If you visit my home, you will find that I am a creature of habit, so if I find something that adds value or pleases me, I go all in. When I wore this look, we were joining friends for dinner at a casual restaurant. I didn’t want to wear pants again, so I opted for the knit tank dress and simple accessories.
I have owned countless crepe and soft knit tank dresses since the 80s. I wear them with cropped jackets, denim jackets, short cardigans, and an endless variety of accessories. So, I’m sold when I find a simple column of a dark solid color that ends below my thick calves. Similar knit tank dresses are here and here.
A soft, lightweight cotton cardigan with a V-neckline that ends at mid-hip? Yes, please! In which colors does it come? I have this same style in navy, gray and red. A similar cardigan is here. My favorite cardigans, jackets, and denim jackets mainly were purchased here and here.
When I try on a pair of loafers that feel like an old friend, I’ll likely buy every color made if they flatter my skin tone and work with my wardrobe. I have worn these loafers countless times! Some of these colors (and others!) are still available here. My favorite no-show sock liners are here.
I wore the look below for my brisk morning walk in the rain and a quick trip to the garden center. (Keep reading to see what I purchased!)
Denim shirts and platform sneakers are also recurring themes in my casual and sporty attire. I have owned more than thirty denim shirts, and I wear them to shreds. However, these days, I look better in dark washes. My denim shirt is here. Similar yoga pants are here. My favorite no-show sport socks are here.
Since I have short thick calves, platform sneakers always win out over the pancake-flat versions. Heels or slightly platform shoes provide more balance with my proportions. Similar shoes are linked: Converse here – Keds here.
Italy and its varied regions have held sway over my heart and bookcases for decades. Italian food has always been my favorite. So I am learning to prepare a few regional dishes since travel isn’t likely soon.
Mushrooms and beans replace meat in my meals, so I learned to prepare mushrooms so that they are not mushy but full of flavor and texture. First, remove them from plastic if you must purchase them packaged that way. Next, place them on a drying rack for a few hours before wrapping them in a cheesecloth, clean dish towel, or placing them in a brown paper bag in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them. Here’s my favorite video on how to prepare mushrooms.
This week, I purchased some herbs at my local garden center and new clean clay pots for them. I keep them on the screened porch so that the landscape guys don’t spray them with pesticides. Adding fresh herbs before serving a dish adds terrific flavor and bright color.
When I purchase fresh-cut herbs at the market, I remove them from the carton and place them in a glass with fresh water in front of a window.
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