Summer, Come Back Anytime

Summer is has ended, and as the temperature starts to fall, I am constantly reminded of what a good summer I had. Being at home in Nashville, working an amazing internship, and making some fantastic new friends while getting even closer with the old defines the perfect summer. Hey, even starting this blog was a highlight of the past few months. Now, school has reached test week one, and most nights are consumed by reading and more reading. Before I realize it though, summer will be here yet again with even more (and better) adventures.

The end of summer, to me, means the end of Lilly Pulitzer season. It breaks my heart just a little because my go-to summer attire was a Lilly skirt and white tank. It looked great and made me feel like I was the essence of summertime fun. But let’s be honest, it just makes me more excited for the collections in the spring and filling my skirt drawer with more bold patterns and exciting colors.

kate_davis_rachel_blog_8_13_15_0089Lilly had some shorter hemlines this summer which some people were not happy about, but I was overjoyed to say the least. One less trip to Alterations.

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I love the print on this skirt. Lilly knocked it out of the park.

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Wore this exact outfit (with a necklace) on a first date this summer. It must of worked because there were more after that. Thanks Lilly 😉

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“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

Albert Camus

This drink recipe is one that I had this past weekend at South, while tailgating (read: drinking with friends) for the UT game. It is so summer and so southern it almost hurts.

Huckleberry Sweet Tea

One part huckleberry Moonshine (Ole Smoky brand)

Two parts Sweet Tea

A lemon wedge

This drink is as sweet as it is cute. You need to give it a try, especially on days when you are missing summer the most.

Because this weekend going to be my last taste of summer for the season, it is only fitting that I share a song of someone I am seeing tonight at Live On The Green. Anderson East is quickly becoming one of my new favorites. He is on that playlist I mentioned, The New Retro. I am beyond to see him tonight. This song sums up what I feel about summer. I just need summer to stay forever.

you do you, rach

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