She still enjoys getting dressed up and does her best to look stylish and at the ripe old age of 86 I find her energy and devotion to fashion encouraging.
We recently picked up her new glasses at the optical store...
which by the way, are from Kate Spade and look fresh and modern, perhaps even a bit edgy in their design of tortoise shell with gold glitter details.
Mother appreciates that I drive her to areas of town where she is uncomfortable driving her BMW.
She prefers local jaunts along the seafront and to the nearby shopping plaza...
I think it is wise that she knows her limits and stays within them.
She encouraged me to find something new for myself AND she insisted on paying.
I found some "fancy pants."
A dressy fun option for the holidays...
I must have been inspired by materfamilias in her recent post showing us her new party pants.
Jones of NY "jeggings."
I've had these Amalfi shoes for years and still in great shape plus I like how happy I feel when I am wearing them.
Fragrant closet tassel which hangs in our tiny closet...
You can see the "fancy pants" pattern of the cut velvet.
Our closet is really tiny and in dire need of renovation.
Both Mr. HB and I share the space.
Despite my efforts to keep my wardrobe small somehow it has grown quite large!
This forces me to store the out of season garments in the guest room closet.
My fall and winter clothes.
Two basic coats...
a black evening coat ~ Giacca
trench with an asymmetrical zip instead of the traditional buttons ~ Tahari
grey dressy long sweater coat with ruffle edging ~ Betty Barclay
Chanel style tweed jacket ~ Jeremy Spenser
black sweater in a boxy style with ruffle detail at neck and cuffs ~ Susan Bristol
V neck sheath LBD ~ Tahari
black faux wrap LBD ~ Renuar
V neck tweedy dress ~ Banana Republic
faux wrap print dress ~ Jones of NY
black pants ~ Nygaard
black skirt ~ Reitmans
grey and black mid calf length skirt ~ Lisa Campione
black grey white print wrap top ~ Laura Petites
navy with pearl strand print top ~ Precis
black tank ~ Symplii
black tank with blue ribbon detail ~ Tribal
black sleeveless top with sparkle detail ~ St. John
mauve knit top ~ Sigrid Olsen
new black "fancy pants" ~ Jones of NY
white sleeveless top with ridged details ~ Calvin Klein
white long sleeved Tee ~ Segments
white short sleeved Tee ~ Jessica
vintage cream sweater with beading ~ Spanner
white and cream stripe 3/4 sleeved Tee ~ George
mocha goose down quilted vest ~ Eddie Bauer
black quilted vest ~ Bartbour
leather jacket ~ Banana Republic
striped long sleeve Breton style top ~ Gap
grey chunky knit sweater ~ Dex
grey 3/4 length sleeved Tee ~ Danskin
grey long cashmere cardigan ~ Lord and Taylor
vintage grey beaded cardigan ~ Pelican Cove
black loose knit sweater ~ Wooden Ships
4 pairs of blue jeans ~ g21, Gap, Calvin Klein, Talbots
black denim ~ g21
Yoga zip lightweight jacket ~ Mondetta
Yoga pants ~ Tuff
denim jacket ~ Gap
black fleece jacket ~ Lands' End
grey zip front walking jacket ~ Mondetta
waterproof hoodie ~ Royal Robbins
fleece lined walking jacket ~ Lands' End
yellow puffy walking jacket ~ Gelco
quilted jacket ~ Burberry
Which by my calculation comes to 47 items...
far more that the project 333 that so many bloggers have chosen to live.
33 items only for 3 months those are the rules!
Shoes are stored in boxes as well as the bottom of the closet.
Most of my shoes are black.
I have a short pair of black boots by Timberland
and a tall pair of boots by Hush Puppies which I could really stand to replace.
I'm rather surprised at how many garments that I own...
and I thought I was a minimalist when it came to dressing!
I have a couple of cashmere sweaters which I do not hang in the closet
they are folded with some cedar cubes to keep them safe from moths in a drawer.
That about wraps up the bulk of my clothes...
and I thought when I sat down to type this post it would be all about the fancy pants...
I hope you've not been bored to tears...
thank you for stopping by.
Oh and I think you'll want to check out Janet's blog
her son got married in her garden last week and they had 2 weeks to plan a wedding for 100 people.
It is such a wonderful example of how beautifully it all came together on such short notice
and is such an honest and genuine reflection of the bride and groom's tastes
I love the special touches that Janet added...
Pop over and see what I mean.
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