Suede Wrap Skirt
Broughton Street, Savannah.
“Will that be all?” She holds up the brass compass.
“For today. Thank you.”
She wraps my purchase and I’m free to observe: Copper curls. An array of silver and turquoise on her hands.
Her suede wrap skirt, faded on one side from riding side saddle, falls past her knees and skims the top of her boots. Rich brown and deep red, a calligraphy of stitching from toes on up.
I’d heard some talk of her missing years somewhere out west. Los Cerrillos or Sedona or Cody. Enough to account for the boots and skirt. The easy confidence. Clearly, there’s some fraction of her that was meant to wander.
I want to ask her things but pause to consider the exchange rate between curiosity and mystery.
It can wait.
Suede Wrap Skirt (No. 5502). Made of soft, genuine goat suede. Straight, wrap-style. Upper-calf length. Twill weave lining. Self-ties at waist on the right. Two vertical shaping seams at front and back. Dress it up with a silk blouse, add something in a heel (suede is quite open to suggestion like that). To say something else entirely, wear with a cozy white sweater and the right pair of boots. Imported.