If a color can be your trademark, mine is blue. From turquoise to cobalt to navy and all the other cool versions, blue is the color I always feel most happy and confident wearing.
I was in high school when I discovered the magic of accessories. (I bought most of my school clothes with babysitting money.) A few solid color pants and tops or skirts can be switched around to create more looks or made appropriate for any event by adding different accessories.
Since this Valentina top (here) is a relatively simple design, I chose simple dramatic accessories to pair with it. A scarf/wrap with the same bold blue and straight black pants, heels, and my grommet clutch complete the look for a date night without being too dressy. I loved the fit and design of this top so much; I bought all the colors except black.
We recently enjoyed a delightful evening at our favorite restaurant in Johnson City (Gourmet & Company). Mr. Mickey loves to unwind in the lounge with a glass of Champagne before dinner. I hope they never take the deviled eggs off the menu. He loves them almost as much as bread!
He was so enthusiastic about the wild mushroom soup; he almost forgot to take a picture for you.
He ordered the Slow Poached Maine Lobster & East Coast Shrimp with house spaghetti “alla chitarra,” baby fennel, Grana Padano, preserved Meyer lemon, and West Coast uni butter.
I had the Jilton Vegetarian (named after Mr. Mickey). The current incarnation includes Carolina Gold Rice Middlings, a selection of local vegetables, mushrooms, fried local Chevre, roots & shoots, and herbed Green Goddess dressing. I always share everything, including the wine, with Mr. Mickey. The second half tastes the same as the first.