Saturday, January 11, 2014

Do These Elastic Waisted Pants Make Me Look Older?


There's a fun little quiz over HERE -- 10 Things You Do That Make You Look 10 Years Older.  

Of course I took it . . . 
 I plead guilty to the elastic waist pants (trousers to you Brits) . . . but does it count if no one sees the elastic waist due to the big shirts I always wear?  (Yes, I know, it's really about being overweight and I plead guilty to that as well.)

Comfortable, non-stylish shoes (clogs) -- yep, that's me too. Non- negotiable. Travel clothes (Things that don't wrinkle) -- heck, that's pretty much my standard garb. I'm also a wearer of drugstore glasses. I'm hard on my reading glasses -- scratch them, lose them, break them. . . When the cheap glasses no longer allow me to read, I'll consider the pricey stylish frames at the opticians.

On the positive side, I don't wear my glasses on a chain around my neck; I don't wear wire-rimmed sunglasses; I don't wear animal prints (or any prints at all, come to think of it.) Nor do I wear a Speedo (as if!)

I don't travel with hard cover books, as a general rule. I love the way the Kindle lets me carry around a virtual library.  And I don't consider myself a Luddite -- Luddites don't blog or do Facebook. (I admit I don't have a smart phone or an I-Pad -- that's a matter of economics rather than fear of technology.)

So, if those ten things make me look ten years older, and I only do four of them, does that just age me four years, making me look a spry 74?


19 comments:

Ms. A said...

Only elastic if it's loose enough, (usually jeans if I'm going somewhere) drugstore glasses, wrinkle free clothes and comfortable shoes are a must, which usually means not very attractive... which suits me, since I'm not one bit attractive anyway. And I definitely look older than my age!

Merisi said...

*giggles*

Animal prints. I see a thesis in there.

June said...

I think I've given up caring if I look younger or older. I want to be comfortable and I don't live my life thinking about my attractiveness.
Sadly, neither does anyone else. But that's a different subject.

Brian Miller said...

ha. smiles...i will be moving into the glasses category soon..i just need an appointment...maybe a few more years on elastic pants...my books are paperback so that saved me...ha...

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Looking your age, or younger or older, is really playing on our vanities. Knowing aging is natural and we should be proud of every wrinkle we've earned is delightful. Getting respect for it from the young people around us is more difficult for me to deal with.

Thérèse said...

Bravo for the whole natural side of You!

katy gilmore said...

I think you look great!

Jim Egerton said...

I use to think anybody that stayed in sweat pants all day was a dirty layabout. Well now I fit the description sorta. I don't lay about but sweats are my favorite.

As to glasses, I have been wearing them for years. Trifocals. I leave them on from sun up to bedtime. That way I don't loose them.

Jim Egerton said...

I use to think anybody that stayed in sweat pants all day was a dirty layabout. Well now I fit the description sorta. I don't lay about but sweats are my favorite.

As to glasses, I have been wearing them for years. Trifocals. I leave them on from sun up to bedtime. That way I don't loose them.

Star said...

I'm 'guilty' of most of those things Vicki. Additionally, I've just bought myself a pair of braces (that's suspenders to you American people!) to keep my skirt up where I want it because if I have an elasticated waistband, then in order for it to go over my hips, it then becomes too big on the waist! so I end up with hipster skirt. I don't want that at my age so I decided to go for braces. Will post pic when I get one. I think you're doing just fine and must be fit to do all the things you do. I have admiration for all the things you do :)

Darla said...

Funny. :-) I've looked older than my age then, I guess, since my mid-thirties; since then, I dress comfortably…whatever that means and however it manifests from day to day. I've done/do all 10 at one point or another… oh my…!

Friko said...

Oh bother, I do lots of them, at times.

Actually, I don’t care. Does that make me older or younger, not caring two hoots?

Gwen said...

I think you have it backwards. You should subtract the six you don't do, making you a youthful 64!

Frances said...

Vicki, the list was fun to explore through the eyes of male or female answers. I keep imagining the animal print ... male version.

xo

Deanna said...

I'm pretty sure you get to deduct a year for each thing you don't do, so that makes you a young 66!

Lise said...

This makes me laugh. I don't have any elastic in my pants waist, but they're stretchy yoga pants...does that count? Who cares what they think anyway...Simple Comfort...could be a new brand, and then we'd all be rich and wouldn't they rethink their position!

Vicki Lane said...

One of the joys of being older is not caring about lots of things. I want to be clean and I don't want to scare children but aside from that.. well, I flat do not give a damn.

I did find the questions idiosyncratic to say the least -- like the animal prints thing. What about sparkly spandex?

It would be fun, I sometimes think, to be one of those outrageous old women in a long gypsy skirt and piles of shawls and beads and such. Or amazing hats.

But then I get a grip and realize that that sort of delightful foolishness is right out of my comfort zone -- and the skirt would get in the way and I'd leave the shawl somewhere and trail the beads through my soup...

Carolyn said...

I took this quiz, too! I think comfortable shoes was my only giveaway - but really - comfort vs. style/pain? No contest. I had to work for years on my feet on concrete floors (high end retail) and I always had a hard time finding comfortable shoes that would fit our workplace. The last time I wore heels was to a funeral, which was the last time I wore a skirt as well. I've been very fortunate with my eyesight. I do own some drug/grocery store reading glasses (I think I got these at Earth Fare of all places), but fortunately, I never have to wear them unless I have my contact (yes, singular) in, which I seldom do, now that I'm not working. I do worry about becoming a dumpy old lady, and have to check out my husband before he makes his runs to Home Depot or the grocery store to make sure he doesn't look like a complete bum (unshaven, stained clothes, ratty shoes). However, I will choose comfort over style, but hopefully they don't have to be mutually exclusive. I,too, would like to be the kind of old lady who wears beautiful colorful exotic clothing - scarves, shawls, long flowing skirts, hand-dyed silks, and hand-knit sweaters, knee-high boots - but it just doesn't suit my lifestyle, though I do manage a scarf fairly regularly. :-) Nor am I in spandex or yoga pants, though the latter would seem to be comfortable, though I wouldn't know for sure. I do have a thing about not going out in public in sweats or work-out clothes (as if they were in my wardrobe). That feels like going out in pajamas to me!

Anonymous said...

My son called yesterday, "Mom, he said, you must be getting old." "Why so?" I say...."because I just had to get bifocals at age 42!" "Yep," I say, "that's about the time I got mine................"