Friday, January 25, 2013
The +40 Blog Roll: Here, and Back Again
The +40 Blog Roll is now nearing the 300 mark- that would be a considerable increase over the original 20 posted over 2 years ago! It's a sign that 2013 is starting off strong for us- especially when it comes to the subject of fashion, and blogging, for women over the age of forty.
First off, let's welcome two dear blogger friends BACK to the bloggersphere!
Last year, a tough one for some, and many slowed down or took a break from blogging. But two of my faves are back, so please welcome them with open arms: the delightful Reva of Revas Rags to Roses, and the wonderful Ofelia of My Intended Life. Both of these women are warm and genuine, and share a few passions of mine: personal style, and thrift shopping.
You can check out their blogs here:
Revas Rags to Roses:
Midwest magpie, and frugal fashionista, Reva "the Marvelous" has long been a favorite a mine. Her eclectic, bold and colorful style, keen eyes for a bargain, and burst of personality stand out in a sea of sameness. Warm, down to earth, Reva is a personality that hits home, and offers up more than just a laundry list of fashion tips. Reva gives you real life examples on how you can love fashion, explore trends without losing your sense of self. Reva's blog is a must-read for anyone learning how to SHOP SECONDHAND FIRST.
My Intended Life:
Puerto Rican plus 40 beauty, Ofelia currently lives sunny Florida, and her posts are filled with much more than her thrifted goodies and outfits. Ofelia shares the art, culture and cuisine of her city, as her blog is much like herself: warm and personal . A visit to Ofelia's blog will leave you with the sensation of savoring simple pleasures, and, after viewing picture after picture of her heaping plate after plate of delicious looking food, more often than not, you will go away hungry. And I mean that in a good way.
There's been quite a number of new (to me at least) bloggers over 40 who are raising the question regarding age limits in fashion. There are a number of +40 fashion bloggers starting a discussion on what's in, what's out, when it comes to age appropriate dressing. These conversations include one over at Lady of Style, who just wrote a thoughtful post on the limits of "age appropriate dressing," and +40 blogger, Robyn who gives her run-down of Forever 21 finds for the +40 Woman. I think its clear that we, as women over the age of forty, love fashion but are still having a dialogue in regards to how fashion as an industry fits us. There's not necessarily one answer, but you can count on some mighty interesting conversations.
Brand Spanking New to the +40 Blog Roll:
Dressed Her Days Vintage
Lady of Style
Late Blooming Sparkle
Mrs. American Made
My Favorite Things
My Mauve Shoes
No Fear of Fashion
No Nonsense Beauty Blog
Paulanne M- Midlife/Modern Style
Tea Time with Trina
Tea with Squirrels
The Sky Over 40
The Vivienne Files
Thrifty Style at 64
Versatile Style by Tracy
When A Door Closes
Young Heart, Old Soul
Young In the Sixties
I would LOVE the kindness of your support by installing your Citizen Rosebud +40 Blog Roll widget on your sidebar, that is, if you enjoy the benefits of the time and effort involved in its maintenance. Please let me know if you need help installing one, and I'll be happy to help!
Please share YOUR favorite +40 fashion blogs in the comments.