Writers follow “The 5Ws” guidelines by investigating the story’s Who, What, Where, When, and Why. So, I am considering a series sharing what I wore for the day and why that was my choice. An example follows. We were going out to dinner. The temperatures were in the sixties, and rain was in the forecast. That means no light-colored pants or suede shoes. I didn’t want to wear a trench coat, but a blazer that wouldn’t be affected too much by raindrops could work.
I bought this faux leather blazer on clearance last year but had not yet worn it. When I consider something out of my comfort zone, I look for a great sale or maybe a thrifted similar item. It’s wise to test drive at a bargain price before investing in a big-ticket item. Balmain jackets have tempted me for a few years, but now I know I would rarely wear it, so it isn’t a wise purchase since garments and accessories need to be in harmony with our personalities. For example, if a colorful top or dress makes you feel like you are yelling, you won’t reach for it often unless you have a very outgoing personality.
Mr. Mickey loved the blazer immediately, as did the edgy nineteen-year-old hostess at the restaurant. I am glad I didn’t spend very much on it since it is too much drama for me. I need to soften all-black ensembles, so I added an iridescent glass necklace I bought a few years ago while on vacation on Hilton Head Island. When I wear all one color, I vary the textures to create a more interesting look.
Please comment below if you would like to see more posts about what I wore and why. And now, a few words from my biggest fan. He wanted to share with you some of what he observes behind the scenes of the blog.
“Hi there! Mr. Mickey here, the Gentleman friend of Susan for the last 16+ years. She is dedicated to covering helpful topics on the blog and loves sharing what she has learned about making a wardrobe work harder, living well, and looking your best. Susan honestly wants to help women by sharing what she has learned the hard way, tries to answer every question, and constantly researches subjects you might enjoy and ways to make the most of what you have. She is genuinely the kindest, most intelligent, hard-working lady I have ever known.
We enjoy your kind comments, reading about your results, and how you use the tips and examples Susan shares.
Thanks for being part of our journey all these years. We both look forward to sharing more with you.”