I have always loved a great swing coat!
The swing coat or topper became popular in the 1950’s. I would never wear an A-line skirt because of my inverted triangle shape, but I have several of these A-Line jackets and warm coats in this style. I always wear them with a pencil skirt or slim fitting pants. This one is by IC Collection and I found it at ShopMyFairLady.com.
The toppers were aptly named swing coats because they fall from the shoulders and swing freely as you walk. I gave the post this title because it was dark and rainy in Johnson City, so we stopped at a golf course in the next town to take these photos.
I love to wear accessories, but I am careful not to add too many. Long silver earrings, a bold silver cuff and an enormous antique dinner ring with a pink stone played nicely with the fuchsia of the jacket. The texture of the fun over-sized clutch is reflected back in the texture of the pants. I found the pants by Eric and the clutch at Stein Mart a few months ago. The jewelry pieces were gifts from Mr. Mickey over the years.
Wearing bold color means that I need to adjust my makeup accordingly. I wear much less makeup now than when I was younger. My eye shadows are almost always the same neutral cool tones, but my cheek color and lip color must always complement each other and the color of my top. By this I mean reds require a neutral bronze color of blush and a true red lip color. This fuchsia jacket required that I wear a rose tone blush and a rosy-berry lip color. This lip color is by Merle Norman, and it is called Cranberry. The creme blush called Blush Rouge is also from Merle Norman.
I usually never wear suede shoes on a rainy night, but I knew I would be walking only a few steps from the car into the restaurant since they have a valet service. The shoes are old by BCBGeneration.