In South Texas things are heating up and it is time for me to think about my lighter, warmer weather, chic workwear options.  I am thrilled to be shopping in my own closet again and discovering pieces I had forgotten.  This black, Chico’s tunic is one of those.  It was too tight to wear so it went to the bottom of the closet….so, I am thrilled to have it back in my life.

It looks great with many colors of pants underneath, but I particularly like the look of my Eileen Fisher crepe light grey pants with silver jewelry.  This tunic has so many features I like to wear:  a perfect warm weather sleeve, a V-neck, black, and light fabrics.  It has good seaming to allow a flattering fit.  All of my accessories have been around awhile…My husband did get the black leather work bag by James Avery Craftsman for me for Christmas…and the only new accessory would be the ballet flats……


Love these! They are by Clark and I am actually getting them in silver as well.  It has taken a long time for me to realize that my hammer toes are happier if I go up a half size in my shoes.  Finally, I am discovering comfort again.  Clark is a great brand for comfort and style.  I have them in the slideshow below.

Though this is not a suit jacket and trouser pants or pencil skirt, I feel as though it fits my professional life very well and meets all five of the style messages I desire to send with my looks. Those adjectives are creative, current, approachable, chic and strong.  Added Benefits are comfort and very cool fabrics for the humid heat outside!

For those of you who are retired, this is also a really good style for lunch out, nonprofit meetings, book club, etc.  The retired wardrobe should include several options for casual chic wear.  Does anyone else like to wear pants underneath a long tunic?  Please share…and have a glorious Monday!



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