Great style is all about finding the right wardrobe staples and accessories that look good on you and make you feel confident. If you dip your toe in a trend, you don’t need to spend much. For example, I found this embroidered balloon sleeve tee at Banana Republic Factory earlier. It is sold out now, but if I recall correctly, it was less than thirty dollars on sale.
The woven sleeves are embroidered with cutouts, and the wrist is elasticized, making it easy to push them up. The body is made from cotton knit material.
Thankfully, my sister is well enough to spend the morning helping my parents, so I wore the tee out to lunch for a much-needed day off. Adding one trendy piece to my classic basics that I’ve worn countless times made the look more modern. The white straight-leg high waist jeans are from Talbots here. The shoes are by Sam Edelman here.
Several folks asked to see the back of my hair now that I’ve let it grow. My stylist is April Atkins at Van Kye Salon on W Oakland Ave. (423) 350-0747.
Mr. Mickey and I enjoyed a delightful afternoon in Bristol, having lunch and shopping in several antique stores. We had a delicious meal with excellent service at our favorite table by the window at Vivian’s Table. The fabulous Bristol Hotel was ranked #10 in the USA by Travel + Leisure 2020. After a few hours of looking at antiques, we were ready to relax and have a cocktail at the hotel’s rooftop bar Lumac. The panoramic view of downtown Bristol and the distant mountain ranges is stunning.
Many of you have asked for a list of basics. Naturally, this list will be different for each person based on your taste and lifestyle. For example, I don’t wear skirts and rarely wear dresses, so they are not essential for me. However, below is the list of garments I invest in and intend to wear many times over the next three (or more) years.
Medium blue jeans
Dark blue jeans
Black jeans – I opt for black, dark blue, or white jeans that look more polished than light blue denim. (I recently donated most of my light blue jeans.)
Tanks, Tees, Shirts, and Blouses – white, navy, black, gray, plum.
Cashmere or fine knit cotton sweaters and cardigans – black, gray, navy, plum.
Denim – shirts and jackets
Blazers – navy, gray, black, red
Casual jackets – black, red, blue