What results when we don’t consider what looks best on us? The look I wore to brunch on Saturday was comfortable and appropriate for the venue. It complemented my adventure partner’s attire without being too matchy-matchy. However, the combination wasn’t my most flattering look.
None of these items are new, and most of them are now in the to-be-donated bag. The jacket I wore here inspired me to purchase the white faux leather moto jacket. The fabric moto is much more appealing because it is soft and supple with a more flattering neckline and fit.
The off-white faux leather jacket’s high full collar and wide lapels make my face look round and my neck shorter. Covering the wrists, ankles, collarbones, and our most slender parts makes us look larger. The wide-leg pants fall from the top of my hip, hiding my thighs and making me look heavier. The lighter color on top with a darker one at the bottom doesn’t help visually balance my larger top with my narrower bottom half.
Looking at yourself in the mirror gives a different perspective than seeing a photo of yourself since the mirror provides a reverse image. However, a photograph shows you how you look to others. A photo lighting tip to keep in mind is to seek shade when the sun is high since that is the harshest lighting, and the shadows it creates will add years to your face.
I wore the opposite color combo a few months ago, and the results were much more modern and flattering. On the other hand, I weigh the same but look larger and a bit outdated in the white jacket. Hopefully, sharing what I learn helps you make the most of your wardrobe and favorite attributes.
Mr. Mickey always gets it right! We enjoyed the most delightful brunch at the Omni Grove Park Inn on the Sunset Terrace. The view is impressive, and the service is always top-notch.
The Lobster Cobb Salad is always excellent, but we ask them to hold the bacon.
We ordered the cheesecake and the banana pudding, and Mr. Mickey was delighted to finish mine.
After relaxing in the Great Hall to watch people and chat with other visitors, we drove through the surrounding neighborhood. Asheville has many resident black bears, and it isn’t unusual to catch a glimpse of them searching for something to eat. We were delighted to see a mama bear with three rambunctious cubs. They rarely stop moving and playing, so getting a photo was very difficult. When I snapped the image below, two of the cubs had already crested the hill.
Mama was being bitten by something, so I zoomed in for the shot below when she sat to scratch and fought off the offending bug or bee. It was such a delight to see these beautiful animals roaming free.
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