A strong wardrobe foundation of neutral solid basics means I can rotate, mix, match, and accessorize those elements in many different ways. My goal is to achieve a variety of looks all year round from just a few pieces. You will see the same items worn repeatedly on my blog because, like most of you, I do not buy something new every day.
Mr. Mickey follows the same dressing style in neutral basics, which he dresses up or down to look appropriate for any occasion. In fact, my method is borrowed from the Menswear Industry. I don’t buy items that can only be worn with certain other pieces or only for particular occasions.
The lace sleeve top and pants I am wearing in these photos are from the basics crepe collection. This top looks great with jeans or white pants and is comfortable to wear for three of our seasons here in the southeast. I have worn these sandals with everything from an evening gown to white pants and a casual tunic. The gunmetal colored small clutch has been carried many times. (I never carry a big daytime bag when we go out to dinner.)
We attended the Mercedes Benz car show at Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, North Carolina, last weekend. The Vineyard grounds are perfect for photoshoots, weddings, and other special occasions, concerts, and car shows. We took a stroll by one of the lakes before dinner to take these photos for you. Earlier in the day, I walked around the lake and noticed all the catfish coming up to the shore to beg for food. I came with peanut butter crackers this time. Mr. Mickey grew up in the city, so he had never experienced tossing food to fish. He has learned a lot about the animal kingdom after almost twelve years of dating this farm girl. He often says I will probably meet my death while trying to pet or feed a wild animal.
We don’t mind repeating a visit to a restaurant that we know and always enjoy. The Harvest Grill, located on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards, is just such a place. We have eaten here many times over the years, so we were not all surprised when they placed in the top five of America’s Best Winery Restaurants for USAToday. Congratulations to the hardworking team!
Maryland Style Cornbread Crab Cakes
Mini Lobster Rolls
North Carolina caught Grouper.
Mr. Mickey’s favorite dish is dessert, so we tried the sampler.