Did you celebrate the New Year with a festive night out? Mr. Mickey surprised me with an early fancy dinner. Since I’ve never been a night owl, I was fast asleep by 9:00, so I’m glad he tolerates that about me.
Taking photos for you in winter is indeed a challenge. I appreciate your patience. Since I don’t own studio lighting, I took more than fifty images, seeking better light over three hours.
I don’t shop for special occasions even if I have the time to do so. Instead, I use what I already have differently. I’ll break down this look for you and explain how I might have worn each item for a much more casual or business event.
Pearls and silver are my go-to look for daytime. Of course, a sprinkle of crystals elevates any look for the evening, but I’ve also worn the tiny sparkly hoops with jeans and a blazer for daytime. The similar elements of three necklaces mean I can wear them together for a dramatic impact and soften black worn near my face. My necklaces are a few years old and no longer available. I shared links below for similar ones.
A sculptural heel makes these pumps a bit more modern-looking. A touch of animal print adds interest to the all-black look, and the white background relates to the pearls.
That’s the same silk slip dress I showed you earlier this year under a crewneck cashmere sweater from four years ago. The fancy fur vest was a Christmas gift from Mr. Mickey about fifteen years ago. His kind gesture moved me to tears when I unwrapped the package.
The silk dress could easily be worn with sandals, a denim jacket, and a basket bag for a casual fall evening. Additionally, I’ve worn that fur vest with jeans, a long-sleeve tee, and boots. The cashmere sweater has been part of countless looks, from business attire to a Sunday afternoon drive in the country. Finally, I’ve worn those pumps with a skirt, dresses, slacks, and of course, jeans. My purpose for blogging and sharing the details of my looks is to inspire you to use what you might already have in limitless ways.
The next blog post is already in the works to share how I use inspiration to build contemporary looks. Of course, I always adjust for results appropriate for my age and lifestyle. I’ll also announce the winner of the recent bracelet giveaway.
I wish all good things for you in the coming year. Thank you for joining me on this journey.