• Happy Friday.  Today I am joining @kristencoffield and @deborahsorlie in their challenge to take a simple black beginning and create a holiday look that is from my existing wardrobe.
A simple black column is something that is in every woman's closet.  Actually most of us have more than one simple black column in our closets.
I began with just a simple shiny black cami that no one would see and paired it with a pair of black silk shantung trousers that have been with me for many years.  Wanted a little extra shimmer and shine for the holiday season so I then topped it off with a black jacket that is not just a black jacket.  The fabric has bits of silver shimmer running through it and the placket and collar are trimmed in same black silk.  The sleeves also have that added design element at the elbows to make it a little extra.  It is truly a statement piece.
This is a look that I would wear this year and many years to come for an evening out when I needed a little extra warmth, but wanted to look festive.
Do you have a holiday statement jacket that you wear multiple ways during the season?  Would love to know what it looks like.
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  • Happy Thursday.  Can you believe it's time for "the twelve days of Christmas" countdown?  Today is a #throwbackthursday to the beginning of 2019.  Boy how time flies.  While looking thru pictures for today. I didn't realize how much shorter I am wearing my hair now than at the beginning of the year.

Now on to today's look.  Black velvet jeans are not just for the holidays.  I would wear this look any chilly day. Simply my favorite black velvet jeans paired with a casual cashmere crewneck.  Some simple accessories and it's good to go for the day.

What's your favorite way to wear black velvet jeans?

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  • We stopped by this cute little shop the other day when were were out and about for a wine break.  I couldn't resist the burgundy doorway for this OOTD.

I love wearing winter white.  It pairs so easily with this green double faced wool jacket that I have adored for years.  I am wearing snow leopard mules to complete the outfit.  You'll just have to visualize that finishing touch.

Question of the day....do you dare drink red wine while wearing white?

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  • Anyone else scratching their heads as you look at this week's to do list and wondering how all of it is going to get done?

If only real day to day commitments didn't get in the way we could all enjoy the holiday season a a more relaxed pace.

Take a deep breath or two and know that you can get things checked off the list.  Happy Monday.

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  • Finally the stockings have been hung by the chimney with care.  The furry kids were starting to worry because that's where Santa leaves their new toys.
Have you finished decorating your home for the holidays?
#christmasdecor #classicstyle #timelessstyle #over40andfabulous #over50andfabulous #thisisann
  • Well, the holiday season is now in full swing.  I thought that I would share some holiday outfit inspiration with you today.
There are several pieces that I have added to my closet over the years that I consider holiday season ready, but I wear them at other times of the year as well.  Today's example is a pair of black slim leg velvet pants.  To jazz it up for this season I added a great gold tee as a layering piece and topped it off with this metallic patterned bomber jacket from @vincecamuto that was part of my recent box from @armoirestyle.
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  • "The greatest gift of life is freindship, and I have received it." Hubert H. Humphrey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Friendship is a very special gift.  As we are in the season of gift giving make sure you carve out some time for those friendships that mean the most to you.  You don't need to give the person a gift, just spend some great quality time together.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This picture is from this past summer.  We were having a special lunch celebrating the brunette's next chapter in life as she and her husband were moving out of state to their dream retirement home on a lake.  The two beautiful women are such gifts to me.  We were brought together over 12 years ago because of our love of beautiful clothing and now the friendships are so much more.  They both mean the world to me.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Have you scheduled a coffee, lunch, or cocktails with a dear friend during this season of gift giving?  Consider your uniterrupted time together a precious gift.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#wednesdaywisdom #friendship #friendshipquotes #gift #qualitytime #timelessstyle #over40andfabulous #over50andfabulous #over70andfabulous⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Black sweater issue.  I must admit that I own more than I realized.  When I unwrapped all of my cashmere this season there was more black than I remembered.  My rationale is that they are all different.

Just curious, do you own multiple black sweaters?  What style do you reach for most often? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • I don’t know about you, but dark circles under my eyes is not a look that I am going for any day of the week.  Sometimes we just can’t help the fact that sleep is not something we get enough of in our daily lives. @NEOSTRATA Birghtening Eye cream came to the rescue for me recently.  Just a small amount of this under each eye twice a day has made a difference for my recent restless nights.
This powerful fragrance-free cream made of antioxidants, peptides, and algae extracts is designed to target visible dark circles while it brightens and firms the look of tired eyes.  Now that is the look I am going for ladies.
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