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The Weightlessness Of Summer Days

I really enjoy these last days of summer weather; final moments of bare legs and free toes before Fall closes in completely. A last chance to appreciate the warmth, its presence punctuated by chill mornings and evenings. As much as I enjoy layers and cozy sweaters there's a claustrophobia to autumn clothes that taxes one; an inability to move freely through layer after layer. Heading out in winter-time can be like armouring yourself against the cold; your coat is a shield and your boots necessary raiment. In contrast, warmer months beg for a vulnerability--an exposure of skin and self. I don't mind the freckles that sprout like weeds on my shoulders or the bug bites that polka dot my limbs; like imperfect Polaroids they mark my activties for all to see. And I love the weightlessness of summer clothes and those endless days of heat and light. Time seems eternal, an afternoon by the water seems to last longer than some days or even weeks of your life. As much as I look forward to red leaves and embrace the need for socks and jackets at the end of days lately--I cling a little to what I'm losing. The weightlessness of summer days or the welcomeness of summer nights when you can linger on porch stoop or empty field enjoying the stars, watching fireflies, or gathering to roast marshmallows with friends, is not easily abandoned...

Outfit details:
vintage dress
Zara purse

10 comments:

Joanna said...

Oh I look at these pictures so longingly. It'll be months before I can venture outside with only spaghetti straps between myself and the weather!

Sincerely,
Joanna
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Liz Lauren said...

I love the way it's cut on the top!


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Kristian said...

A beautiful dress and a good reminder to enjoy what we have instead of wanting something else (at least in this case weather-wise!)

Natali said...

Gorgeous dress and bag!

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Wendy Sice said...

Love, love, love this dress! :)

MintJulep said...

Man, I just love love love the way you write!!!
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Comer, Blogar , Amar... said...

beautiful dress

xoxo
Kammy
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Tori Bonaventura said...

I adore the way you describe summer, it's painfully accurate, I have a feeling I will quickly mourn summers passing when the weather starts to chill and I'm having to throw on layer after layer. You look lovely as well. :)
xo, Tori
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Kitsune-kun said...

love the unique neckline! it would be such a perfect dress for easter as it's so reminiscent of an eggshell:)

Lizzie Beth said...

I am envious of you still being able to have bare legs. It has been raining in the UK horribly and my skin can't handle it. Enjoy the sun! The kneckline on this dress is so lovely. Lizz xx