Showing posts with label Effortless dressing tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Effortless dressing tips. Show all posts

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dinner With Great Friends

At the end of a very long Yard Sale day, we joined dear friends for a wonderful meal at Gourmet & Company.




The wind was blowing another storm our way so we had to hurry the photo session. 



This is me with four hours sleep. 
Not a pretty sight. 




I receive some comments so often, I thought I would address them here today.

1. "I can't afford to buy that." 
What I show you was often bought from a sale rack at the end of the season. This is a great way to expand your basic wardrobe without breaking the bank. I show you general suggestions for what to wear to certain events and how to put together a look from items you may already have in your closet. If not, you can keep the ideas for the next trip to the store you do like to shop in.

2. "What if I am 68...72... whatever age?"
In my opinion, the looks I show you are timeless and can work for women of any age with a little tweaking to show your own style. 

3. "I can't wear heels."
This is an easy fix. Just wear a heel height that is comfortable for you in a similar style. 
For example, this would be a good alternative for the look I wore above. Ellen Tracy wedge.

4. "What do I wear to a summer wedding?"
 The look above is great for any warm weather evening event. The jacket gives some coverage and style without making you feel too hot. Look for similar styles that are open weave designs, sheer mesh or some other vented fabric that adds style and coverage but not weight. You can wear these toppers over tank dresses or tank tops with a skirt or pants to give your look a bit more polish.


I hope my tips are helpful to you. The items I am wearing today are all old from Chico's.

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

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Are You Ready For Spring?

Here in the eastern portion of the US, we are looking forward to spring weather. Basics that take me through all seasons include great fitting straight leg jeans, a nice white blouse with few design details and a light weight navy blazer. With great accessories, I am ready for lunch with my friends, shopping, or running errands for my company. 

A structured bag and shoes with support are necessary. A good watch and a nice pair of sunglasses that flatter the shape of your face all convey a message of confidence and subtle elegance even when dressing in a casual way. 



Susan's picks for a similar look to the one above. 
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Thank you for joining us on this wonderful journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Airport Style

Flying is one of my least favorite things, so I am using Mr. Mickey's beautiful daughter, Robin as an example for today's post.



Robin who is 51 lives in New York but was here for a funeral earlier this week. She is on her way to the airport in this photo.

Robin has a really great style of dressing all the time, but her airport style makes so much sense to me. She layers on very thin items that add no bulk but keep her warm/cool as she passes through different climates. Lightweight layers allow her to remove items as she needs to but her look remains very modern and she looks well dressed at all times. Her small carry-on bag held everything she needed for her short stay.

The long black coat from Ronen Chen has lots of details around the hem, but it did not add bulk to her look. The pieces she wears always include interesting details such as asymmetric hems or necklines so that something else underneath with different lines or a different color might be peeking out. She is very trim and in great shape so this style of dressing suits Robin very well. She always looks stylish and sporty. Never overly fussy or like she put a lot of effort into her look. I love that! 

As you know I am a big fan of effortless dressing. I much prefer a look that takes four minutes to put together so that you can get on with your life. A well planned and edited wardrobe can allow just that. Robin has mastered the art of owning pieces that flatter her shape, work with many other items in her wardrobe and fit her lifestyle. That is the key to effortless dressing.

Previous posts have included Mr. Mickey and also his beautiful daughter Regina.

Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey's family and me on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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