Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Opera Coat

Season tickets to the Johnson City Symphony are one of the gifts I give Mr. Mickey each Christmas.


It is a long-standing tradition for us to have an early dinner at our favorite restaurant before attending the concert. This performance featured the beautiful guest artist Chee-Yun from Seoul. Her first public performance was at age 8! On this night she played the Stradivarius "Ex-Strauss" (Cremona, 1708).


I wore items from Chico's including a silver cardigan and tank with a long double strand crystal and silver necklace. The skirt is a straight black knit pencil style. The Assets hose/tights are from Target. The Anne Klein shoes are at least eight years old.



I bought this velvet and faux fur trimmed Erté inspired coat from one of my sales reps in 1990 when she also represented my jewelry line. I call it my opera coat because it has a rhinestone encrusted closure and it has a very dramatic shape and texture. It is also very warm! On the rare occasions when I wear it, I feel as if I have stepped out of the Art Nouveau-inspired 1920s.


Thank you for joining me on this fun journey through midlife and beyond.

10 comments:

Cathryn said...

Oh my goodness, the coat is elegant, and you wear it well!

Unknown said...

You look absolutely gorgeous :) I love your shoes a lot
Hugs Beata

Donna said...

Love the silver on you and that coat is the cat's meow! I love unusual pieces and it is gorgeous. Good purchase...

Anonymous said...

Our daughter is getting married New Year's eve and I've been thinking I need an opera coat. We're in Knoxville so weather could go either way. You look stunning. Pam B.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

What a fabulous outfit, Susan!! The coat is amazing and I really, really like the Chicos look underneath...I bet you were the most fabulous woman at the symphony! I think this is my favorite post of yours so far! Gorgeous!

Patti said...

You look simply stunning, and your coat is a work of art, Susan! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

gai said...

The coat is one of the most stunning garments I've ever seen. Absolutely fabulous on you!

SusanG said...

What a fabulous coat! You look wonderful!

Stacey said...

Absolutely beautiful!

meriusa said...

In the fur ,velvet coat you look like a princess ,only the diadem on your beautiful head is missing !Lucky your companion !