We found the works of many local artists & artisans in this colorful and fun shop. Live music events happen often, and there is a cute coffee shop right next door.
After a short drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, we arrived at the majestic Mount Mitchell.
The temperature in Johnson City on Saturday was 92 degrees. The temperature at the summit of Mount Mitchel was 65 degrees. Elevation makes a lot of difference!
Mr. Mickey makes a guest appearance!
Italian food is always a good idea! We love to visit the Glass Onion in Weaverville. From the house-made garlic and olive oil bread to the diver scallops with polenta, Mr. Mickey enjoyed every morsel.
He also helped me with my flounder and lobster in parchment.
To end the day on a sweet note, we took a little stroll down the street to the Well-Bred Bakery, where we shared a piece of delicious carrot cake.
A Passionflower was in bloom at the flower shop across the street. The fruit (below) is edible, but only after it falls from the vine, turns purple, and gets wrinkly.
My look for the day included an old white Portofino shirt (similar here) over a downtown cami (here) and Levis jeans (here). The shoes are here. The bag is old, similar here. The Louis Vuitton scarf was a gift. The gifted bracelet is here. (Use the code SAS10 For $10 off any Beauty In Stone item.) The gifted Nordgreen watch is here. (Use the discount code SUSAN15) Referral and affiliate links in my posts may result in a small commission for me at no additional cost to you.
Now onto the retirement wardrobe!
I’ve figured out why the world has admired the elegance of Parisian women for centuries. They only wear what looks best on them. It isn’t that they are always tall or slender or beautiful, but they learn at an early age which shapes and colors complement their own. Purchases are well-planned to fit the needs of their lifestyle. They don’t experiment much with trends and purchase the best quality they can afford. It isn’t economical to repurchase the same garment when the first one falls apart after three wearings. Unique accessories complete all their looks and express their personalities.
When I started planning my retirement wardrobe a few years ago, I put the fundamental principles above to work for me. I am dedicating the blog posts for this week to sharing the other tips I used to create a collection that will take me through the next decade with panache. I plan to travel often and remain very active in a wardrobe that serves all my needs.