With much cooler and rainy weather fast approaching, we decided to make the most of the beautiful day on Friday. In the higher elevations, leaves are turning to autumn’s rich, warm colors, so we drove on the back roads to Weaverville, NC, to enjoy lunch at The Stony Knob Cafe.
After lunch, we drove through the heavily wooded neighborhoods overlooking Asheville, where we paused to snap these photos.
While the weather has remained warm, I’ve enjoyed wearing waffle-stitch cardigans with my tanks and jeans. Since I wouldn’t be walking much, I wore Vince Camuto animal print heels from last year. The gray Botkier handbag is also from last year. The silver gray belt is old from Talbots. The watch is here.
The smart casual combination of dark wash jeans and a comfortable cardigan over a soft tank has been one of my favorites for years. Accessories and shoes add updated touches that make the combo feel current. If black isn’t for you, navy or a deep brown might be better for your dark neutrals.
One of the great things about Gap jeans is that you can order them in Regular, Tall, or Petite sizes and Short, Regular, or Long inseams. The prices are reasonable, and the quality is good.
My usual size in jeans is six, and I nearly always wear a size medium in tops. I’m five feet six inches tall and weigh about one hundred thirty-five pounds.