Last evening, my sweet friend Rose and I were featured in a news story on our local TV Station, WCYB in Bristol. Jess Cartwright is the delightful and very talented reporter who did the story about my blog. I am so impressed with her knowledge and professionalism.
Feeling comfortable and confident was imperative today, so I wore one of my favorite combinations. My “superwoman” looks always include a scarf and a jacket.
The look began with a black scoop neck close-fitting tee from White House|Black Market and Chico’s Travelers No Tummy Pants in black. Step one in a lot of my outfits starts with these simple pieces. I wear a close-fitting tee or tank because I never want to add any bulk under my jacket. I do not remove my jackets or cardigans, so my goal is to look as sleek as possible under them. I like the fact that this jacket from White House|Black Market is more fitted. Short boxy jackets do not serve me well because I carry most of my weight at the waist. Without a nipped-in waist, I look even more significant from every angle.
I need to wear vertical lines as in a low scoop or V neckline because I have a roundish face, but I do not want to show so much of my neck and bodice. I often wear a square scarf in this simple way because it adds contrast, a pop of color or pattern, and fills in my neckline. When I wear a scarf folded into a triangle and draped across my shoulders, I put my jacket on over it, and the scarf stays in place reasonably well. Today, I wanted to remain very neat and have a bit more control over the scarf volume, so I added a narrow Ralph Lauren belt over it, as shown below.