Give me the perfect white shirt and a softly faded pair of jeans and I am ready to attend any casual event.
It's no secret that I am a lover of the classics. From music to home decor and handbags I am drawn to the elements that withstand the test of time.
When I began my search for the perfect summer handbag, I knew it needed to be classic, versatile and durable. I am not interested in disposable fashion. I prefer to invest in one timeless, well-made piece that I can carry for several summers. When I saw this one from J. McLaughlin in Town and Country magazine, I knew right away it was the one for me. I was thrilled to learn that they had just opened a store in Blowing Rock, North Carolina!
Sometimes all you need is the perfect white shirt to get the day off to a great start. This one has enough substance to be worn layered over a slim fitting tank, which is the perfect way to wear a classic white shirt with my button challenging figure.
The blended smooth fabric looks crisp and feels comfortable. A sheer light weight fabric isn't as forgiving or smooth flowing over a tank. I like the fact that this shirt holds its shape to keep me looking freshly turned out all day.
No jiggly bits in sight!
The cuff and faded ankle jeans are old from Chico's. The BCBGeneration sandals are from Saks Off 5th.
Today I am using my new light tent for the first time. This lighting system was a gift from my friends at Fabrizio Gianni. Now I can shoot detailed accessory closeups for you even at 4 am! I am grateful to the whole Fabrizio Gianni team for this very thoughtful gift.
The earrings and dome ring are both from B'Dazzled in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Thank you 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.