We finish this 2-part story today with the final 2 holiday outfits and tips, mixing leopard and plaid, shot in festive Downtown Oklahoma City! — Editor Marcie
By Tammy Seibert
A leopard short skirt worn with a red and black sweater and a plaid scarf and knee-high black suede boots. Right now I’m really loving everything that has a touch of red for this holiday season and even a bright red lipstick to match.
Tip #1 The quickest way to start playing with plaid is to simply pick up a plaid blanket scarf in your color of choice.
A vintage Liz Claiborne red turtleneck sweater worn with a black lace maxi skirt and leopard booties topped with an adorable ski hat to tone down the dressy skirt. Gingerbread house and fun at the Myriad Garden is not just for the kids…us over-fifty girls can sweeten up our life with bright vibrant red mixed with leopard and plaid.
Tip #2 If you are unsure about leopard as a neutral you can always wear it as a shoe or belt.
The Real-Real Behind the Scenes
Editor’s Note: As Tammy and I walked around taking pictures, she spotted this cute Gingerbread Man play-area for the children in downtown Oklahoma City, and the cut-out gingerbread people, house, and trees sparked a special Christmas memory for her. In her persona as the Tea Lady in our town, she hosted an annual, charity event at her and husband Eric’s tearoom at Christmas-time, called The Gingerbread Tea. Proceeds benefited The Children’s Center, a rehabilitation hospital in Bethany, OK. Her eyes lit up as she explained how near and dear to her heart this work was.
Her oldest son Blake dressed up as Gingerbread Man to delight the children at the tea and pose for photos with them. This photo is of Tammy, Blake inside the costume, and her youngest son, Brock, who is now almost 16!
There is another children’s place in our thoughts this Christmas, The CARE Center, whose mission involves forensic interviews, counseling, and medical exams for children who’ve experienced child abuse. It’s an amazing place with a staff doing vital work, and they could always use your help. If you do not already have a charity you’re involved with this time of year, please consider these two children-oriented ones.
A Little Background Music
*Photos of Tammy by Marcie Everhart