The stunning photo is by The Sartorialist. It’s so inspirational to me on many levels. This is how I wish to age. This is the serenity of spirit and body I hope to show in my smile. You’ll understand better once I explain that growing up, I was taught to revere old age, that it was something to look forward to.
And of course the shades of green she effortlessly combines just so with the bold tortoiseshell sunglasses speak volumes! They are simply the perfect shape for her face. So I’ve put together some other shades of green that I love now.
I noticed since last year going through my closet how much I miss having more green pieces. It works better than brown for me and of course looks extra special with touches of corals and orange that I already have as my accent colours. I only acquired two parkas and a utility style casual jacket last year – all in slightly different shades of khaki – and loved wearing them more than I ever imagined!
One of my many wardrobe mistakes was to compromise with too many sleeveless dresses so I need a few with long sleeves and this elbow/3/4 length is perfect. The khaki green shade updates a classic fitted shift style. And that’s the main challenge for me, to maintain a classic yet updated closet.
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