Showing posts with label classics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label classics. Show all posts

Saturday, January 11, 2014

At Last!

We finally had a Friday date night.

After the holidays, a bad cold and the storm of the century made me stay home for a couple of weeks but last night we were so happy to be back at our favorite restaurant for dinner. Life is good!

I have posted in the past about wearing black and how it isn't always flattering for everyone. If you are like me and have invested in an abundance of black in the past, there are ways to make it work for you. Here I've added a bright aqua scarf and gemstone ring in the same color as accessories.

All of the pieces of this outfit are a couple of years old. The boiled wool jacket may be ten years old! I love that it has black embroidered details on the collar. The cuffs can be turned up and it has one decorative button closure so I wore it with a long sleeve black tee from Chico's. The black knit pants were a find at Ross a couple of years ago. They are by Tahari.

The scarf is a very soft gauze in a color I know works well for me. The shoes are low heeled with a tiny gold trimmed bow detail. The bag is Kenneth Cole Reaction from T.J.Maxx. 

My wardrobe is made up of pieces I like to wear and that I feel comfortable in. I am motivated to buy new pieces only if I believe they can be worn for several years with many other pieces in my closet. Classics changed up with accessories has been my secret to dressing well for many years.

About three years ago I lost more than forty-five pounds so I had to give up almost all of my wardrobe. As I replaced those items I once again looked for classics that could be worn in many combinations and for several seasons.

Thank you for reading my blog and for joining me on this journey through midlife and beyond.

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