates her 59th birthday just two days before my twin and I celebrate 60! Yes, Irish triplets in a way. I had to crop her out as she was squinting and turning backwards! This photo did not do her justice. We just took a couple of snaps, as we had major festivities ahead!
Below, I am wearing my pearl trimmed skirt and a peach lace top that I bought locally and on sale. I have worn both pieces a lot recently My earrings are vintage and were bought locally at consignment !
Another hashtag I do not care for is 60 is the new forty. It is not! Sixty is still sixty! I do love the hashtag 50 is the new fifty, though! Lets welcome our age and years!
Fun with apps! See the shot below I created of my 58th birthday! I discussed empowered aging here. I don’t know photoshop but made this image with an app called Procreate, I think.
Below my twin at a recent lawn party, a wedding celebration, with her son and our nephew! It was hazy so the resolution is not optimal.
How I wish I had pictures of my sis, the bride, but am waiting still and will add them to my post ASAP. She is a beauty and a fabulous sister with so much raw energy and brilliance. Captured just weeks ago, this shot fits nicely as I share photos of joyous and recent events!
As my birthday approaches you may wonder how I plan to celebrate. The answer: just a quiet party with my nuclear family at a local arcade and restaurant complex. I want to win myself a stuffed owl! I did not succeed last time, but did have fun in the arcade room. I can’t not wait to go back with my family!
Without boasting, I know I appear relatively youthful for my age. Being petite helps but mostly I credit good genes and very little sun exposure. Being playful is important too, as does living in the moment and not stressing over numbers!
Lets never loose our sense of wonder, even in these difficult times!
Are there any trending hashtags that you dislike ?
Are there any quotes or hashtags that you appreciate when it comes to the process of aging ? Please share!
I wish you a wonderful new week. Thanks for tuning in!
—— XOXO, Elle ——