Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dinner on Saturday

Last weekend we visited the more than 100-year-old Omni Grove Park Inn located in Asheville, North Carolina.

These photos were taken in the Palm Court atrium floor located above the Great Hall of the Inn. It was a very dark and rainy day so finding enough light to take good photos was a challenge.

We like to dress for dinner. Life is theater and I always want to be dressed for my part!

Even though it appears from these photos that I am dressed in a sea of black, there is a lot of textural interest that isn't showing up.

I always add different textures when wearing a monotone look. Monotone means wearing one color from head to toe. It is a way of looking longer and leaner, but you will want to add interest to these looks. 

I am wearing a sequined black sweater with a low double breasted blazer both old from Saks Off 5th with sleek ankle length dressy slacks which are old from Chico's. 

The jacket and the shoes are by French Connection.

You can see from this close up shot that there are several different textures and details in this combination. The bag was purchased earlier in the day at Cloth, the boutique on the Inn property.

This last photo was taken by one of the fireplaces in the Great Hall. These fireplaces are so large that a man can stand up in them. Notice the large logs in the cart behind me. It takes two men to load them onto the andirons which were hand forged in Asheville and weigh more than 500 pounds each.

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Feedakie said...

You look so amazing!

Lady of Style said...

I'd wear this classy look in a heartbeat! Your shoes add a very stylish touch.
You don't need artificial light, Susan, you look radiant!!

Annette | Lady of Style

ci said...

Love the all black, with texture, look. You look amazing, but i have to say my eyes went right to the shoes which are sex-EEE. Beautiful. And love your saying about life is theater....makes sense. thanks for giving your followers so many beautiful photos and outfits to enjoy.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I am envious of how often you go out with Mr. M....and he is lucky, because you always look amazing! I love this style.

Canuck-Girl said...

You look lovely and very happy. I am so glad the dreary weather (yes even in such a beautiful setting) did not spoil you relaxing time away with Mr. Mickey.

Unknown said...

Love, love, love your hair "au naturale."

Lynn said...

Love the shoes! I enjoy the background shots and information you give about where you're visiting.

Blog Name Here said...

Beautiful, and your hair looks very pretty too.

Andrea said...

Great look! And you are right we always should dress up for our part!