I had the pleasure of interviewing Alabama based fashion designer Kimberly Noland as part of my monthly column for Oxford American. Read about it on the OA website by clicking here, or cut to the chase and buy one of her superbly flattering dresses on her website.
While summer is supposedly winding down and the school year is upon us, we’ve still got two or three months of nasty hot weather ahead. I’ve been wearing a lot of neutrals these past weeks, perhaps in a subconscious effort to kick start fall. This is the time of year I start to loathe everything I own. Is it just me, or do you feel like you’ve been wearing the same warm weather staples since….scratch that, we didn’t get a winter this year.
This khaki skirt has seen me through the entire summer, and I’m sure I’ll continue to wear it with a sweater and tights when the temperature hopefully drops. It also makes an appearance on the Oxford American website via Parish Chic.
|tee- three dots via Swap Boutique
skirt- Zara via Buffalo Exchange
gold cap toe flats- Melissa via UAL
leopard print bow- c/o Sproos Shop
black and gold bracelet- c/o Abeille
Oxford American, which touts itself as “The Southern Magazine of Good Writing”, is revamping their website with fresh content and “all-star” columnists. There’s everything from fashion, film, food, art, music and literature. I’m pleased and extremely honored to be a part of their new digital endeavors with my bi-weekly column, Sewn in the South. From well established brands to skilled individuals just starting out, my focus is on discovering talent below the Mason-Dixon line.
My first feature is a brand that’s well on its way to being classified as an iconic New Orleans label. Jolie & Elizabeth have managed to make seersucker cool again, with their line of dresses, skirts, and pants. Whether they’re sticking to a traditional look or incorporating the latest trends, these ladies really understand what their customers want.
Read the Jolie & Elizabeth profile here, and don’t forget to check out the other columns as well.
|original sketch c/o Jolie & Elizabeth|