3.1 Phillip Lim Ryder Satchel
Rag & Bone dash skinny/slouchy jeans | still on sale at shopbop! mine are size 28
James Perse tee | old, no longer available
Antik Batik necklace
No6 Clogs | mine are sold out, this pair is similar but with an open toe (I have this style too)
I think turning 41 should be a milestone birthday, not 40. Don’t get me wrong, 40 was big, but I feel like 41 is bigger – I feel like I’ve made it to my 40’s now, if that makes sense. I’m comfortable here; I feel like I’m “established” here, and really look forward to CELEBRATING 41. I’ve done a lot of growing/changing this past year, and I still have a way to go, but for the first time, I really feel like I’m on the right track. I’m righting wrongs and moving forward, away from the mistakes I’ve made in the past. They’re still being cleaned up, but at least there’s an end in sight.
(Why doesn’t anyone tell you when you’re 20 that the choices you make then will AFFECT THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?? oh yeah, they do…you just don’t listen 🙂 )
Anyway, thank you all for making this such a great community of fashion-shopping lovers! I’ve had so much fun these past 9 years (next year is Grechen’s Closet 10-yr anniversary, how should we celebrate???) and truly appreciate the role you have all played in my success & ability to keep moving forward. It means everything to me.
*if you’re a fellow blogger either in your 40’s or not, you might find my latest article for IFB interesting: “What you have to look forward to as an over-40 fashion blogger“
farha bano says
Happy weekend! This is a fab post, very thoughtful
in terms of both turning 41 and fashion…also love your shoes in the pic. You know I am a huge fan of no. 6
une femme d'un certain âge says
Happy Birthday! Are you still liking your Ryder satchel? I just ordered the smaller version…
Grechen Reiter says
thank you! my birthday isn’t until 11/2, but i think a lot about it the month ahead 😉
love the ryder satchel – i’m very pleased with the size, leather quality, how easy it is to get into…everything! couldn’t be more happy.can’t wait to see yours.
Happy early, early birthday, sweet friend! You are one of the most fabulous people I know of any age. I will read your blog forever!
And now for the most important question– what’s on your birthday wishlist? Please share with us on the blog!
Well, I found you through your article at IFB and I have to say I couldn’t agree more with what you wrote. I actually STARTED blogging at 40. Having spent best part of my late 30s thinking I’m far too old for fashion blogging; at 40 I finally said “sod it” and started a blog. It hasn’t been bad going.
Oh, and don’t fret about 41. It’s just the same as 40. 😉
Grechen Reiter says
hi kiki! i’m loving your blog, so glad you finally started it 🙂
i started this one when i was 31, so i started “older” than most bloggers also, but i think that’s also what has made me relatively successful and able to keep going year after year…
Sarge in Charge says
I am already filled with regrets over my 20s even though do not leave them until November. No one warned me against some of my more foolish decisions but I doubt I would have listened if they had…ahem, LAW SCHOOL.
You look really great on the outside and I am glad you feel like the inside is moving in the right direction.
I’m not quite in the 40 club yet but one reason I embraced turning 30 was that I heard that it’s the time when you really come into your own and get to really know yourself. I’m all for that because my 20’s was just filled with so much angst and unknowns and worrying about things that didn’t need to be given so much thought. I haven’t quite gotten out of all of the questions about myself and where my life is headed, but I know things will work out just fine if I listen/pay attention to my thoughts. Glad to know it only gets better from here. 🙂