There is this Russian bard song by Oleg Mityaev which has such words, "Summer is a little life." I think what it means is, Summer is like a separate life, life within life, when whatever happened before it, as well as whatever comes after it, won't affect anything that happens now. And I find it so easy to fall under the summer charm, and I even think that it is necessary for us people to disconnect from the past and to not cling to the future, just take a summer as its own little life, separate from our memories or dreams.
Now when this little life is coming to its end, there is a mixed bag of feelings. On the one hand, as always, it felt so short - despite the fact that it was probably the longest hot Summer in my few years in the Pacific Northwest. On the other hand, I am anticipating a fresh start which Fall brings - change of season, change of focus, a bunch of white pages to write on. I love this vague time in between. Not summer already, not autumn yet. Harvest time - time to decide what to bring with me from my "before Summer" life, and what to leave behind. Creative time - deciding what will go onto the new pages of my life.
I did not plan my "radio silence", it happened naturally. To tell the truth, I even wrote a couple of posts, but haven't published them - you probably know how it feels at times, sort of like you are out of it. I did not want to push it and decided to take it one day at a time. I felt inspired today - probably because the temperature dropped.
Not a big fan of beer, but enjoy having a glass of house brewed beer at our local chain Rock Wood Fired Pizza - there are locations in a few different US states and Canada, apparently. If you are a fan of rock and a fan of pizza, check this restaurant out, they are worth it!
I might return to the idea to post a few of my hot day outfits (though they are quite simple, I am really all about "the less the merrier" in the summer), but for now, I am just saying hello to old friends, with my cooler day inspired outfit.
Linking up with Sheila's Shoe Shine!
Shirt via Goodwill ($5.99)
Boots - Born via Nordstrom Rack
Everything else is old from my closet:
jeggings by Hue
hand painted enamel necklace is traditional Russian finift & filigree
silver Celtic necklace and malachite ring - boutique and festival finds years ago
and I am so happy that I dug out this old Fossil purse - it was perfect for my outfit today