If you no longer can or want to wear heels, there are many lovely options offered in flat shoes. The look for today is one that I would wear out to dinner, to a party in someone’s home or other social function such as a play or musical performance during the holidays.
The crystal earrings are by Ralph Lauren. Similar earrings here. I am very strategic with my placement of “bling”. If I wear any rhinestones at all, there are only one or two pieces. The dome ring here and the earrings are enough. Bright silver items such as the link bracelet (similar here) can have just as much impact, without looking like I have worn every piece from my grandmother’s jewelry box.
My velvet smoking slippers are by Tommy Hilfiger. Materials such as velvet, satin, brocade or metallic leather make footwear more special for the evening. If you are wearing a shimmering dress or top, keep the shoes on the plain side. If your outfit is rather simple, you can wear more ornate shoes. Wearing both creates a visual overload. Other smoking slipper options are found here. As I age, my feet are less attractive, so I now avoid shoes that say “Look Here!”. When I wear shoes that show the top of the foot, I never wear socks or opaque tights; instead I choose sheer silky pantyhose. I never wear trouser socks or knee highs because the band always shows through pants. In warm weather, I wear these shoes with Sheec no-show socks found here. Sheecs are the only no-show socks (shown below) I have ever worn that stay in place.
When wearing a long top or jacket, I balance the look with slim fitting pants or leggings. The beautiful long jacket is by Lior Paris and the liquid leather leggings are by Clara Sunwoo here. Both are from my friends at My Fair Lady. They are having a 20% off sale with free shipping today through Monday! Sparkle18 is the code.
The gray satin camisole was from Express last year. Similar here. Another styling tip, I always belt a loose fitting long first layer to define the waist. The hook style belt is old from Chico’s. Similar here. The clutch is also a few years old. Similar bag here.
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
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