This week's prompt for Jane of Flight Platform Livings Shiny T Tuesday is "Pin-up....Regardless"-which was inspired by this post by Bella of Citizen Rosebud. I've really been giving Bella's post a lot of thought lately.
What IS sexy?? I certainly can tell you what I think is totally NOT sexy. Porn stars aren't "sexy". Sexy is an attitude of self-confidence. It starts with your BRAIN. It doesn't involve bolt-on boobies, fake and bake tan, hair extensions and 10 lbs of make-up. I personally think Kim Kardashian is completely un-sexy. The media tries to tell us that THIS is SEXY!!!
Now this is what I think is sexy--confident, intelligent women who OWN who they are. I have always loved Jamie Lee Curtis (hence my hair). She's only a few months older than I am--she will be 55 this fall!! She's allowed herself to age naturally and OWNS the body she has now. Jame Lee was known for her rockin' bod. Today she exudes self-confidence.
Here she is recently in a bathing suit. She's not hiding her wrinkles, grey hair, menopausal pooch or flabby chicken arms. She's thicker through the middle and the gals aren't as high as they used to be. But she's FAR more sexy than the plastic Barbie above could ever hope to be!!
Here she is looking amazing on the red carpet (I WANT that dress):
Another sexy lady is the fabulous Helen Mirren. Smart, talented and so completely herself! She's rocking this gown and displaying a bit of cleavage on the red carpet. Classy and sexy!
It's funny that most of the ladies I think are sexy are over 40!! Maybe with age comes wisdom and confidence that makes them sexy irregardless of the wrinkles, lumps and bumps.
If you want to see a listing of all of the FABULOUS, SEXY, BRILLIANT over 40 bloggers out there--check out Bella's new site by clicking on the photo below!!
I really agonized on what a pin-up photo FOR ME would be. I have some modesty "rules" for myself that I'm certainly not going to break. I decided that outfit I'm wearing today is pin-up worthy. It shows off my legs and I feel POWERFUL and CONFIDENT in it!! And that is totally sexy in my book!
Gracie and I walked a new section of the Towpath yesterday. It's called the Mount Lock section and there is a restored Lock-tenders house there. It was very peaceful and quiet!
Today we walked on the Antietam Battlefield on the Burnside Bridge side. The Snavely Ford trail wound through woods, along the Antietam Creek and through fields. We saw lots of deer and Gracie found a toad. Gracie also found a deer bone!!! She becoming quite the little bone-collector!!
The tomatoes are coming in full-bore now and the garden is going nuts!! I'm off to harvest some more goodies. Chat with y'all on Thursday!!