August. Mid-summer. A hint of nostalgia mixed with anticipation. There’s still a bit of the sunny season left to enjoy but autumn is so, so close you can almost feel it. I love this time of the year, even though dressing for it doesn’t always come easy. August is pretty wonderful.
After playing quite a bit of dress up in my latest outfit posts, wearing my beloved basics again felt like a much awaited return home. I’ve expressed my love for simplicity time and time again, both here on the blog, and in my day to day conversations about fashion and personal style, and while I am aware that most people would have added and added to this minimal look of mine, I was happy to complement it with a few whispers of color and not much else.
I’m the girl who will hold on to the last episode of her favorite series, never quite ready to say goodbye; the girl who will feel like she’s losing a best friend whenever she finishes a good book; the girl who will feel guilty for taking her pretty pink roses out of the house and into the cold, just to get them photographed. But look at how beautiful they are! How else am I going to preserve their memory? How else am I going to pretend like it’s already spring?
Today I woke up to endless gray skies and I realized that for the first time in a long time I miss the sun something terrible. Usually, this kind of gloomy weather doesn’t bother me at all, quite the opposite as it makes me feel all peaceful and calm, but after a week of feeling not-so-great and falling in and out of a sickly mood, I guess I’m in for a change of scenery outside my window.
2014. It’s like we blinked and now it’s gone, a year full of memories now waiting to become one. This past 12 months weren’t all good, but they weren’t all bad either, and it’s the ups and downs to makes us all grow better and stronger in the end, with bigger dreams and even bigger hearts. I’m grateful for a million little things that shaped me into who I am today, I’m grateful for love, family and new friendships, I’m grateful for every tiny moment that put a smile on my face.
No matter how hard life gets, how troubled some days are, how many thoughts cross our minds every second, there are certain moments when everything seems to be in the right place. I’m talking about those moments when you stop thinking about all that’s not right in your life and instead focus on all the good, like the warm temperatures of a wonderful October day, the chance to walk along some quiet streets that are so beautifully made-up by the falling leaves, and the immense peacefulness that comes along with all of that.
I loved wearing this dress during spring, but I somehow feel it is totally meant for fall. Belted, with a pair of fringed ankle boots, underneath a trench coat, with its colors dark and its print matching the beauty of nature during this time of year, I couldn’t have felt closer to my favorite season than on the day I wore the aztec dress for a quick round of running errands around town.