Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Goodbye, summer

Malino peasant blouse:  Anthropologie, summer 2012
No. 2 pencil skirt in double serge cotton, succulent green:  J.Crew, summer 2012
Coral suede heels:  Steve Madden
"I could go crazy on a night like tonight, when summer's beginning to give up her fight."  Who can name the semi-obscure song to which this line belongs?  Ahh, summer. It is nearly gone.  This feels like it is probably my last summer outfit of the season.  I wore a very similar combo here.  I don't know what I would have done all summer without these No. 2 pencil skirts in double serge cotton!  Love them!  I know everyone else is excited for autumn to arrive, but I always find it to be a melancholy time of year...bittersweet.  Perhaps some retail therapy for fall clothes will help my dispair that summer is over...

I bought these suede heels for a bargain at Dillard's.  They and were 65% off so I paid $24.99.  I thought they were an extremely close match to the much more expensive Mona suede pumps in flame at J.Crew, here.  Aren't they almost a dead ringer?  There are a few things I don't believe in, including fake leather shoes and synthetic materials.  But if I can get a pair of leather or suede heels for a steal, I am all over it!  I've always found Steve Madden to be a decent brand too, so I was pretty happy with my bargain.

I'll be posting a few J.Crew reviews tomorrow, so please stop back!  Hope you're having a great week!


  1. I think J.Crew had you in mind when they created "succulent green." You look so pretty in that color!

    1. Aw thanks! It is a favorite of mine!

  2. Wow, great price! I love finding great deals!

  3. Love this blouse! And Lisa is totally right, you look amazing in that green.

  4. Yes- green is your color! And, hang on, we still have 9 more days of summer left!

  5. That skirt is in my favorite color!