Coco Chanel first presented the bouclé suit on August 5, 1923. The jacket is still a classic, often worn with skirts, faded jeans, or wide-leg pants. In these photos, I’m wearing my version with ankle pants found here.
I bought the jacket at Dillard’s last year, but it is still available here. Here is a similar one, and here is another one. While these jackets are classic and elegant, they can be tricky to style for busty gals with roundish faces. I’ve tried it with several other necklines, but the v-neck looks best.
I’ve worn that camisole countless times. (Here is a similar V-neck cami, and here is a silk one.) This time, I tucked it in and wore it with a belt because it is otherwise too long and loose to wear with the ankle pants and boxy jacket. When I fail to show any hint of a waistline, my combos can overwhelm my frame or look dowdy. Here’s another styling tip. If you have a short waist, wear a belt in the same tone as your top to visually elongate the torso.
The shoes and other items are also from previous years, so I’ll link to similar current items. My favorite no-show sock company (found here) also offers styles to wear with heels. Similar shoes here and here. Bag –Belt – Earrings
The lip color is “Girls Night” here. My skincare is here. The shampoo and conditioner are here.
We always get dressed up for our dates, even if we aren’t going anywhere special. It lifts the spirits and turns the ordinary Friday night into an event. We took a drive through the old neighborhood to look for blooming cherry trees and early-blooming bulbs. Mr. Mickey and I have each lived in the Gump Addition neighborhood several times. That is where we met at a Christmas party more than fifteen years ago. We always enjoy saying hello to old friends out walking or working in their yards as we pass by.
After our drive, we enjoyed snacks and wine at my home. That’s Maytag blue cheese, Italian herb crackers, honey-roasted peanuts, and mixed no-salt nuts with various olives. I bought the last plate here, but other Juliska items are still available.
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