May 21, 2007

Smart Woman in a Short Skirt

btw - I just love that song!

You know that sayin' "You can't teach an old dog new tricks"? Yeah, well you can if you use enough force.

I've had to learn a few "new tricks" over the past few years. It's not been easy, and I'm still struggling with it, but learning I am.

You see, I'm not lovin' this whole Getting Older thing. Oh, it beats the hell out of the alternative, but overall, yeah, I wasn't done "playin'" as it were.

Living in Florida there are different rules. You act different, you dress different. Part of it is the weather. No one wears a lot of clothes (if they're sane anyway) when it's that hot and humid. AND when you are in your 30's, long and lean, well - you flaunt it. At least I did.

Short flirty skirts, crop tops, tight EVERYTHING. And it was acceptable. No one thought I was out of line or slutty (well, except for those couple of hooker mishaps). I fit right in.

Now, living in the midwest it's different. Women dress what they call "age appropriate". Ugh. I hate that. And I swore I would never give in.

Folks? You see that. Over there. Yeah, that would be my white flag. I give up. I can't do it anymore.

All of the skirts I have purchased lately come to my knees. My tops? Yep, not a piece of abdomen to be seen. Hell, I'm even getting rid of all but one of my bikini's. (one will work if I'm well hidden in my backyard) My pants are "flowing" and my necklines are appropriate.

WTF has happened to me?!?!?!?! Oh, I'm still drawn to the flashy. I still try them on. And you know what? Doesn't look too bad, if I may say so myself. I think some people would be rather surprised. But I don't buy. I just twirl around in front of the mirror and remember a time when that would have been my favorite outfit. I'd have worn it every where. And that time wasn't so very long ago.

But I realized something just a few days ago. You know, every once in a while I still turn a head. It's not so much the clothes, but the stride. It's not the age, but attitude. And I still have both of those. I'm not on the shelf yet.

But damn, I sure do miss those short skirts..........

Posted by Tammi at May 21, 2007 06:26 AM | TrackBack

It's good that you realize it, all by yourself. Don't make me come up there and give you a fashion citation.

Posted by: Jerry at May 21, 2007 06:40 AM

I like women in short skirts. I like women in long skirts. Hell, I just like women in skirts.

Posted by: Contagion at May 21, 2007 08:51 AM

Hooker mishaps?

Posted by: Graumagus at May 21, 2007 09:57 AM

It's those 8-foot-long legs of yours.

Hard not to notice ;-)

Posted by: Harvey at May 24, 2007 08:15 AM
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