1. Leather earrings, $25
These were made by artist Monica D. She primarily makes purses, but also creates earrings from the scraps and found objects.
2. Steve Madden shoes, $38.30
I bought these to add a bit of an edge to my sweeter outfits. I didn’t realize that they were so edgy that they’d cause me to fall down stairs.
3. Olive, puff-sleeved t-shirt, $9.95
4. Striped cardigan with ruffled shoulders, $29.95
The tee is nice, but I CANNOT WAIT to wear the cardigan. It has the most over-the-top shoulder embellishments.
5. Belt, $16.50
I bought this to replace my other gray/silver stretchy belt and to wear to a wedding in September.
New York and Company
6. Olive, tiger-striped cardigan, $39.95
7. Camisole, $9.95
I was just barely over budget for August when I walked into the NY & Co at Rookwood. Most of the store bored me, but I couldn’t resist this cardigan – both for its color and pattern. And I can always use another of NY & Co's fab (if boring) camis.
Y’all talked me out of ordering the tooled leather backpack I had planned to buy in August. I need to see and touch one in person before I make my final decision.
For September, I plan to blow my budget on an expensive, red, pencil skirt. Both White House, Black Market and Talbot’s are carrying a version of this skirt for Fall.