Cocktails in the Courtyard-By Susan, From Fifty, Not Frumpy

Cocktails in the Courtyard-By Susan, From Fifty, Not Frumpy

Note from Pauline Durban, founder, and president of Covered Perfectly - Wow, I love the Cascading Vest with a dress, who would have thought. Love, love, love Susan in these pictures. She looks hot but cool!

Over to Susan...

What do you wear while visiting with friends over cocktails in a courtyard when it is ninety degrees at eight in the evening?

FNF BW Vest Dress 1
I chose a very lightweight knit tank dress and a chiffon cascading vest from Covered Perfectly with minimal jewelry and sunglasses.

FNF BW Vest Dress 2

Metallic leather is considered neutral. I always enjoy wearing silver sandals since they bookend with my silver hair. Bookending is repeating the same color at the top and the bottom to pull a look together.

If I had worn black sandals, I would have looked even shorter. I attempt to make myself look taller and thinner by avoiding numerous horizontal color breaks.

FNF BW Vest Dress 4

This vest is one of the most versatile items I have ever owned. This evening it served as a light, elegant top layer. I would never feel comfortable wearing this tank dress on its own, but I do enjoy wearing it often as a first layer. The dress is by Yon Design, and I bought it in a shop that has since closed.

FNF BW Vest Dress 3
Filmy lightweight layers have been components of all my most comfortable looks this summer. They are soft, feminine and elegant without making me feel even hotter.

FNF BW Vest Dress 5
The smooth silver cuff is from my old company, which I have since retired from.
FNF BW Vest Dress 6

A reader asked me this week why I don't show more new items on the blog. I rarely go shopping anymore, and I stopped accepting products to review because it became too overwhelming.

I hope that by sharing how I put together my basics in different ways, it will help you to build a wardrobe that serves you well no matter the price or number of pieces you own.

A few of my favorite companies, graciously allow me the option of offering you a discount. Covered Perfectly generously offers Fifty, not Frumpy followers a 20% discount on up to two items! Use the discount code FNF20 when you check out at Covered Perfectly. The discount will apply on up to two items, or you can take advantage of the buy two get one FREE special!
Only one of these offers will work per order.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond.

The second fifty years are truly the best!

See more of Susan's fabulous style here.
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