The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
I was a super homely kid in grade school and high school, and then 80s perms didn’t help. So maybe one of the reasons I don’t mourn my fading looks as I approach 50 is that I never had those kind of make-ya-look-twice looks to start with. In fact, I look much better now than I did as a weird little fuzzy-headed whippersnapper.
But recently it has been brought to my attention that I do have some kind of power over the occasional male, provided he’s more than three decades younger than me. (Man, that’s like three decades too late. Where were you when I needed a prom date, kiddos? Not conceived of yet? Puh-leeze.)
Mostly by The Teen who advised me this week it’s embarrassing when her friends say her mom is hot. (I’m all, “Really, do spill,” and she’s all, “Shut up, you’re still embarrassing me.”) And then by a smokin’ hot hottie who leaned over and whispered in my ear that he really liked my sexy voice. I believe this encounter was rife with possibility except I love The Absent Minded Professor, and even if I was available, I would like to stay out of jail.
So that’s why my heels have gotten a little higher and my skirts have gotten a bit shorter recently. ‘Cause I’ma Older Model Cougar.
Seriously. I just studied hard on the rest of you style blogging beauties, and realized that above the knee skirts are flattering on many women, especially shorties, and so are comfortable heels. And a really wide belt helps me fake a waistline.
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