Friday, October 23, 2009

forever 21 = forever young?

I was standing in line at Forever 21 for what seemed like an hour to exchange something, only because all the kids and their BFF's thought it would be a good idea to skip last period to go to the mall. During the excruciating wait, I did some people watching, eavesdropped on a few typical teenage conversations (heavily sprinkled with the words "like" and "okay") and texted a few friends with updates on my lineup status. As my eyes wandered around the store, I couldn't help but notice a few um... more mature customers trying on some clothes amidst the crowded racks and mirrors. You can't go wrong with a $10 plain t-shirt but if you're over the age of 50 and trying this on, you have to wonder if they understand the concept of age-appropriate dressing.

For example: if you're under the age of 25 and wearing black leggings, they can look cute. If you're over the age of 50 and wearing black leggings without something to cover up your butt cellulite, it's not cute (unless you're a yoga practicing yummy mummy, but even than they might have had some tweaking done). Same thing goes with trendier pieces that were clearly designed for the teenage demographic. If age is nothing but a number, why are you trying so hard to look like a big fat zero?

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