My look for the day had to be comfortable for daytime temperatures near 85 °F, followed by much cooler evening temperatures as well as appropriate for dinner. My solution was to wear a black crossover sleeveless top from White House|Black Market a few years ago with white jeans. None of my clothing is new, so I’ve linked to similar pieces below. Referral and affiliate links in my posts may earn a small commission for me at no cost to you.
You will never see me wearing shorts or a short dress again, but when the temperatures climb, I may be so daring as to wear short sleeves with my white pants. I am selective about the sleeveless tops I wear. Note that the armholes fit snugly, so that bra straps or the underarm area do not show. The surplice or wrap front creates a neckline that doesn’t expose too much skin or show off jiggly bits at the waistline.
Another nice feature is that it hits the sweet-spot on length. Mid-bottom is perfect for me. This top was from White House|Black Market a few years ago, but it is a classic style, so they bring back some version of it often. Here is the current one.
That’s Lake Lure off in the distance.
We visited The Gardens Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort at the end of the season last year and looked forward to returning. We shared a couple of appetizer dishes and two desserts. Sharing small plates is an option if neither of you is very hungry or if you enjoy sampling different dishes without overdoing it.
The house-made bread with olive oil and fresh herbs was most excellent!
Sage and Brie Martini – Sage & brie fondue, sour apples, pear, roasted grapes, crostini.