The Dog Days are Over

September 5, 2013 — 11 Comments

Vintage gingham + seafoam // We So Thrifty

Summer's end // We So Thrifty

Vintage gingham + seafoam // We So Thrifty

Picnic wear // We So Thrifty

Picnic basket // We So Thrifty

Oh, nuts.

I’ve been trying very, very hard to deny the arrival of fall. Usually I’m all “BRING ON THE PUMPKIN FLAVOURED SCARECROW LEAVES!” or something, but for some reason, I can’t muster up the usual cinnamon spiced-enthusiasm. But I think I’m going to have to board the hay ride sooner rather than later, because as I view the photos posted above, I can’t deny the “final days of summer” vibe they’re giving me.

The context largely contributes to that . Yen snapped these photos at a picnic in the park two weeks back. She prepared some Korean sushi, and we brought along our Matts for the final Seven Sundays concert in Gage Park. She knew this was the last chance we’d have to sit in front of that gorgeous seafoam band shell (colour-coordination accidental!), and I now have to admit that it was probably my last picnic of the year. The roses will keep wilting, the sun will set earlier and earlier, and the nights will soon call for sweaters instead of vintage gingham.  Don’t get me wrong: if we do encounter a mid-October heat wave, I’ll break out the cut-offs and margarita mix like it’s July 31, but warm nights like the one in these photos will soon be a rarity rather than the norm.

Since I’ve come to terms with summer’s inevitable demise, I’m glad that I big adieu to it in the right way: I can hardly think of a more “YAY PICNIC! YAY SUMMER!” outfit than the one I’m wearing. I picked up this (reversible) gingham top from New Olds on James Street for $10, this skirt is the summeriest of colours, and I finally got to use this way-too-cute picnic basket my Mom thrifted years ago. It’s like I conducted a mini-purge of my most-summeriest items.

So long, sweet summer. I totally get why Dashboard Confessional got all emo about you. Sing us out, boys.

Vintage gingham // We So Thrifty

Roses are pink // We So Thrifty

Top: New Olds | $10
Skirt: Salvation Army | $5.99
Shoes: Salvation Army | $3.99
Basket: Mom

11 responses to The Dog Days are Over

  1. 

    Beautiful photographs! I love the skirt you are wearing and that bag is so lovely too! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Do visit my blog as well : http://littlebookoffashion.wordpress.com/

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  2. 

    I love the color scheme of this outfit. And the gingham. Can’t say no to gingham 🙂

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  3. 

    I love the color of that skirt, one of my favorites right now. That basket is sooo cute!

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  4. 

    Beautiful photos and nice outfit. I love your checkered shirt is cute. The skirt is also nice, with Pleat and that beautiful color. That beautiful place for a picnic.

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  5. 

    That picnic basket! And that Dashboard reference! I need to move to Hamilton– is it okay if I own a pug instead of cats?

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  6. 

    That skirt is just absolutely adorable! I love the color! Also, did we have the same brainwave? I used the same title last Thursday too! 🙂

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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