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Litthe Things Are Key to Allure
February 01, 2015
Little things make a difference between feeling like a dowdy old frump or confidence I am presenting my best self to the world.
Three things on my list are penciling in my sparse eyebrows, putting on a dash of lipstick, and wearing my earrings.
These 1 CT. T.W. Diamond Spiral 10K Yellow Gold Stud Earrings at J.C. Penneys are the essence of sophistication for an Athena like me.
Chic, subtle, distinctive, and expensive, I would feel well-dressed whether I was in my sloppiest painting clothes or all dolled up for a date.
A friend who frequently visits France says that French women never go out without their earrings.
Dangle earrings, below, offer the whimsy of sparkling movement calling attention to your eyes and face, without the jaw-dropping flamboyance of chandelier earrings.
Ellen T. White in Simply Irresistible: Unleash Your Inner Siren and Mesmerize Any Man, with Help from the Most Famous--and Infamous--Women in History counsels what Fashion After 50 has been trumpeting for years – develop a signature style. This signature style works off archetypes – another Fashion After 50 principle – but may combine with elements of other archetypes to create a unique twist that is all your own.
Whether it is earrings, wearing a white aviator suit (I suggest you actually be a pilot to pull off this), or a signature scent like Coco Chanel, think about how your strategies for making an indelible impression.
Chandelier earrings spill extravagantly like waterfalls from earlobe to collar bone. In fact, sometimes they are called waterfall earrings.
A long neck and firm jawline are preferable. But the style archetypes most likely to be attracted to this look – Kali and Hecate – are likely to say to heck with that. These strong siren personalities wear what they like, and project such strong personalities, the world is likely to agree.
If the fall of the chandelier earring drapes onto your shoulders, this is probably not the right style for you.
I prefer little earrings: they are affordable, and they keep the gaze close to my face. I don’t want eyes roaming down to my aging jowls or neck.
Whether you prefer extravagant chandelier earrings, Bohemian hoops, dangles, or discrete buttons studs, embrace your creativity to find an earring style that defines you.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"It's the confidence itself that is [the siren's] draw. Don’t look for the evidence of your appeal – create it with your towering self-regard. Even if you have to fake it. Treat it like a performance, and dress the part." – Ellen T. White in – you guessed it -- Simply Irresistible: Unleash Your Inner Siren and Mesmerize Any Man, with Help from the Most Famous--and Infamous--Women in History
EXPRESSING THE GODDESS
My quest is to find out as much I can about what creates that special spark that creates sex appeal and allure.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes in The Dangerous Old Woman (Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype) emphasizes the incredible appeal of our life wisdom as our legacy and offering to the world.
This comes together with White's words about confidence and joy-of-living as characteristics of the femme fatale whose enduring appeal is not limited to youth.
If you believe only a blessed few are born with this winning combination of panache and allure, you won’t want to miss The Charisma Myth.
This research-backed handbook by Olivia Fox Chabane unravels the mysteries of developing allure and is highly readable.
I am upping my optimism by reviewing philosophies I have studied in the past and seeking out positive people.
Is this going to be your Year of the Crone? The year that you make a plan to get something you have wanted for a long time?
You don't have to wait until the next new year to change your life or your way of being in life. You can start right now.
Peace and blessings.
Enid Sefcovic, Publisher, Fashion After 50
3700 Inverrary Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL
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