When I met Mr. Mickey at a neighborhood Christmas party, I had resigned myself to a life of solitude. It was completely out of character for me to go to a party and this is the only one I have ever attended alone. Since I was new to the neighborhood, I thought it might be a good way to get to know some of the women who also lived there. I did meet several ladies who are still my friends, but one gentleman was also there alone. We introduced ourselves and chatted about our companies for a short time. He gave me his card and mentioned to me that his company might be able to save me money on my shipping products. That gentleman was Mr. Mickey, but it was a few months before I remembered his card when it came time to purchase more shipping boxes. He came to call on me a few days later with catalogs in hand to thank me for my order and to suggest other products. That day was eleven years ago. We have been adventure partners since then.
Last evening we enjoyed a beautiful dinner at our favorite restaurant in town, Gourmet & Company. When we arrived, another card and these flowers were already on our usual table. He has been sending me cards all month, but we have agreed on no more gifts. I have more jewelry than I can ever wear. Instead, we give each other special weekends away to celebrate the milestones and holidays.
We eat first with our eyes. Chef John’s dishes are always a feast for the eyes!
My main dish was the Jilton Vegetarian (named after none other than Mr. Mickey!)
His main dish was the Jilton Vegetarian with a piece of grilled salmon.
I wore my silver and cream color jacket by IC Collection from ShopMyFairLady.com here. There is a cream color tank top from Chico’s underneath. The pants are the basics from my shopping site here.
The photo above shows both of my chins, but I wanted you to see how beautifully this jacket drapes in the back. I appreciate fabric that has enough substance to flow properly across my rolls instead of highlighting them.
The elegant cuff bracelet by Thistle & Bee was a gift from Mr. Mickey. The shoes are the Saks brand from Saks Off 5th. The bag is a couple of years old from T.J. Maxx.
The clothes and accessories I show you are from my personal collection, so that means you will see the same items again and again, hopefully, combined in different ways. I am a real person sharing my style and adventures with you, not a model doing commercials for companies. I no longer accept items in exchange for a review or do any collaborations, but I do like to shop (too much!). Which means that I may fall out of love with something I have worn only once for a few hours. You may soon find it at a much lower price than I paid here in the sale section of my shopping site.