Greetings! A lot happened over the weekend, none of it about me. It was pretty sweet, all around. Those college administrators probably say the same thing to every graduating class, but when it is your loved one, it does produce a misty eye. Or unexpected sloppy sobs, as the case may be.
But now we are back to the routine and - hey, it's about me again!! What did I wear? That colorful jacket on the sewing table was intended for the graduation ceremony, but as you may recall, there was another (more pressing) sartorial crisis in the family.
A quick trip to Talbots to see if anything there fits (answer is still no! hee hee) but isn't this scarf lovely? I knew it would be cold in Boston and an extra layer like this does a lot to add warmth. The purple worked well with my raincoat and I tested out some fishnet hose. The fishnet hose get a resounding thumbs up! They kept me warm and felt good on my feet in a way that panty hose does not. For some reason, regular pantyhose make my feet slide out of shoes and it becomes very uncomfortable as the day progresses.
Little black dress - [italics are mine]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short. Fashion historians
ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel, intended to be long-lasting,
versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color. Its ubiquity
is such that it is often simply referred to as the "LBD." The "little black dress" is considered essential to
a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe
it a "rule of fashion" that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or
down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear
or with more ornate jewelry and accessories for evening.
Because it is meant to be a staple of the wardrobe for a number of years, the style of the little
black dress ideally should be as simple as possible: a short black dress that is too clearly part
of a trend would not qualify because it would soon appear dated.
I am 100% sold on the concept. It worked for me!
Thank you all for the great ideas you posted about the colorful jacket. Hey, I bet I could wear
it with a little black dress!