Tag Archives: Maxi Skirts

Perfect Print for Fall

Sunnies, Tank, & Necklace: Charlotte Russe, Cardigan: Land’s End (via Savers), Skirt: Downtown Threads, Jessica Simpson Booties: MarshallsAs a maxi skirt this tribal print piece was virtually unwearable. It’s done in a deceivingly heavy fabric so wearing it as maxi skirt was like being rolled up in a stale burrito wrapper (not that I know what that’s actually like, but you get the idea). Enter my wonderful tailor Christine. She removed almost two feet of fabric (which I’m saving for a DIY project) and gave this skirt a whole new life.

I tried to offset the skirt’s bold print by pairing it with classic pieces in camel and navy and simple but chic accessories (like my Jessica Simpson peeptoes). Unfortunately, and I hate to say it, this may be the last time you’ll be peeping my peeptoes (or toes) for quite a while; there’s been talk of snow flurries.

What are you sad to pack away for the season? What pieces are you looking forward to wearing well into winter?

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Dollar Store Sunnies, Denim Shirt: Walmart, Belt & Dress (worn as skirt): Goodwill, Cowboy Boots: Florence, ItalyThese short Italian cowboy boots called to me from a shop window while walking to meet friends at Spleen, one of my favorite bars in Florence. They usually showed FIFA games (in English) and had an insanely extensive drink menu, with pages of cocktails that were always half off for American girls. In short it was a great place and every time I wear these boots I think about Spleen and living in Florence and there’s a little twinge in my heart.

The 100% silk button up jumper caused heart twinges of a different type when I found it at Goodwill a few weekends ago, but that’s a whole other story. And if you are looking for a great book (that was later turned into a so-so movie) Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins is a one of my favorites.

What pieces in your closet pull on your heartstrings?

Autumn Acquisitions – My for Fall Wish List

It’s somewhat torturous to talk about fall fashion when it’s so hot in our apartment that breathing alone is causing me to sweat, but it’s that time of the year. Leather boots, cozy flannel, and chunky knits make fall my favorite time of the year and this year I’m eyeing some classic pieces and accessories in rich colors and fabrics.

  1. Olive Wool Fedora – $34.99
  2. ASOS Boyfriend Watch(on sale now) $43.08
  3. Striped Jersey Maxi Skirt(on sale now) $79
  4. ASOS Leather Obi Belt(on sale now) $64.62
  5. Green Christopher Kon Satchel – $90
  6. Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf (on sale now) $18.95
  7. Isaac Mizrahi for QVC Slim Black Ankle Pant –  (on sale now) $32.98

What wardrobe acquisitions are you looking into this autumn?

Vaca Recap: hometown tourist

The longer I’m away from my hometown the more I find myself wanting to do the more kitschy, touristy things when I’m back. So when clouds forced us off the beach D and I headed to the Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods for a woodland jaunt. It is a beautiful place to visit, pet friendly, and the perfect place to take a pre or post dinner stroll.Sunglasses: Downtown Threads, Blouse: Gap (via Goodwill), Crop Top: UO, Skirt & Bag: H&M, Mermaid Bracelet: Alex and Ani, Sandals: PaylessGrowing up baring your belly was a big no no so cropped tops are a whole new world for me. While I wont be sporting a bandeau top anytime soon I’m loving the little slice of skin that this bustier style top leaves exposed when paired with this gauzy white maxi skirt. The Gap by way of Goodwill button up was perfect for the light, early evening breeze that was coming off the water and lent a conservative, albeit casual feel to this beachy boho look.

Where do you stand on exposed abdominals and the like?

Tree Top Dreaming

I was honored and excited when the Burlington Free Press asked me to share a piece about one of my favorite spots, The Community Tree House at Oakledge Park. Thank you so much to the folks at the Free Press especially Emily and Clover for letting me share my story about this “unusually wonderful” spot.