Lonni Pike, who's a social media influencer, responded by wearing a stunnng outfit and told followers to ignore such comments.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on April 17, 2021. It has since been updated.
When someone told social media influencer Lonni Pike how to dress, she wasn't having it. Pike, who runs the blog "Gray Hair And Tattoos," is more than 50 years old living life in style. The woman, as her blog suggests, has gorgeous gray hair and is covered in tattoos. Pike is “loving life over 50 and owning her style.” One look at any of her social media platforms and you know she's impossible to box or categorize. Pike runs a TikTok account where she dresses up in cool outfits and has more than 564,000 followers on the platform. Someone made a rude comment on one of her videos, telling her “you’re too old to dress like a teenager.” Pike responded the only way she could, by owning the comment. She released a whole video about "dressing like a teenager." She wore cute little jeans and a tucked-in T-shirt along with a Dr. Martens.
Pike added that she was never bothered by such comments but she knew such comments often stopped people from expressing themselves and she was hoping this video would help everyone be who they are and dress as they like. Pike's confidence is infectious and inspiring, to say the least. Pike's first tattoo came at a crucial juncture in her life. She was 30 years old and was in a bad marriage. "We were separated for a time. I got barbed wire around my ankle because I felt trapped and helpless. This was the beginning of my journey to let the real me out and be who I wanted to be.”
She's also an inspiration to those who imagine an older life devoid of enjoyment. Her happiness and infectious energy come from being able to express herself. “I would love to show people that you can be yourself without the fear of what people might think. The freedom to let the inner you out for the world to see,” said Pike, reported VivaFifty. Pike is big on acceptance and never judges anyone for their lifestyle. “I don’t give anyone the right to respond negatively to me in any area of my life. My life is my universe and critics are not allowed,” she told Viva Fifty. So go out there and own your style.