maxi + denim

Don’t put that summer maxi dress away just yet. Warming it up with a denim jacket, loose sweater, or a pair of boots will get you some extra wear these final fall days.

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Maxi Dress (French Connection), Jacket: (Zara), Bag (Kenneth Cole), Jewels (J. Crew, Francescas)

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baking beauty

Top: Anthropologie, Pants: Guess, Shoes: Nine West, Bag: Nine West (old), Sunglasses: Vogue, Jewels: Fossil, Banana Republic, Mango

 

 

 

Another day of baking in the desert calls for loose fitting, light fabrics. Open back or V Back tops like this one from Anthropologie (similar here) allow just the right amount of breeze in to keep things cool.

“Any thoughts of guilt, and feelings of regret had faded. The desert had baked them out.” -Stephen King, The Gunslinger

pretty in pink

Polish: Pixie (Target, $8)

God Went to Beauty School

by Cynthia Rylant

He went there to learn how
to give a good perm
and ended up just crazy
about nails
so He opened up His own shop.
“Nails by Jim” He called it.
He was afraid to call it
Nails by God.
He was sure people would
think He was being
disrespectful and using
His own name in vain
and nobody would tip.
He got into nails, of course,
because He’d always loved
hands–
hands were some of the best things
He’d ever done
and this way He could just
hold one in His
and admire those delicate
bones just above the knuckles,
delicate as birds’ wings,
and after He’d done that
awhile,
He could paint all the nails
any color He wanted,
then say,
“Beautiful,”
and mean it.

Top: Ross ($7), Pants: Zara, Belt: H&M, Shoes: Nine West, Bag: Target, Sunglasses: Vogue, Jewels: Banana Republic, Fossil, J. Crew