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:

catquilts said...

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

Beata B 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!

Susan G 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 !