The Calm Before the Storm. Literally.

Yes, I'm showing you a Lilly Pulitzer halter top...two actually - in September, when our thoughts are turning to flavoring everything with Pumpkin Spice (gross) and wrapping ourselves in itchy wooden things. I'm actually sitting in FL watching the most massive hurricane in the known universe barrelling towards our coastline. Right now they think it's likely heading towards the East Coast, but you just never know. Either way, its gonna blow. We were sort of hoping not to test the impact glass and storm accordion door this early on in the life cycle of our house, but whatever. Life in the tropics.

So let's talk about tropical clothes! There are few places on Earth where an ice cream coloured halter top and pair of cream trousers would be appropriate in September, but Florida is one of them. These two Lilly Pulitzer tops were both secondhand finds, from different locations, and were sort of no-brainers to add to the Floridian clothes pile. Despite the fact that Armageddon is less than a week away, you'd never know it. The weather here in SW Florida is glorious at the moment, but I actually shot these photos in Scotland before we left, where the month of August brought nothing but constant rain punctuated by a few very brief bright spots followed by more rain. This was my second attempt to shoot these two Lilly tops, and the light was always just…wrong. They always ended up being over-exposed or under-exposed or there was rain on the lens or just….wrong. But I'm running this post anyway, in case the power goes out and I have to ditch my sartorial pastimes for a headlamp and space blanket.

In the meantime, we plan on enjoying the next few days of sunshine while we collect supplies and wait to see which path this behemoth is going to take. So to anyone else who may possibly be in the path of this monster, stay safe, stay fabulous. See you soon!


  1. Keeping you in my thoughts from Harvey Land.

  2. Helloooooo - just checking in. Are you okay? I know "okay" is a relative term today. Let us know when you are home safe. :)

  3. How did you fare in the hurricane? Here in Ft. L, a bullet dodged us, and I hope you did OK in the new, up-to-code house.


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