Plumcake’s internet friend, Annalucia, writes:
The Annalucia’s Great Challenge of Superfantasticness will occur on the 18th of August. On that day … she is off to Oak Parkto meet some professional translators. The translation is the profession she is only just now adopting, and she confesses to some trepidation as she has been many years out of the work force and is meeting these people for the first time. The plan is to meet at the open-air art show and then to adjourn to a cafe for dinner, and the weather will probably be most brutally hot.
Have you ladies any suggestions for the middle aged size 16 lady in this situation? The Annalucia is considering the white cotton trousers, the white camisole, and the “aubergine” silk shirt over all. Perhaps she will wear her white sandals, or if this is too much white, she can wear her red ones.
Plumcake wholeheartedly supports wearing white in the light, natural fibers but worries that perhaps the silk aubergine shirt would be Too Much. Especially if there might be a glistening situation to worry about (Plumcake herself glistens like a saran-wrapped mule)
There is nothing more chic than summer linen on a woman of a certain age. It’s so Kate Hepburn I can’t even stand it. A society grand dame who goes to my church wears nothing but silk and linen in the summer and she always looks so elegant and cool as she just breezes by the rest of us mere mortals who are melting in the Texas sun.
I recommend this light silk-lined linen dress available at Macy’s –that’s Marshall Fields to you
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Even better, it’s in your size and on sale for under $100!
No white sandals please. Though many will disagree, Plumcake feels that all-white shoes are best left to nurses, brides and strippers dressed up as nurses and brides.
Bonne chance & buena suerte!