Since I'm not in school or a teacher the end of summer goes past me in a different way than it used to. There isn't back to school shopping (but there is shopping!), there's no mopey feeling of having to set the alarm for an earlier time or that feeling of summer slipping away. Summer for me is still in full swing until the weather changes. I still have a vacation to the beach to look forward to, barbeques, visits with friends, camping, baseball games and a million other summer activities lined up. I do miss that new-school-year anticipation and the smell of brand new notebooks but the season goes on a long time past the first school bells ringing.
So while the part of me that is ready for layers, the other part of me wants to grab a hold of this beautiful summer and not let go until there's snow on the ground. This outfit is a pretty good mix of how I'm feeling, layering summer clothes and wearing things that I can stay cool and move in. But also, a little nostalgia for my old school days in the form of the satchel.