Sorry thatyesterdaywas so busy that I didn't get back here. I enjoyed reading all the comments and ideas. It sounds like either length works depending on the vibe is going for.
Viva, I can also wear the pants at their full length that comes about 3 inches above my ankles and has cute little fabric covered buttons, but that length looks off to my eye.
Aida, I don't have a yellow blazer but think I have marked one for consideration in Finds. I have an orange blazer that could be interesting and bright. I'll add a yellow blazer to my short list of items to look for. I'd love having one. Thank you for the idea.
Angie, a Killer! I am thrilled. Thank you for giving your preference.
Aleta, I do indeed have a funeral capsule and it has been wonderful to have when one's thoughts are not very coherent. I found the need when my mother died unexpectedly and I ended up having to try to find an outfit at a small town Walmart. And vowed never again. That jacket has been to lots of funerals.
Tulle, good idea to add a necklace. A pendant on a chain is usually not too bad except on the hottest days.
Jenn, yes all silk is the best! I hand wash it and hang to dry, so not even fussy.
Unfrumped, thank you for such a complete reply. I pulled that dark leopard handbag because originally I was going to wear leopard flats. It is screaming for something lighter and I don't own the right piece. Pewter is my fallback option.
Thank You, everyone who stopped by and commented. It helps so much