Intuitive dressing, gardening, and cooking all serve me well. So, after learning the basic principles, I prefer to use that knowledge to make the task my own. Copying a look that I have admired on another may not represent my aesthetic. Your aesthetic combines wardrobe pieces and accessories that reflect your personality.
Take pictures of yourself wearing your favorite outfits. Then, study the details of what makes that look work in your favor. Consider which shapes, textures, and colors flatter you. It has helped immensely to see photos of myself because the mirror lies. So many of you have told me you thought you looked OK, but when you saw family photos later, you said, “What was I thinking?”
Photos allow us to be more objective about what we are seeing, and they are also the reverse of what you see in the mirror. Taking a selfie that only you see and keep in a file on your phone allows you to save reminders of great outfits.
We are certainly the “glass half-full” people and try to make the most of every day. Saturday was another cloudy and, at times, rainy day, but we didn’t let that keep us indoors. During a few minutes of sunshine, we whipped into the parking lot of Elk River Realty to take these photos.
We enjoyed another delightful lunch at one of our favorite places in Banner Elk, Bodegas Kitchen and Wine Bar. The owner, Paul, and his excellent staff always make us feel like family as we have a leisurely lunch on the back deck overlooking the woods.
I wore my favorite pull-on smooth waistband black(ish) denim. They are here and here in several other colors as well. Each time I wear these jeans, I get compliments. The bag is here. The top is here. Similar shoes are here, a red blazer is here, or a red cardigan is here.
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