In terms of what makes me “feel good”, clothes are usually secondary to the events to which I wear them. I love attending events in Houston’s Theatre District. We have great ballet, opera, plays and a wonderful symphony in Houston. Also, it is one of the stops for traveling Broadway shows. If I attend a matinee or a week night event, I will dress casually. However, when I am attending on a Saturday night, I “dress up” (as we say in Texas) especially if it is the ballet or opera.
One of my favorite “feel good” outfits for these events starts with a long, straight black skirt. The accompanying top is black with long sleeves that are sheer and partially designed with black beaded lace. The beaded lace on the sleeves is from the shoulder to the upper arm and at the wrist cuffs. Also, there is a beading around the jewel neck line and the top is sheer down to the bodice with the remainder designed with the same beaded lace. I wear a simple pair of formal black pumps or black strappy sandals depending on the season and carry a small black satin clutch. The only other accessory is a pair of black, dangly beaded earrings and the only splash of color is on my toes, nails and lips.