Friday, June 3, 2016

Special Occasions

We never need a special occasion to get dressed up to go out, but on a recent Saturday evening, we had two important events to attend. 

Thankfully, I was able to find something in my closet that was appropriate for both events.

The first event was a fundraiser for the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra held at the Blackthorn Club. We enjoyed visiting with a few players and the string quartet that performed on this evening. There are seventy players in our Orchestra. It is such a joy to hear their performances.

The flowers at our Club are always gorgeous. It is a surprise to see how much they have grown each time we visit during the summer.

The second occasion of the evening was the 90th birthday party of my sweet friend Ruth's husband, Vinnie.

I was so happy also to see my beautiful friend, fellow life-long model, and neighbor Mary.

Vinnie has always been a great athlete, a devoted husband, loving family member, and loyal friend. More than one hundred guests from all over the country came to enjoy a formal dinner, drinks and dancing in his honor on this evening. I loved meeting his Italian nieces from New Jersey!

On this busy evening, I wore a black tank, Traveler's pants and a traveler's duster all from Chico's last year. The bag is old via Saks Off 5th. The turquoise and blue glass stone earrings are old from Stein Mart. The Kenneth Cole sandals are old from Dillard's.

Today I am celebrating another milestone on the blog. There have been more than five million visits! We consider it an honor that you stop by so often. 

It is our pleasure to share our lives with you. Mr. Mickey and I hope that we give you some ideas and inspiration to expand the way you use your wardrobe and to thoroughly enjoy every day of your lives. 


Thank you so much for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

All words, styling, and creative direction are my own.


Kristien62 said...

Congratulations. Your blog is a joy and fun to participate in. Have a great weekend.

elaine said...

The black duster is so elegant. What an easy way to dress up a simple outfit!

Elaine @ Following Augustine

Anonymous said...

What a lovely outfit and done so simply!
Congratulations on the success of your blog!

KC said...

What a gorgeous look for a special occasion, Susan! You look beautiful!