Friday, 22 January 2016

Hi and welcome to our blog for sensational baby boomers


First of all, let us introduce ourselves – we are Anne Hadfield and Anne Crowther, so with both of us called Anne - it’s going to be a bit confusing when we write about our individual styles.
We wanted to create this site because we firmly believe that our 60s are our new 40s – we still love fashion and style,  relish clothes shopping, adore travelling and enjoy feeling good for our ages. Looking at how our mothers dressed and behaved at our ages bears absolutely no resemblance to the kind of lives we live today.  They were old ladies at 60.
We met at college nearly 40 years ago when we both took up a night school marketing course.  Both of us have gone on to have long and successful careers though they took slightly different directions, but we have become firm friends – in fact since our respective families have sadly dwindled, we have become family – sharing Christmases, birthdays and holidays, as well as supporting each other through some of the not so great times (and yes – there have been a few of those too).
We both have 20 something daughters – and in fact Anne H’s daughter has her own style blog, which is where the idea for ours was born. She has often appeared in the background of Lizzy’s Shotfromthestreet blog which we love!  We both also borrow our daughter’s accessories, bags and sometimes shirts and jumpers, which is something our own mothers would never have dreamed of doing! And it should be said that our daughters also “borrow” (usually long-term) our accessories too.
Having done extensive researched on style blogs for silver vixens such as ourselves, we found they didn’t represent  our lives and love of style like the sassy 60 somethings we are!
So onto our own personal styles!  Anne H. is tall and slim and goes for understated elegance.  She is very rational about her style purchases, buying good quality key pieces for each season – often in the sales to get the best value.  Her basic capsule colours are black, grey and navy with touches of white and cream to give an overall mono look.  She often struggles to get trousers to fit her super-long legs, though she has narrowed down those designers who cater for taller women. She also has slim feet so that can often be a problem for her too!
Anne C. on the other hand is just 5’ 2” and loves colour – preferably pink (geriatric Barbie!!) and is an impulse buyer – even in the supermarket! Her wardrobes (of which there are five double ones) are an eclectic mix of vibrant colours with labels from Primark to Max Mara.  Being rather overweight (she has been attending Slimming World for three years and has managed to lose 3 stone, but it’s a constant struggle) and rather curvy, she struggles to find clothes which fit well and cover up the lumps and bumps she still has.
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5 comments

  1. Fabulous! Very best of luck can't wait to read more! Xx

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  2. Thanks Deb. New post coming up on Friday all about our taste in winter coats.

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  3. This is great! Willing you to do well, can't wait to read more.


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  4. This is great! Willing you to do well, can't wait to read more.


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    1. Thanks Margaret, and thanks for all the likes on Facebook and Instagram xx

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