Welcome to That Was Then | This Is Wow.
After seeing the recent boom in style blogs, I noticed most of them were created by 20/30 somethings for 20/30 somethings. While I think many of them are great, I didn’t see a lot for women over this demographic.
As a graphic designer, I also didn’t see very many where I liked the look and feel of the sites. So I thought I’d put my own two cents into the fray, and this blog was born.
It’s still a work in progress, as the learning curve for blogging software alone is steep, and I’ve only just begun. I hope to get it to more of what I envision in the next few months, but of course, by then I’ll probably have a different vision.
Who I am
I’m a Nor Cal girl, born and raised, living in the San Francisco Bay Area with degrees in Illustration and Textiles. I’ve been an artist from the time I could hold a crayon, with a deep love of photography since high school, winning a few awards for both along the way.
So here’s the thing: I love fashion (I had dreams of being a fashion designer). Especially shoes. But unless I win the lottery, I can’t buy everything I see or want, just to post an OOTD. (And if I did win the lottery, buying clothes and shoes isn’t the first thing I would spend money on, but that’s another discussion….)
So what I’m going to do is mostly curate. I’ll post stuff I love. Some of it I would wear myself, some it just because it’s fabulous or fun. I’ll post pics of my own outfits from time to time.
I don’t think clothing is necessarily “age appropriate.” I think it should be “person appropriate.” That said, nobody wants to see an old lady wearing teenage clothes. I am passionate about keeping fit, especially by dancing, so I tend more towards body-con clothes and classic pieces.
Topics I’m hoping to cover on That Was Then | This Is Wow
Fashion & Style
Health & Fitness
Age mindset & being “of a certain age.”
Food & Recipes