In my never ending quest to perfect the tunic I made this yummy yellow tunic and pants for my mom to wear on Easter. Check out those orange shoes! How cosmopolitan! She lovingly refers to this ensemble as her Indira Gandhi outfit. It suits her so. She has always had a keen sense of fashion, though she wasn’t always able to fuel the fire. She is adamant that as women age, they should not simply give in to wearing pants. The waist is rounder, the bum is flatter, and it is simply not the best look. Mother is devoted to skirts for her daily life. But this suit seemed to combine the flow of her skirts with a smart and sophisticated look that would set her apart on Easter.
Then of course, we all know that accessories make or brake the outfit. Who could have known that my sister-in-law in Ireland would send this fantastic Indian silk scarf? It is sheer perfection! I had already purchased the linen and had the concept in my head when “the scarf” arrived. The season is perfect for a light wrap, and if you have been in the South then you know that concept of ” a summer jacket” is a myth. It is not even possible to consider a jacket after June 1st. Thankfully Easter was in April this year.
The neckline is lovely, if I do say so myself. As a friend in my weekly sewing class says, it takes a village to figure out this tunic perfection.
The turquoise necklace (from my own closet) finished off the look.