Driving through a beautiful valley surrounded by the first hint of color changes among the trees on the hills beyond is a delightful way to enjoy a clear autumn day. We traveled part of the famous Snake motorcycle route from Elizabethton, TN, to Shady Valley, TN, to Damascus, VA, and then to Nicewonder for lunch at Hickory.
In the nineties, I had a much loved and often worn pair of leather straight-leg jean-style pants. Whether I wore them with a red cashmere sweater or black wool blazer, I always felt like a rock star. The versatility and comfort of those leather pants made styling them effortless. I may never invest in another pair of genuine leather pants, but these faux ones are fun for occasional deviation from my usual choices. I bought my normal size six here.
The various textures within a look can create more depth and interest. I tucked a red tunic from Chico’s last year into the pants and added a simple leather belt to define the waist.
The same tone of red faux leather bag is by Sam Edelman from last year. The tweed-like Karl Lagerfeld blazer is also from last year. I found the lightweight silver statement earrings at T.J.Maxx earlier this year. The Quay sunglasses are here. The pumps are here. The sheer black hose are here.
Mr. Mickey said, “I AM smiling!”
A babbling creek carving through a rocky gorge always makes me pause to enjoy the moment.
The drive along the way to Backbone Rock is incredibly charming in autumn.
I’ve hiked the winding path through the woods and across the top of Backbone Rock many times.