I decide what to wear based on the weather first and then what is appropriate for the event. To complete the look, I add my personality with accessories.
The day after returning from Los Angeles, we went out to dinner. I was still in a Southern California state of mind, so my makeup is minimal, and I wore cool shades of soft gray and white with sandals.
When the weather is hot and humid, I wear minimal makeup because I know it will become smudged little rivers running down my face within a few minutes. Instead of my usual liquid foundation, I blot on a bit of loose Lancôme powder down the middle of my face and on my cheeks near my nose (not in the eye area!). My eye makeup is also minimal in warmer weather.
The best place to match your foundation is on your upper chest (décolleté area). If it blends and becomes invisible there, you have the right color. Don't you just hate it when your foundation makes your face look like it belongs to another body?
This easy breezy style includes a high-low hem tank top from White House|Black Market. The long, almost sheer silver-gray cardigan is old from Chico's. The white light-weight jeans style pants are old by Fabrizio Gianni.
Accessories include sunglasses by Kenneth Cole Reaction via T.J.Maxx, a long necklace from French Kande, a large face silver watch from Michael Kors with a small silver link bracelet which was a gift from Mr. M.
The bag is old from Express. The shoes are old by Calvin Klein.
When I shop, it is usually to replace something that is starting to look too worn, not because I want the newest trend. I look for classic pieces that look good on my frame, in colors that flatter my complexion, and that can be mixed and matched with what I already have. Those are my secrets for a successful and carefully edited wardrobe that works all year round.
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!
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