Summer has finally relented. Today is cool and overcast and like some perverse anti-flower I'm blooming. Relieved of my heat induced stupor, my energy and creativity have returned. Today's outfit features one of my all time favorite skirts and is inspired by Ann's 52 pick-me-up prompt, "hibiscus." I love how hibiscus flowers look as they're opening, a graceful whorl of petals. The shape of this skirt reminds me of that.
And look! Shoes that aren't sandals.
Earthies maryjane pumps. These are seriously comfortable shoes. They have gel or maybe memory foam in the insole. And only $5 at Goodwill. Seriously!
I added the berry color top and pink jewelry as a nod to the hibiscus color palette.
The earring are blown glass. I got them on my trip to Italy when I was 17.
The bracelet is also a piece from my teens. There was an antique store in Porter Square that I used to frequent when I was in high school. Mostly I'd go in and drool because the prices were way out of my range. I'd always take a long look at the case full of rhinestone jewelry. I so desperately wanted to own some of that glittering beauty. I ended up settling for this cuff because it was less expensive than the other pieces and taking home one stone was better than taking home none. It may have been a compromise at the time but it has turned out to be a very wearable bracelet and I've grown very fond of it.
Linking to Visible Monday. Thanks Patti!