Y'all, it's HOT in Mississippi right now. I know it's hot all over most of the country, but summer in Mississippi is like walking through invisible clouds of soup. It's wet and sticky. Gross. So pardon me kind sirs and madams if you find me in this beautiful maxi skirt, standing over your AC, airing out the under carriage.
This skirt from Nordstrom, is so soft and silky, and it has pockets. Duh, bonus. The top from Macy's, is a lightweight fabric with a gold zipper down the front. I assume they put that there so you could decide for yourself about how scandalous you want to be that day. Kind of them. Also, it's white, so if you are sweating your little southern kahunas off, it won't show up!
Those earrings are from Charming Charlie, if you don't have one near you, I'm sorry. They no longer sell them, these are pretty old, but I have linked to a similar pair at the top of the post. It's a super inexpensive place to buy accessories. Purses, jewelry, scarves upon scarves upon scarves. I would never buy a purse from there because it wouldn't hold up as well as a real nice leather purse, but it's great for fun fashion jewelry! It's a little overwhelming at first, but just jump right in, it's color coded. My necklace is from Target, and it isn't available online. You might be able to find it in your local store though, because I just bought it. The gold bangle bracelets are from Lane Bryant. They came as a big bundle of gold, rose gold, and silver. If you are "big boned" like me, it's hard to find bracelets that fit. Lane Bryant makes them big enough. Other than that I do a lot of custom bracelet ordering from Ippolita, which can be found online or at your local Saks. They are a bit pricey, but they are REAL gold and silver, so they will last forever.
My shoes are from Nordstrom, and they just stopped selling them. I have linked to a similar sandal at the top. These are pretty padded, but they have gold metal on the heel, the part that actually touches your foot. So from behind there's a little flash of metal, a little odd feeling at first, but kinda cute. Great inexpensive summer shoe.
Photography by Sharon Coker.