Showing posts with label fashion after fifty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion after fifty. Show all posts

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fun In The Winter Sun

When the sun finally breaks through the clouds, a day in Asheville is absolutely necessary.

The Vance monument is located in Pack Square.

Downtown Asheville 

Even with the wind gusts it was a warm and beautiful day with full sun and a crystal clear blue sky.

Earlier in the day we had lunch at one of our favorite places, Carmel's at the Grove Arcade. These adorable young people sat at the table next to us. We struck up a conversation and had a lovely visit with these three friends.

I am wearing an Adrianna Papell sweater with faux leather sleeve trim from Saks off 5th. The necklace was a gift from Mr. Mickey. The turtleneck top and leggings are from Chico's. The boots are from the Saks collection. The bag is Calvin Klein via T.J.Maxx. The sunglasses are Kenneth Cole Reaction via T.J.Maxx.

Let's talk about leggings for a moment. They should come with a warning tag! I could actually see the label (at the waistline!) through the leggings on one unfortunately chosen outfit. Underwear was in full view on a few others. The bottom should be completely covered when you wear leggings because they are NOT pants.

Thank you for your wonderful comments on the Facebook page yesterday. You made me cry in a very good way. I am honored and deeply moved by your kind words.

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

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wear It Wednesday, Get Dressed

On a recent weekend getaway, we stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel as we normally do when we go to Knoxville.

This is a really lovely and rather pricey hotel with a very professional staff. The rooms and public spaces are decorated very nicely.

On Sunday morning we dressed to go down to the hotel restaurant to have tea and enjoy the breakfast buffet which includes a large variety of fresh fruits.

When we walked in, the host asked if we were going to church. A bit puzzled, we said no, just to breakfast. As I looked around the packed restaurant there was at least one person at each table wearing a ball cap... while eating. We quickly realized that some people were still in pajama bottoms with a sweat shirt thrown on for a top. One woman didn't even have on shoes, just dirty white socks! 

Men walked in before their female partners and just sat down whether she was seated or not. What happened to manners and getting dressed before going out in public? I am sad to see that people don't seem to know or care that you should get dressed in actual clothes before going out in public especially if you are going out to eat in a nice restaurant. 

You may say that it is more important to be comfortable in your jeans and tee. Keep in mind that is what I am wearing here... jeans and a tee.

The dark rinse jeggings are from Chico's. I wore them with a black long sleeve tee from Kohl's. The vintage St. John Country jacket was given to me by my dear friend Mitzi. The calf hair d'Orsay animal print shoes are by Sam Edelman via Nordstrom.

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

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Another Adventure

Have you ever had to totally change your plans after you arrived at your destination?

We planned to go shopping in Abingdon, Virginia for part of the day and then make early dinner reservations at a great restaurant we recently visited. Since this is not a busy time of year for them, I thought we would just call earlier in the day for the first seating. We found that restaurant and many others in town were either closed for the whole month or operating with a very limited lounge menu.

This is the always inviting porch at the Martha Washington Inn where the desk manager told us about a great new café around the corner.

So off we go on a new adventure.

Earlier we stopped briefly at their small T.J.Maxx. I have been looking for a luggage or camel color bag to replace my Liz Claiborne bag. After being carried for several years, it was time to retire it because the zipper finally broke. I was thrilled when I found this Michael Kors one that I have been coveting for more than a year! None of the other stores I have visited still had one in stock so I was thrilled to find this one at a much lower price than the ones I had been looking at on line.

Instead of complaining about my lack of planning the wonderful Mr. Mickey smiled and suggested we try the new place. It turned out to be great! We will visit 128 Pecan again.

The Virginia Creeper Trail starts a couple of blocks from downtown Abingdon.

An old railroad track was converted to a bike path which extends to the top of Whitetop Mountain. We have actually ridden our bikes from the top of the mountain into Damascus but not all the way back to Abingdon. Perhaps on another day we will try that.

No Saturday adventure is ever complete until we have shared an afternoon desert. On this day we stopped at Anthony's Desserts for a coconut cream pie tart. Mickey found the old book on French Country style in one of the shops we visited. He knows how French my heart is.

Off in the distance we saw a large house on the hill so of course I suggested we get a closer look. The road that passed by the house continued upon the ridge so we drove to the end of it where we saw this awe inspiring panoramic view of mountains and rolling pastures on three sides.

My outfit today includes a long sleeve white tee, a blue Ponte jacket and black So Slimming jeans all from Chico's. The short boots are Madden Girl from Belk a couple of years ago.

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