Caftan Love and the Meno Momo
Daughter #1 let me in on a secret the other day. She said she and her friends
have a new expression. When one is feeling overheated from an activity they
say they are having a 'memo momo' just like their mother.
'meno' meaning menopause, 'momo' meaning moment.
She mentioned a conversation with friends where they shared
stories about their mothers and their worst 'meno momo's'.
I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall for that one...or maybe not.
She mentioned that one of the common traits we women seem to share
is the change in our wardrobes to address a changing figure.
It is a common complaint amongst my friends and I imagine
some of you are nodding along with me.
I often think that if I could just dress like Ava Gardner below...
life would be so much easier.
All is not lost, for I have come up with a solution to meno momo woes.
We do have options...and we can look pretty hip doing it.
One of them is the caftan, long or short, they look good and are comfortable
enough for the worst of the meno momo.
My meno momo's have changed me...to looking at the world in patterns.
I know it is against the rules according to some...but really, does it matter?
If you feel good, you look good and isn't it better to have happy meno momo's
rather than grumpy meno momo's?
A meno momo's best friend...accessories. A friend wore a simple
white dress to a lunch the other day and a similar necklace to the one below.
It was a great look...simple and elegant. Meno perfect.
|House of Lavande|
A woman who has mastered the caftan and accessories is decorator
extraordinaire..Charlotte Moss. Think Charlotte and you will feel those
meno momo's melt away..or rather cool down.
If you have a good seamstress or are handy with a sewing machine,
pick up a few meters/yards of your favourite fabric and go to town.
They are fairly simple in design...if you need some ideas, I have lots
The possibilities are endless especially when you are having
a peak meno momo. Once you get the hang of it, you
can wear the look nearly all seasons, dressing them up and down.
Short, long, midi, maxi,
it all works...just have fun.
If it puts an end to a few meno momo,
it is worth it!
If you are far from meno momo's but know someone who might
appreciate the expression and the trials and tribulations, feel free to pass it on.
If you ask me..it sounds a lot better than 'hot flash'.
As always, thank you for reading along...crazy as some of my topics may be
it is nice to know that we are all in this life together!
PS..had a meno momo this morning, I woke up and wondered'
if it was 'memo' or 'meno' that my daughter said.
'Memo' sounds better but 'meno' is closer to the read deal.
I decided to try both.
It may change again..a meno prerogative!
Before you go..with thanks to Ruth for mentioning that the image of Ava Gardner at the
top of the post is from the movie 1956 movie 'Bhowani Junction'. Here is a clip,
set to music by Florence and The Machine.