Today is my 75th birthday.  The Ides of March.  I’ve been thinking about the birthday posts that I’ve done in the past over the years.  I have never gone back to read previous posts since I began Style Crone on July 13th, 2010. I’ve always moved forward, never looking back.

Today I did the unimaginable and did just that. I pulled up my very first post. The photo that I published was taken on my 67th birthday, though it was actually July when I launched Style Crone.  At some point I would love to take the time to revisit all of my birthday posts since that first tentative leap into the unknown.  But not today.  I have too much celebrating to do!

I’ve always thought that birthdays were important to acknowledge and to honor.  It’s the only day of the year that’s devoted to one’s self. As opposed to my 70th birthday, when I threw a huge party in my home with dancing and live entertainment, this year will be low-key and mindful. My quest will be internal and my thoughts will be my dance floor.

I chose to wear two graphic tees for today’s post. The white tee with black lettering was a gift from Chico’s, with the words “75 Years Bold.” The black tee with white lettering was created by Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style HERE and designer Fanny Karst HERE. “Old Is The New Black” is the perfect motto for the day!

My vintage tuxedo with tails can take me anywhere, dressed up or down. The vintage fedora in the first two photos belonged to Nelson and the top hat with veil was discovered at East Village Hats HERE in NYC.  And how could I possibly go without vintage gloves when wearing a tuxedo jacket?

Photos By Daniel

The photo above is an analogy for how I feel today, as I once again launch into the unknown.  I sense that a new era is unfolding, although I’m not quite sure of my direction. But then that has always been true. Somehow it will become perfectly clear. Combining the words of the graphic tees, is not old the new bold?

Linking up with Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike HERE at Not Dressed As Lamb and Cherie’s Shoe and Tell Fashion Link Up HERE at Style Nudge.



  1. Happy Birthday, Judith! You’re beautiful inside and out.

    I love your blog which exudes such positivity.

    Thanks for sharing your great style and words of wisdom! Enjoy your special day.

  2. Happy Birthday to you! You look amazing. I love your slogan too. Thanks for sharing. Have a beautiful day.

  3. Gorgeous amazing beautiful Judith, so glad I share this time on the planet with you! Keep flying high…bravo!


  4. Happy Birthday, Judith! I hope your day is delightful! You make 75 look so wonderful! Your spirit keeps you young in mind, your experience makes you wise. It is looking at the number, 75, that is shocking. You are a good role model for me as I will soon celebrate 75 years also.

    Love, Janet

  5. Happy, happy birthday, Judith. Love you, love Style Crone blog. Wishing you everything wonderful on your special day. 🙂

  6. Happy Birthday to the most stunning 75 year old imaginable! Hope you celebrate yourself to the fullest!

  7. Happy Birthday, Judith. 75 looks great on you. I envy your style … but most of all, when I scrolled down to the last picture, I envied your KNEES!

  8. Happy Birthday, Judith!

    You are always such an inspiration to me. You live your life with style, grace, passion and reflection. While I adore your fashion sense, I am in awe of how you present your life – challenges, heartaches and triumphs- through your words. I hope you have a wonderful day!


  9. Happy Birthday to a beautiful and vibrant lady! I’ll be 71 this year so I know how you feel!

  10. Happy, happy birthday, Judith. And a very stylish one from white to black and back again. Not to mention every color and shade in between. You are the best style crone evah. xoxo, pao

  11. Happy Birthday to you, Judith! Here’s to your spirit and style! With deep thanks for sharing a part of your life and for the inspiration you provide.
    Hugs from afar, Laurie B.

  12. Happy Birthday Judith! You are an inspiration and a joy to all of us who enjoy your blogs!

  13. ” If it were all truly known and planned and determined, life wouldn’t be worth living, just a giant to-do list waiting to be crossed off” – Helen Mirren

    Happy Birthday and excited to be sharing along in your journey! PS: the black and white photos are spectacular … those gloves girl, those gloves….

    love and hugs, your fashion buddy in this journey… Cynthia

  14. Happy birthday, Judith. Your post arrived at exactly the right moment for me. In one week I will be 65 and am suffering a huge identity crisis. Do I cut my hair, give up high heels, dress like every other woman in town? Then I saw you and knew that Medicare does not equate to mediocre style. Your every post is such an inspiration to me, but but this one was cosmic in its perfection.

  15. You are an absolute icon and someone to look up to. Age does not define you. You are truly beautiful inside and out.
    Have a wonderful birthday.
    Best regards

  16. You are an absolute icon and someone to look up to. Age does not define you. You are truly beautiful inside and out.
    Have a wonderful birthday.
    Best regards

  17. Happy Birthday, dear Judith!!! You look fantastic in both outfits – so much beautiful energy, optimism, and joy of life! You are a true inspiration to so many of us! Have a wonderful day and a wonderful new year of life! I’m sure that new directions will reveal themselves, the always do. <3

  18. Happy birthday Judith! You just keep getting better with age. You are such a great role model of what aging can be like. That you can honor your age, yet stay youthful, current and full of new plans and ideas. You are truly inspiring and do important work by sharing your stories with us and sharing these inspirational images. Wishing you a beautiful day.

  19. Happy Birthday, Judith. You are truly a beautiful light in this world. Thank you for always inspiring and delighting your readers.

  20. … you look amazing… and are an inspiration to US!!.. thank you so much for making old the new black… ROCKS!!

  21. Smashingly elegant as usual! You definitely bring a great deal of style to Denver.
    Congratulations on your sense of fashion and beauty.
    Happy Birthday (Belated)

  22. Happy Birthday! You remind me of the singer Julie Garland on stage in Tux and hat and cane.. Remember? She sung the famous song…and she danced. Looking great at 75…

  23. I hope you had a lovely reflective birthday (I’m so glad I was able to be there for the wild party that ushered in your 70th!). The black and white outfits are so chic! Your positive and creative outlook on ageing is such an inspiration for me Judith. XO

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