The more my body and coloring change, the more obvious it becomes that style rules must also change. Silver hair and a softer contrast in my skin and eye color require less standalone black and white clothing. I need a little color from a silk scarf or bright lipstick to keep from looking a bit drab.
The best thing about having my picture made so often is that it keeps me on my toes. I can see right away when five pounds have crept back and when my styling game is slipping.
One of my pet peeves is pants that are too long and then bunch on the shoe’s top. It ruins the silhouette. If there are rules about such things, the slimmer the pants, the shorter they should be on the ankle. The very comfortable and flattering Liverpool Co. jeans are now at Yonnie’s Alterations getting hemmed. An inch too much fabric makes a difference.
When my waistline vanishes beneath a boxy top, it makes my legs look shorter, and my torso looks larger. Pushing up the sleeves helps me to appear to be taller and thinner.
The necklace is old from French Kande. Newer versions are here. The white tank is from Chico’s. The gray plaid jacket is old from White House|Black Market. The light taupe bag is old by Dooney & Bourke. The gray suede shoes are old by Marc Fischer. The jeans are from Liverpool Jeans Co.