How I have come to love summer | A Rose in Bloom


A swipe of grunge on the strength of bohemian.

That is what I called my personal style this past spring, when the leaves were not yet on the trees and a chilly air lingered among the city's rooftop. I was right then, and perhaps I am still right today, but the thickness of the summer's breath has left my fingterips grazing across fabrics that barely touch my skin. Things that lightly sit there, floating downwards onto my shoulders when I sit like a feather dropped from a rooftop.

Today, I am drifting from the sublime into the ridiculous and further into the realm of clothes that technically, I should never wear. But I am happiest in breezy fabrics and layers and softness kissing my skin, bare without its under-layers that I so clung to only two months ago. In fact, summer makes me crave a soft, form melting wardrobe even more. Really, I think am in love with the soft haze of summer, period.




Simply typing those words is hard for me to believe because I used to hate summer, you know. I've mentioned many times in the past how the thickness of the air feels like a pillow shoved onto my face, making me want to vomit onto the sharp blades of grass, but this summer has become oddly different. Maybe it was the long winter. Maybe I enjoy photography too much. Maybe the humidity levels are much lower than they ever were before, but this summer, I feel as if I wasn't simply born to die.*

Once you become buried in the woods or look out into a thick blanket of green and see life everywhere you go, you become grateful not for just life, but all life. In turn, it makes me love my surroundings in a way that must have been buried somewhere in my past. I am in love with all the life I see - the baby birds who have made my front porch fern their home, the clover that is in full bloom two days after mowing, and even the weeds in my strawberry bed. I am in love with the life summer brings and the thunderstorms and the long golden days.





I am even in love with myself. I find myself hardly ever wearing makeup this summer... on this day I think that I wore none. Perhaps that is bad for photographs, but I feel so alive and free of late, that it would be a crime to blanket my natural color with something God did not place there (that is to say, I love makeup, but I just don't want it right now, kind of how one loves a good earl gray, but this is not the right time).

Do not get me wrong. There will always be a place in my heart for crisp leaves followed by that first snowfall, but for the first time in my adult life, I am in love with the summer. Let us rejoice together.




Do you love summer, or do you wait it out for cooler temperatures?

*After writing this, I realized: I moved. Into a beautiful tiny space with a front porch and flowers and bushes. That is probably why I enjoy this summer, thus this post is wasted, but alas! It is already written.

Stay Beautiful,

XOXO Liz

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12 comments

  1. Such a lovely post and gorgeous photos, you look lovely! I like summer,because July's my birthday month,but apart from that i prefer cooler months because we can layer clothes and get really cozy :) x

    mylifeasmarinaa.blogspot.com

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  2. WOw, you look so beautiful in this outfit! Love your hair <3

    http://www.lauramacij.com/2016/07/wilderness.html

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  3. You look gorgeous and I love you necklace :)
    I hope you have a lovely day!!!

    xoxo,
    Kann
    http://bemymemories.com

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  4. That skirt is a beauty! I still hate summer and I think I always will. I do see the beauty in it: long bright days or rumbling thunderstorms, the feeling of letting go and being free of worry, being able to eat outside. BUT the heat is oppressive and humid (at least it is here in NY), I have trouble sleeping because the heat remains into the night, and I sweat all the time.

    I think if I ever moved West I would appreciate it more haha!
    ~Sara

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  5. I long for the return of Autumn, but I really do wish I could embrace Summer the way you have this year. I admire that. I also admire this outfit! That skirt is incredible, and you look incredible!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  6. Beautifully written post and this outfit is just incredible. I love the soft summer prarie vibes of this look so much - very Free People. I too used to not be the biggest fan of summer. Somehow, I always seem to get quite down when it becomes spring, but I have been spending so much time outdoors with friends that I hope summer never ends.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  7. Beautifully written post and this outfit is just incredible. I love the soft summer prarie vibes of this look so much - very Free People. I too used to not be the biggest fan of summer. Somehow, I always seem to get quite down when it becomes spring, but I have been spending so much time outdoors with friends that I hope summer never ends.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  8. I really enjoyed this post! Your comment at the end made me chuckle - often it takes me writing something down to realise why I feel the way I do, but I love that you published it anyway...it's still relevant! And lovely to take us along for your thought process. :)

    I always feel like a 'visitor' during summer - as if it's not really a season I belong to! I've always been this way, but I don't want to begrudge it ... it's all about life, the golden hour, light mornings and (like you say), the persistance of weeds and clovers - and none of those are bad things. I'm looking forward to autumn (and I can tell you exactly how many months there are until wrapping my scarf around my throat is a more than likely), but I'd be better served enjoying as much of summer as possible and just being happy for colder weather when it inevitably arrives. I wonder if I'll feel like you do about summer in the not so distant future!? :) Flora x

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  9. Oh my god your outfit is so dreamy.. I just love your style! You seem really lovely too and your blog is great, let me know if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  10. Hello sweetie! Lovely outfit :) I follow you on Instagram and now i've found your blog!
    xo,
    ohmydarlingdeer.blogspot.gr

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  11. Amazing summer style. I love summer, but in California it becomes so hot that you can't breath. So, we wish for it to rain every once in a while!

    Heba xx || The Heba

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  12. As soon as I started reading this post, I had a feeling that you've probably come to love summer because you moved haha ;) I felt the exact same way when we moved in to our house. We moved to a more rural area and I love sitting in our backyard, reading, having cookouts with friends and family- there's just so much to love about summer that I haven't noticed until then.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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