Top: ELLE, Kohl's; Skirt: Vylette, Kohl's
LC Lauren Conrad, Kohl's
Top: Marshalls; Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad, Kohl's
From top to bottom: Modcloth; LC Lauren Conrad, Kohl's; Betsey Johnson
Sunglasses: Mudd, Kohl's
Yellow Feathered Friend Heart Barrette
Top: Rewind, Kohl's
Lucky Brand, Zulily
Betsey Johnson, Amazon
Top: LC Lauren Conrad, Kohl's; Clip: Capelli, ULTA
As you know, today, or possibly tomorrow, marks the first day of fall. (The internet was unclear.) But either way, it's the point of no return. It's when the days start to get cooler and shorter, distracting us with pumpkin pie and flannel shirts until we're too full and cozy to notice that winter's veil has descended. Okay, so that's a little dramatic. But summer is my favorite season, and I always find it tough to let go. So I thought, what better way to seal the deal than in an old-fashioned letter? And also, while I'm at it, to share my favorite old school summer outfits. So here it goes.
I'm sorry, as The Mamas and the Papas song says, that all your leaves are brown -- or soon will be. Also, that I'll no longer hear the sound of your ice cream truck so cheerfully cranking out "The Entertainer." Even though I never chased it for fear of looking stupid and also of being saddled with a corona cone. Still, we had some good times. Like when we got takeout crab cakes from that tourist trap restaurant. Or when, after weeks of teasing us with raspberry chocolate chip and plain vanilla ice cream, Walmart finally delivered chocolate peanut butter. Yes, both of those memories are about food, but we take our good times where we can. Nevertheless, I'll also miss your lovely scenery, especially your wedding gown of a white snowball tree, your vibrant green grass, and your robin's egg blue sky. They're burned in my memory, unlike the sunburn that I never got, or the funnel cake I never ate (both good things, by the way, as funnel cake smells like burnt carnies). So have a long winter's nap and take care of yourself, and next year I'll see you again.
That's better. Now I feel like I have some closure.
And also that I can settle in and enjoy some of that pumpkin pie.