Stay light

No matter what the calendar says, it's hard to fight the pull of the Fall.
It's hard to ignore that the days are getting shorter, the nights cooler.
It's hard to see the sweaters in the store windows, and as much as I don't want them, I want them.

I just wish summer ended on September 22nd, and not September 1st.

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The Rundown
White Eyelet Stripe Shirt Loft
Striped Skirt J.Crew
Gold Glitter Loafers Gap similar
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
Straw Fedora Gap similar
Gold Chain Necklace Thrifted similar
Shell Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie


  1. eyelet, stripes and gold... YES PLEASE!!


  2. I love the light you captured in these pictures. It's so crazy how quickly summer went by!

  3. Such a fun outfit! I really like that top, its so breezy :)
    And yes...while I LOVE Fall, I still want Summer to stick around a bit longer

  4. Love this summer look! While I'll miss summer, I'm looking forward to Fall - Fall fashion is the best! Have a great weekend.

  5. OH its that great white shirt again…
    well, what can i say, sometimes I wish I had fall season here to add those lux sweaters and cover ups.
    And really, you DO NOT need more sweaters :)

  6. Oh I love how the eyelet top looks with stripes! Great combo!

  7. There is nothing better than a white eyelet top and you wear it all very well. I am happy to say that Summer usually ends around year end for me and I am thankful. Enjoy!

  8. I wouldn't mind fall if I lived somewhere warmer. And if fall wasn't proceeded by a never ending cold, slushy winter.

    I love the blouse and striped skirt today SO MUCH Lydia! Enjoy your long weekend!

  9. So great look, love love.
    See you soon

  10. As much as I want it to be fall, the temps here in NC are just too high to be wearing fall clothing! I love this top with the cut outs!


  11. I love that skirt, its a great transition piece into fall too!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  12. Lydia that top is gorgeous girl. I've started shopping for Fall unfortunately. I'm just going with the flow. I saw Halloween stuff out today!

  13. It has always bothered me that spring "starts" on March 21st when warm weather doesn't arrive until long after and summer "ends" on September 21st but in reality, the beautiful weather is gone long before that. I think our calendars need to be amended. But you've had a really beautiful summer if your blog photos are any indication, and you're ending it with a series of knockout looks. I just love your eyelet blouse and, okay, I admit, I can't wait to see you wear it with a blazer :)

  14. I wish summer was a bit longer too!
    Love ths outfit!

  15. I hope you at least get a little more summer weather in CT for the next month! Have a good weekend dear!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  16. I have that skirt, so it is always fun to see someone else style it. Summer seems to have gone so quickly! I am excited about fall though!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  17. Aaah man, is it already going to be fall so soon? I wouldn't have realized it with this weather. We have a whole 'nother month of summer here from what I can glean. But sweaters do sound nice...

    I love your color palette here--khaki and that denim blue go well together on you!

  18. I look forward to fall because it almost feels like a new year, but I don't want fall to come because I don't want the days to be shorter and colder.

  19. Wonderful shirt & nail polish!

  20. That eyelet shirt is such a gorgeous piece! I really hope that the weather stays warm through the end of September. I'm never ready for fall to come!


  21. What a cute outfit! You look gorgeous as always, Lydia!


  22. This is such a cute Summer look. I love the hat and the cutouts in the top. The stripes are perfect too!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  23. Beautiful summer look!!!!

  24. The eyelet shirt is lovely, such nice detail! :)

    Hope that the weather doesn't get too cold for you too quickly now that summer is over! It's just moved into Spring here :)

    Away From The Blue

  25. If Labor Day were moved closer to September 22, then fall would end then. It's funny how things actually change on dates far separate from the unofficial starts and finishes.

  26. If you ask me, it's still summer. It's too hot to switch to fall clothes anyway. Besides, who would want the onset of fall when you have that gorgeous shirt to wear?

    Bedknobs & Baubles