The weather is blustery today, but the hearth is warm. Welcome, Winter. The Holidays are fast approaching, and I for one, am dressing up! I am off to a small dinner party in a neighboring building, so I dressed warmly, and elegantly, befitting the holiday spirit and my lovely and gracious host and hostess. I am wearing a fox, fur trimmed wool dress made by Luella, that I found at a consignment store on Madison Avenue. The dress was purchased at a very small percentage of what it is worth, and fits me perfectly.
My lovely bag is from a thrift store in Long Island that helps domestic abuse victims with their proceeds, so I was thrilled to buy this, and and am always pleased to wear it. It is really pretty besides! The beaded front and strap is truly lovely and distinctive.
My jewelry was purchased years ago in the diamond district in Manhattan: so many gorgeous pieces to choose from! I tend to favor true period pieces ( like the ruby and emerald bracelet in the middle) and then mix them with pieces that are new:
Outside , it is brisk with the crisp leaves blowing around my feet. I am so glad my dress is lined with fur at the neck and elbows. I don't even need a coat with this fur trimmed dress, though it is past mid- November, which the wind keeps reminding me of.
My shoes are familiar to you now, they are my ankle straps from Nordstrom, made by Kenneth Cole. My nail polish, which you could never see before, is "Vested Interest" by Essie. My sunnies are Dior. Here is one of my favorite shots, even though you can not see my head. I love the way my dress is framed in that gorgeous doorway, just a few steps from where I live.
Does my hair looks smoother than usual? Can you notice make up on my face ( which I do not normally wear) My word! You can actually see the details in these pics! What a difference a pro makes!! ( sorry , hubby, who usually takes my photos.)
Photo Credits: Dea Jenkins @ I.Dea Photography Studios Make Up By Yvelisse Romo Hair by Scott Newnan