I am a scientist, scholar and an Alaskan style blogger whose goal is to inspire, entertain and educate you about fashion, science and lifestyle at the Last Frontier. This post gives a glimpse what being an Alaskan style/science/lifestyle blogger means with respect to societal perceptions. Read it to learn more about me and the challenges.
- An Alaskan Fashion Blogger over 50 Gets Quite some Looks
- Over 50 It’s Important to Keep Up with the Trends
- Knowing How to Dress for Success in Midlife
- Between the Lines series
- What Between the Lines Is All About
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An Alaskan Fashion Blogger over 50 Gets Quite some Looks
Now that sentence has double meaning. Well, here’s the story. Telling someone that I am running a fashion and style blog has given me looks and comments ever since I started High Latitude Style in 2013. Some reactions were along the line of my age both with respect to fashion as well as the tech-part of blogging, others along the line of fashion and sciences not being compatible, or living in Alaska as a fashionista is not a match. I spare you the ickiest. 😉
However, I never got a comment on the real challenge of blogging from Alaska, namely challenges of taking outfit photos in the Arctic in winter.
I love being an Alaskan style blogger at this time in my life. You may have heard the fashion quote
Fashion is what you buy, style is what you do with it.
Trends come and go, something is in fashion or old-fashioned. I am also old enough to have seen trends a second time around. Flare jeans or leggings anyone?
Over 50 It’s Important to Keep Up with the Trends
I learned that it is not enough to keep up with the trends by buying new fashion to look up-to-date as a professional women. While in your twenties, this concept works, it fails as a woman adds experience in life and profession. Think of it as that a mature person looks like Judy in Disguise when this person’s outfit does not reflect who the person is.Ageless style is to keep up with the trends, but not overdo it. #timelessstyle Click To Tweet Over 40 you have to keep up with the trends to not look old or old fashioned. #timelessstyle Click To Tweet
Knowing How to Dress for Success in Midlife
I love to share how to turn fashion into style. It is important to me to inspire women over 40 to express who they have become. There is nothing more aging – visually and psychologically – than wearing what others think we should wear or wearing what fast fashion dictates. The former is a recipe for becoming invisible, the latter for becoming a fashion victim. To empower women I wrote a style recipe book entitled How to Dress for Success in Midlife. Buy the book now.Dressing over 40 is a balance act between looking old fashioned and like a fashion victim. #turningfashionintostyle Click To Tweet
So far about the “look” regarding fashion, science and being of a certain age. The comments on blogging at a certain age just reveal that those people probably have never been online.
Between the Lines Series
Today I want to introduce you to the Between the Lines series on bloggers age 50 and up that Katie coordinates. Katie is the blogger at Katherine’s Corner. This series features early generation X, “baby boomers” and older who run blogs. In America, the term baby boomer refers to the generation born between 1946 and 1964. Of course these years are not hard lines, rather sort of fuzzy. According to the DOB, my sister and her husband are baby boomers. However, mind-wise they are generation X like my brother and his wife.
What Between the Lines Is All About
The series shows a broad spectrum over over 50 bloggers covering everything from DIY, over health, fashion, fitness, lifestyle, travel, gardening, beauty, and adventures. People who love life and live it to the fullest trying to inspire others to do the same. And blogging is just one of their interests as well. Over 50, who cares?
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