Monday, November 9, 2015

Weekend Retreat

Mr. Mickey and I enjoy leaving the city on Friday morning and driving away for a weekend retreat.

When we first started to date almost ten years ago, getting away for weekend trips to the mountains or a larger city or even the beach was one of the things we heartily agreed was important to each of us.

We thoroughly enjoy exploring cities, trying new restaurants, searching for the best gourmet chocolate, admiring the architecture of small southern towns and driving down winding country roads just to see where they lead.

On this past Friday, we stopped in Brevard, North Carolina on our way to our weekend getaway. We walked around the small downtown area and read the menus posted in the windows of a few restaurants before wandering down an alley to the Square Root. It was a delightful out of the way place that we enjoyed very much. I had a black bean burger with sweet potato chips which were quite good. Mr. Mickey enjoyed a salad with plank grilled salmon. Across the alley was Downtown Chocolates so we were careful to save some room for chocolates afterwards. 

The town of Brevard is straight south from us and at a lower elevation so their weather has remained quite a bit warmer than ours.

Since this was a restful weekend retreat with nothing special planned, I brought with me just a few pieces of clothing which I mixed and matched for easy packing and dressing.

I wore this elegant grey cashmere open cardigan from J.Jill a couple of times over the weekend. Shown above with Chico's jeans, a grey tank from Saks Off 5th and flat Halogen shoes from Nordstrom.

On the cool rainy Saturday night out to dinner at the fabulous Orchard Restaurant in Cashiers, North Carolina I layered the cardigan over another thin grey sweater from Chico's and a cascading vest from Covered Perfectly worn as a scarf. The boots are from Saks Off 5th.

These fabulous black jeans are by French Dressing. They fit very well without being uncomfortable and they maintain that fit all day. The color stays jet black when you wash them. 

I will be sharing more looks from my very small weekend wardrobe tomorrow.

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Andrea said...

Sounds like a fun getaway!

I like that you showed how different the same cardigan looks, depending what you pair it with! You look amazing, as always!

rosary said...

Ah! Beautiful Brevard! Where my son went to college and met his wife! #goodchoice

Lynn said...

I always enjoy your posts that show different ways to wear the same item. These are nice casual looks.

lynneferd said...

I came across this photo on Pinterest and wanted to tell you how very nice and slimming the tucked tank and belted jeans outfit were. You really can wear a fitted top better than you think!