As the days become shorter and the weather turns colder, our adventures take place much closer to home, and photography becomes a real challenge. We still haven’t conquered the lighting issues with indoor shots. In the meantime, here are some photos that almost turned out from last night.
I promised to show you the Juliet Ankle Pants I purchased from Chico’s last week. I paired them with a long loose Vince cashmere sweater and boots by French Connection; both purchased at Saks Off 5th last year. The fur vest was a long-ago Christmas gift from Mr. Mickey. Wearing all one color can be boring if I don’t mix up the textures. The sweater, the pants, and the vest have very different textures, so light reflects differently, creating depth from the various surfaces. I love to wear all black and then add a pop of color, either in a scarf or statement jewelry. The long blue earrings were from Stein Mart a few years ago. The gunmetal colored box clutch was from T.J.Maxx last year.
These pants are very comfortable! I will be wearing them often with casual as well as more dressy looks. Since the fit is slightly slim on my legs, I will treat them as leggings and always pair them with a longer top. I like the slimming effect that comes with wearing a shorter layer over a longer layer with slim-fitting pants—continuing the line of unbroken color from top to bottom, including wearing black pantyhose.
Speaking of texture, I always take into consideration how textures flow across each other. If something drags and bunches over another piece, I will not wear that combination. For example, if I had worn opaque tights instead of pantyhose, the pants would have bunched up everywhere as they got caught on the rougher texture of the tights. Whenever I wear socks or hose, I am careful not to create a train wreck with whatever I am wearing over them. Have you ever seen the line caused by the tops of trouser socks showing boldly through a nice pair of slacks? I rest my case!
We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Gourmet and Company, followed by night at the Symphony. Someone recently commented that what I wore to the last performance was inappropriate for the “opera.” I took note of what the fellow in the seat next to me was wearing last evening. He and his date were similarly dressed. They were in their thirties, and he was wearing faded jeans and a plaid shirt while munching Peanut M&Ms throughout the performance. Interesting times.
One of our tricks of eating out often without overdoing it is to share an entree as well as an occasional dessert. Cheers!