YES, PEOPLE SHE IS OVER 50!!!!!!HARD TO BELIEVE I KNOW.WE MUST PAY ATTENTION HERE ESPECIALLY TO HER SKIN PRODUCTS!MEET KIM WHEELER Of the BLOG Northern California STYLE!IT is time for OUR AGELESS STYLE POST ONCE AGAIN!WHICH I SO HAPPILY DO WITH MY CO-HOST https://cindyhattersleydesign.com/blog/PLEASE VISIT HER BLOG TOO JUST CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE!I ADORED THE TWO SISTERS from HER LAST AGELESS STYLE POST!I think this month SHE has captured a WOMAN from DOWN UNDER LET’s see if I am RIGHT!Part of the fun here for the TWO of US is we do not tell each other who we have scheduled to APPEAR!DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO COULD BE A VICTIM of AGELESS STYLE HERE ON OUR BLOGS?LEAVE US A NOTE IN THE COMMENT SECTION!WE ARE SEARCHING FOR SOME NEW FACES!NOW OFF TO KIM’s INTERVIEW TODAY!HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?California casual above all else, I guess with a little fancy thrown in.
Well to be honest, growing up in California and seeing how my mother dressed in the 1970’s. I have really come to love that look more over the years- jeans, beautiful blouses, simple dresses and pretty sandals and in winter white jeans and sweaters. I love that look of natural hair and makeup, a light tan, though I rarely tan myself!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ACCESSORY?
Rings and bracelets usually stacked up.
What are your favorite color combinations?
Mainly white and tan or khaki, tan and black, denim and light blue, and blush pink with tan.
DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE PIECE THAT DEFINES YOUR STYLE?
Probably jackets or coats. I have a zillion jackets and my boys tease me saying that I could use the coat closet for myself alone. I just think a jacket gives a nicer silhouette to your shape, especially if you slouch like I do. (I am always working on that.) Coats are another love and I have vintage and a few new I bought this year. I tried hard this year to only buy quality things and so far I’ve scored two lovely coats made in America both from Emerson Fry, my new obsession. I like to wear a coat all day sometimes like a jacket. I’ve been dying over the amazing coats from the series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It makes me want to search out more vintage styles. I just have to be careful with coats as I am short and they can swamp me. I try hard to find the right proportion with coats and jackets or they can make you look larger than you are. Also I am always cold so I need them!
WHAT ARE YOUR STYLE STRENGTH’S?
Well my husband says I can predict perfectly what looks great on others, but as far as myself I am not always sure. I still buy things and later go, ’What was I thinking?’ I can often lose my mind when I am shopping and get like a kid in a candy store. That said though, I have been pretty disciplined with myself the last year or so, I’ve made an effort to shop less and have tried to think of purchases in outfit scenarios. I do enjoy creating a look every day using what is already in the closet! I really believe using what you already own is always better than all new. I have pieces from the 80’s and vintage bits like earrings from the 60’s from my grandma and jewelry from mother. Working those in with some new pieces make a look that is yours alone. I strive for that and admire it when I see it on others.
DO YOU HAVE A STYLE MUSE?
Well I cycle through stuff, but right now I am loving Jan Marini products which my facialist got me started on. I have sensitive skin with rosacea and still break out. The Biioclear lotion has helped with it’s azealic acid which is great for anti-aging and keeping your skin clear. I also love their sunscreen and eye cream. It’s all fab and made here in the Bay Area too. I worked in skincare at Nordstrom while in college and learned to wear sunscreen and eye cream daily since I was 20 and it has helped I think. So far I have done no botox or any fillers, but I do think about trying it between my brows and I hate my neck, but I try not to focus on my saggy parts! I use Strivectin on my neck and it helps a bit.
Embrace this time of life and try to appreciate your own unique brand of beauty. We all have our own look and I think the nice part about getting to this age is we are wiser and know what works or doesn’t for each of us. Rather than resort to a lot of fillers and junk, I try to focus on my hair and skin and exercise. I feel much better about myself when I do. I personally have found that less is more- in dressing and in makeup. Simple well-made clothes look better on than a lot of cheap things, so buy less and better. For the face, less foundation, less powder and less eye makeup seems to look fresher and younger. Spend money on the skincare and good sunglasses. I see a lot of older Californian women that look so great and they are all active and very natural.
DO YOU HAVE ANY STYLE RULES THAT YOU LIVE BY,OR DO YOU CHOOSE TO BREAK THE RULES?
I wear white jeans all year, but now that is an old school thing. I do wear shorter dresses and skirts, but I balance them with more covered tops. To me, they look better than shorts in the summer. One rule that I have for myself is no basic t-shirts alone. I am fuller on top and this look just makes me look dumpy. I resort to blouses or t’s under jackets, which is much more flattering.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE OR BOUTIQUE SOURCES?
Emerson Fry, as I said above, is my new fave. I also love Nordy’s online as they have everything. A darling and well-curated shop in Willow Glen called Parker is another I adore and in my town of Los Gatos, Time Out has a always great collection of cute California inspired clothes. Trina Turk is always a treat. I love the TT Burlingame store and just was at the Palm Springs flagship. I do find cool stuff at Crossroads which is vintage. I browse when I sell back clothes a few times a year and have found some cool one of a kind pieces from Barney’s and vintage silk dresses from J. Crew.
DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR DIET OR EXERCISE REGIME THAT YOU FOLLOW?
DO YOU HAVE ANY ANTI-AGING FOODS AND OR SUPPLEMENTS THAT ARE YOUR GO TO’S?
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