One of the many things Hubby and I enjoy about living in the 3rd largest city in the state of Louisiana is being able to hear the Shreveport Symphony.
We decided several years ago that we would take advantage of as many cultural events in our area as possible and there are many, with access to three colleges, numerous play venues, Opera Guild, and various musical groups as well as many churches who do amazing musical performances.
Our favorite though is having season tickets to the Shreveport Symphony. It is one of the best symphonies in the country with notable director, Michael Butterman.
Last night's performance highlighted Liadov's beautiful "The Enchanted Lake", a Bartok Concerto for Orchestra and a Dvorak Cello Concerto featuring an outstanding young Shreveport native, John-Henry Crawford as soloist.
John-Henry, though only 21 years old, has already made quite a name for himself around the world as an amazing cellist. It was a thrill to hear him perform one of these best-loved masterpieces.
So, what did I wear to the symphony?
In the south, you will see a wide variety of clothing worn to these events. The youngest may wear blue jeans and tee shirts or long, lovely dresses. The middle aged will wear anything from nice dress pants to expensive suits. The older crowd may be bedecked in their sequins and furs.
That's the beauty of living in the south. Hospitality reigns and everyone is accepted.
Because I am still limited in my selection of shoes, I am not wearing dresses yet.
I chose a pair of black dress pants paired with a black round-neck sweater. This combination is so basic and can be worn with just about anything to dress it up or down.
The weather was cool and dry so I selected a purple suede jacket that offered warmth and yet was not too heavy.
I wore a very simple gold choker necklace with a black drop and small black stone/diamond earrings.
I kept the look near my face down-stated, yet complimentary to my coloring because of the attention drawn to the waist of the jacket.
I also love the detail on the back of this jacket.
Suede is not the most practical material, however for those of us who live in the south, it can be a nice compliment during the winter and fall months when it isn't raining.
I love the shade of this purple which compliments my yellow skin tone.
Now, what would you wear to the symphony in your city?