A few days ago, I was inspired by a wardrobe that Janice curated that was based on a painting, Lucy Hessel at the Seashore. As I am "mining" my wardrobe to create a new, softer look more in keeping with my grey hair, the painting and Janice's examples gave me some ideas.
During my last few trips to Paris, I have purchased some softer coloured linen clothing. These items tend to be looser in fit and more muted in colour than my regular clothing. I decided to start with my soft green "balloon dress" bought on rue St-Placide last year when I was living in the 6th arrondissement on rue Cherche-Midi.
|soft green linen dress|
Rue St-Placide is a wonderful street for medium priced shopping and there are a few shops that carry stock suited to the older "ronde" woman. My "balloon" dress is a small/medium so that it fits perfectly through the shoulders. It is especially important that a looser fitting dress does not overwhelm my 5'3"
I have many scarves of different colours, shapes and sizes. After studying the painting in Janice's blog, I chose one that had languished in my drawers for about ten years.
|I loved this scarf but have not worn it for a very long time|
|These earrings pick up the rosy colour of the scarf.|
I have comfortable Thierry Rabotin shoes and a handbag to finish off my outfit.
|My outfit is ready for a day of lunch and shopping.|