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Flower Power & A Link-Up

Summer of love, I see no clouds ahead.   There may not be orange Popsicles in this post.  Or lemonade.  And I can’t promise any hippie dippy action nor flowers in anyone’s head.  What I can promise is a new chapter of Project Sister Act.  That movement which encourages women of all ages (from teens all the way to 70s) to thumb their noses up as this nonsensical notion of “age-appropriate dressing“.  Speaking of which, just the other day, I read something which made my blood boil.  Here I am, preaching on repeat mode that style is ageless, that style does not discriminate, and there was this person, stating how glad she was that a certain elderly member of her family was dressing in an age appropriate fashion.  I was astounded. Like hello?? What does that even mean? White Peasant Blouse (Forever21) | Red & Black Floral Leggings (JC Penny) | Floral Mesh Booties & Red Sunnies (Poshmark) | Black & Gold Bucket Bag (Zara) What surprised me the most was how she herself projected …

Red Rules, Project Sister Act | Sheela Writes

Red Rules & A Link-Up

It’s truly been quite a while Since the last Project Sister Act post   So much has happened over the past 10 months.  When a group of us paid homage to the 70s.  Or that time when we paired sequins with sneakers for the ultimate in mish-mash.  Or the post which began it all, as we decked out in leather and white. Plaid Jacket & Fringed Clutch (Stitch Fix) | Polka Dot Leggings (JC Penny) | Black Bow Button-Down (Forever21) | Sequin Booties (Urbanog) | Preen Oversized Sunnies (Ditto) As it was then, Project Sister Act is very close to my heart.  It advocates how women across all age groups (I’m talking about teens to 60s, 70s, 80s), are united in showcasing that style knows no age boundary. That style is indeed an expression of one’s personality, no matter if one’s a product of the 70s or 90s. And that the one same motif can be stylish on any and every woman, regardless of the year she was born. STYLE IS AGELESS Project Sister Act …

That 70s Show

How, oh how, oh however have we lived without making reference to those glorious days of the 70s?   I’m not just talking about the bouffant hair or bell bottoms. It was also a time of Ziggy Stardust, androgynous dressing and the power of the flower child. It thrills my heart to no end that runways have been answering the siren call of that decade, showing look after look with subtle (and some not so subtle) nuances that immediately call the 70s to mind. It seemed fitting that Project Sister Act 3 should be all about that 70s show 🙂 I wanted something a little hippy but without being too Woodstock and dated. Finding this dress hiding in the very deep recesses of my closet was a boon particularly as the side cut-outs ensured a contemporary feel. Harking back to accessories of then which were predominantly fabricated from natural elements, I strung some Faux Pearls (wooden beads, actually) which are actually from the 70s. I nicked it from my mum (love you!). The ring? Fabric. …

Sequins & Sneakers

Kicks. Sneakers. Chucks. Trainers. Tims. Limous. Whatever you call ‘em, the sneaker culture has completely conquered the world despite initial catty quips over palette and textural choices. Personally, I haven’t been all that enamoured of the sporty look. I’m more of a glam-is-more woman when it comes to anything I wear, from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. Even my gym outfits are colour co-ordinated with random sparkles and/or other forms of glitz. I”m a magpie and proud of it. Still, one of my style objectives for 2015 is to (actually) wear sneakers (put it out to the world here and here so I’m somewhat stuck between a rock and a pair of sneakers).  With the gauntlet thus thrown, what’s Sheela to do? I’m really loving this sassy fun number from the great DVF (available here), my very first blingy piece? It’s beaded all over with silvery thingies, allowing me to slowly edge into the shiny world of sequins, sequins, and more sequins – yet another must do on my …

Project Sister Act

Should I wear this? Can I wear this? Is it age appropriate? And that’s the crux of my story today. Dressing in the manner expected of our age. How is it that we are pigeon-holed into roles and, must therefore, dress in a certain way to play the part we’ve been assigned? How is that societal rules dominate our lives so? Leaving scant room for personal preferences? With nary a consideration for creative liberty? While we may, up to a certain level, place blame upon perceptions and expectations, it’s really up to ourselves to decide yea or nay. It’s our call and no one else’s. True, many single out “commandments” when putting together an outfit (some of whom could well use sound styling guidance themselves). Horizontal stripes. Hemline lengths. Sleeves or lack thereof. It irks me to no end to read things such as how women in their 40s should ditch the mini skirts. Why? If she has the confidence to bare those pins (with neither crotches nor thongs showing because no one wants a …