It's about a hot day, five sisters, their parents, and all the time in the world to romp and do everything. . .and nothing. Really, when the girl looks back, it was her favorite part of the trip. Close your eyes and imagine, especially lovers of street musicians and cafes on the waterfront. . .imagine brick everything. Streets lined with the quirkiest of restaurants and a renovated cotton mill-(uh, North and South, anyone?)-turned general-store-coffee-house-novelty-shop-phenomenon. The Toffee Boy was there. (don't ask. such jokes and giggles are forever locked in that place known only to sisters.) And there was a cat in a bookshop. And places to buy nothing but chocolate. And this odd little hole that sold gorgeous Tibetan shoes that looked liked Toms, only they were embroidered in vines and flowers. The shopkeeper bobbed and smiled, forced several pairs on my feet, insisted I didn't need to buy now (though she was careful to give me her card and jot down the shoe size,) and put my hair up in this twisty bun that was totally adorable. She was adorable. I need to look her up and hire her as my personal hairdresser.
So I like how this outfit just melds together. I woke up feeling like more than a plain black maxi (the only semi-dressy thing I brought on our trip,) and managed to
I'm a total believer in combining neutrals, "popping" an outfit, etc, but like I always say--don't overdo the accessories. My brown cami and cross-purse were a surprise pairing, and my gold flip-flops (not shown,) thrifted necklace in gold, rose, and sage, silver bracelet, antique-gold earrings, (hard to see in the photos, but one is a bird, the other a bird cage,) and gold/rose sunglasses bring the entire ensemble together. Perfect for a day on the town. And iced caramel lattes.
Ruffle tee: Thrifted (J.Crew)
Cami: Target (?)
Maxi Skirt: Borrowed
Pearl necklace: Thrifted
Flip-flops (not shown): Old Navy
How do you like to pair neutrals? Do you go for the classy look, or add bright pops of color?