{two lovely things: cool august nights}


. . . summer is flying pass at a stunning pace and soon, the hot, sultry days will slip away into cool august nights, and quite adore the idea of mixing soft cashmere sweaters with the shortest skirts, or cozy cardigans with perfectly tailored city shorts . . .

{images: kendra spears by ben wellers for vogue uk august 2010

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  • hello everyone! seems there is a lively debate over summer vs fall :)

    just wanted to clarify a few things – first of all, absolutely adore summer – still by far, my most favourite month and by no means am counting down the days until autumn; secondly, august nights are definitely not cold, although on certain nights, the temperature does dip a little, and hence the need for a light sweater, a perfect complement to short skirts and city shorts – in fact, only mentioning sweaters at all in this summer heat because simply adore both of these outfits and think both are perfect transitions from summer’s end to fall . . .

    hope you are well and as always, thanks so much for taking a moment to say hello!

  • apt. #34 – yes, the sweater is wool cardigan, £250, by surface to air, available at browns focus

    spiffee – thank you so much for the information — had just found the editorial, but you were so much quicker :)

    teresa hatfield – thank you!

    j. is a bird – the leather satchel is from next, £135

    november grey – how lovely! thanks so much

    ms. chyme – thank you! & for following :)

    milk and honey home – so happy you found your way here & thanks so much for such a wonderful comment! xo

    moonlight serenade – how perfectly lovely! thank you :)

    meg – thanks so much!

    dumbwit tellher – definitely – absolutely adore summer and had a wonderful summer weekend! thank you and hope you did as well


  • wow perfect looks xxx

  • Great outfits! Love the colors!

  • Simply lovely!

  • Funny, to me it doesn’t feel like the summer is about to end at all!

  • So gorgeous!! xoxo

  • if wanting Fall is wrong, I don’t want to be right! Hope your having a great summers weekend? x

  • The idea of preparing for fall is always exciting to me. That cool crisp air and lots of different ways of layering. I hope your weekend has been going well. =)

  • This is my first time on your blog, and I have to say it’s lovely!! You have a new follower :)

  • Noooo I want it to be eternal summer!

  • I read your blog religously, thanks for posting all the great pictures!

  • Okay…how have I never seen your blog before? I am going NUTS…love it and can’t wait to add it to my site. You are an inspiration, girlfriend.

  • Love your blog. I am now a follower.

  • August nights just aren’t cool here:( In fact, sometimes September nights are still hot and humid in NY. I always think summer is my favorite season, but then I’m quickly reminded it’s fall. The warm days and chilly nights are the best. Happy weekend, sweet pea!

  • Two very beautiful photos! I always love August as the weather begins to cool and you make the transition form wearing summer cloths to fall/winter items, and even mix in a bit of both!

  • still enjoying being barely naked;
    for the near future – both will do…

  • August has to be my favourite month! The days are still warm and endearing, and it’s so pleasant to be out at night.

    ps – thank you for stopping by my blog!

  • August has to be my favourite month. The days are still warm and endearing, and it’s so pleasant to be out at night.

    ps – thanks for your comment!

  • Loving the neutral color and the sweater with shorts. And the shoes!

    PS – I added you as one of my top ten favorite blogs for “I heart blogs” day.

    Stop by when you can…

    Thanks for inspiring every day!


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  • It’s the cross body bag that caught my eye. Any idea who makes it?

  • Couldn’t agree with you more. The sweater is such a friend as we wind down into the fall and need a bit of warmth to keep us in our shorts and skirts.


  • My eyes immediately gravitated to the shoes in both pics. I love’em!

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  • I will take one of each! Love every piece.
    Love your blog!
    Teresa (Splendid Sass)

  • I personally love cardigans. I can’t wait…

  • camel, right up there with gray as my favorite color to wear … that last cardigan is surface to air. £250.

  • so lovely & cozy :)


  • Great pairing. I love the textures and colors.xx

  • I need that fabulous cable knit too – {r} do you have the UK vogue the editorial is from? Do you know who did the sweater? I’m officially on a mission!

  • I adore these outfits. They’re the perfect transition from summer to autumn :)

  • Lovely. However, I must tell everyone that August in Washington, DC (including nights) is hot as Hades:) Nice to think about coolness, though.

    I’m so far behind in house duties, that I’m off to pick up drycleaning & store sweaters. Oh gawd. to think of wearing them again, no matter how hot I feel now, no no no. A thousand times, no. OK, I cannot do a thing about it. See? Acceptance came quickly. I might be growing up (finally).


  • I literally have 10 sweaters like the last one….people ask me why I keep buying “the same sweater” but I just can’t help it!

  • August is perfect weather to me, not to hot to make dressing up difficult but no need to be all bundled up either. These images are stylish perfection!

  • i’ll take that last sweater – thank you :o)

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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