Ellen Tracy wool jacket: $5 at Goodwill
Leopard Sweater: Ross
Jana Kos Pencil Skirt

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo da Vinci

Well, on this over-the-top, crazy attire, massive makeup Visible Halloween Monday, I find myself desiring to make a statement for simplicity.

The sweater from Ross is so soft and beautiful…but I do not
know how to read the brand before the”by Cyrus part!”

I think Da Vinci was on to something when he said,”Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” It has taken me a long time to get to the point where I actually understand and agree with Leonardo. During my 40s when I was craving visibility, and was just tired from a very full life, my weak efforts would often be to over accessorize…sadly, sometimes along the lines of a Halloween costume. I remember one horrifying night when I tripped over an electrical chord in the gymnasium where I went to watch one son play basketball. My rather humongous necklace hit the floor with a cymbal-like sound and everyone turned to stare!! Long earrings and bracelets in shambles around a very large print jacket, I wanted to crawl under the bleachers and pretend that I was the hired pre-game entertainment. I am shaking my head and sweating a little just remembering the moment!! Fortunately, the memory does serve me well today….all I have to do is think about that moment and I start taking things off!

Fabulous are the statement pieces here worn simply with a watch
and wedding ring.

Whenever, I want to make a big statement about strength or confidence, I tend to take the simple route. After all Coco Chanel also said, “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

Happy Monday everyone…now head on over to Not Dead Yet Style and visit the other fabulous women who participate in Visible Monday.


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