The most crucial element for our health and wellbeing is nourishment. First, you must adequately nourish your body and mind. Clean water, food from nature (not from a factory), some exercise each day, and a closet stocked with a few neutral classics can get you off to a great start in life.
A proper bra is another fundamental element in our attempts to look our best. Smoothing and lifting foundations mean that my clothes look their best. Bra styles change with technology, bodies change with age, and as little as a five-pound weight gain or loss. I wear the Ultimate style longline bra from Shapeez.com every day. Panty lines don’t show when I wear these. (Note: I am not compensated for this post in any way. I share this information because so many readers have asked.)
For most of my adult life, warm weather has brought a bit of wardrobe anxiety because that means I have to give up my jackets. Tops with scoop or V-necklines and styles that flow smoothly across my body with uneven hemlines are my current favorites. I wear them with slim-fitting pants and add accessories to give the looks personality.
The top I am wearing is by IC Collection, and the pants are from last year by Lior Paris (“Lize” is similar) both via ShopMyFairLady.com here.
The shoes are from last year by Thalia & Sadi. The bag is from a couple of years ago by Tahari via T.J.Maxx. The Thistle & Bee cuff was a gift from Mr. Mickey. When it is too warm to wear scarves around my neck, I drape them across my arm or my handbag to have them while dining in cold restaurants. Shivering throughout my meal is genuinely unpleasant.
A bit of history about the setting for these photos: my first retail job was as a visual merchandiser for Parks Belk, which once existed in this building. There used to be display windows to the right and left of the doors. I spent whole days in those windows creating displays to lure shoppers into the store. I once built a window display showing a beautiful dining room complete with candles in crystal holders. When it came time to change the window out, I discovered that the candles had melted from the heat of the afternoon sun. The building is once again home to a Belk store, but the display windows have been removed.