|wristlet||–||Tory Burch (found at Elliott Consignment)|
|sandals||–||Charming Charlie (c/o, similar)|
|earrings||–||Kenneth Jay Lane|
|lip||–||Burt’s Bees (Sunset Cruise)|
Sure, sure, it’s fall. The PSL is back. Everyone is sweating in their plaid. Department stores have replaced back-to-school displays with Halloween promotions.
Wait a minute. Just why is everyone sweating it out in plaid shirts and booties? Let’s all take a moment to remember how long winter is–how sick of those thick knits you’ll be by February. September isn’t for jumping the gun on fall. September is for enjoying the Indian Summer warmth that lingers after the blast furnace of high summer has cooled.
Before we talk about this elephant print skirt, lets talk photography. Before I shot these photos, the last photo I took with my DSLR was the shot of the chair through the fence that appears in the floral maxi dress outfit I posted a few weeks ago. To take that photo, I set my aperture very low so the fence would look blurry but the chair would be nice and clear. Guess what I forgot to do before I took the pictures you see in this post? That’s right–I forgot to set the aperture back to its normal setting. Thus, the blurry photos.
I considered scrapping them, but then I realized they gave the photos a soft blurry haze that looks rather romantic and summery. So there you have it–in case you were wondering why some of the photos in this post are of lower quality than you’re used to from me, that’s why.
Madewell makes beautiful jewelry. The kind of jewelry Restoration Hardware would make, if they had a jewelry collection. The kind of jewelry Joanna from Fixer Upper would wear. For some other similar necklace options from them, check out this etched bar necklace, this arrow and stone necklace, and this chevron cutout band necklace.
This skirt is one of my favorite purchases from my summer splurge at Orchide Lane. Elephants have been my favorite animal since I knew what animals were–seriously I read every book about them in my elementary school’s library. Given that pink is my favorite color, this skirt is pretty much ideal for me. It’s a true wrap skirt, which is actually quite nice because it gives it some leeway in sizing. Orchid Lane has about a million prints and this skirt is super cheap, so I can’t recommend it enough.
This copper bracelet has special memories for me–I picked it up at the Ann Arbor pow-wow with a good friend back in college. I love Native American culture and art, so I always loved attending the annual pow-wow. This bracelet is heavy copper and feels wonderfully substantial on my wrist.