12 Dec 2018

When All Else Fails


The thought of what to wear can be exhausting.

Last Friday night was one of those moments. Seriously, I had no clue about what to wear. I was either dressing for yoga or a black tie event; I couldn’t get my mind around it at all.

In these instances I often fall back on a serious “no-brainer”; black tuxedo pants and a silk or chiffon style blouse. So I did.

With 5 minutes to get out the door, I donned the leopard silk, popped in my fancy drops and slapped on the red lips. Seriously it was possibly like 3 minutes and I was done. No thinking required because a good blouse can always save the day. Fortunately, the hair had already been washed and tortured straight earlier in the day; a good hair blow dry saves me hours.

Funnily enough, the blouse ensemble had more compliments than I have had in ages. As women, we do have a tendency to overthink things, at least I do. All the indecision and the madly-trying-on-only-to-be-discarded could have been avoided if I had headed immediately to what I know works.

Parties this week?

Save yourself some time and go straight to “GO“. The fabulous shirt will do you proud. xv

When All Else Fails

joie lace  ||  nili lotan silk  ||  vince neck knot silk  ||  vince long-sleeve silk  ||  paige leopard tie-neck  ||  dolce & gabbana leopard pussy bow

image, kate spade christmas 2014 

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Taste of France

Check out the podcast “You Must Remember This,” episode #22: “Audrey Hepburn: Sex, Style and Sabrina.” It says that when young, broke Audrey moved to London, she had only a blouse, a skirt and a pair of pants…and 14 scarves. Everybody thought she was amazingly chic. Super-simple can be great (though a lot of laundry).
Your outfit sounds very classy, and also one you can wear many times, unlike the stop-the-show dazzling dress.


I can never remember…what color lingerie should be worn under a black lace top?
And this, for a 60+ Age Woman ;)


As long as you have RED LIPS, I think you are good to go. Black slacks and a silky, billowy blouse always takes care of the doubts! My solution for that conundrum of “WHAT DO I WEAR” is diamond studs, red lips and something black!


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