I’m a recent convert to the Instagram world. And while I’m just getting to know the site, I was convinced to explore it after reading this post over at HoneyGood (a great site that I proudly contributed to this week). Susan ‘Honey Good’ is an exquisite writer and has a keen eye for style, flare and fashion.
Republished with permission
Today’s style story is really an education about trends and technology, darlings.
Recently, I talked about aging exquisitely; if you missed the story read it here. Aging exquisitely has absolutely nothing to do with how we look as we age, and everything to do with the importance of feeding vitality through new experiences, new people, and embracing new opportunities.
Instagram is a social network, like Facebook. Without going into far too boring detail, the way that one uses Instagram is by downloading an app to your mobile phone. I am on it, darlings and I love it! Instagram is a social network driven largely by images… an instant gratification kind of place to keep in touch with friends, loved ones and trends. It is very fashion and lifestyle driven! It’s also great place to keep in touch with your children and especially the Grands. Ask them, darlings, and I bet your Grands will say to you, “Yes, of course I have an Instagram account!”
And while Instagram is largely the domain of the young, more than a few stylish women after 50, like myself, have taken to Instagram to see and to be seen. Because, darlings, part of my mission in staying vital is reminding the world that life after 50 is fabulous and that women after 50 are fashionable and beautiful.
Of course, we are also wise and full of life’s lessons darlings, I am not downplaying that, but the world has always accepted women of a certain age as wise. I am interested in the world seeing us as more than that. I see me as more than that. I see you as more than that. We are visible! I am very visible on Instagram, darlings. Find me there @_honeygood.
Meet some of the amazing 50 plus people I have connected with on Instagram. I think you will find them fascinating…
Age of Happiness | @ageofhappiness
An international project designed to change the perspective of life after 50. Just love the idea and the joie de vivre captured on this account. Follow them!
StyleSudest | @stylesudest
Ari is the self-proclaimed “oldest blogger in Montreal, Canada.” That’s just one of the many things I love about her! Follow Ari!
MulherSemPausa | @erida.schaefer_mulhersempausa
Get out your reading glasses, darlings! You’ll need them to type in the long name of this account but it’s well-worth it. Erida hails from Brasil and exudes a lifestyle that, as her bio says, takes “no pause for menopause.” Ah, hormones, the universal language of women 😉
Style at a Certain Age | @styleatacertainage
Beth Djalali is a style blogger from Georgia and her feed is chock full of enviable Southern style.
Chic Over 50 | @chicover50
Shauna aims to help older women look and feel their best. And, as a blogger, she makes me feel inspired. Such fun style!
Madame Hall | @madamehall
Lisa Hall is an Australian designer who crafts apparel inspired by exotic Indian textiles. She is so truly unique and stunning… right down to her nose piercing. Follow Lisa!
The Silver Stylist | @thesilverstylist
Lisa Hale is a model, stylist and blogger who makes being perfectly put together appear effortless. And that hair… I adore!
HoneyGood.com | @_honeygood
I’m wrapping things up with a shameless plug for my own Instagram account. I often feature pictures, tips and trends there that you won’t find on the blog so be sure to follow me, darlings!