Congrats – You reached Saturday!
Hope you’re all doing well friends! Today I’m actually spending the day doing a lot of self care since my body decided to give me some cold/sinus infection thing. Booooo. Apparently that’s what happens when you’re overworked — who knew! However today’s post isn’t about that, we’re talking about some late summer style!
It was The Boyfriend®’s birthday on Tuesday (the big 3-0), and he wanted to spend it drinking in the park like the teenagers we wished we could be. And so we spent the day lounging around Finsbury Park pretending we were hooligans. I joke, my hooligan days are far behind me! But drinking in a park seemingly isn’t, to be fair.
Anyway, hooliganisms aside, I took the opportunity to pretend I was in an Austen novel for a moment, wear a summer hat and frolic barefoot on the (incredibly painful and likely glassy) grass. I really didn’t do as much ‘summer’ stuff as I wanted to this year, especially sit and drink in parks with friends, have picnics and go to the beach. So in the last of the summer days, I decided I at least needed to try out some late summer style.
Late Summer Style
This is an old handmade dress of mine, actually made back in 2015. Lord, that feels like a lifetime ago! It certainly doesn’t fit me as well as it used to, but I think you’d agree that it’s too cute to not wear at this time of year, right?
The hat was also handmade — if you can call it that, really! It’s one of my IKEA placemat creations similar to last year’s Monstera Hat. This is simply using a scarf threaded through to attach it to the head — it’s really very simple. But attach a few flowers and boom! You’re suddenly a Bennet sister and ready to frolic in a meadow or two. Or inhale wine in a London park — that’s your prerogative, my friend!
The leaves are already starting to fall, and as much as I love autumn, I’ll be sad to see the back of summer, honestly. Sure, it’s been disgustingly hot and I’ve had a permanent sweat moustache since June, but the sunny days sure do energise me!