I have been searching for the perfect red jacket for a long time. This IC Collection jacket might be the one!
Our busy social life often calls for dressing for dinner or a special event. Having the perfect jacket to wear over my ubiquitous black tank and black pants makes getting dressed much easier. I often only have time to freshen up my makeup and throw something on before I have to be on the way to a function right after working all day. Standing in my closet stressing about what to wear when time is so limited is something I try to eliminate from my life.
I have always known that red is a good color for me, but I didn’t wear it for a long time. The reason is that when I color my hair, it always takes on a brassy tone after a few days, no matter what the stylist does. That brassy tone clashes with red and pink, so I didn’t buy those colors for many years. When I let my hair grow out to its natural gray/silver tones, it felt great to slip into a red top again. I have become acutely aware of the colors I use on my face or wear near it, not to wear jarring color combinations.
When I wear red, I choose only a true red or brownish tone red lip color and blush, no pink, coral, or plum. I wear less and less makeup as I age. I find that skincare rather than coverage and color are much more important now. Note also that I do not wear any color on my lower lashes or line under them in any way. That creates a very harsh, unflattering look for me. I am also careful not to extend my eyeshadow past the eye’s outer corner and never put the darker color too close to my inner eye area. As we age, that inner corner has a deepening shadow already, so that is where I put the lightest color. I never put shimmering shadows high on my brow bone or any area other than maybe the inner corner near my lash-line. Wrinkles that shimmer is never a good look!
Wearing red gives my spirit as well as my complexion a lift. I love the flattering high-low cut of this jacket, and the fabric is fabulous. It falls smoothly across my body and makes my legs look longer than they are.
The necklace is one that I purchased last year at S.M. Bradford on Hilton Head Island. The suede heels are from Saks. The clutch bag is old, likely from Stein Mart.