I’m Karen. Welcome to my Fashion-Lifestyle-Beauty Blog… A Blogazine of sorts. Let me take a moment to enlighten you on how the idea for my blog came about. Like most women of a certain age, in the months approaching my Fiftieth Birthday, I did a lot of self reflecting. In a society that promotes anti-aging as if aging is some type of plague verses an honor, I asked myself what exactly does a woman of fifty years look like…what does it mean to be middle-aged and how do I present the best version of me to the universe.
I recalled my Mother at fifty and her Mother in her fifties, and though time had been generous to them, I realized there were many factors that differed between their fifty and mines, and although fifty isn’t what it use to be, according to my vision and the way in which my body has succumb to gravity, it’s definitely not the new thirty either.
After a short period of angst associated with such a milestone, I realized that every decennial of my life had served a unique purpose that now defines the woman I am today; just as it had when I was forty…just as it had when I was thirty…and even in my twenties. Middle age means exactly that (I’ve been blessed to live half of a century), yet my journey has been and will continue to be exclusive to me, and because it can’t be generalized my Fifty looks and feels just like me, and without further ado that is exactly how I present myself.
My analogy for me and Fifty is like a relationship in sync…I no longer needed to figure out how to settle into Fifty…Fifty had settled into me and I must say, we compliment one another quite well. I attribute much of this to a conscious decision to make a daily effort to maintain my good health and make positive affirmations a must at the start of everyday, along with my “Serenity Prayer,” all of which envelopes me with positive energy.
I believe style in every aspect of our lives is a personal expression and a reflection of who we are at any given time, and as women we are ever-changing.
In my fifties I have no desire to express the girl I was in my twenties or the young woman I was at thirty, however some days I feel sexy and may wear a sheer blouse and a pair of fitted jeans, or I may even feel a bit provocative on another day and don a bustier, whatever the case may be, because I embrace my grace I’m able to express each of these fashionalities and many more with a level of confidence, class and sophistication…in other words STYLE!
Being in my fifties is nothing less than awesome. I can attest as a flawed species we are not meant to live a perfect life but a whole life, and though I will always be a work in progress, I can feel my journey coming full circle as I experience gratitude unlocking a fullness within me. I am present for every experience and every lesson…taking nothing for granted. I’m so excited about life I simply want to LIVE OUT LOUD!
And so there you have it. Thank you for joining me. I hope those of you in the blogosphere with a passion for fashion no matter what your age will somehow find my Blog enlightening.
Karen Clark Farrar