Am I the only one around here that's not even a little bit excited for fall? I mean, yes yes, there at the pumpkin spiced lattes to be had and the pumpkins to be picked, but then that means that just around the corner there's also the snow storms to be rued and the five layers of under-armor to be worn. This girl is just not ready for the eight months of winter that seems to be lurking around the corner. Especially seeing how my most recent summer days have been going.
On Tuesday a girl friend and I packed a big ol' picnic with strawberries, brie, pink champagne, sparkling grapefruit water, and muffins galore and headed to a blues concert in the park. We thought we were fancy with our little spread but, let me tell you, these picnickers take their craft seriously. There were real wine glasses being taken out of baskets, fold out tables being set up with white linen cloths smoothed over them, and some even brought vases with flowers to set the ambiance of their little patch of grass. Suffice it to say we were the amateurs, but a blanket under a tree is a blanket under a tree, and it's hard to feel down on yourself when the sky is turning purple with night and there's scratchy blues mingling and weaving itself into those warm summer breezes.
Smiles for days.
I suppose while I'm clinging to the last of summer, this outfit wouldn't be the hardest to move into fall when the time comes. The dark floral print in the midi skirt makes it cold-months-appropriate with its heavy shades, and instead of pairing it with a sleeveless turtleneck I could match it with a sweater or cardigan. And while tucking sweaters and shirts into skirts is usually my go-to move, I've recently been liking this style more. Where you leave the top untucked on top of the skirt, but you belt it at the natural waist. That way your proportions look a dash more appealing because your eye is instantly attracted to the line of the belt, rather than the line of the hem of the shirt.
If you're wondering where you can get a floral skirt of that on your own, the answer is a vintage store! I got this one from Dressed in the Dark Vintage, which is actually run by one of our fellow bloggers, Skye from My Kingdom for a Hat! If you want to see pink hair, full skirts, and amazing vintage looks, pop on over to her blog and say hi :)
SKIRT: c/o Dressed in the Dark Vintage (similar: here, here, here, here)