Early in the day on Saturday, we enjoyed a small lunch at Carmel’s at the Grove Arcade.
We spent part of the afternoon shopping at Biltmore Square, where I found my favorite cotton kitchen towels at Williams Sonoma. It’s the little things in life that make me happy!
I also shopped at Chico’s, where I purchased two pairs of dressy pants that will serve me very well. I bought the Juliet Ankle Pants and the So Slimming Reese Pants, both in black. It was difficult for me to stay on track because there were so many things that caught my eye, but I kept my focus and bought only what I came for. I wear black dress pants a few times each week, so I replace them more often than any other item. I will show the pants on the blog very soon. We have lots of events planned in the next few weeks so that they will be worn often.
We always try to arrive an hour or so before our reservations. It is so relaxing to sit in front of the fire and listen to the pianist.
Some of my favorite things about wearing scarves include softening my neckline and hiding my tummy rolls when I sit down. Scarves are my not so secret weapon for looking well dressed. The pants I am wearing here are by Eric from Stein Mart. The tank is old, but it is the same ecru color as the Bowie jacket I found last year at Saks Off 5th. The bag is old from Saks Off 5th. The boots are old by French Connection.
We love it when our table is in front of the fire.
The Biltmore Estate is decked out for Christmas already. It was magical to see only the small portion at the entry. We will visit again later to enjoy seeing the house in all its splendor.