Sunday, August 13, 2017

Curtain Call Drawl: Sass Menagerie

Tee: Merona, Target
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Guess, DSW
Bag: Nine West, Marshalls
Red and white bangles: B Fabulous
Orange bangle: Mixit, J. C. Penney's
Green bracelet: Parade of Shoes
Sunglasses: The Tote Trove

Tee: So, Kohl's
Skirt: Amazon
Shoes: Lilliana, Venus
Bag: Xhilaration, Target
Red bangle: B Fabulous
Black and white bracelet: Mixit, J. C. Penney's
Yellow bangle: B Fabulous
Sunglasses: So, Kohl's

Tee: Merona, Target
Skirt: Amazon
Shoes: Cape Robin, Ami Clubwear
Bag: Lily Bloom, J. C. Penney's
Sunglasses: Michaels
Blue bracelet: Cloud Nine
Yellow bangle: B Fabulous
Green bracelet: Parade of Shoes

It seems that I'm still in a Tennessee state of mind, having just watched the season finale of "Nashville."  Why else would I combine a post about elephant, gator, and bear necklaces with a country music soap update and wrap it all up with a reference to a great American play?  I mean, other than as some sort of high-brow tribute to the Country Bears Jamboree.  And, somehow, I don't think Mr. Williams would like that.

But this post isn't about Tennessee's tales of love lost and not found.  It's about CMT's stories of the same kind, which are, of course, often as bittersweet as Music City's chart toppers.  Last Thursday was "Nashville's" season five finale, as well as its very first finale on CMT and without Rayna James (Connie Britton).  The story line centered around the precarious fate of Highway 65, Rayna's beloved self-made label for up-and-coming artists, with Avery (Jonathan Jackson) and Juliette's (Hayden Panetierre) and Scarlett (Clare Bown) and Gunnar's (Sam Palladio) forever wayward romantic crossroads singing backup.  Deacon (Charles Esten), too, had new contenders in the romance arena, as he began the slow, arduous process of mending his broken heart.   Less cliff-hangery and more introspective than its predecessors, this finale seemed a fitting tribute to the new Nashville that took flight this season.  A Nashville, that is, that's more about people than plot twists.  And I, for one, can't wait to see where this as of yet untraveled road goes.  Good thing CMT meant what it said about cherishing and honoring the show (burn on you, ABC), picking it up for a sixth season.                   

But no need to pen a sad song just yet, because there's still a drop of bourbon-slash-sweet-tea left in this pitcher.  Which is to say, stop by next week for a new Nashville nugget.  And more necklaces :)   


Samantha Walker said...

Love these colors so much!! The stripes look so cute with the pale pink, yellow and red skirts. I love the necklaces you made! So cute and quirky. You have the most awesome clutch purses and the sun purse is one of the cutest purses I've ever seen! I've never watched Nashville but your review of it makes it sound so intriguing! You have a great way of describing things. :)

Ayu Damayanthi said...

Such a colorfull stuff!
Would you love to following each other? Let me know! <3


Dressed With Soul said...

I see you get also inspired from what you see in the context of your outfits :) The same thing happens to me, too! And as usual it is cute what you created!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

The Tote Trove said...

Thanks, Ayu! I'm following you :)