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Ms. Millie, the sassy so called senior that some call a motivational force, cordially invites you to join her quest to stay youthful and feel better, inside & out.

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Mar '13

The Styles of Yesteryears

They say that stylists venture back twenty or so years to bring new ideas to past fashion hits by adding a different collar or hem size.  I have tried to give away or sell my size 7 acid-wash black straight leg jeans that I bought with a gift card for my 50th birthday.  Need I tell you I was all of 109 lbs and thought $100 was very expensive but I tried them on and loved how nice they fit and looked and so I gave in and wore them home.  I don’t recall how often I wore them back in the 80’s but  I do know we wore flats with them, not high heels.  Every-time there after when I would go through my clothes to give away, I would spot them but couldn’t place them in the give away bag  (as they stilled looked brand new) and besides I was no longer that weight.  I even tried that age-old trick of lying down and tugging at the zipper , but there was no way!  And so,  I put them back in my keeper’s bag thinking someday I might just wear these jeans again.

Today only 26 years later, I spotted them again and thought “why not try them on and have a good laugh at the same time?  Well no laughing,  just a big WOW!”  They fit and are as comfortable as they were back in 1986!  Now, I am wondering is it because of my years of doing yoga and Pilates that has helped me keep my younger shape, as well as being the same weight once again?

It sure does make one feel awesome and I am so thankful I didn’t give them away!  My plan is to wear them one day next week as I am curious at what the critique might be.  Perhaps,  I can be an influence/inspiration for my senior friends to see how exercise can help us stay looking and feeling good for our years.

In the meantime, I will dress appropriately for my brunch/lunch on Easter Sunday.  Something black and white they say is the latest fashion craze.  Happy Spring/Easter/Passover my friends.



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