A few months ago, I heard from a lovely follower of my blog who asked me for help with her wardrobe. After a few emails, I discovered that she lives in North Carolina, a few hours away. She had many difficult questions to address in an email, so I decided to meet her at her daughter’s house, which is even closer to me. After changing our plans a couple of times, we finally got to spend a few hours together on Saturday.
Ellie brought many of her recent favorite purchases and told me about her lifestyle. We spent time creating different looks, discussing healthy eating, makeup, skincare, shoes, and jewelry. It was such a fun day!
I even shared a few modeling tips with Ellie. She is a natural!
After trying on many of the items in her fall wardrobe, we identified a few that weren’t right for her lifestyle or coloring. She realized she needed simple, classic basics to form a more fitted base for many of her novelty jackets and toppers. When the basics are missing, we end up with a closet full of nothing to wear. We discussed shoes, accessories, how to tie scarves, and which colors were best for her.
Mr. Mickey recorded the short video at the bottom of this post as we were starting our style session.
After spending a few hours with Ellie and Terri, Mr. Mickey and I left for the Inn at Biltmore Estate to enjoy a leisurely early dinner in the Library Lounge.
A shrimp cocktail is always a great way to start your evening meal!
The view from our table by the window was captivating. When we left Johnson City earlier in the day, it was raining and dreary, so this beautiful sky was a joy to behold.
It is no exaggeration to say that ninety-five percent of the women I saw this weekend were wearing leggings. They seem to be the most popular garment of the season. (Always wear them with a long top that covers your bottom.) I have to admit they can be warm and comfortable with boots of all types. I wore my leggings over opaque black tights from White House|Black Market.
I purchased my bag from Uno Alla Volta a few years ago. Alessandra and Elisabetta created it in their studio in Italy.
My Antelope boots are a few years old. Similar ones are here. The leggings I am wearing are from Chico’s. The tank I am wearing is a size large from Express. Referral and affiliate links in my posts may generate a small commission for me at no additional cost to you.
That fabulous new necklace here was a gift from my friends at French Kande. I am wearing it with a necklace extender here.
The plum color long sleeve French Terry cardigan by Focus can be worn buttoned at the side to create a different look. I wore it open for most of the day, but it was nice to button it for more warmth in the wind. The cardigan was a gift from My Fair Lady.