Thursday, September 6, 2012

FaLL

Dress: Francesca's // Necklaces: PacSun and c/o Lisa Leonard // Clutch: c/o JAVOedge // Bracelets: c/o Payton Woodcraft // Shoes: Rocket Dog // Bag: Vera Bradley // Photos: Taylor Love Studios

FALL.

Normally, I love fall.
The colors,
the crisp mornings,
the jackets, jeans, and sweaters.

But right now, I still want summer.
For some reason, I feel like I didn't get to fully experience summer this year.

No drive-in movies,
no trips to my favorite Mexican restaurant and patio dining with a piña colada in Nampa,
no laying out on a cozy blanket under the stars.

Don't get me wrong,
this summer has been amazing.
The outdoor theatre, time at the lake, getaway trips, and of course—getting engaged
but I'm just not quite ready to let it go yet.

This is the first summer I've ever documented my life,
through a blog anyway,
and while reading back through... I just feel like there should be more.
More living. More loving. More adventures.
How does time pass us by so quickly?

Summer doesn't officially end until September 22.
That's 17 more days of white pants, piña coladas, and catching rays.
You better bet I'm going to love and fully experience each one of them.

32 comments:

Lily Garay said...

You are so beautiful! i love your hair like that. And I feel the same way about summer, but I have so many things to look forward to that I can't wait for fall:)

MacKensie said...

I'm OBSESSED with this dress. Love, love, love it. You look gorgeous! :)

amyeli33 said...

It looks like you got highlights. And I agree. We were planning to go to our cabin again, but there is a forest fire there right now.

Elisha said...

September 22? HOORAH!! I STILL HAVE SUMMER IN MY BLOOD! :D
I will/already do miss summer..

I AM ready for sweater weather though. <3
xo.

Kym said...

OW OWWW look at those legs in that 4th pic!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Gorgeous color on that dress and I think the feather necklace you teamed it up with is PERFECT!

anika♥Lee said...

Beautiful pictures, as usual. :) I am ready for Fall, myself.. but that's because i ♥♥♥ it! :) I'll def. not complain about the 17 days left of summer, though, either. ;)

Sarah said...

I feel the same way!!
This summer has been one of the best summers I have ever had but I still feel like it's not complete! I didn't go to my favorite amusement park and I HAVE to do that every summer! :p

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

such a doll. I feel like I should have had some type of real vacation somewhere in the mix of my summer, but I sure am ready for fall :)

grace
http://herumbrella.com

Angi said...

Beautiful outfit!!

I'm not ready for summer to be over either. We never really had a true summer here though, so that's probably why. I feel like it never even started...

Allyssa said...

I know how you feel. Every summer I have plans to do really take advantage of it, but by the time September comes, I haven't done much. Next year I am making it my goal to really get out there and experience summer!

Love your dress!

Jess said...

I am also having a difficult time saying goodbye to summer, but the fall in Idaho is just so lovely!
I live in Nampa! You've got to tell me the name of this yummy Mexican food restaurant so I can go there!

Niki Caron said...

I want a Francescas by me! I absolutely love this dress. I love your hair too btw - I don't know if it's recent or I just haven't been around for awhile, but it looks so good!

Sarah Stright said...

I've had too much of summer- I'm totally over it. Or maybe I'm just over sweating every day. Either way, love your dress!

jenniferbakerblog.com said...

Haha, so here it has been cloudy the past couple days (it's normally about a gazillion and ten degrees) and just this morning I thought "hmm, I think I am ready for fall!" (a sentence that NEVER comes out of my mouth- I'm a summer girl, for sure)...

Then, I read your post here. And I think, "WAIT!! I'm not ready to let go of summer, either!!"

Here's to an ice cold slushy pina colada on some Chuy's (or insert great Mexican restaurant) patio at sunset (or any time because a pina colada is always legit)!!

Happy 17 more days of summer, Aunie! :-)

Nicole said...

I have a love hate relationships with Fall! I live in FL so the weather drop's to quickly for me. I'm kinda' ready for Fall as I'm getting bored of Summer (and I can also began planting as the ground won't be as hot!) I love your shoe's and the color of your eye shadow.

Laura said...

Love these pictures!

Sorry - I can't relate. ;) I am craving fall in every way possible. But I get the whole "not experiencing enough summer" thing. We are only going on vacation this weekend so, I sort of feel like after THAT, fall can come. :)

Alesha said...

I love how genuine you are Aunie! And I also love how blogging can make you do that...reevaluate time spent. That balance between writing about your life and actually living. =) Thanks
Alesha <3

Baylee said...

Beautiful dress!!! You look great!

I feel the same way. It feels like fall over here in WA already.. Oh wait! Today it's supposed to be 80! holler! (I'm in my cube at work right now). But after that it's downhill! I usually love fall too. I didn't get a blanket under the stars night either! Dangit.
Have a great day girl!

sarahkocischeilz said...

Absolutely understand what you mean about not quite grasping the full experience of summer. I feel like that every September! But you are RIGHT that there are still 17 days of summer bliss ahead of us :)

Erin @ The Grass Skirt said...

Haha. I just did a post today about why I am excited for fall! I am going to miss all of the time outdoors and having color on my skin though.

Lissy Moore@Moorepinkplease.com said...

LOVE THE DRESS!

Alyssa said...

Man, I am so excited for fall. I'm ready for summer to be over and am ready for cool weather!!! Have fun with the rest of your summer!! (:

Lily said...

I just came to test this out again. BUT seriously! You are gorgeous! Gosh

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

great outfit! love the hat on you! adorable! enjoyyour next 17 days....im SO ready for fall & have already put the white away! XO

Chelsea said...

Don't forget the sunscreen while you are catching those rays, pretty girl! :-)

Your Doctor's Wife said...

That is a great color on you!
You are so right about this summer! Seems like it just FLEW by. So many things didn't get done. Such a bummer it's September already!

Lyndsay Dennis said...

Awesome pictures! Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year, but the cold that comes right after it isnt something I look forward to. =P

All My Love,
Lyndsay

Kait said...

There you go..looking more beautiful than ever! Smokin' hot, gf!

The Maxell's said...

Cute outfit! New follower, I'm in Meridian, ID! I finally found a blogger in the area :)
xo,
Karen
www.themaxells.blogspot.com

Durante said...

Beautiful pictures, enjoy it while it lasts; perhaps you'll be ready for fall by the 22nd!

I'll trade you; summer never ends here... and the Air Conditioner tells me about it all the time.

Freya Lily said...

I'm feeling the same in a way. I want sweaters and boots BADLY so today I wore shorts and boots :)

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