Cardigans are the perfect lightweight layer to wear when the crisp autumn weather arrives. My tips for choosing and wearing the correct cardigan for my shape include looking for a V-neck style that isn’t too thick and bulky. I also search for a type that ends mid-hip. I purchased the same cardigan in navy, red, and gray from Ann Taylor a couple of years ago, and I’ve been babying them. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to find a cardigan that isn’t tunic length.
I layer thin, lightweight cardigans over tanks, shells, and sleeveless shirts only to avoid adding bulk. If I wore short-sleeve tees, the line would show, so I don’t even buy those anymore. When I wear wide-leg or flare leg pants, I wear a shorter, more fitted top. If I tuck in a shirt and wear a belt, I always wear a third piece and leave it open so that only the front shows.
I wore the nude mesh pumps for comfort and the heel height needed for the jeans. The bag and shoes are from a couple of years ago. The necklace was a birthday gift from my friend Suzanne last year. It is here. (Use the code SAS10 for $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.)
We are fortunate to have a couple of fine stores in our area that feature olive oils, balsamic vinegar, whole olives, and delicious medleys. We visited the Abingdon Olive Oil Company on Saturday before our early dinner on the porch at the Peppermill. Pictured above are my purchases. The staff carefully packs and ships via priority mail if you are not local.
On Friday evening, I made mushroom pappardelle pasta topped with aged asiago cheese for date night. (The video here shows how to prepare mushrooms.) I found fresh made Italian bread at Publix, and adding a fresh salad makes the meal complete. Mr. Mickey is thrilled that I am learning to prepare some simple Italian dishes.
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