Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #6

Sweater + Skirt + Boots = Classy

photogrid_1479767866787A couple of weeks ago I had a Care Plan Conference meeting for my mom at the nursing home. Not knowing what to expect I opted for my black Ann Taylor skirt, Old Navy black & white striped v-neck sweater, black knee-high boots, black tights, silver plated cuff bracelet & lacy statement earrings.

Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest impact. Take this skirt for example. The material is a heavy wool, there’s a split in the back, the waist band is a faux leather and the best part are the three gold-plated zippers (on two front pockets, frontal closure and split which can be zipped closed). This is such a beautiful garment that it would enhance just about anything.

Even though it was very cold the day of the meeting I felt nice and toasty. As a matter of fact I felt so good I was able to pull out the faux fur vest since I would going directly from my place to the facility.


The meeting was very productive and my mom had quite a bit of input. While many people tend to write off Alzheimer patients, the social services and nursing staff treated my mom with dignity and respect by listening to, and addressing her concerns. One of the more serious issues was a medication snafu which mom was able to detect because she still documents her doses, times, etc.

Being unafraid to speak up on her own behalf has worked well for my mother because very little gets by her. I guess we’re a family of advocates.

Happy Hump Day!



Author: Steph McCoy

Hi I'm Steph, a businesswoman, style setter, blogger, and abilities crusader who breaks the myth that “blind people can’t be fashionable.” “It’s about walking boldly with confidence, transcending barriers and changing the way we perceive blindness”

14 thoughts on “Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #6”

    1. Thank you Brigid. I have a hard time understanding that there are many times my mother doesn’t understand or remember things that I feel are common sense. But in talking with others they have good and bad days like the rest of us.

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  1. Nice outfit, tastefully done. Sandy and I like this look. There is the old, old saying that still rings true. “Quality never goes out of style.” Whether we supplement it with a white cane or pose in a spiffy wheelchair, the simplicity and quality hold center stage.
    Glad your mom is doing well. Others, patients included, should always be treated with kindness and respect.

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    1. Thank you George & Sandy!!💖 Yes, it occurred to me as I was writing this post that many times healthcare workers overlook the patient just like those of us with disabilities. I think we are getting better at talking directly to the individual but there is still some work to be done and as Nicole said in one of her comments there’s always room for improvement and we are a work in progress.


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