Women that are my age (46....so anywhere in that generation), do you find that your sense of style is a little schizophrenic? What I mean is do you have preferences that draw from many different interests or influences? Do you even have influences at this time in your life?
I have noticed that my style has increasingly become preppy/hippy/outdoorsy/shabby chic. What the hell does that mean? My taste in clothes run from LL Bean preppy (which I have been since the 70's - just ask Devonshire Design) to hippy chic. My jewelry is either as classic as classic can be (pearls - I love them) to tibetan silver, while my clothing is a cross between LL Bean and the Sundance Catalog (body by Spaghetti precludes Vicky's these days). My home is decidedly eclectic. I guess I wonder how some folks fall under the decorating by major chain (Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, et. al) and some fall into the accumulated along the way. Is it generational or is it state of mind? What do you think?