Since early childhood, I have been fascinated with the accouterment of femininity. My favorite “toys” were my Mom’s black kitten heels and a silk scarf. Those heels spent more time on my little feet than they did on hers. From the age of three, I dreamed of growing up to wear red lipstick and high heels.
After getting my first job, I still remember saving two paychecks to spend all of the money in one day on five pairs of high heels on sale at the end of summer. Throughout my life, when I have felt sad or less than well, getting dressed and adding a colorful scarf and snazzy shoes has instantly elevated my mood. My formula for getting dressed has almost always been the same; wear great fitting classic pieces that flatter my shape and then change the look and attitude with accessories.
We snapped these photos after my Wednesday lunch date with Mr. Mickey. I am wearing a color block tunic I showed you earlier. It is by IC Collection from ShopMyFairLady.com. The off white pants are the same color as the off white on the tunic, and they are from last year by Fabrizio Gianni. The shoes are from last year by Sam Edelman. The bag is by Michael Kors. The sunglasses are by Dolce & Gabbana.
A couple of years ago, I started collecting French Kande jewelry. After wearing this line for a while, I sold almost all of my other statement necklaces. The bold scale and the high quality of the French Kande pieces seem always to be more appropriate than any of the others I once owned. Recently, I was honored to be contacted by French Kande with an offer to become an affiliate. I do not take affiliations lightly. The products and service must be excellent before I sign up, and it must be for products and I have already purchased and enjoy. I decline many such offers every day.
Below is a video I recorded to show you the necklaces currently in my collection. I explain why I added them and why I sometimes layer them. (French Kande has now given me a few pieces, but I purchased most of my collection.) Visit French Kande here. (Susan After 60 Inc. may receive a small commission if you purchase from this link.)