The Journey Continues

On a recent weekend getaway, Mr. Mickey and I visited a few of the many vineyards and wineries in our area. One of our favorites is Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, North Carolina. We always enjoy having dinner at the Harvest Grill.


I wore one of my favorite items from my collection for the first time. The perfect topper can make all the difference in a basic black look. I wanted to add a bit of pizzaz on this evening, but it was too warm to wear a jacket. Had I not been traveling, I would have worn openwork black high heeled sandals with this look. I brought short boots by French Connection on this trip because I thought that surely it would be cooler in the evenings.


This openwork sequined topper is perfect to pop over a black tank dress, a tank top and slim black pants or over a three-quarter sleeve top as I have shown here.



The grounds of the vineyard are full of surprises and small gardens. This one is by the creek and in summer there are herbs and flowers growing. The sculpture includes a gas tank. I love it when artists incorporate odd bits to create something beautiful.


Mr. Mickey is always dressed to impress. He inspires me to make the extra effort to look my best.





After working for countless hours over the past three months, my web designer tells me we are just a few hours away from launching the shopping site. I will announce the event and share the site with you as soon as we go live. I have been dreaming of this venture since I was a little girl playing store with my sister. I am so happy that you are here to share in my journey. Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement!

  1. Wonderful to see additional pictures from a “picture perfect” weekend. This is a beautiful top on you and Mr. Mickey looks wonderful. Great weekend!!

  2. What a great top, an easy ‘throw-on’ for instant special night glitz. I’m sure it will be a best-seller.
    Looks like you’ve really enjoyed your weekend break, you fitted so much into it but you still look beautifully relaxed.

  3. Best of luck with your shopping site. I have enjoyed the pull-on pants from your collection. They inspired a change in my wardrobe which has worked out beautifully. And I am adding items slowly and with great thought. No more impulse buys or “but they were on sale” mistakes.

    The vineyard looks interesting and you, of course, are impeccably put together. What wonderful places you have in your area! It inspires me to open my eyes to the towns around us and try to find treasures near home.

  4. You are positively glowing, Susan. Mr. Mickey is dapper as always.

    Best wishes on your new venture! I love pop-on tops. They take things up a notch without added bulk.

    1. I’m sorry! Some email servers don’t play nicely. You can visit the site every day if you want. I will be listing something new in the shop or on the blog portion of the site almost every day.

  5. I look forward to your posts! I am in my mid sixties and have always loved fashion. I still work and have the reputation of being “the best dressed” !
    Frumpy is something I will NEVER be!

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I blogged for five years as Fifty, not Frumpy. Now that I am in my sixties, I am sharing ideas and inspiration for using and loving what you already have.

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