Fashions for Fifty: Fifty is Fascinating and Flirty

14 Mar

One person’s frivolous is another person’s fascinating. A small hat embellished with tall fluffy feathers may seem frivolous, but to a women of a certain age a fascinator hat can be quite flirty, especially when combined with a flouncy petticoat, skyscraper heels and just enough cleavage to make the church ladies tsk-tsk.

Fascinating Portrait

Inspired by the poem by Jenny Joseph that begins “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple with a red hat which doesn’t go,” Fashions for Fifty is a month-long celebration of my fiftieth birthday in March 2014.


Posted by on March 14, 2014 in Cycle Fashions


8 responses to “Fashions for Fifty: Fifty is Fascinating and Flirty

  1. Trisha

    March 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Fascinators are definitely fun! I never would have guessed your age, BTW.

    • ladyfleur

      March 14, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      You’re too sweet. Thanks!

  2. archergal

    March 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    You totally rock that look! Makes me happy. And jealous. 🙂

  3. Alison

    March 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Happy birthday, Aunt Janet! Love the outfit! To me you’ve always been fabulous, but this dress kicks it up a notch 🙂

    • ladyfleur

      March 14, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you Allie! I talked to your mom. She’s really looking forward to visiting you in DC.

  4. georgie

    March 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Happy Birthday & wow you look amazing!!

  5. Nancy L. Seibel

    March 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Happy birthday! Love your theme for your birthday month. By the way I just got a fascinator for my upcoming wedding (I’m 58, btw). I would never have thought of it, but tried it on and it was so obviously right!


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