September is like being on the cusp of a break-up. You can’t stand him; he drives you insane. But.. he’s really not that bad, right? You can work around his bizarre love of jai alai. So what if he spent your savings on tickets to the jai alai championship game? It’s just money after all.
But is it? Is it “just money”? And why does he belch every time he eats watermelon? It’s disgusting. Ugh. And that new intern at your office is just really attractive. You’ve always wanted to be a cougar, after all. But don’t they call them pumas if you’re too young to be a cougar? You’ve always wanted to be a puma.
At least deep down in the South, September can’t quite decide how it feels about change. Should you unpack your coats, Stylist Quo? Or keep your sandals at the front of your closet? Is it time to paint your nails a dark oxblood, or will you just look sort of like Taylor Momsen if the temp stays in the upper 80s?
This outfit is a direct result of waking up early with a plan to make loaves and loaves of pumpkin bread, only to discover weather more fit for whipping up a batch of pumpkin ice cream.
But watch this magic: a long cardigan, belted down alongside the skirt, and a great pair of boots, and you’re ready to commit to cooler weather (just maybe not that belching boyfriend).
I’m a huge fan of split maxis, if you haven’t noticed, and this is by far my favorite, in terms of everyday wearability and comfort. Horizontal stripes, because (a) Marc Jacobs, and (b) do I need a reason? The skinny belt allows them to read almost as Breton stripes. Tack on a shiny, gold spiked bracelet for fun. O thinks I could “kill someone with that thing.” I pulled it down like brass knuckles, and I swear I saw him flinch.