Wearing separates all in one color with different textures, and similar shades of that color is monochromatic dressing.
I consider these looks my palate cleansers. I will wear a monochromatic look for a couple of days, and then I am ready to go back to wearing more color. There is something very soothing about wearing all black or all white. Perhaps it has something to do with the neverending data and decision making that is part of every day of my work life. I need to reboot occasionally.
We spent Sunday afternoon at The Biltmore Estate enjoying a late lunch or early dinner on the Veranda at The Inn.
Sometimes a reboot of hairstyle is also necessary. My hair has been cut several times lately by different stylists. (My friend Myra has been taking some much needed time off.) Not all stylists can cut fine curly hair well. A bad haircut can mean that it is difficult to style, and I often end up with a look that makes me appear to be wearing a strange hat. After four cuts in as many weeks, I have found a stylist who is getting me back on track. It will take most of the summer to recover my appropriate length.
Mr. Mickey is always the dapper gentleman.
As I was taking photos around the hotel’s lobby, I saw this handsomely dressed couple, so I asked to take their photo for the blog. I enjoyed chatting with them for several minutes before others in their party arrived. They voiced the same weariness of seeing ball caps, shorts, tees, and flip flops every day and for every occasion.
The textured jacket is by Moonlight, and it is so lightweight I felt chilly as we sat down for lunch. (It was about seventy-three degrees.) I am wearing a Clara Sunwoo thin tank top underneath. Both these items are from ShopMyFairLady.com. The jeans are girlfriend ankle jeans from Chico’s. The wicker clutch bag was purchased at J. Mclaughlin last year. The Kivah block-heel dress sandals are from Macy’s.