Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lessons Learned

 We enjoyed a wonderful Friday evening with great friends at Gourmet and Company, our favorite restaurant in Johnson City.

There's nothing better than spending three hours engaged in lively conversation while having excellent food and superb service. 

The bag is by Nine West from Ross. The Steve Madden heels are from Nordstrom.

This vintage St. John knit jacket was another gift from my dear friend Mitzi. I am wearing it over a black tank and black pieced faux leather front leggings both from Chico's.

Below is the daytime look for Friday.

The jeans I wore during the day yesterday and leggings I wore to dinner last evening taught me a lesson. I used to wait for sales to shop but now I know if I want great fitting basic pieces that I will enjoy wearing for years to come, I need to shop often but selectively at the beginning of the season to get my size. The jeans in my size from the day look and the leggings from the evening look are now completely sold out in all sizes (company wide!). The second lesson is to buy jeans with a bit of stretch in a size smaller. In two hours you will be so glad you did.

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

The second fifty years really are the best!

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Deewonda said...

I love that little leopard print purse!

Unknown said...

Love both outfits especially the red knit jacket.

Donna said...

You really rock the red jacket! I like both outfits and seeing the comparison in a day outfit and something a little dressier. I noticed that your jewelry is minimal. Do you think this is a trend or just your preference?

Susan said...

I feel too overdone or busy when I wear too many pieces of jewelry. One statement piece (or stack of statement pieces) and minimal other items feels right most of the time.