The end of summer is always bittersweet. We’ve had a very long season this year, starting with sunny days in Greece back in March. By the time we left Paris in May, the temperature was so warm that I almost wasn’t sorry to go – thirty-seven degree heat is much less appealing when you live without air conditionning, well, anywhere. We’ve had the time to do every summer thing we could have wanted and more. We really have no reason to say we didn’t have enough time.
But it isn’t really about the time. It’s about all the wonderful things that summer brings; the long, lazy afternoons spent poolside and the ice cream cones and the long walks to nowhere in particular. No matter how long you’ve been able to enjoy them, it really never gets easier to let those things go. Particularly when the temperature drops from 33 degrees celcius to 13 celcius in a matter of days. Last week, I changed from tank tops to sweaters almost over night and so far, I haven’t had a chance to look back.
We knew summer would end. Not just because it always does but because a chill came into the air in the mornings. It happened slowly, but it was noticeable. I was determined not to let it end my summer fun prematurely, particularly when the most adorable palm print bodysuit from Tobi arrived. It was already too cold to swim on the day we took these photos. But the sun was out, which was all that mattered. A swimsuit and a bodysuit are pretty interchangeable if you’re not going in the water. And since I know it will be hard to make this one look wintery, but I wanted to wear it before next summer, it was the perfect opportunity.
I do, admittedly, have a few sets of photos saved up from our time in Europe that feature outfits from warmer days, but warmer is a relative term. These are the last poolside photos for this year. My daily looks currently featuring jeans, sweaters and, mostly, boots. The transition was abrupt, so I want to live vicariously through my past self, the one who could legitmately go out for the day with bare legs, for just a little bit longer… I’m not quite ready to say good-bye to summer just yet.
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