Like most women, I care about the way I look. I'm no fashion plate, but I want to present my best self to the world. In June I began feeling very frumpy and felt like I needed something to jumpstart my style.
I dress in a fairly understated way, favouring classic pieces over trends. YouTube is full of fashion consultants and advisors, many for women over 50 or 60. I looked at a few of them and nothing really resonated until I discovered Marie-Anne Lecoeur, a Frenchwoman whose style is classic and elegant.
She has 500 videos on YouTube on a plethora of subjects. Some of my favourites include: defining elegance and inelegance, style hints, posture, eating to lose and/or maintain weight like a Frenchwoman, and so much more. Below are a few links.
Marie-Anne is down-to-earth, humorous, and cares about others. She is very encouraging and knows what she is talking about. She also has a website with Masterclasses about dressing for your body shape and so much more. She offers a free course on determining your body shape that I found very useful.
I am usually the one behind the camera, but once in awhile my husband takes it from me to snap my photo. I'm not fond of myself in photos as I can always see something wrong with the way I look, but I'm trying to get over that and just smile. Here we've been camping and my hair is frizzed and my makeup non-existent, but I'm smiling and happy and that's what's most important. I made donuts for a special breakfast treat on our family camping trip in July.
I've been inspired by Marie-Anne to think carefully about how I want to look, and how best to put that into practice. I appreciate Marie-Anne's advice about looking chic and elegant no matter what your clothing budget.
This post is completely my own opinion, with no remuneration, but I wanted to give a shout out to Marie-Anne and encourage you, if you need a style pick-me-up, to check out her many videos and style advice.
I'd love to know what you think about fashion.