It seems that faux leather leggings may have become a classic.
With the look of long over lean, a slim-fitting pant is essential to balance with long boxy tunics. You can pair the look with short boots with a bit of heel or over the knee flat boots. I always wear a long top with them. This top is the long sleeve Covered Perfectly Simple Comfort tunic. Almost all of my winter looks start with one of these tops. They are perfect for layering, and I love to wear this neckline. I bought the leggings shown here at Chico’s last year. They have faux leather panels in the front, and the back is Ponte knit fabric. Ponte knit fabric has a double knit construction. It is more substantial and sturdier than jersey knits. It stands away from your body rather than clinging to every part.
Mr. Mickey is my adventure partner and the photographer for most of the photos you see here on the blog. When we go out, we discuss the general colors we plan to wear. We try to match, but we certainly don’t want to clash with each other. We often get compliments from strangers on what a handsome couple we are, making him so very proud. He always dresses in classic styles and solid colors as well, so our looks easily stand together.
He also plans most of our weekend activities. In the unpredictable winter months, we often take a day trip over to Asheville to shop, get something to eat, and watch people. We enjoyed an artisan cheese tasting at The Bistro in Antler Hill Village at Biltmore on this beautiful day. We shopped for a while and then had a lovely light dinner at the Lobster Trap. It was still early, so we decided to end the evening with an after-dinner glass of wine in the Great Hall Bar of the Grove Park Inn. There is often live music and always great people watching as we sit in front of a roaring fire.
Mr. Mickey and I share our adventures, and occasionally both our looks to inspire you to go out and enjoy life. Sometimes what we wear is years old, and we may drive only sixty miles away. There are times when we share a sandwich and then sit in the park and talk while watching people. Our joy comes from sharing life with someone who respects and appreciates kindness and loyalty rather than taking advantage of those qualities. We work very hard all week, so taking an afternoon off to relax and enjoy some quality time together gives me the perseverance and motivation to continue. We make the most of every day we spend together.
The long gray fringe duster and the Zac Posen bag are both old from Saks Off 5th. The animal print scarf is old from Chico’s. The short boots are old by Gianni Bini via Dillard’s.