pink posy print

 Fall semester is nipping at my heels even as Alabama's summer weather continues to run rampant. This limbo between summer and fall fashion is the perfect time to snag the remnants of clearance racks at end of season sales, giving life to clothes deemed closet mishaps. I managed to snag a couple of deals to round out my summer wardrobe and hopefully carry into the colder months. I found a great white printed day dress, perfect for the most domestic Alabama gal. Rightly, I could not bring myself to adorn the frock with pearls and pumps. Que distressed denim and gold collar.

[dress-levi, vest- forever21, necklace- h&m, shoes-target]

Just for fun, I styled the same dress for the fall/winter months, -er months if you will. Since chunky knits, tights, and oxfords will be in every girl's wardrobe this season, it transitions quite well. Bring it on, October!

sweater: h&m
 shoes: rackroom
 clutch: fossil

Rain simply cannot quell the sparkle of a sequined skirt nor the stomp of a studded heel.

I love mixing contrasting looks to create interesting and wearable outfits. I've had these pieces for a while now, but because fashion is in fact not a prerequisite to many Tuscaloosa venues, this ensemble rarely gets an audience. There is no fun in pairing a sequined skirt with an equally glam tube top and nude platforms. Predictable. By pairing the statement-making skirt with a subdued top (i.e white and distressed denim), the fashion sage will achieve wearable, every-day status. Who wouldn't want to adorn themselves in sequins on a daily basis?

 As it was raining off and on all day, my roommate and I decided a fun, sequined frock would contrast nicely with the dreary weather we've been having. What started with grey clouds, and a drizzle easily staunched by trees,  ended in an all out downpour, soaking us both to the bone. Exposing my childlike tendencies so often likened to a showboat and with leftover laughter from this afternoon, I give you my favorite unlikely union of trends. Denim, gold, leather, and the perfect white t-shirt—a combination every woman should remember.

Thank you, thank you sweet Sarah for your keen eye and fun-loving spirit.

"I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain. What a glorious feelin', I'm happy again.I'm laughing at clouds, so dark up above. The sun's in my heart and I'm ready for love. Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place. Come on with the rain. I've a smile on my face. I walk down the lane with a happy refrain. Just singin', singin' in the rain."

Gene Kelley knows my heart.

The Mullet Revolution

So long are the hours spent contemplating maxi or mini; summer is the season for the indecisive skirt. Mullets are no longer exclusive to NASCAR events and 80's rockers. They have been gracing runways since spring 2011 and are now making their way into the closets of women astraddle across America. The high-low skirt is essentially the best of both worlds. Still retaining the flowy etherial aspect of the maxi and baring just enough leg in the front for kick-boxing or any other activity previously hindered by a superfluous fabric, the mullet skirt is perfect for all summer activities. (i.e. galavanting through downtown Northport and leaving plenty of room for "street-cred" worthy knee scrapage.) Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the beautiful Sarah Thigpen in her interpretation of the modern mullet complete with distressed denim, top-not, and platforms.