Summer daze

We almost had a full week of perfect weather. Almost. Every moment spent hanging outdoors and drinking up the warmth of the sun is a good one. There is just never enough summer, especially since come Monday I will undoubtedly see half a dozen posts on fall fashion popping up in my feed. My continual wish to delay that, at least until September is never granted. As a society we always seem to fixated on what is to come next...before you know it holiday things will be out, and no I don't mean halloween.

I know you fall lovers might be rejoicing, but as for me, and the other summer lovers out there, let's make the most of August and keep thoughts of flannel and faux fur at bay.

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The Rundown
Striped Dress Forever 21 similar
Sandals "Karezza" Enzo Angiolini similar
Straw Tote TJMaxx similar
Mint Etta Necklace c/o Jami
Crystal Quartz Cuff Bracelet c/o Serendipity and Grace
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx

Linking up with Jeans and a Teacup's Flashback Friday (One year ago today)
Linking up with Forage Fashion's Friday Finds


  1. Aw such a pretty dress! Perfect for the summer! Amazing bag and combination indeed!

  2. good job on the accessories! your dress is pretty sophisticated, your accesories add some fun :) great job

    Jessica |

  3. Even though I cannot wait for fall to arrive, I know how much you love summer and I hope the last weeks of it are amazingly perfect weather-wise for you. That would also mean that you have more opportunities to wear that adorable dress, and that can't possibly be a bad thing.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. Loving your stripey dress and sandals
    nice indeed

  5. Super fun summer look Lydia! Have a great weekend.

  6. As you are well aware, this location is one of my favourites.
    I am so glad to hear that you are making the most of what is left of summer :)
    Great look - a striped dress, sandals and a straw bag definitely scream SUMMER.

  7. I'm totally with you! And all of the pumpkin!!! Gah!!! Too much! Love this bag and the striped dress!

  8. Can't get enough stripes! Love this dress on you! Gorgeous!
    xo Southern Style

  9. Right now I'm not ready for fall but I think as soon as I start seeing those fall wish lists I'll be ready for cooler weather! I just love layers! Unfortunately, California doesn't usually let me and it pretty much feels like summer during the fall season. Maybe we should switch states?
    Jeans and a Teacup

  10. I love the colorful little pom poms on your purse! So cute, especially against the black and white stripes.

  11. This is such a pretty summer dress! But I'm a total fall lover :) But I think it's because I live in Northern California where it's 110 degrees in the summer and our fall and winter is very mild. If I lived where you do, I'd probably want to hold on to summer as long as possible.

  12. oooooh, I love a great striped dress! That is such a cute one and looks great on you! And yeah, lets keep summer alive! -R

  13. I have learned, as I grow older, that I am not cut out for extreme temperatures of any kind - hot or cold. It's why I loved Vancouver when I first moved here; the mild weather year round was perfect. This summer has been unseasonably hot and, while I love all the blue skies, since we so rarely see them from November to April, I have to admit that all the time I've spent sweating (since we don't have air conditioning anywhere here) has been more than a bit unpleasant. I don't want to wish my summer away - it's a quieter time at work and a time when I feel much more able to justify high cocktail consumption. But at the same time, I've been trying to come up with summer outfits since May and at this point, my inspiration is running low. And so is stock of summer clothes in local stores, so I won't lie, you're going to start seeing some fall things start to (occasionally) appear on my blog. That doesn't mean I'm not living in the moment, per se; just that I'm wearing the same shorts everyday. So for the next month, I'll be living vicariously through all of your summer outfits and in particular wanting to steal this perfect striped dress from you :)

  14. What a darling dress! Super flattering on you!

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

  15. Pretty looking striped dress and darling bag. I am also one to cling to summer as long as possible. :)

  16. Striped dresses are so versatile! Your bright accessories really summerize the look! And summer is definitely one season I want to enjoy as long as possible! I am not looking forward to cooler weather!

  17. I've said it before but I am just so in love with that tassel bag of yours! It could spice up just about any outfit I think :)


  18. Very pretty look! Great dress!

  19. I love the dress- it's so fitting for the summer weather!

  20. So glad I stumbled on your site today! I love your photos, so beautiful. Im obsessed with your totes tassels!

    Je M'appelle Chanel

  21. I can't believe that dress is from F21. Love this look...especially that straw tote!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  22. in love with your dress dear!

  23. That tote looks amazing and fits right in with the sassy little dress:) Happy start to the week, lovely.

  24. I love your dress! It's so fun and perfect for summer!

  25. I'm not ready for autumn yet either, I can't believe it's already August! Love your classic striped dress though.