Sharing what I have learned is the reason for my blog. I want to include helpful information and inspiration for aging elegantly, but most of all with joy.
I study what works for the women I admire, but more importantly, I take notice and make changes when I see that something is no longer working for me. After wearing high heels for most of my life, they suddenly seem inappropriate and uncomfortable. Wardrobe adjustments are necessary along with the change to wearing lower heels. Getting pants hemmed so that they do not puddle on the tops of lower heeled shoes and wearing a belt to define the waist are a few of the tricks I have started to employ.
I still occasionally enjoy wearing the high heels I already own when there is minimal walking involved such as out to dinner and then back home. When I purchase shoes now, I only invest in the ones that have no more than a two-inch heel for daily wear. A heel lower than that is not comfortable for me.
Gray, black and white with accent colors of red and blue comprise my wardrobe. However, I always attempt to add jewelry or a scarf to soften the colors and textures worn near my face. For example, when I purchased this coat from White House|Black Market last year, the cadet blue color was one of the things that drew me to it. Other tips for choosing flattering outerwear include getting the style right for your shape. If you carry most of your weight at your middle, a puffer coat, double-breasted coat or one that closes with toggles down the front will visually add more girth. If you are petite, a coat that ends at your fingertips will be a better proportion for you. If you have a large bust, oversized collars or lapel details such as faux fur can make that area appear more substantial.
This silk scarf is back in stock here on my shopping site. The bag and the pants were from Saks Off 5th a few years ago. The blouse is a black Portofino shirt from Express. The jacket was from Neiman Marcus Last Call last year. The Yale Chelsea booties are from Marc Fisher.
As an artist, I have always enjoyed applying makeup. These days, I can see that skincare is much more important than artfully applied color. I know that makeup worn to hide has the opposite effect. Too much makeup makes me look older and even harsh. My skincare products and color choices are all from my Beautycounter site here. I must also tell you that my all-time favorite shampoo is from Beautycounter.
The photos from today’s post were taken a couple of weeks ago at Rowland’s in the Westglow Resort in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. It is our favorite place to enjoy an elegant meal after shopping and visiting with friends in the village of Blowing Rock.
I tasted everything, but I filled up first with the kale salad. Water remains my favorite beverage.
Mr. Mickey asked me to thank you for all of your kind comments on the previous post. It brought tears to his eyes when he sat down to read them all.
Have a beautiful day!