Leather Jacket // Snagged during the N Sale, and I can’t wait to break it out more and more during the fall.
Artemis Design Co. Kilim Loafers c/o // More on these below, but I’m obsessed!
Black Skater Skirt // This one is old, but it’s such a popular style that it’s easy to find elsewhere. Here, here and here.
White U-Neck Tee // My absolutely favorite white tee. I have three!
Though there’s technically a few weeks left of summer, but like most people, I’m in full fall mode once Labor Day weekend passes. I had the best few days — I went up to my roommate’s family’s home in Mystic, Connecticut, which is one my favorite places in the world. We go a few times every summer, usually over Memorial Day and Labor Day, and it’s such a lovely way to ring in/say goodbye to the summer. The weather was less than desirable (really rainy on Sunday, and the temperatures barely broke 70) but we still has such a great time.
So in honor of the end of summer, I thought I’d share five things I’ll miss the most about the most fun, festive season the year.
1. Weekends away.
I love to travel, and summer weekend getaways are some of the most fun getaways of the summer. One of the highlights this year was my first trip to Nantucket, an island I absolutely fell in love with. I also visited Long Beach Island on the Jersey Shore, which was lovely (despite a very windy 20 minutes on the beach on a rainy day!) and went to Mystic twice. Though I love a nice coastal vacation, I also was able to do a more sight-seeing heavy trip to Montreal and Quebec City in August, two places I’ve wanted to visit for years and both completely lived up to the hype. And though it wasn’t a weekend away, I so cherished being able to go home for a week during the Fourth of July.
Of course, this was only the start: My biggest trips of the year are happening later this year, and I can’t wait!
2. Dining (and drinking) al fresco.
I love eating outside come summertime, something I was thankfully able to take full advantage of this both in and out of NYC. It’s not going to be the same having to cram indoors (although necessary, of course, because cold.) Also, lobsters rolls. I’ve eaten a lot of lobster rolls this summer, and that has been lovely, obviously.
3. Sandals and sundresses.
As much as I love sweaters, riding boots and coats, there is nothing I love more than summer style. You can wear pretty much anything, there’s lots of color, and no tights are necessary when you want to wear a skirt. I’ll be so sad to pack away my summer dresses for the season. Throwing one on with a pair of sandals (a la this outfit) is the laziest way to look cute.
On the same note of eating outside, all my coastal vacations this year reminded me how much I love grilling with friends — the food and the experience. Grilled veggies are my favorite (as are hot dogs and burgers!) and it’s so nice to sit outside with friends and family and chat over good food. (And a Fisher’s Island Lemonade, the best drink to have in New England.) It’s a simple pleasure but one that you can’t really have in the winter months, so you have to soak it up while you can!
5. Summer visitors.
I’ve had a few friends + both of my parents visit this summer, which is always so great as it A. makes me do more fun activities in the city, B. allows for some good eats, C. I get to spend time with the people I love! Though a few visitors are coming in the fall too, this summer was an especially great when it came to having people in town.
Though I’m going to miss summer, I’m LIT for fall. One of the (many) reasons? These shoes. The folks over at Artemis Design Co. were kind enough to send me a pair of their signature Kilim Loafers, and I see why people are so obsessed. I love love love loafers from September to May, and these are such a colorful twist on a classic style. They’re made out of Turkish carpets, and no two pairs are alike. They’re such a special, unique shoe — and super comfortable, too! I’ll definitely be packing these in my bag for my trip to Europe this fall.