June 21st. The first official day of summer. The Season of Stacey has arrived. Woo to the quadruple hoo.
My version of summer in the city is a picnic in either my local neighborhood park (Je T’aime) or Central Park (love it! but not enough to use French). I grab some reading material, pick up some iced coffee, and text a few friends the location of the spot I nabbed. It feels like the days could go on forever, in that perfect ‘reminiscent of our childhood summers’ way. Typically, our picnics happen around brunch, maybe in the afternoon, but always before five o’clock. Always wonderful. Always amazing.
But this summer, my mind keeps wandering and meandering towards an image that is a bit more sophisticated. I keep picturing evening picnics. I envision all of my friends gathered in our summertime wardrobes, eating (more) sophisticated fare and having lively conversation as the sun sets over the buildings. Since the sun is setting later in the evenings now, we could stay in the park until dark and then switch locations just as the bugs really come out.
I keep conjuring up an image just like this and smiling:
Target Xhilartion Strapless Dress // C. Wonder Anchors Away Pendant Necklace // Biscuit Home Gold Feather Earrings // C. Wonder Abstract Ikat Clutch // J. Crew Marina Mini Wedge Espadrilles // Madewell Hepcat Shades // Latitude Mexican Bazaar Rosa Multi Serape // C. Wonder Wicker Picnic Basket // Lorina SparklingPink Lemonade
The Target dress is only $20!! I think it’s stunning and could even see wearing it to work with a cardigan.
And you? What does the offical start to summer represent to you? What do you think of sophisticated picnics in the park?
Until next time!
P.S. Linking up to Friday Fancies.