How many wardrobes do you own? Maybe you have one set of clothes to wear for casual days, one set of clothes to wear for work and yet another set of clothes for special events.
I like the idea of having one core or central base wardrobe made up of pieces that can be worn for any event. Styling can change the pieces from casual to dressed up. Today I am showing you a couple of the ways I have styled this brass-button embellished black Ponte jacket from Neiman Marcus Last Call.
During the day, I wore the jacket over a base piece black tank top from Chico’s with another base piece, old straight leg Levi’s jeans. The animal print loafers are old by Vince Camuto. I still love to wear my heels, but I am saving them for when I go out in the evenings. The bag is by Patricia Nash via Dillard’s. A crossbody bag is inherently casual. I wear the bag near the front and more on the top of my thigh rather than behind me so that the strap isn’t drawing attention to my bust.
It was date night, so we went out for dinner on the same evening. For this look, I paired the jacket with different base pieces.
The pants are by Lior Paris via ShopMyFairLady.com. The layered tank with a V-neck is old from White House|Black Market. The boots are old from Nordstrom. The clutch bag is old, and I purchased it at S.M. Bradford on Hilton Head Island. The statement necklace is old from Chico’s.
We always share an entree, and sometimes it is just an appetizer that we share. In the winter, when I am less active, I eat smaller volumes of food. We ordered a rare treat for us. Pictured is an artisan cheese board from Gourmet and Company in Johnson City. I rarely eat cheese, but when I do, I make sure it is something special, never that processed orange stuff, and I only have a couple of small bites. We each enjoyed a glass of wine, so we wanted to have some food with it.