Every photographer tells me “it’s all about the light,” so I spent some time yesterday trying to find the best lighting in the home I now share with Mr. Mickey. The best spot is between the bar setup and the fireplace.
I put together an all-black look to attend a funeral in the afternoon, followed by a dinner date later. The fabrics are similar types of knits, but the pants are crepe, and the top is smooth. When I wear a column of one color, the pieces are always unmatched, but I try to vary the textures for a more intentional effect.
A lighter, brighter red lip is imperative when I wear black, and my eye makeup is also a bit bolder. The bright opalescence glass necklace and small earrings bring more light to my face. My coloring is too faded to wear dark colors near my face without using these styling tips.
My skincare is here. Since I started using Beautycounter in 2017, I have worn no foundation and much less makeup. Instead, bright lip color and filled-in brows are my priorities.
Mr. Mickey has invited me to redecorate, so I will slowly start to make a few changes when I get my strength back. Except for the heaviest furniture, I did all of the moving and downsizing myself. I wanted to evaluate and decide on each item, so I devoted myself to the monumental task of completing it before the closing date.
The wide-leg pants are from White House Black Market. The Clara Sunwoo top is a couple of years old, as is the handbag. The Rosemarie patent leather wedge sandals are by Stuart Weitzman. Finally, all the jewelry is many years old.
I share what I’ve learned and how I put things together in hopes that it helps you get more use out of what you already have. Thanks for all your comments and good wishes.