Anything as an excuse to use my Weekend Update gifAnd on that extremely inspired segue...
It's always been kind of a weird goal of mine to have people think I'm a lot older than I am. Not, like, have people think I'm in college or just had my Sweet Sixteen, but have people think I am Over The Hill, To Old to Count (what does that even mean? I can't write today). I've also put way too much thought into what I'm going to be like when I'm officially a senior citizen and get to ride the bus for free on Wednesdays. I hate gardening, so that's out. I also hate sweater sets. This is getting really stereotypical and probably offensive (but this whole post kind of is, so), I'm moving on.
The Inspiration: Duh, the Great Mother Judi Dench, who else? Not only is she freakin' awesome, she is over 60 and looks damn fine:
AMIRITE? Judi is also tres sassy, as evidenced by this facial expression
If you've got some extra cash, get yourself to a Chapters and pick up a copy of And Furthermore by the Great Mother herself.
I keep my copy beside my bed, but come to think of it I should have another copy for my bag for those What Would Judi Do? moments
Just try to emulate her in every way possible. Anyone over the age of 60 that embroiders swear words onto throw pillows knows what they're doing.
The Lifestyle: First and foremost, start calling the remote the "clicker".
Then start knitting.
I recently started knitting, mostly because FG was away and I found some yarn in my basement, and it's oddly addictive. My grandma told me they teach people in mental wards to knit because it calms them down or something, which might have been a hint at my mental stability, but I was too busy knitting myself a pair of mint green leg warmers to care! I love knitting and plan on bringing my needles to camp this weekend (oh yeah, FG and I are going to camp!).
I'm making leg warmers because they're a) the second easiest thing next to a scarf, and b) SUPER STYLISH, as evidenced by the photo above
The Fashion: This is where I like to emulate senior chic most frequently, because I can't carry my needles and yarn with me everywhere. I have a shoes my friend calls my Granny Boots, and although he probably thinks it's an insult, he's dead wrong, because I feel a flash of pride for them every time he refers to them as that. I got them for $20 on sale (!) at Urban Outfitters and have been wearing them non-stop for almost a year. They're black leather with a BUILT IN SOCK AROUND THE ANKLE. Actually, what more could you ask for? They've also got a buckle strap thingy, broguing (helpful term I picked up in Vogue) and laces, so basically, they're every single boot you could want in one.
After extensive searching, I found them on Google! They're my pride and joy
You're also going to need a long brown cardigan, lots of floral print, various other cardigans, and lots of pantie hoes.
This will do, if you're willing to shell out 165$ to Shopbop. I got mine at Smart Set for 20$! All my granny apparel is twenty dollars come to think of it...