Selective Drama

Selective Drama 1

I don’t think of myself as a Drama Queen. I’m usually pretty even-keeled and cool-headed; I figure life hands us enough drama already so why manufacture it?

But I’ll admit to loving clothes that add just a little bit of drama to an outfit, and this long cardigan does just that. I’ve tried to balance the boldness of the sweater and striped tee with softer grey pieces, and have added some gold with the bracelets for a little warmth.

Selective Drama 2

Earrings: Alexis Bittar // Scarf: Eileen Fisher from last year, similar // Long Cardigan: Eileen Fisher, (similar style from Asos) // Top: R13, similar from Gap (long sleeves) // Bracelets: Stella & Dot, few years old, similar and Aurelie Bidermann // Jeans: NYDJ // Shoes: several years old, surprisingly similar from ECCO.

I purchased these shoes in Paris in 2008. They’re a brand called One Step which I’ve never seen anywhere since. At the time, I’d been on the hunt for a pair of “shooties” in this shape but with lower heels that anything I’d found up to that point. I spotted these in the window of a small shoe shop in the Marais, and it was the start of a beautiful and lasting romance.  OK, so maybe I got a little dramatic there. đŸ˜‰

Selective Drama 3

Do you have a favorite “dramatic” piece in your wardrobe?

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Already Pretty contributor Une Femme is fifty-seven, married to the same wonderful monsieur since 1995, the mother of a special-needs teenager and two hooligan dogs, a full-time administrative professional, a coffee-holic, Paris-obsessed, native Californian, and a petite and curvy femme d’un certain age. She believes that personal style is an essential form of self-expression, and started her blog, une femme d’un certain Ă¢ge, in 2007 hoping to start a conversation about style for women over 50.

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5 Responses to “Selective Drama”

  1. Karen Karlsen

    Just enough drama without being OTT or trying too hard. Perfect for LALA Land…

  2. Wendy Bird

    I love the sweater. I love the whole ensemble. It’s very you: elegant and cosmopolitan. If the sweater wasn’t wool and out of my price range, I’d probably own one, though maybe not in black. Mine would have to be red. LOL. As it happens, I don’t have a piece of clothing that I could single out as dramatic, but my style is quite different from yours. Let’s call it–eclectic bohemian with a side of leather jacket.

  3. Jennifer Connolly

    I love the drama of the long sweater but would call the entire look highly creative! The shoes are fabulous. Paired with the skinny jeans and soft colors are a win/win. Terrific look. Bravo!

  4. lawyerdoll

    I very much want a pair of “shoo ties” just like those! My ankles are very thick, and swell, just for fun, so booties are not going to happen for me.