Last Friday afternoon, in a midst of a frantic trip to Target to pick something up ten minutes before I had an appointment, I swerved into the parking spot, slammed my car door and did what we call in my family the “Dot trot” (after my grandmother Dorothy who walked at an unbelievably fast pace) through the parking lot. A sweet little old lady clinging to her car for dear life caught my eye. Our eyes met and she asked me if I could please help her cross the street and find a shopping cart. This broke my heart and I without hesitation escorted her safely into the store and made sure she was able to shop by herself. This small happening in my day had a huge impact on my outlook of aging. There will come a day where I am unable to run around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to balance family, friends, school, interning, work, boyfriend, sorority stuff (the list goes on) and my biggest concern will be safely making it across the street.
Getting older is something I try not to think about. I am still trying to cope with the fact that I am no longer in my teens and that I have entered my twenties. I may not be checking into the geriatric ward anytime soon but I certainly feel as though time whizzing by. Last time I checked I was begging my mom to let me drive with my learners permit and now I am planning my twenty first birthday party.
As I try my best to enjoy my youth, there is sometime to be said for those who are fortunate enough to grow old. Wisdom, experience, and accomplishments are all things that come with age and something to look forward to. However, a lifetime worth of style is something that you can’t learn overnight. My personal style is constantly evolving and I love collecting things that I can keep and wear for a lifetime. I love the idea of ageless style and no one embodies this principle better than Rose Sachs.
|Check out that fabulous studded Hermes belt!|
Rose Sachs is truly a part of Palm Beach history. Rose and her late husband Mortimer played an integral role in the development of Worth Avenue. They owned Via Mizner, a place that is very special to me and they also controlled many other properties on Worth Avenue. My dad has known Rose for a very long time and I have been fortunate enough to have the pleasure of knowing her as well. My most recent encounter was just last month where I wished her a happy 100th birthday. After my dad attended her birthday party, he emailed me her list of advice that was posted on Advanced Style and I knew I had to share it on my blog. Rose has been known throughout her life for her fashion sense and I personally cannot think of a better person to take advice from.
I can’t wait to see her next time I am home in Palm Beach and thank her for her wisdom and advice. (My favorite is number 5 life lesson- I like to think this one is about my dad! A master at his craft of being a maitre d’) Growing old is truly a privilege that only the very few get to experience. I hope to someday grow old and be as stylish and wise as Rose Sachs!
Thank you Advanced Style Blog for the picture and list of advice.