Date night means I get to wear my high heels and dress for dinner. I cherish these evenings because I had very little to look forward to for most of my life. Life consisted of working endless hours and trying to survive for most of my youth. I am eternally grateful for what I have now because I had to work very hard to achieve it.
“Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that.” – Nicholas Sparks
If you are one of those lucky ladies who has lots of events to attend during the holiday season, you may enjoy some of my tips for putting together a look that is both special and comfortable.
Black is my go-to color because it works with my coloring and contrast level. You might be happier with navy, brown, olive, or camel. The trick is to have a comfortable top and bottom that you can use in various ways. A skirt or pants will work, but my favorite bottoms are almost always pants since I am allergic to dresses. Start with this column of one color and then add a scarf, a jacket, or a cardigan in another color or pattern that elevates the style and makes you look your best. For example, I could wear this turtleneck and pants from Chico’s with a jean jacket and boots to change the look. These are the other style of pants that I recently purchased at Chico’s. They are the So Slimming Reese Pants. The turtleneck is from a couple of years ago. That’s part of the magic of good basics. They can serve you well for years and in many different ways. The silver clutch bag was from T.J.Maxx a couple of years ago. The suede high heels are old from Saks Off 5th.
Now that you’ve got your good-looking basics covered, you might want to look for a unique jacket or two that you can use to take your look up a notch or two.
The new jacket I am wearing is by IC Collection via ShopMyFairLady.com. It comes in a gold color as well as this silver color. (I have cool coloring, so now you know why I chose this silver one.) I love the fact that I can wear this jacket with a tank in warmer weather or, as I have here, with a turtleneck. The jacket has an asymmetric front closure featuring a dramatic statement button, and the back dips much lower than the front. I can wear this jacket open or closed, which is also a plus. It looks excellent with wide-leg pants, a pencil skirt, or a simple dress.