Taking a nap

I Sleep Around. And I’m Shameless

This past year I started again. I hadn’t slept around in years but now I do It regularly. I relish the delicious illicitness, that feeling of surrendering to a higher power. The desire is overwhelming at times. When I succumb, I savor the sense that I’m slipping out of myself, completely letting go. I crave the cool Egyptian cotton or silken Italian leather beneath my bare skin before giving myself over. I confess. I’m a slave to the nap. I’d like to blame the pandemic. The fear of catching a potentially fatal illness. Or losing someone else to it. Maybe it’s age. I’m 65. I’ve lived a lot. Run too many miles, hit too many tennis balls, worked too many all-nighters. But I think it’s more a capitulation, an acknowledgement that it’s okay to be tired. Napping has become my friend....
Monument

We Went To The Vigil In Highland Park

The roll of Scottish drums began as we walked up to the vigil in Highland Park. The solem tune of Amazing Grace blew through the bagpipes as a member of the SWAT team stood right in front of us holding his rifle. His eyes scanned the crowd above our heads as we stood there motionless listening to the speakers. Next to us stood a woman with an adorable gray dog with white paws. He started jumping up and down to get her attention. She told him to sit and he did, until a person walking through the crowd stopped to pet him. A stranger who when finished, was no longer a stranger. The dog’s new friend continued through the crowd, moving closer to the stage....
Julie

Unexpected Triggers

That’s when I saw him testing out the recliner to my left. Salt and pepper hair, trendy silver frames, Levis, sexy. “A man with gray hair is now my type? When did that happen?” I thought to myself. “When did I start getting turned on by old guys?” I had a big LOL moment and checked him out for ring status, of which he wore none. My Uber was 3 minutes away. I briefly fantasized about how nice it would be to meet a man who thought gray hair was sexy too, so I would have the confidence to stop coloring mine. I wasn’t sure, but it felt like I would be narrowing the dating pool even further if I went au naturel. He was definitely my age and it was not fair that he could look so sexy with so little work. My Uber was 2 minutes away....
Skirt

Maxi Skirts Are A Thing in 2022 For BA50s

Maxi Skirts Are A Thing in 2022....The Maxi Skirt is back and they are so fun to wear. Match the skirts up with a cute white t-shirt or a one of your favorite halters and a jean jacket or add a cropped sweater and a little wedge shoe or flip flop. The Maxi skirt is for BA50’s. They are flattering and Jennifer Lopez loves them too….click to see her white denim maxi -- it's amazing. Just Sayin! We may not be able to buy Jennifer's Sky High Platform Boots but we can still rock the look.  Here’s what we are buying. Ba&sh Is one of my favorite new finds. They opened up a story in my neighborhood and I actually bought this one. It comes in Pink And Yellow ...
The Somerset Maxi Dress

Maxi Dresses for The Beach From Anthropologie

Oscar De La Renta brought us the Maxi dresses in the late 60's and we wore them into the 70's. And now they are back in style. We love Maxi dresses because they are easy to wear in the heat and are great for casual for dress up as well.  They look great with flip flops, flats and heels.  Here's some great options. Please share with us your favorite Maxi dress on Instagram - we would love to see what you picked to wear this summer. Take a picture of you in your Maxi and send to editor@betterafter50.com to post and share for a BA50 reader fashion round up....