One of the reasons we love to go to Artisanal in Banner Elk, is that you can be dressed to the nines while blending in with the other patrons.
In my late 20's I started collecting key pieces in black to wear to special events. The reasoning is that I have always felt confident and stylish in black but moreover the items work together so well.
Today you are seeing items purchased over a span of about twenty-five years.
The Draped Front top is from Covered Perfectly. The sheer layered asymmetric skirt was found at T.J.Maxx about ten years ago. I bought the velvet and faux fur trimmed Erté inspired evening coat from one of my sales reps in about 1989 when she also represented my jewelry line.
These Sam Edelman shoes are my most recent purchase. They are undoubtedly the most fabulous pair of shoes I have ever owned!
The clutch is from T.J.Maxx a couple of years ago.
The earrings and ring are old from Stein Mart.
Winter blew in on sporadic gusts of wind during the night. We awoke to the first frost of the season in the mountains today.
I was a little girl in 1965 when I saw Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella with Lesley Ann Warren for the first time. I dreamed of the day when I would find my own Prince and go to the ball wearing a beautiful gown. Nearly fifty years later I have at last found my Prince and I get to wear my black "crystal" slippers if not to a ball then certainly to dinner.
Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me on this journey through midlife and beyond.
The second fifty years are truly the best!
Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.
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