Just as I promised my daughter, Oona, that I would not go on any more rants about a certain political figure in the White House or the party that is overturning our healthcare, I found out that I am now officially “Too Old” to wear my beloved Hoop Earrings—among other things.
Huh? WHO is too old to wear hoop earrings? Not me!!!! I’m only 62–I’m in my youth!
My friend and reader of the blog, Juliet, gifted me with a link to a great article: “To The Women Over 40 and the 20-Somethings Who Write About Them” (Thank you, Phoebe Holmes, for writing this article!). I am so thankful that Juliet added the link because I did research and found the article Ms. Holmes was referring to.
First of all, you KNOW anything that leads to an article or slide show with the pigeon-toed pose is going to be a study in “dumb”. This mindless and infantile pose is better left for those lacking intelligence and originality.
Hoop earrings were on the list. I’m trying to curb my language so I won’t write the word that I used to describe this bozo who wrote “24 Things Women Should Stop Wearing Over the Age of 30”. I will give you a hint. The word started with the letter “C”. Yeah. It was the bad word!
Oh yes she did. She had the nerve to say that hoop earrings should only be worn for women UNDER the age of 30. Someone needs her head examined. It ain’t me!
My favorite earrings were Number 16. Which is a riot because 16 is my lucky number.
How dare anyone disrespect my wearing of the hoops!
And guess what? I’m never, ever, ever, ever, giving up my hoop earrings and here’s why:
Hoop earrings go very well with my wigs and scarfs!
Hoop earrings go with everything. They give off a Boho vibe. They are as hot as a summer day and as chill as a summer evening.
This was the temperature when I got into my car after work yesterday. I didn’t care because I looked as cool as a cucumber in my HOOP earrings!
Hoop earrings are simple. They are glistening thin circles of simplicity.
I got spray tanned after work today. My hoops look fabulous with my natural fake tan!
They can be rather lady-like when they are tiny hoops and when bigger and bolder, they can be quite badass!
Here I am channeling my inner Kardashian. (Click the link to read about my transformation). My hoops are Khloe K. Badass!
I love the way hoop earrings look when hair is pulled back or when hair is down. Hoops against long hair look striking.
My hoops are perfect for when I don’t want to overthink my earrings. Hoops in. Done.
And hoop earrings just look fabulous.
That’s right 62 and fabulous in my hoops!
You don’t need to spend a lot of money on them either. For travel, I always stock up on inexpensive “gold” hoops because if I lose one while swimming, I won’t fret. If I leave a pair behind, no stress because they didn’t cost a fortune.
This is just a smattering of my collection of hoop earrings. I have a bunch already in my travel case. Who cares if I lose any? They were cheap!!! (But look like a million bucks!)
And if someone can tell that I’m wearing cheap hoops, then they are too close to my personal space and need to exit before I make them exit.
You really need to look through the list if you can handle the moronic ads. Apparently, this “fashun” *cough* expert feels that women over the age of 30 should not wear leopard. My guess is that she saw me in my leopard skirt and realized she was no match for how I slayed the look.
Yeah 20-somethings!! I wear LEOPARD too. Don’t be jealous because I, an old lady, can rock the look better than you can!
And I wear graphic tees. THOSE were on the list too!
But it kills me. It really does. Age is just a number. Nobody, at any age, should be dictated on what or what not to wear.
And that is the trouble with fashion these days. Everyone thinks they are an expert. They aren’t.
YOU are your own expert and don’t ever forget it. If you wanna wear hoops, get your ears double pierced and wear two hoops in each ear.
Wear that graphic tee! And wear it proudly.
One day, the infant who pegged that internet slide show will be mortified when she finds herself well over the age of thirty and looks back on how ignorant she was when she was younger.
I need to finish packing now. I’m making sure I bring my extra-big hoops.
With all the hoopla that has been going on in Chateau Bonaparte the past week, I haven’t been showing my outfits. I’ve forgotten to post them. Here’s two from today and yesterday. And I’m wearing hoops!
This is today’s outfit. I’m wearing a simple dress and no face makeup because I got sprayed after work. Bonaparte doesn’t like my fake tan. It’s a bit blotchy but it’s because I can’t take a shower yet. The girl from last time did do a much better job though.
Yesterdays OOTD. More hoops. And I DID wear shoes. But they were downstairs and I got lazy!
Tell me, though. Is there anything that you have worn that someone told you that you shouldn’t have? What was your reaction?
I am one Twisted Sister when I get angry! We all should be angry at articles that try to dictate what we should no wear. “We’re Not Gonna Take It!”