Dressing Sexy Over 50 Yes! It can be done. Forget about all that age appropriate BS. Wear whatever makes you happy and feel good about yourself. If … [Read More...]
Dressing Sexy Over 50
Yes! It can be done. Forget about all that age appropriate BS. Wear whatever makes you happy and feel good about yourself. If not now, when?
Feeling sexy is a state of mind and has nothing to do with age or size.
When I feel confident about myself and my choices I feel sexy.
My exterior packaging is aging but my interior mindset doesn’t feel a day over thirty-five.
Today I’m as young as I’m ever going to be.
Sure I’d love to shed some belly fat and magically misplace my wrinkles but in the grand scheme of things those are such minor details.
A few years from now I’ll look back in disbelief wondering why I thought I needed to change a thing.
Own and appreciate yourself right now.
Tomorrow’s never promised, only yesterday’s a guarantee. Enjoy the present before it turns into a memory.
If you feel like getting your sexy on don’t hold back.
Although this outfit is not something I normally show on my blog it is definately part of me and my style. Each of us has many different elements that make up our character, it is great to give those other parts of ourselves the stage sometimes.
This outfit also feels sexy to me because it aligns with my personal values and doesn’t harm the planet. All items were purchased secondhand apart from the necklace which I made years ago.
I never knew that pleather leggings could be so comfortable. I could probably do yoga in these.
Or I could just fall on my butt which is what happened here. Doing yoga poses in heels is obviously too advanced for my beginner level skills.
No worries! My ego may have been slightly bruised but these second-skin pleather pants were perfectly fine.
Do you ever let the other parts of your personality dress you?
Do you still feel confident when you do?
Zara The Monster
I’m reposting some facts and numbers on one of the favourite brands of many style bloggers, Zara.
I have updated the numbers since this was first published on my blog in 2013. I’ve been writing about fast fashion and sustainability for over six years.
Here are some interesting numbers to ponder about Zara, the largest clothing manufacturer in the world based out of Spain.
It opened in 1963 under the name Zorba was later changed to Zara due to a conflict with a bar in the same town with the same name.
They produce 948 million garments per year. (2015)
They have 7,474 stores worldwide (2017).
Net sales of 25.34 billion Euros (2017).
171,839 employees (2017)
Profits for 2017 of 3.16 billion euros.
Zara’s giant warehouse, at five million square feet, eclipses even the mega-warehouses Amazon uses to meet its major demands.
It takes a mere two weeks from inception of a garment to having it produced and in stores. 2 WEEKS!
They have a design team of 200 people each of which are tasked with creating five new designs per week.
Their focus is not on the details but the overall look of the garment.
They do not advertise since their products have such a short shelf life any ads they would run would irrelevant by the time the magazine or article is published.
Zara creates artificial scarcity by producing a limited amount of one design. This design is only kept in store for three weeks. This creates a sense of urgency with the consumer. The lesser the availability, the more desirable an object becomes.
Unsustainable? – you bet
Profitable? – absolutely
How do you turn around a speeding fashion consumption train like this?
People aren’t going to simply walk away from fast fashion. People didn’t walk away from fast food or fast technology.
What will it take to make the fashion market crash?
Responsible consumption isn’t a choice, it’s a necessity.
Take control of your fast fashion addiction.
Reduce your consumption, avoid fast fashion, buy secondhand. These are small steps to improving the earth’s chances for survival.
Remember…we are not what we buy.