You may remember that in years past Mr. Mickey has played Santa to a group of children who might not otherwise have much of a Christmas.
A dear friend started the tradition of hosting a Christmas pizza party for some local needy children and their parents or guardians. Each child receives a coat, school clothes, a pair of shoes and a toy.
Over the years other friends have joined in to help fund the project. Last evening all those friends gathered to enjoy a wine and cheese fundraiser for next year's project including an evening with "Santa".
Since I am Santa's date for the evening I always wear something red. This year I wore a vintage red St. John Knit jacket which was a gift from my dear friend Mitzi. I paired it with Jen7 faux leather ponte jean leggings from Saks Fifth Avenue. The BCBGeneration zipper shoes from Dillard's were a big hit!
When I wear something that makes a bold statement such as the jacket with the trademark St. John gold buttons and the zipper shoes, I let those items take the limelight. Adding a necklace or bold earrings would have been too much clutter.
The season of excess is upon us. In addition to numerous all you can eat buffet dinners I will be avoiding glitzy sweaters, bright red lipstick, too much blush and big sparkly matching earrings and necklaces.
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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