Happy Friday, ladies! This is the day we focus on learning elegance in our everyday lives, and today I have for you 5 simple touches of elegance in the everyday life of women over 50. Remember, elegance is all about simplicity and sometimes just a touch will do.
1. BLACK CAN CREATE CASUAL CHIC
I know there are many of you who do not like to wear black in the summer, but it is amazing the way something black can take a pair of light-wash jeans to a new level…add a pair of black ballet flats and you are at casual chic. This is an older Chico’s top and it is very lightweight and comfy for my new lifestyle. I am a huge fan of black with denim…of all washes. I also believe that navy blue has the same power to upgrade a simple look.
2. SIMPLE, WELL SELECTED ACCESSORIES
All I did to accessorize my casual chic style today, is to add a simple small brooch and my silver bracelets. The silver cuff bracelets are from James Avery, and the other one is a gift from Mr. B, five years ago on our 30th anniversary.
Remember, for elegance simple is the way to go. I have several small brooches and I plan to wear them more often with my new lifestyle. It seems when I am out and about that they always receive a complement or two.
3. FRESH FLOWERS
When I was sent home to work because of the pandemic in March, I made a personal goal to keep fresh flowers on my desk and in the house. So far, I have lived up to it and to my surprise, Mr. B likes to have them in the house as well and has participated in picking up bouquets. This little vase was from my grandmother’s farm in East Texas. I have several items from that farm that I really like for vintage, farmhouse, French country type decor. I am so glad I kept the pieces and hope to pass them down to my children….the ones who want them. I love how elegant simple flower arrangements make a home feel.
4. ESSENTIAL OIL SCENTED CANDLES
During the early morning hours or late evening hours, you are likely to find candles glowing in my home. I love them and the atmosphere they help to create. There is just something elegant to me about a place with candlelight and fresh flowers. My favorite scents are all fall related, but I have no problem with having them shining all year long. One of the joys of working at home has been to have candles and flowers in my office. I set the rules and those are the rules!
5. GOOD MANNERS
Good manners are so simple and so elegant. Good manners tell others that you care about them…more than yourself. Good manners should never be controversial. When I was in charge of three of my grandsons last week, I began to teach them some good manners. I realize some of you may take issue with this, but with one granddaughter, their cousin, also present, I began to teach them LADIES FIRST.
We will gradually move into opening doors for others, and pulling back chairs for others. We also worked on not interrupting a conversation until one person is finished. We are to practice good manners with all people. We can dress really well and look amazingly stylish, but without good manners our outside doesn’t matter at all.
FINALLY, MANY SIMPLE THINGS CREATE ELEGANCE
Would anyone like to add to the list? Are there simplicities you find in your own life to remind you of an elegant lifestyle? It is not about income or fancy things…but so much more. I hope you will share and also enjoy today’s three slideshows!
JUST A NOTE:
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Mr. B and I love our meals from Sun Basket!
My Complexion Loves Chamonix…My esthetician says my complexion is super tight!
By Pamela Lutrell