Welcome to our weekly focus on cultivating every day elegance into our regular lives over 50. We have discussed how to pause…ponder…and then proceed with all decisions; and how to keep kindness as a priority every day, all of the time. Today, let’s look at our personal presentation on a daily basis, how to save those all important pennies, and the importance of perseverance in an elegant life.
Today, let’s begin with the fun stuff…clothes! As a woman of elegance, I am concerned with my presentation every day and I have decided to wear “the good stuff” no matter what I am doing. On Tuesday, I had a dental appointment and chose to run a couple of errands while out. So, I selected, my INC skinny dark wash jeans from Macy’s, my Eileen Fisher black tank from Dillard’s, and my short Eileen Fisher silver jacket also previously from Dillard’s. Again, I wore my Rockport ballet flats, and a Kendra Scott necklace previously found at a consignment shop. I want to make sure I always leave the house wearing confidence and feeling great in what I wear.
This EF jacket is one I would occasionally wear to work or to nice events. I have a similar EF jacket in a longer version. For now, they will remain in my wardrobe and become a part of the casual chic style I am working to develop. You cannot really see in the photo that the jeans are blue, but I still think it all works together, and I like it. My new style messages which I want my clothing to say about me are ELEGANT, INTELLIGENT, CONFIDENT, APPROACHABLE, and CREATIVE.
Also new is a focus to use more garments currently in my closet and make them work in different ways, and to seek more affordable options when shopping.
“The secret of great style is to feel good in what you wear.” – Ines de la Fressange in Parisian Chic
I recognize (and Mr. B reminds me often) that my budget is changing. So, doing the most for the fewest pennies will be a new goal. I plan to discuss this more next week. In studying elegant women…even the wealthy ones…they do seem to all have a desire to be frugal. I think the ones I enjoy the most are doing more with less. That is one of my new goals…to bring you more for less.
So why the bird bath? Most of you know how I love Goodwill San Antonio and have been honored to be an ambassador for them. They are a great place locally for me to practice doing more for less, and sustainability. My recent Goodwill purchase is the turtle. I have named him Hezekiah. He was like new, the right colors, and my grandchildren love the garden animals. He joins my collection of two. However, if you look closely, Hezekiah is frowning…not me at all. So, I have goal to get him to smile…Mr. B says I should just place him on his back. But, he should provide good conversation with grandchildren about what makes him sad. Goodwill San Antonio has provided many treasures for my home during this time…I love a good treasure hunt. Of course, with mask on and hand sanitizer along for the ride. An elegant home is a “cared for” home with attention to detail.
I want to thank everyone for the kind comments, prayers, and support yesterday. I believe the professionals who will survive economically on the other side of the pandemic will display perseverance, resilience, creativity and hope. I also think these are all characteristics of elegance.
An elegant woman is strong and intelligent. She lives one day at a time and does not panic. That is what I am determined to display. I will practice a little rest and reflection as I dive into this new journey!
Speaking of saving pennies…the sales this month will be amazing. Pay attention to your favorite retailers. I have some of them in today’s affordable fashion slide show!
Finds from Macy’s
Finds at Ulta
Finds a kohls
So glad to have you here…stay safe…and
JUST A NOTE:
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Mr. B and I love our meals from Sun Basket!
My Complexion Loves Chamonix: BIG SALE ON NOW!
By Pamela Lutrell