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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:01 PM

Ever worried about getting older? Fuggedaboutit. This will make your day. Absolutely fabulous looks.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/angelamv/19-fabulous-style-tips-from-senior-citizens

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Reply Ever worried about getting older? Fuggedaboutit. This will make your day. Absolutely fabulous looks. (Original post)
snagglepuss Apr 2013 OP
leveymg Apr 2013 #1
babylonsister Apr 2013 #2
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2013 #3
Ruby the Liberal Apr 2013 #9
a la izquierda Apr 2013 #4
broiles Apr 2013 #5
NJCher Apr 2013 #10
ohheckyeah Apr 2013 #13
bemildred Apr 2013 #36
Le Taz Hot Apr 2013 #49
devilgrrl Apr 2013 #38
LadyHawkAZ Apr 2013 #42
KentuckyWoman Apr 2013 #44
ohheckyeah Apr 2013 #46
kestrel91316 Apr 2013 #25
RebelOne Apr 2013 #29
broiles Apr 2013 #39
ohheckyeah Apr 2013 #47
trof Apr 2013 #32
hunter Apr 2013 #40
Gin Apr 2013 #6
treestar Apr 2013 #7
Blue_In_AK Apr 2013 #8
MattBaggins Apr 2013 #11
ohheckyeah Apr 2013 #15
MattBaggins Apr 2013 #17
ohheckyeah Apr 2013 #21
ReRe Apr 2013 #33
mdm646 Apr 2013 #12
Earth_First Apr 2013 #14
MattBaggins Apr 2013 #18
malaise Apr 2013 #16
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2013 #19
annabanana Apr 2013 #20
ohheckyeah Apr 2013 #22
snagglepuss Apr 2013 #48
Silver Swan Apr 2013 #23
SheilaT Apr 2013 #24
toby jo Apr 2013 #26
Manifestor_of_Light Apr 2013 #27
nolabear Apr 2013 #28
northoftheborder Apr 2013 #30
Demeter Apr 2013 #31
NBachers Apr 2013 #34
HiPointDem Apr 2013 #35
randome Apr 2013 #37
smirkymonkey Apr 2013 #41
ellie Apr 2013 #43
ohheckyeah Apr 2013 #45

Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:08 PM

1. 6. Eyewear is Everything

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:17 PM

2. Fun and fabulous! Thanks!! nt

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:23 PM

3. The solution is to spend years in Antarctica

This scientist has just won a major award.



She is 69.

Soil scientist Diana Wall has spent two decades studying Antarctic nematodes, ground-breaking work that this year earned her one of science's top awards - the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

"Antarctica is pretty fantastic," she says. "I can only equate it to what it must be like on Mars. There's just nothing there.
...
To work in such harsh conditions, the 69-year-old director of Colorado State University's School of Global Environmental Sustainability must pass tough physical tests and train daily to keep fit.

"I'm used to it now but I don't take it for granted," she says. "As I tell my students, people die here."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22177221

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:23 PM

9. I'll have what she's drinking

69?

Wow!

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:27 PM

4. I have to tell you, this made my day

I've been crabby and moody all day (all semester is more like it)

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:28 PM

5. Sorry but most look like old fools to me.

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Response to broiles (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:25 PM

10. that's my goal

To be an old fool.



Cher

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Response to broiles (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:30 PM

13. And the beauty of getting older is

when someone thinks you look like an old fool, you don't give a shit.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:48 PM

36. +1.

Exactly. What are they going to threaten you with?


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

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Response to bemildred (Reply #36)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:43 PM

49. It's one of the most liberating

things you experience as you age. You don't care what ANYONE thinks. Fuck 'em!

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:04 PM

42. +1000





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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:10 PM

44. lol so true

my mother started in her late 50's to gain a little flamboyance. Now she's a parade and I love her for it. Even her great grand kids are enjoying the lssson of live free.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #44)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:12 PM

46. My mom is 87 years old

and she can rock some wild earrings and bright colored clothes. She has beautiful silver hair and really doesn't look 87. I hope I age as well as she has.

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Response to broiles (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:01 PM

25. Women gain power when they learn to tell people like you that they don't

 

give a tinker's damn what you think.

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Response to broiles (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:24 PM

29. Well, you have a problem with ageism.

I am one of those old fools. Some day you will be there.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #29)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:17 PM

39. I'm already there. I'm 72, but I don't dress to attract attention no matter what.

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Response to broiles (Reply #39)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:13 PM

47. That's a shame.

Live a little - wear something outrageous because it's fun. Do something outrageous and flip off anyone who doesn't like it.

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Response to broiles (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:35 PM

32. Sorry, but I'm glad I'm not you.

I would LOVE to know every one of those ladies.
You KNOW they all have fascinating stories to tell.

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Response to broiles (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:44 PM

40. Pray you never meet the elderly women in my family.

Not only do they look fabulous, you would flee their domains looking like a fool.

Don't mess with anyone who has 70+ years experience dealing with rude boys.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:41 PM

6. Way to go seniors.....some are silly....some are glamorous....

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:06 PM

7. What a riot!

Color is your friend. Or if you wear all black, put in one piece of color!

Hilarious site. Gotta love those old ladies.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:18 PM

8. I could never pull that off,

but I love these people.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:26 PM

11. Are you sure that wasn't a list of things

you should never ever do?

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Response to MattBaggins (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:31 PM

15. Why not?

They are having fun and feel good so why shouldn't they do it? As far as I know the fashion police aren't real police.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:35 PM

17. OK I am only middle aged and for the most part

stuck in the 80s, so I am no authority, but even with a gun to my head, I would never color coordinate with my wife.

And that's just for starts.

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Response to MattBaggins (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:41 PM

21. I'm not that old and I'm stuck in the 70s.

I'll be cremated in blue jeans and cowboy boots. I don't coordinate with my husband unless you call both of us wearing jeans coordinating. I wear my hair long, wear what I want, and gave up caring what people think.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:56 PM

33. Hear! Hear!

^^^^^^ except stuck in the 60s.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:28 PM

12. Who cares?

The greatest thing about being this age is you don't give a shit about bad opinions.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:31 PM

14. The all look like well-heeled socialites from Manhattan... n/t

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:36 PM

18. Isn't that just a polite way to say

more money than sense?

Joke

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:32 PM

16. Freaking hilarious

We'll pass thanks

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:39 PM

19. The nice thing about being old is that you no longer give a damn

if other people think you look funny. I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing most of those outfits (also, I suspect many of them are expensive), but I don't care any more if people think my Crocs are ugly or my butt is big.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:40 PM

20. WARNING!

Warning

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Jenny Joseph

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Response to annabanana (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:42 PM

22. That's very cool.

Life's a banquet and most poor bastards are starving to death. (I need to find that poster again.)

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Response to annabanana (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:01 PM

48. Brilliant. Thanks for posting.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:48 PM

23. Well, I am getting on in years

I figure that if I remember to comb the back of my head, I'm ahead of most old folks out there.

Seriously, I would love to own some of the outfits those women were sporting.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:55 PM

24. WONDERFUL!

 

Co-ordinate with a friend, and color is your best friend are especially inspiring.

I'm almost officially a senior citizen, and while I do not have the sense of fashion nor the aplomb of these people, I can only hope.

I do have very long gray hair, but I live in Santa Fe, which is a city full of ladies with long gray hari.

Last weekend I was in Colorado Springs and my hair attracted much attention there.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:08 PM

26. Some really beautiful shots. Some have me wondering what happens if we start living to 150?

 

Get me off the planet!

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:10 PM

27. I saw Tom Wolfe in there with a turquoise tie and blue suit!

I've worn glasses since I was six years old and I needed them before then, so I'm not shocked at having to wear bifocals.

I didn't know that nearsighted people needed bifocals too. Until I hit forty.

I don't like bangle bracelets because they are stiff. But I like hinged bracelets. I've dug out some Mexican silver earrings and taken them to the jeweler and gotten them converted from clips to posts. I guess my mom bought them in the 1950s. I know my folks went to Chihuahua to inspect a copper mine they had invested in.

Love the golden orange dupioni silk outfit.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:19 PM

28. Oh, to be so brave and exciting! They look like interesting, lively people.

I really need to rock it more.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:25 PM

30. The only good thing about the GWB library opening was GHWB's red socks!!!

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:28 PM

31. Wait a minute! It's April. Halloween isn't for 6 months!

 

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:58 PM

34. We have ladies like this that come into my work

I can see what they are now; I can see what they were before. There's always been a particular quality that comes across . . .

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:36 PM

35. 17. be independently wealthy and belong to the nyc arts scene....

 

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:51 PM

37. Stop celebrating your birthday.

 

I think we would all live longer if we could forget our age.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:55 PM

41. Awesome!

I only hope to be that stylish someday!

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:56 PM

43. Jesus, I am not going to live that long

to rock those fabulous looks.

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Response to ellie (Reply #43)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:10 PM

45. If I don't I'm going to be really pissed off.

I had a great aunt who used to wear leopard skin catsuits with anklets and high heels. LOL She was a hoot.

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