18 In Style


We’ve had the hottest summer ever here in North Texas, and I am so ready for fall.  I even put on boots and wool and shot in 100 degree weather yesterday–that’s how ready I am for Fall!  I love the 70’s resurgence for this upcoming season.  Wearing Dolce and Gabbana wool a-line skirt, vintage silk blouse and old Chloe boots.

I love the details on the skirt.

And the leather tab on the back of the boots.

Chunky bangles from a street vendor in NY.

Here’s hoping Fall comes soon.

On another note-Jane and I have received so many kind e-mails and tweets regarding Carol.  I want to thank everyone.  Every encouraging word helps.  I realize families do this every Fall, but I never knew it would be so hard.   We miss her so much, but we are SLOWLY adjusting.

Her dad told me that there were 50 children to greet her with foghorns and flags when they drove up to the castle, and that she was already checking out the kitchen with the head mistress.  It sounds like she is happy and fitting in just fine.  They have a tradition at the school, that no one is allowed to carry their own luggage, so a few unfortunate students had to lug Carol’s bags up to her room.  I hope no one was injured, you cannot imagine how much she packed.  Her dad is trying to sneak out quietly, for fear he’ll be dragging half of it back with him.

All for now-hope everyone is staying cool.

  • those tricks
    August 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Wonderful photos of you.
    I love this whole outfit, especially the skirt.
    And I wore boots last week in 108 degree Texas, too.
    The fall fashion itch is spreading…

  • madamechausseurs
    August 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Lord! It’s still over 100* down here and Houston too, which didn’t stop me from traipsing around the house in beloved Prada boots yesterday either:-) Wish-FALL thinking now everyone, all together!
    And, Judy, yes, the back-to-school thing is hard when it’s a big event – my baby girl has her first day of K’garten today and MAN! crazy sad happy elated miserable choked up lonely lost ecstatic – – wow! they just grow up too fast. period.

  • K
    August 22, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Carol will have the most amazing time!

    And I’m loving the new hair, it looks so healthy!

  • chauss
    August 23, 2011 at 12:39 am

    i soooooo want fall. 95 degrees every day and peudo business clothes are a tough combo. ( i carry black tights in my bag bc i just cant wear them all day)
    carol’s school sounds really special and what a fabulous welcome.
    love your look.
    xo chauss

  • style odyssey
    August 23, 2011 at 1:10 am

    this 70s look suits you very well. and i really am liking the pretty new haircut.
    carol will have a most memorable experience at her school in wales!
    i’ve been ready for fall since spring started! i suppose here it will cool off around october/november, and i can hardly wait.

  • Atlantis Home
    August 23, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Stephanie–often it is still hot for Halloween–so I can only imagine how it must be in Corpus. Hang in there!

  • Leonie
    August 23, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Love this outfit, the length of the skirt is great!

    I don’t know how it is for a parent to see a child go and live abroad, because I have been the child in these kind of scenarios twice now. I felt kind of guilty to leave my home country and “leaving my parents behind” and being all excited about the new adventure. The first time I stayed in Europe (I am European), the second time (3 months ago) I made the big move to North-America. It was both hard on my parents and me, but luckily there is Skype. I pretty much talk every day to them and it has definitely helped both me and my parents to getting used to the big distance, but still keeping updated on each others lives. I hope you and Jane have the ability to stay in touch through Skype with Carol, it definitely makes things better!


  • Atlantis Home
    August 23, 2011 at 1:52 am

    We plan to skype every Sunday. 🙂

  • Jessica
    August 23, 2011 at 1:58 am

    that pink belt is adorable. im obsessed. where is it from?


  • letizia
    August 23, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Love the chucky bangles and the maxi brown boots !
    Wonderful pics.

  • Atlantis Home
    August 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Jessica, It’s actually natural leather–I found it at Urban Outfitters years ago in Philadelphia.

  • style odyssey
    August 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Our highs are “only” upper 90s (and we have a breeze), so not as bad as where you are. But yeah, it probably won’t cool off here til Halloween or so…as I recall. 🙁

  • whitney barnes catarella
    August 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    you look amazing in these photos! i live in Dallas and am ALSO ready for FALL! fall fashions are the best + this heat is just getting old! 🙂

  • LS
    August 24, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Best wishes to carol! May she have wonderful life experiences at this fabulous school and meet incredible people in her journeys! Lucky lady to have so many people who love her and excitement just ahead of her!

    I had those Chloe boots and don’t know where they are now…haha. They look fab with your 70s take on the season! I must find them if I didn’t sell them… 😉


  • Ls
    August 25, 2011 at 4:49 am

    I left a nice message last night but you must have not wanted to post it. Best to your family and carol in her travels!

  • Brandon
    August 25, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Judy, I love this look on you! I am also really excited about all of the 70s influence for Fall. Can’t wait for the arrival of my Surface To Air corduroy dress!
    And as for Carol, hang in there. So hard to let your daughters go, I’m sure, but thank goodness for all of the modern technologies so that you can at least easily stay in touch. Am sure she will do well and have a blast. She’s your daughter, after all!

  • Atlantis Home
    August 25, 2011 at 9:50 am


    So sorry–sometimes my comments don’t show up immediately. 🙁

  • I
    September 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    That skirt is amazing- although how you managed the wool skirt plus the boots in 100+ weather is beyond me!

    Carol’s school sounds lovely- what is she studying there?