I just finished reading the New York Times bestselling novel, Water For Elephants.
I don't want to give too much away since I need to save my winning commentary and sassy book smarts for my upcoming round table book club discussion, but I can say that it was a thoroughly engaging Depression era tale that gave me a new appreciation for the old school circus that our grandparents and great-grandparents used to sneak into... back during simpler times when people would run away to join the circus instead of shelling out $170 to see the Cirque du Soleil.
I have not seen the recently released feature film as of yet (I have a date first with some African Cats), but I have caught a glimpse of Reese Witherspoon on the cover of this month's Vogue that features a stunning pictorial photographed by Peter Lindbergh that reunited Reese with her Water For Elephants co-star, Tai, who single-trunkedly stole the greatest show on Earth as Rosie, the elephant with moxie and a whole bag of circus tricks.
I've always reserved a special place in my heart for this pachyderm in particular, ever since I first saw Dumbo take flight. Elephants are a symbol of wisdom, power, loyality, strength and solitude, and they bring you good luck and fortune if their trunks are raised. I don't know what the deal is if their trunks are down.
If you're as enamored with elephants as I am, you'll be pleased to discover a show-stopping selection of stylish, elephant honoring apparel and accessories that will earn you Big Top honors in or out of the tents.
For starters, slip on a comfy summery piece like the Favorite Animal Romper, featuring a marvelous menagerie of circus headlining favorites splattered on a cool black backsplash. Feel free to bling up your off the hook safari look with the Relevant Elephant Necklace, both items featured at ModCloth.
If you want all eyes on you, bring your own elephant into the room by accessorizing your ensemble with this whimsical wicker Royal Plantation Elephant Purse from Kate Spade New York, a quirky alternative for toting around any junk in your trunk.
Why do elephants drink so much?
To try to forget.