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Fabulous Over 70 at The Watermark at Logan Square

About two weeks ago, I gave a talk at The Watermark at Logan Square in Center City to a vivacious group of senior citizens who wanted to be fabulous over 70.

Fabulous Over 70 at The Watermark at Logan Square

me and Thelma Miller from King of Prussia. Photos courtesy The Logan at Watermark.
me and Thelma Miller from King of Prussia. Photos courtesy The Logan at Watermark.

About two weeks ago, I gave a talk at The Watermark at Logan Square in Center City to a vivacious group of senior citizens who wanted to be fabulous over 70.

The woman in this picture is the lovely, 80-year-old, Thelma Miller, who lives in King of Prussia. 

Here is our picture together. Mrs. Miller looks fabulous, doesn't she?

And this is an excerpt from my speech. Read her story and see some of my tips for being fabulous over 70. But really, these tips apply to women of all ages. Enjoy.

Just last week I was on the phone with a woman, who reads my column, Mirror, Mirror, told me she was coming here and had an urgent fashion request. She told me she ordered a pocketbook from QVC.  It was a burgundy, glazed leather. She desparately wanted to know what I thought of glazed leather? Was it cheap? Should she keep it. Her daughter in law said she should get rid of it. I asked her if she loved it. She said, "Yes!" So I told her to keep it. Keep it. Keep it. Who cares what her daughter-in-law thinks.

And that illustrates my first rule in being fabulous. If you like it, then it’s okay.

If YOU feel good in it, it’s OK!

If it makes YOU happy, it’s definitely OK.

If YOUR kids don’t like it, So what?  (Me included, shout out to my mom!)

Labels don’t matter.  How much you paid for it doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is how you feel in it and if it looks good on you.

You can shop ANYWHERE you want! The important thing is that you need to be able to afford it. 

Back fat isn't appropriate at any age.

Yes you can wear pink and red together, blue and green or yellow and orange oh and brown with black.

You are NEVER too old to wear Mary Janes.

Enhancements are OKAY.

Not having enhancements are OKAY too.

Never, ever, ever settle for the blue rinse… Ever….  

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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