Man, all this sunshine is being a terrible influence on me. I'm sitting at my kitchen table trying to get work done when here come those rays spilling through the open window, crooking their finger as they fall all over my typing hands, asking me why on earth I was still cooped up when they've been waiting outside for me for the past hour. And it's rude to keep a guest waiting, that sun would chide me. It's only here for another month or so. Fearing it'll leave without me, click goes my laptop as I snap it closed and abandon all that needs to be done.
It's terrible; I've no patience for anything productive now. Take Monday for example. Rather than returning home after a meeting in downtown, I instead bought a yogurt and a book of poems and headed to the park. I lied down on the grass and let the sun kiss freckles onto my cheeks as I dogeared pages I liked, and nearby there was a symphony practicing for their evening show underneath a trio of trees. So as they played their fairy-tale music, I read words laced with dreams, and as violins softly murmured and strings began to soar, I started to fall asleep with the sun behind my eyes.
This is the sort of stuff Julys are made of. Let's hope August is just as sweet.
And while I'm hanging out with the sun, I feel like I should dress the part. So out come my summer dresses and my best floral blouses. Some of you might remember this Mousevox Vintage blouse from a couple of weeks back, back when I wore it with bell bottomed pants. This time around I went for a softer look by popping it on top of a midi dress and knotting it at the waist to make it tighter. I like how the beige color of the dress sets off the riot of colors in the top and let's it do most of the legwork in the look. Mousevox Vintage is all 60's summers and vintage California girl, which makes sense seeing how it's based in Oakland. Rachel, the owner, nabs items with simple lines and clean shapes, and usually gravitates towards floral dresses, shifts, white sandals, and delicate blouses. If you have a simple and elegant style, then I would definitely go check out Mousevox Vintage here!
And here are some of my favorite items that they have right now, to give you an idea what they have:
SANDALS: Urban Outfitters
BLOUSE: c/o Mousevox Vintage
PURSE: c/o New Old Fashion Vintage