I am finding myself in a quandary as a fat old woman.
Like most fatties, I don’t look my age. You can’t put a wrinkle in a bubble. However, my hair is almost totally white and gray, and I have those squirrelly white hairs in my eyebrows too.
So do I dye my hair and “pass” for a younger woman than I am, or do I enjoy the benefits of being an old lady?
If I dye my hair, I’ll have to deal with roots. I hate dealing with roots, and if I change my mind about dying my hair, it’ll take a good amount of time to get back to my natural hair – dying my hair lighter and lighter and then letting it grow out. Hmmmm. If I could dye my hair a fun color like pink or blue (or a mix) I’d do it in a heartbeat – but I still go into the law office every other week, and I don’t think they’d be thrilled.
As an old lady, people just don’t seem as anxious to give me shit. Not that I’ve ever been subject to a ton of shit anyway, but who wants to mess with someone’s dear old “grandma”? (Plus, you get the benefit of shocking the shit when grandma tells someone to go fuck his/her self.)
And then there’s the clothes I like to wear – I have always been the kind of person who dresses in what I like and fashion be damned. Right now I like leggings or jeggings with kind of baby-doll mini dresses/tunics. Comfy and just fucking adorable – in my humble opinion – just like me.
But do the cute outfits go with the old lady hair?
What is really bothering me is for the first time in my life, I don’t have a grip on who I am and how to express who I am in my outward appearance. I am an old lady dammit and I like her; but like all old ladies, there is a sassy young thing living inside of me and I like her too. And when I look at clothes or hair cuts or shoes, etc. I am thinking, “Really? At your age?”
So, I am asking for thoughts, advice, what would you do – even WWMWD (what would Marilyn Wann do). Well, actually, I could just ask Marilyn, and maybe I will; but I still would like to hear from y’all.
Thank you from a bitching, fat, old, lady.