Monday, August 10, 2015

Summer is still in Full Swing

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Our wishes for cooler weather came true and we jumped on the chance to get outdoors so we took the dog and headed just outside the city to Great Falls. We got some good hiking in by lunch time when we decided we would make a quick trip to Chick-fil-A before heading home. Just so you know, I'm addicted to Chick-fil-A. I worked there throughout high school and it has to be my favorite fast food joint (Bojangles is a close second). But, there aren't any in the city near and easily accessible to us. So, we figured we'd stop by one on the way home for lunch. Well, what was supposed to be a quick detour turned into a scenic drive through Clarendon and Arlington, VA. We ended up at a Chick-fil-A in a food court. So, I ran in grabbed lunch and we enjoyed a picnic in the parking deck. It was delicious. Well worth the drive. 

Despite the cooler temperatures on Saturday, it warmed up Sunday and the temperatures will be rising into the high 80s and low 90s this week. Summer is definitely still in full swing. But, you wouldn't know that looking at retailers' new arrivals and window displays. Fall always seems to come this time of year in the clothing retail industry. I'm not ready for fall. Because as much as I love fall, it means winter is coming. I don't like winter. And this winter is probably going to be especially hard for me since it will be my first in the city. 

This dress is the epitome of summer office attire. It's colorful, patterned, and flows with the wind (as depicted in the photos above :)). While most of my work dresses are all-seasons appropriate if accompanied with tights and/or a scarf, I have to make the most of this dress during the summer which means I try to wear it frequently.  As summer winds down, I find myself wearing it more often in an effort to hold onto summer. So, I'm sure it will be on repeat for the next month.

Dress: old, similar here, and here | Blazer: here | Shoes: old, similar here | Necklace: old, similar here 


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