Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Powerful and confident!!

Hiya Blogland!! How are y'all doing on hump day?? Oh look !'m posting 2 days in a row!! I'm working on getting my blog roll done and putting more badges on the sidebar. Thanks to everyone who shared tips with me!

Seems yesterday's post on "What is Sexy" has provoked quite a bit of awesome commentary!! I think we bloggers--especially the over 40 bunch-are redefining what sexy is for the "mature" woman.

I see pictures of the "sexy young things" wearing their underwear as outerwear. Yet NONE of them could hold a candle to Desiree when she rocks her vintage lingerie. Desiree looks classy and sexy and unique. She OWNS it!!

The SYT's just look cheap and trashy. They put their sexy "on"--in clothes, make-up and stupid expressions meant to look come-hither(really--the mouth slightly open makes you look like a mouth-breather or a blow-up doll). Sexy should come from within!! Sophia Loren can look sexy in a bikini or a house dress. It's a part of her.

Compare the two:

Part of the reason I was so impressed by Jamie Lee in her bathing suit was there was no artifice. She was herself having fun on a beach. I read an article a few years ago where she talked about how the exercise and eating plan she had done in her230s & 30's to maintain her body were no longer working in her 40's. She said she realized she'd have to subsist on lettuce and exercise 6-8 hours per day to keep that body. And with a family, home, and career she had better things to do. She said she watches what she eats and exercises to maintain her health and has accepted that this is the body she now has. She has no intention of botoxing or having plastic surgery to achieve something that is unnatural for a woman her age.  Her sexy isn't put ON--it's coming from within.

And here we have Kim Kardashian on the beach with about 10lbs of make-up on, Botoxed face, fake tan and fake boobs/ass (you can't convince me she hasn't had surgery).  Porn-Star Barbie in the flesh!

Personally I think Helen is far sexier than Kim in a bikini. Helen is smart, powerful and confident that she doesn't need to put her sexy ON. It comes from within!

Here is Sophia Loren--who's freakin' 79 years old in this picture!! She is powerful and confident and has more sex appeal in her pinky than all the Kim Kardashian and their ilk of the world put together.

You can't buy sexy. You can't trowel it on. You can't liposuction or botox it. If you don't have it within you, if you're not confident and happy with who you are--be it short, tall, fat, thin, young, old, saggy, taunt, wrinkly or smooth--you're not really sexy. Sexy starts in your HEAD--not your CLEAVAGE!!

And to the outfit part of this post. This weeks SpyGirl 52 Pick-Me-Up prompt is "70's". As a teenager in the 70's I LOVE the hippy-boho stuff!! So this would've been EASY. Too EASY!! I decided to go the complete opposite way and wear what the "stylish" (snerk) middle-aged chubby lady would've worn. Curtise gifted me with this FABULOUS vintage dress last year. Upon doing some digging I found that the designer Richard Stump has been making frocks since the 60's to today in Britain.  I found a picture of this exact dress dated 1974 but the colorway was rust/gold/avocado/brown. 

Here's my "70's" outfit. I tossed on some bangles and comfortable flats. The dress is a soft jersey knit. It has a self-belt that just didn't work at all!! I am going to have to TAKE THE DRESS IN before I wear it again!!

Well--off for another jaunt outside with Gracie the bone hunter!! We enjoy our walks and are taking advantage of the nice weather!

Oh, not to toot my own horn or anything like that (ok yeah I'm tooting my own horn) but since January of 2012 when I started the Menopausel Supermodel blog to today
I have LOST a total of  63.2 freakin' lbs of blubber!!  That's why stuff I wore last year you don't see anymore unless I could've altered it. YAY ME!!!   Chat with y'all on Thursday!!


thorne garnet said...

and Jamie Lee Curtis was on NCIS with our boyfriend

seƱora Allnut said...

hurrah for Real Sexiness!, love all that pretty women looking confident and fabulous, age doesn't matter so much than magazines try to make us believe!, we can look sassy and beautiful and stylish!, and Sexy!!
besos & sexiness!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh you darling ... thank you so much you delicious wench!!!!!!! I have had a girl-crush on JLC since the 80s and I absolutely adore and admire her even more for publicly announcing what her priorities were and how she'd accepted how one's "clock" adjusts over time. I remember the first time I spotted that pic of HM in that saucy red bikini and thought I was going to grow a boner! Congratulations dear Tamera on your hard work this year ... that's dedication!!! xoxoxoxox

Krista Gassib said...

You lost a whole person!!!! Congrats on getting healthy and feeling and looking your best!!!! Here is to creating our own version of sexy! Gracie the bone hunter....Peetee has a bone for her....OMG sorry I had to say you opened the door for that one. I love the dress for Curtise take it in and save it!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Wow! Good for you on the weight loss!

Cool new spray painted background.

Sexiness is definately a state of mind.


pastcaring said...

Definitely take the dress in so you can still wear it and show off your weight loss - congratulations, Tamera, you're doing SO well! How fascinating that you found a picture of the same dress and the year it was produced.
I did my "sexy" post too, there must be something in the air! Confidence and charisma and self-acceptance are sexy, at any age. xxxx

Sheila said...

I love Jamie Lee Curtis - she's so awesome. Helen Mirrin is also one of my idols - she's amazing.

And Woo! to you Ms. T, for losing that weight! Well done!

Vix said...

What a tremendous weight loss and how very exciting to have to take that beautiful dress from Curtise in before you can wear it next - and you'll probably manage to do it in about 5 minutes 'cos you're not only sexy but dead clever with a needle and thread! xxx