Monday, September 22, 2014

Stay Gold, Ponyboy

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower,
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief.
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

~Robert Frost
The changing of the Seasons, especially from Summer to Fall, always brings to mind this Robert Frost poem featured so prominently in S.E. Hinton's classic novel "The Outsiders" (Did you know the author was only 18 when her iconic story was published?!) Oh how I loved that book when I read it in high school, not to mention the film version that starred just about every teen heartthrob of my generation. The movie is probably the only one that I have ever loved as much as the book, and not just because Cherry Valence was a feisty green-eyed redhead! 

Embroidered and beaded skirt and top (Kohls); Sandals (Meijer); Leather and turquoise cuff (Steinmart); Beaded bracelet (gift); Ring (David Yurman)

This weekend was the last "official" weekend of the Summer and, with the exception of a brief midnight storm on Saturday, it was, indeed, golden. We were blessed with sunshine and temperatures that provided opportunity to squeeze in a few more days of warm weather wearables before we usher in Autumn. In fact, we celebrated the Autumnal equinox at an outdoor "white party" hosted by Yelp Indy. I told you here that old "no white after Labor Day" rule was passe, and judging by 1000 Hoosiers enjoying "dinner en blanc" on Sunday night, I am not alone in that opinion! (Look for a post on that Gatsby-inspired soiree soon).  

Fall is actually my favorite season, and I'm looking forward to cozy cardies, campfires, and colorful crunchy leaves, so the end of Summer doesn't bring me to tears (unlike Johnny's poetic goodbye to Ponyboy). But, I will miss wearing this favorite embroidered cotton skirt, and may just pull it out again if we're blessed with an Indian Summer!
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!
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