Being from the South, or as I like to call it, the “Dirty South,” you never get to experience any other season but Summer. I love summer and anyone that knows me, knows how much I love it. In my 29 years of living, I had never really experience any other season but summer; however, with the exception of that one time that I spent two weeks in Indian in the winter time ( I hated it). So when we arrived in Charlotte and it was still cold in April, we were in shock. Fast forward through our first Fall here, I’ve learned that Fall is just a menopausal spring/summer mixed into one. How do you dress for 40 degrees in the morning but 75 degrees in the afternoon? How do you handle frost on your car in the morning and a scorching steering wheel in the afternoon? I need answers. I will say this, I have come to appreciate fall. I appreciate the leaves changing colors and all the colors that they turn;burgundy, mustard, dark green, orange and the deep hues of red. I’ve come to appreciate pumpkin patch picking, cooler evenings, layers, booties and coats.
With that said, some of my favorite things to wear during this time of year is suede. I also love a good midi skirt and when I came across this skirt, I knew I had to have it. Since I am only 5’4, I have to play around midi skirts but the trick is that you have tuck your shirt in and keep it very minimal on top in order to avoid looking “bulky” or unproportioned. Another trick, try wearing non-ankle strap heels. Ankle straps can make a small/short frame like mine appear even shorter if you don’t pair it with the right pieces.
Skirt, Vintage Talbots, thrifted at Value Village, $4.00. Top, Max Jeans, purchased at Marshalls, $20.00. Shoes, Steve Madden, purchased at Dillards, Sale $35.00. Bag, Furla, purchased on Poshmark, $60.00. Outfit total: $119.00.