Spending time with family, enjoying a good meal, and a long drive through the mountains are among Mr. Mickey’s favorite things, so that was our Father’s Day plan.
Saturday was a beautiful sunny but brisk cool day, so we took or wore layers to keep warm during an outing in Banner Elk, NC. I wore a blue Perfect Shirt from Talbots a couple of years ago. The fifty-one-inch scarf is several years old, but the twill silk is warm enough when I wrap it around my shoulders. I found the cute handbag at T.J. Maxx last week. Bamboo handles always win me over! The white jeans are from Talbots here. The sandals are the Rosemarie Patent Leather Sandals by Stuart Weitzman.
Mr. Mickey wore a layered casual look with tasseled loafers and a sleeveless sweater vest for extra warmth. Unfortunately, in Banner Elk, it was only sixty-eight degrees!
We dressed in appropriate resort casual attire. My wide-leg slacks and cardigan are from White House Black Market here and here. The silk camisole is from Lily Silk a couple of years ago. The Sam Edelman block-heeled sandals are also not new.
A blue blazer with khaki pants, a soft blue shirt, and complementing pocket square with two-tone shoes are a winning look for gentlemen. The combo looks timeless and stylish while remaining appropriate for many outings.
Several readers asked to see photos of the progress as I redecorate sections of Mr. Mickey’s home at his request. Below is an example of small changes that can make a significant impact. Too many snapshots and photos can take away from important artwork and sculptures. Too many fabrics, textures, and patterns too close together can make a room feel overly busy. I removed a rug, covered the plaid stools with neutral linen fabric, and added fresh pink and white lilies in a tall crystal vase to give more importance to the J. Cotter Silver wall plaques and the Frederic Remington Bronze Statue.
He loves all the changes I’ve made but asked that the tribute to his parents, who were married for seventy years, remain. He had their personal items encased in shadow boxes and framed their wedding announcement and marriage certificate. I’ve always enjoyed seeing these beautiful mementos of his parents.