SKIRT – Orchid Lane
TANK TOP – Target
FLIP FLOPS – Vionic
STRAW BAG – Love Bohemians
SCARF – Banana Republic (similar)
RING – Moonstone Magic (c/o)
NECKLACE – Primitive (similar)
BRACELET – street vendor (similar)
EARRINGS – Charming Charlie
LIP – Burt’s Bees (Niagara Overlook)
TOES – Revlon
I’m curious–do you notice anything subtly different about me? Hint: check the hair.
Do you see it? It’s most obvious in the picture below.
I’ve decided to part my hair down the middle. After looking around at other bloggers, friends, and poking through fashion trends I realized that my old side part was starting to feel a bit dated, a bit 2000s. Right now I’m working on a center part with loose, Victoria’s Secret wavy curls. I think I nailed it for this shoot, but I’m still working on getting it right all the time. My biggest issue? My hair still wants to part on the side, so I’ve got a bit of a cowlick that can almost make it look like my part isn’t right down the middle when it is. Side note: isn’t cowlick an adorable term for this?
Anyway, enough about the hair, lets talk about this skirt! I picked it up over the 4th of July, which we spent in Ann Arbor with my husband’s family. One of my favorite stores in Ann Arbor is Orchid Lane, a fair trade boutique not far from campus. I already own a knee length silk wrap skirt of theirs, but given how popular midi skirts are I decided I had to get this longer pink version. I love how lengthening it is. Plus it’s super comfy. And it’s only $24.
I actualy bought this straw tote back in January for my trip to Hawaii, but unfortunately due to it being shipped internationaly–always look out for this on Etsy–it didn’t arrive in time for the trip. It’s quite cute, though I should note that the handle is so pokey that it would be impossible to use it without wrapping a scarf around the handle. That said, the rough handle holds on to a scarf quite well, so it’s an easy fix that looks quite cute.