Hello, Fall


{Wearing: (On me:) Bikini: c/o Bianca Coletti Swim bikini. Necklace: Kore. (On Mills:) Bikini: c/o Bianca Coletti Swim. Necklace: Vintage. Headband: American Eagle. Photographed by me.}

And there you have it, the first day of fall. How did Mills and I celebrate its arrival? In Bianca Coletti Swim bikinis. Mind you, it’s still in the high 80s with 1,000 percent humidity, but hey, that’s fall in Miami. Those of us who live here know autumn in this neck of the woods is a weird animal. The AC is still at all systems go, but the stores are fully stocked with boots and scarves that you can’t wear for risk of having a heat stroke. But the cravings, oh the cravings, to wear those fall fashions. So we do, in doses. Boots with shorts (and a layer of sweat). Leather skirts with crop tops (and a layer of sweat). Sweaters with bikini bottoms (and a layer of sweat). The only fall we’ll be able to get away with from now until December is throwing on some dark lipstick and a vampy polish. But hey, you take the good with the bad. Come two to three months from now while the rest of the U.S. is getting a dose of arctic blasts, Mills and I will still be romping around in our bikinis. And that, well, that beats a boot-coat-scarf combo any day of the week.