Summer Forever

Saturday, September 5, 2015

I have never been one of those people who begs all year for summer and then starts dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes about two months into the season. I honestly don't think I ever will be. While I do love me a good baggy sweater, I could go without ever wearing one again if it meant I could experience summer forever. It's no secret that it's my favorite season, and while everyone here takes the rain and dropping temperatures as a great relief, I am left with a pit in my stomach and a cloud in my head because I know that is exactly what's to come; rain. While I've lived in Washington for most of my life, I am still not used to it. I am not used to the nine months of grey skies and annoying mists. It just gets me down, and while I am normally a very sunshiney happy person, that kind of constant bleak weather makes it rally hard for me. I always laugh because I bake more in the summer than I do any other time, which is basically the opposite of everyone else, but baking for me is something happy, something that I do when I feel like I'm overflowing with so much love that I just need to bake that excess into something. I don't feel like that in fall and winter. (And yes, I do love Christmas, before anyone asks.) I just don't love Washington, and every year longer that I am here I feel my dread for the upcoming seasons growing stronger, turning into a sort of vicious anxiety. It consumes me. I am filled with an urgency to just get out. That I must get out. And yet, here I am.









VINTAGE TOP :: FOREVER 21 SKIRT :: ICING HAT :: MARSHALLS BOOTS :: GIFTED NECKLACE :: TARTE LIP TINT IN CLASSY

For now I will take solace in the fact that the weather is supposed to warm up a little bit again before turning completely into fall, which is really good because all of my fall/winter wardrobe is currently boxed up in storage. I see much stealing of Michael's sweaters in my future...

In other news, if you've been on my Instagram, you saw me raving about my new favorite vintage shop, Urban X Change, that I found in Tacoma the other day while desperately trying to sell some clothes. I got this top there even though they didn't buy anything of mine, so that probably wasn't the best fiscal decision, but I mean look at this thing! It is just such a 70's dream! I couldn't resist. And while we're on the subject of selling clothes, I've been debating opening up a web shop for my lightly worn items since non of my local consignment shops pay a fair price for my things. ($5 for a designer two piece set Plato's Closet? Come on.) Would anyone be interested in that? Let me know! Or let me know your favorite kind of smoothie...you know...keep the summer vibes going!

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  1. I think you should open up an Instagram shop! Or try Storenvy -- they're free and it's super easy to use! I'm actually thinking about eventually starting up a storenvy shop for anything I am clearing out of my closet that is lightly worn and not vintage, and also to cultivate a retro shop of modern but vintage-looking or vintage-inspired thrifted finds. Because sometimes I see modern items that are just WAY too cute to pass up, but would never fit me, and it's hard to let them go. Haha!

    Anyway. Even though I love the cooler weather and I am pretty sure I am 100% a fall and spring girl (I love Christmas, but winter in general here is just so... blah), I can totally understand why you dread the upcoming cold season! Washington does tend to be pretty bleary for fall and winter. My mom is never as much a fan of the cold season here, either, because her mood is affected by the weather like yours. Totally makes sense that you'd bake most in the summer when you're happy, too! I bake most in the fall I think.

    And lastly... you look AMAZING. Seriously. I think you were definitely made for summer and summer clothes, because this look is just perfect! That top is divine, and I love the way you styled this whole look! I really want to go back to Urban X Change -- I've been there once, a long time ago, and we rarely get into Tacoma so I haven't gotten to go back yet. But one of htese days I WILL have a thrifting-and-vintage-ing day in Tacoma, because there are so many great thrift and vintage stores there, and I live too close NOT to go!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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    1. I definitely opened a Depop shop for things, but no such luck yet. Although, I'm waiting to fill it up more before I really start promoting it, so we'll see how that goes! I think you having a little shop for things other than straight vintage is a great idea!

      The fall has actually been pretty nice to us so far, but I am not trusting it. And yes, though I adore Christmas, I avidly loathe the winters here. So grey. So blah. Ugh. If I could hibernate and skip it, I would.

      And thank you! This top is pretty much my everything. I would date this top if I could. It is perfection. And you -neeed- a Tacoma thrifting day! I have fallen so in love with the downtown area there, and Urban X Change is just tooooooo cool.

      ♡Mariah Alysz

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  2. OMG that top is amazing! What a lucky find. I am one of those people who can't wait for the summer to turn to autumn, but I do hate the winter. I like warm weather, but I don't like 80-90 degree temperatures and high humidity. The summer gets gross, at least where I am, and I end up not liking it. It just leaves me feeling uncomfortable and uninspired. I know people that live for the summer, though. The only one I really don't understand is the people who love winter. I DON'T GET IT.

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    1. Thank you! I am in serious love with this top!
      And I can totally get being sick of the summer if it's humid. I hate humid heat. Especially being from Arizona originally, I just cannot handle humidity. Even here in Washington, I can feel it when no one else can and it is sooooo nasty! Michael is one of those people who loves winter the most and I think he is insane.
      ♡Mariah Alysz

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  3. Oh, I totally feel the same way about fall! I grew up in the PNW and ... yeah. I just do NOT love that season. Now I live in the Northeast, where fall is actually a) beautiful and b) not rainy, but I still can't get down with the sweaters, fall leaves and pumpkin spice. I'm a total spring/summer girl, so this is not my happy time of year :(

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    1. Yes! Emily you totally understand then! The fall and winter here are just such downers. Blek.
      I am glad we are both spring/summer girls. It's obviously the best way to be.
      ♡Mariah Alysz

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