Help me be age-appropriate!
August 31, 2012 12:17 PM Subscribe
I recently realized I look, dress, and act like my mother. No, my grandmother. I'm 26 and I need help knowing how to look my age. Help?
posted by Syllables to clothing, beauty, & fashion (39 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Most of my friends are one to four decades older than myself. I have been mistaken for 35. I would like to look my age, while I still am this age, but how do I go about that? I look (and FEEL) like I'm 40 already.
To add insult to injury people have mistaken my baby-faced fiance for my younger brother/son.
I have boring dishwater brown hair a few inches past my shoulder (of course it is cut in the hair-equivalent to Mom Jeans).
I wear glasses but recently upgraded to Hipster Frames.
I am carrying a substantial amount of extra weight(which I know can be aging), but am working hard on losing it (60 pounds down, a lot more to go!)
Most days I wear jeans and a shirt from either walmart or target. I like dresses but only if they are long.
I wear makeup but it tends to be very subtle, most people can't tell it's on.
What should the first stepping stone be? I don't have friends my own age to emulate. I have made an appointment for a hair cut and dye but have no clue what to tell the stylist. I dream of going gusty and getting purple underdye, but I don't think I'd be able to pull that off.
Thank you for any suggestions thrown this way, Ask!