What I wore to the Opera

What I wore to the Opera

My husband and I are great opera fans. For the last couple of years, we have not been to the opera as often as we would have liked. This year we made sure that we booked to see a production of La Traviata at Holland Park Opera. It is one of our favourite venues.

As this year we have been blessed with a fabulous Summer, the evening we attended in early July was magical. I wore my Hopefashionuk. I am wearing it here with a pair of Eileen Fisher cream linen trousers. (similar reduced in the sale) silver sandals.

What I wore to the Opera

I slung a pale blue pashmina over my shoulders just in case it got chilly later in the evening. I would always advise taking a wrap to an evening event in the UK just in case. I am wearing my silver sandals by Gabor. I have kept my jewellery classic simple with a rope of pearls (similar) and pearl earrings from Claudia Bradby

What I wore to the Opera

The second Opera we attended was at Garsington on the Wormley Estate in Buckinghamshire.  We were thrilled to be invited by friends to join them for a picnic and to view the debut performance of a new opera “The Skating Rink”. As the opera had never been performed before we had no expectations and were agreeably surprised by the high standard of the production.

Similar Opera outfit:

What I wore to the Opera

On this occasion, I wore my blue moire circular skirt (by Jaeger 2 years old) and short sleeved cream top. My silver pumps added a glamorous touch.  Luckily they are comfortable and I had no problems walking on the uneven terrain. Necklace Grimaud market.

What I wore to the Opera

A good view of my recent haircut. As usual, I am very happy with it.

See what I wore for Holland Park Opera 4 years ago.


  1. Ariss
    27th July 2018 / 15:18

    I like you more in the second outfit. Your outfit looks very elegant and it doesn’t drown your figure.

  2. Sheri
    27th July 2018 / 15:57

    You looked lovely and the surrounding landscape is outstanding!!

    27th July 2018 / 17:57

    These photos are GREAT!
    OPERA IS A JOY!!!!!The costumes and scenery always put a smile on my face!

    • 30th July 2018 / 12:58

      I agree the scenery and costumes were amazing expecially in La Traviata

  4. Mary
    27th July 2018 / 19:07

    Really nice outfits but I also prefer the second outfit. I thinking the reclining image proves you would look great in a straight skirt

    Older Son and DIL have been going to the Holland Park productions..

    • 30th July 2018 / 12:59

      Hi Mary. Strangely I don’t look very good in a straight skirt as my waist is small in relation to my hips and thighs and therefore I need some ease of movement around this area.

  5. Brenda Chell
    27th July 2018 / 19:24

    As usual you look absolutely fabulous Josephine. I love you in both outfits equally. Since seeing your gorgeous haircut the first time, I printed out the pics and took it to my hairdresser. Now I am enjoying the same modern and easy to keep style, I simply hang my head upside down, whoosh the hairdryer a bit then finger dry and apply a little wax to finish. Voila! Keep the tips coming Josephine. Can’t wait for the next one.

    • 30th July 2018 / 13:01

      Glad you found my hairstyle an inspiration. Yes it is very easy to manage.

  6. Carol
    27th July 2018 / 20:22

    Love both the looks. Blue is so pretty & versatile; must rethink all my black & add more blue. Inpirational!

  7. Suz
    28th July 2018 / 18:04

    I like both outfits on you. Since I “embraced” the grey, I have added quite a bit of blue to my wardrobe.
    How lovely to be able to enjoy an outdoor opera!
    Suz from Vancouver

  8. 1010parkplace
    28th July 2018 / 18:29

    Both outfits are very flattering. It’s always so much fun to see what other women wear to events like this. You’ve given me lots of great ideas. Comfortable, flat shoes are high on my list and I love silver, so I like both of yours. We used to have a Jaeger shop here in San Antonio, TX, but it’s been gone for over a decade. I’m glad to know the brand is still around. I’ll look online. Thanks so much, Brenda

  9. 30th July 2018 / 13:06

    Jaeger did have shops in America however I think that they found it quite a difficult market They have changed over here as well and have recently been sold again to another holding company and closed quite a few of their shops.

  10. analysa
    3rd August 2018 / 04:47

    The outfit is very beautiful and suitable for you. I like your second outfit more than the first set. It looks very gentle

  11. Lisa Bee
    13th August 2018 / 15:14

    Surprised no one likes the first outfit better – I definitely prefer it – just looks more up to date and original.

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