It’s just a date on the calendar, but…
Today, I’m looking ahead with cautious optimism. Yes, there are still some challenging times ahead. We may not have yet turned the corner, but at least we can see it from here.
So I wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year! 🎊 🎇 🍾 🥂
Kicking off the New Year with some old and new favorites. I’ve had these jeans for 4? 5? years now, and hope to wear them for many more. The oval ring was from one of my Paris trips. The sweater and shoes were more recent purchases, and both hit that comfortable-but-polished target quite nicely.
Here’s a similar sweater that’s more budget-friendly.
(It may look sunny in these photos, but was actually chilly and breezy, hence the messy hair…)
How to do a French tuck
Some of my Instagram followers requested a video tutorial on how to do a French tuck (half tuck). I’ll admit, I resisted this for a long time, but after seeing others do it successfully (and lots of experimentation), I’ve come around.
A French tuck is a great styling tool to “wrangle” tops that are too long or oversized, and to create some definition. (I won’t say “create a waistline” because that’s just a bridge to far for me 😂 )
I’ll add a couple of tips to those I mentioned in the video below.
- This works best (IME) with fabric that’s not too stiff or bulky, and that has some drape.
- If you’re going to layer underneath a jacket or cardigan, stick with a softer, lighter fabric.
- You can also do an asymmetrical tuck, more on one side than the other which creates a nice diagonal line.