Iris Apfel

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This wasn’t the post I had planned for today but somehow it is fitting. This has been a crazy hard week, and I’m feeling, well, old. Plus I cut and dyed my hair a la Anne Hathaway and I’m still recovering from shock. Where’s a turban when you need it?

90-year old Iris Apfel says, “Getting older ain’t for sissies, I’ll tell you.” She is right. I’m feeling the need for oversized glasses and a bold lip more than ever – who knew they could hide such a multitude of sins? Colorful and vivacious, this is a woman who looks like she wrings every drop of joy out of life. And as much as I love her crazy style, what I admire more is the wisdom and resiliency that comes with creating such a full life. That is an icon I can look up to.

Here’s to a fabulous (and restful) weekend!


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  1. says

    Oh Stephanie!!! I’m sure you are just shocked by the change in your hair, I’m sure it looks lovely!!! :) :) :)

    But, I do love this post, and the wisdom of Iris that you shared. I just love spunky old ladies. Or old men. Or spunky youngsters too. I love people who feel absolutely themselves 100%. Who do whatever they want with whatever they have and pay no attention to what may or may not be “appropriate”, “politically correct” or “IN” right now. And that’s why I love your blog and keep coming back here. Not because you have gorgeous hair, which, you totally do and I’m jealous of your boldness for short locks… one day… I’ll be that brave. But I come back because you’re funny, witty, and a momma, just like me, who has this crazy love for fashion, crafting and our babies! And it’s a bonus that we have one set of babies the same age, because I don’t have that in my “non-virtual” life. ;) You’re full of spunk and life, and are most certainly NOT old. ;) So rest up this weekend, refresh yourself, (I usually like to write in my journal and (now) take a bath when I’m feeling older than I am) and remember that you are absolutely fabulous… at whatever age you feel! :)

    Here’s to the weekend!!


    • gerbermom says

      Regina, your note cheered me up so much! It’s so nice having a virtual friend with such good advice. You are such a smart, funny mama. I’ve decided to start getting up earlier in the morning to do my ‘pages’ – I think the peace & quiet would be nice way to start the day. How are you doing with your little ones? I know they are keeping you busy!

    • gerbermom says

      I can’t wait to see how your shirt turns out! And I’ll show off the hair next week – I gotta figure out how to do my make-up with the new ‘do :)

  2. says

    You dyed your hair?! I used to dye my hair dark brown, but I’ve been scared to do it after I passed out at the salon last year. :) You need to post a picture though–I’m sure it looks cute! I love those big glasses, but I just can’t manage to pull them off myself…

  3. Deb Frank says

    OLD?? YOU?? just wait till your babies are all graduated from college and the only dipples you have are the ones on the back of your…. thighs! j/k U R adorable… Hang in there lil momma! FYI- one word of caution…if you went dark dark I hope you used a “filler” before doing so. Very blonde hair (like yours) lacks the natural reds & golds that go along with being dark brown. Your color will just fade away faster. If you hate it use Dawn dish soap to help lift it. :-)

    • gerbermom says

      Well, I was a little freaked out by the color – the ends soaked up the color so much they were almost black – and my hairdresser told me to wash my hair with baking soda to take some of the color out. And it worked!

  4. says

    It is why I still wear eyeglasses. They cover up my tired eyes. Plus, they show a tad bit of my personality, and people to this day see me in scrubs and just assume I am a doctor. Never underestimate the power of some glasses.

  5. says

    Oh, too funny! And, your hair!! You went dark??! I’m sure it looks just great… there is always an adjustment period, so give it some time. A turban would definitely help you adjust in the meantime. ;)

    My husband would love for me to go blonde, but I don’t think I have the guts for it. Epps!

    • gerbermom says

      I bet you would look great as a blonde. Though your brown is so pretty tho! But I know what you mean – making a change with your hair is so scary for some reason.

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