A lovely reader recently asked for tips on showing skin. When the weather is warm, I bring out the ankle pants and push up my sleeves if they aren’t already three-quarter length. It is a bit of visual trickery, but you appear more slender and feminine when you show the collarbones, wristbones, and ankles. These are often the smallest parts of the body, so covering them hides that perspective. Conversely, if you have thick ankles, you may not want to show them. Choosing shoes in the same color as your long pants or legs (in a dress) will allow your upper body to become the focus.
I wore this look to have lunch on the patio at Gourmet & Company with a friend recently. None of my items are recent purchases, but a similar eyelet cotton top is here. Similar slacks are here. Similar Sam Edelman shoes are here. A similar bag is here. My sheer lip color is Plum here. My haircare products are here.
A few days ago, I sat in the stylist’s chair for a trim. As long chunks of hair fell into my lap; I realized her vision of a trim was radically different from mine. At first, I was horrified at the extremely short style, but now I have adjusted to the change. Here are the much-requested photos from each angle.
My tiny shade gardens at the entry are thriving at the moment. Someone asked for more info, so I am sharing a few photos of the progress. After mid-May, I often add a few new plantings. This year it was Elephant Ear bulbs.
I share my outfits and examples to give you ideas for putting together items you might already have in your closet. The links are to the retailers where I often shop rather than the exact items because my basics are hardly ever new. Shopping links on this website may allow me to earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.