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Overcoming Age-Related Pressures: You Are Not Alone

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Aimee Song, fashion blogger of Song of Style, wears a Self Portrait Top with GRLFRND jeans as she talks about SKII skincare.From the moment we’re born, certain ages have milestones tied to them. Maybe at one we’re walking, two we’re talking, sixteen we’re driving (or crashing our parent’s car…). Society has programmed us like this. But maybe age shouldn’t matter, we’re all on our own timelines. There shouldn’t be a certain age when you’re need to get married or have kids. You will hit milestones in life when you’re supposed to. Instead of obsessed about what others around you are doing, listen to that voice inside you and follow what makes you happy. My grandma used to ask me about my age and when I would have a baby. Simple pressures like this made me realize I just need to focus on my own timeline and that age shouldn’t be used as a measurement society to determine what I should be doing.Aimee Song, fashion blogger of Song of Style, wears a Self Portrait Top with GRLFRND jeans as she talks about SKII skincare.I’m super excited to be apart of skincare brand SK-II‘s #INeverExpire discussion with strong, career-savvy women that I admire. Sophia Amoruso, Elaine Welteroth, and Lauren Abedini all have interesting backgrounds and had unique perspectives on the topic of age-related pressure. We all have different experiences, but what we all have in common is that we are women that don’t let social norms and predetermined timelines define us. I had such a great time and left the discussion feeling inspired by such strong female figures. I would love to continue the conversation with you guys that SK-II has started. Have you been affected by age-related pressure?Aimee Song, fashion blogger of Song of Style, wears a Self Portrait Top with GRLFRND jeans as she talks about SKII skincare.Aimee Song, fashion blogger of Song of Style, wears a Self Portrait Top with GRLFRND jeans as she talks about SKII skincare.Self-Portrait Yellow Floral Top (similar herehere and here)
GRLFRND Loose Fit Denim Jeans (similar here and here)
Oscar Tiye Velvet Pink Heels (similar here and here)
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  1. Hi Aimee,
    I loved reading this post. I can definitely relate to age ‘milestones’.
    My father would lock me up at home when I was a teenager so I didn’t go to high school and I married someone at a young age.
    I decided to hear the voice inside me; and although I didn’t have the money to study and maintain myself financially I managed to get scholarships and actually got the goverment to pay me for studying!
    I moved to another country and now my family fully supports my decisions.
    Thanks for sharing! It inspired me to write my next blog post.
    Lots of love from London,
    Fatima
    Mind the Shoes

  2. You mentioned that people just expect that at two, we’re talking. My daughter is three and is just now starting to talk. This past year has been full of emotion and unnecessary embarrassment for me, just because she’s delayed in the talking department. It has made me want to withdraw from seeing friends and family, because I feel like I’m being accused of not doing everything I can, each time I talk to people about it. Anyway, it’s definitely different from waiting to get married or have children, but it’s definitely still a struggle that we all deal with, in my family. So, I’m a fan of this campaign, and can relate!

    • Many children start talking a bit later, as far as I know there is nothing wrong with that. Some kids just need a bit more time and will start talking only after they are 3. One of my professors once admitted that all of her sons started speaking only after they were 3, and she had to bribe them with chocolate to say their first word.

  3. This article almost made me cry! Loving the I never expire campaign! It’s just… in the world where by age 30 you should have a few kids, a few $million, a great career, and look great it’s hard Not to feel expired! I feel this way sometimes! But it’s so inspiring to be reminded from women like you that there shouldn’t be an expiration date to us!

  4. I’m honestly so in love with this campaign. I feel like a lot of pressure is put on me as to when I’m going to finish my degree – I’ve decided to stretch it out for both the sake of my blog and my mental health. It’s something that I needed to do for myself, and let’s be real, it doesn’t matter when I finish my degree – and it definitely doesn’t matter to the people who pressure me. I’m so lucky to have parents that understand this, but society definitely doesn’t. Thanks for sharing this great post!

    Chloe x
    http://www.softoctobernight.com

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this positive message, Aimee! <3 I agree with you – we should all go according to our own timeline and not feel pressured to do things at a certain age. Really love how SK-II is sending such a positive and inspirational message with these campaigns!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  6. This post was so inspirational! I totally agree that everybody has their own timeline. It’s hard to tell when we’ll reach our next milestone. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and opinions. :)

  7. I’ve been seeing this message a lot lately and I’m so glad. It’s so important to talk about issues like these since they’re so often ignored and yet ever-present. I believe age should not define who we are or what we do, but it’s often hard to detach from the pressure. Thank you for sharing.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  8. I often feel like I’m somehow failing in life if my face is showing lines and my jaw is less than clean and sharp. I have this maintenance routine with face massages, meso and face yoga which help a lot. On the other hand, despite my face not being the same, I love being older because it comes with confidence and knowing yourself, and cutting out all the BS and toxic people so I can focus on what’s important in my life.
    Ana
    http://www.champagnegirlsabouttown.co.uk

  9. This post really hit home for me. Im 30 and have experienced all of the those growing pains. Im so happy you talked about it because most people push it under the rug and pretend that they don’t feel the pressure at all. Its always good to hear that you are not alone in how you feel.

    Thanks,
    Teeara

    http://www.thestylishvagabond.com

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