I have a story set in the American 1880s and I changed the race of a character for better representation. But one of the only times I mention she's black at all is when my white male main character meets her for the first time and he mentally points it out in the narrative. It would be historically unrealistic if he didn't.
oops I am guilty of this and I'm not actually really sorry, because I love to overuse commas even when I recognize that I'm doing so, and because I love long sentences because my thoughts always run into each other and I don't want to constrain them with periods, I want to let them run
I love doing stuff like this in my stories. Sometimes I worry that I put too much descriptions to where it disrupts the information my reader is supposed to taking in from the dialogue. All about balance though!