I couldn’t be happier that animal prints have become the “new neutral”. Finally, my overuse of animal prints can seem “on-trend”. I particularly am loving snake skin lately. Funny because just the other day there was a little black snake in my garage and I screamed so loud – and weird – that my entire family came running. As I so bravely got him out of my garage, the noises coming out of me were noises I’d never heard before. Snakes can have that effect… Anyway, still love the print so I fiercely support this new neutral this Fall.
This dress I made and wore for the first time to church and brunch Sunday. I found lots of great options across all price points if you want to do this look – options below. There is so much you can do with Snakeskin. For my purposes, I toned it down with black & white accessories (short necklace & long necklace layers), went big with the earrings cuz… I just can’t help myself…. and a black can’t-go-wrong cardi (similar, but in a longer, more up-to-date style here and here). My shoes are from Aldo a long time ago, but I found this great, more up to date, under-$100, fringy option in a brand that never disappoints that would look great.
It was an absolutely beautiful weekend in North Georgia! Our first dose of Fall. As I write this early Monday morning, the weather man says is just dropped into the 30s in Blairsville, GA. Boot weather is right around the corner, people. Fashion-wise, it was a great weekend to break out my first SMIJ scarf of the season and some plaid. Sitting around a firepit watching football and then, loaded down with my Banana Pudding contribution (recipe below), headed off to a neighborhood cul-de-sac party. Perfect Fall Day with perfect Fall layers.
Mix Cream Cheese & Condensed Milk and set aside. Mix Instant Pudding with 3 Cups Cold Mild, set aside. Combine the cream cheese mixture and the pudding and then add Cool Whip. Put a layer of pudding in the bottom of a 13X9 inch pan or dish, then a layer of wafers, and a layer of bananas. Continue layering, ending with pudding. Crush some wafers on top of pudding. Take your masterpiece to a cul-de-sac, football or BBQ party!
Sometimes when September hits the temps climb. You’re in the mood for Fall, stores are filled with sweaters and it’s just too hot to go there. I saw a great option for this time of year – the poncho dress. It combines two of my favorites. I plan to be wearing ponchos a lot this Fall! It is drapey, flowy and cool, but you can do it in Fall colors. I love wearing this dress. I made this one, but I found a few that you may like, too!
On poncho dresses, pile on the accessories! Great jewelry options for a poncho dress: Kendra Scott necklace, earrings, hand bracelet (perfect for this style!), bangle, open ring, ring. All jewelry I’ve linked to is on sale through midnight on Labor Day, too.