Summertime, and the livin' is easy

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

girl standing in poppy fieldgirl in wild flower fieldgirl standing in wild flowers

I can't describe just what summer means to me; the sunshine, flora and fauna is so inspiring. They make my heart swell, put a spring in my step and make me beam with happiness.

The sunshine is like a drug, I feel quite literally high as a kite and there is no coming down, I can't get enough and skip through the days with so much joy in my heart.

Quite honestly summer is my raison d'etre, it's something I long for all winter, yearn for. My heart beats for the long hot days, the sleepless nights, the heatwaves that ripple across roads and fields. The trees that hum with the buzz of insects, the fields of golden crops that sway in the odd breeze, the daisies in the grass.

Johnny Loves Rosie Summertime floral crowngirl wearing floral crown in field

Don't even get me started on wildflowers, I get a little bit squealy and over excited. It's like finding money dropped in the street.

girl with flowers in her hair in meadow

This sun dress is one from ASOS a couple of years ago that to me just shouts summertime and the pockets make it practical, the print and frills make it perfect for everything and the elasticated waist only ever flatters. The conservative length makes it ideal for everything from an afternoon garden party to an afternoon of gardening. Can I just hold my hands up right here, right now and admit being a total shoe bore? These brown leather ankle boots have barely left my tootsies since picking them up at a yard sale a few weeks ago for a single pound. This tassled brown bag has also been pretty much glued to my shoulder since we entered BST too, what a fab blog giveaway win, thanks to Laura from A Daisychain Dream a couple of years ago. Owl necklace from Select originally.

dloral dress in a wildflower fieldSophie in the Sticks

This Johnny Loves Rosie 'Summertime orchid floral garland crown headband has to be my ultimate floral crown for this summer, plenty of flowers, colours and sizes. I love it so much but Norfolk perhaps isn't ready for it. While we were taking these shots an old guy on  bike cycled past on the lane and was staring the whole time, I tried not to look at him but had to laugh as he went by. Chris mentioned it looked like I'd fallen headfirst into a flowerbed, which made me roar with laughter. So bloody what, it's so cheerful and makes me feel like I'm fully embracing the season.

Summer is everything to me. What does it mean to you?


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  1. Summer is the same for me. I feel confident and all feelings of misery and SAD fade away. Your crown is lovely. I used to wear my ones all the time as they hung above my bed and now since I've moved they're not so prominent, not sure where they are! X

  2. Summertime is bitter sweet for me. I love the warmth, the long evenings, the colours of the countryside, but it also means harvest and that means Andy is working from sunrise to way beyond sunset, seven days a week. This continues until Autumn has well and truly set in. But I'd rather be without him during these months than in the cold lonely months of winter. Summer to me is about pleasing myself, catching up with friends but the cooler months are for Andy and I to reconnect.
    I adore your flower crowns, they make you look a ease with all that surrounds you

  3. I love the summertime. It's great to be able to enjoy the outdoors after work and to be able to get up early and be productive before work! I think your dress is fab and your headband is definitely embracing the summer.

  4. Summer means sitting outside coffee shops in the sun for hours just watching the world go by with the boyfriend!
    I love you in floral headbands and I think you should wear them all year round...always!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

  5. That floral crown looks AMAZING! x

  6. BEAUTIFUL pictures and prose Sophie, poppies are my absolute faves! xx

  7. I don't want summer to end for you either, your beautiful posts always make me smile

  8. This is such a gorgeous post! What a stunning place...
    To me summer means slowing down, taking longer to appreciate the world and spending time with friends.

    Laura xx


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