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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

One Color Dressing

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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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lazy Saturday

We don't always have a variety of activities and events planned for the day.

Occasionally I just want to rest and read on the weekend. So Mr. Mickey honors my need for quiet and lets the day unfold at my pace.

With nothing more than a trip to grocery store planned we had time to stop along the way at the Mountain Home VA to enjoy the beauty of the grounds on this September day.

I have been fascinated with this beautiful rock formation under massive trees since childhood. Did water or wind form the patterns carved into their surfaces? My mind completes the picture with a prehistoric sea that raged across this land during a long ago time when the earth was young.

This was the perfect day for Mr. Mickey to practice his photography skills. We both want very much to give you a glimpse of the beautiful area and the life we are so fortunate to share.

On this day I wore old jeans and a white tank top from Chico's. The fabulous burnout white tunic is from Cali and York. The animal print platform shoes are by Vince Camuto from Nordstrom a couple of years ago.

I think we found where all the Canadian geese in the area meet for lunch!

Our day of leisure included a light dinner of the interesting things we found at Earth Fare and Fresh Market. We enjoy trying new foods and wines so we chose two small loaves of bread, three different cheeses and the 2014 limited release Apothoic Dark wine for our adventurous meal today. The grapes are the variety "Cotton Candy". The cheeses included Beemster premium Dutch tangy, St. André triple cream French and a spicy pepper gouda. One bread had garlic and olive oil with cheeses, the other included sundried tomatoes and cheeses. There were also oil cured olives and regular black olives and nuts with light sea salt. 

The wine glasses bring back memories of a trip to the Banner Elk winery a few summers ago.

For dessert we shared a small piece of Black Forest Napoleon served on tiny antique saucers.

It feeds my soul to sit under a tree and enjoy the quiet of a beautiful late summer afternoon.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. 
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