It is a well established fact that British summer sucks. Having grown up in the Mediterranean and having spent many summers in the beautiful southern coast of Spain, it’s always a bit disappointing to be able to count hot summer days like the child that is learning the numbers, with the fingers of your hands.
It’s not surprise that, come June, most British people pack their suitcases and fly off to warmer latitudes, where they are forced to remember that the Sun can actually burn your skin (sunscre… what?), but also inject a much needed dose of vitamin D and overall physical pleasure into your nervous system that is easy to get used to. I am in fact addicted to that feeling –I think I might have been a lizard in a previous life?–, so it’s been quite hard for me to spend most of my summers here for the past 5 years.
But summer is over, gal, you are so out of sync! –you must be thinking. Well, first of all, it’s not like I have been planning my posts according to seasonal events so far (hello only post NOT about New York Fashion Week this week!) and second of all, I didn’t want to move on to the next sartorial cycle without giving it to England at least once. For despite all my whining, you also have those days when you open the curtains and you can hear a voice calling you, telling you to drop everything in order to go out and play… And believe me, you listen to that voice as if it were your mum, because you know deep down, that if you don’t seize the sunny moment, you might regret it for the rest of the summer!
This was one of those days, Indian summer day (?), where I had actually planned to shoot an autumn outfit but it was simply too warm, too bright, to tempting outside… so we had to make a U-turn and improvise a Late Summer Picnic on the spot.
In my head, there is nothing more summery than a vitamin-C-packed picnic, or have I spent too much time on Pinterest lately? Anyways, we had no time for cooking –have I mentioned these sunny spells can last a whole day or just a few hours? You don’t dawdle, you get dressed and go!–, so lemons, clementines and peaches seemed like a logical choice: not only are they universally photogenic but they also fill you up with good vitamins and natural sweetness (OK, maybe lemons are only sweet in lemonade…) And always remember to bring a hat and some water, we don’t want anyone to suffer a heatstroke! Last but not least, I needed an excuse to flaunt my newly acquired seagrass basket after our trip to IKEA earlier that week, oops!, and clearly the occasion presented itself 😀
We decided to get creative with the photo session, because the outfit was the less important thing of this day and I like to pretend my boyfriend is a Fashion Editorial photographer, but I hope you enjoy them! While seeing these I can almost forget it’s already chilly outside, I can almost listen to the cicadas smiling amongst the grass… can you?
How did you spend your last summer days, glamistas?
Are you all ready for autumn or still clinging on to the warm days like me? 😉
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Hope you have the best week!
Peace & Love
Jessica17th September 2017 at 6:22 am
Lovely photos dear! Cute outfit as well.
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Saida17th September 2017 at 4:22 pm
Aww thanks a lot for stopping by and for your sweet comment Jessica
Benita James16th September 2017 at 1:47 pm
Hope you had a great picnic time, too sad summer is coming to an end.
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Saida17th September 2017 at 4:21 pm
I am also so sad that summer is coming to an end, but our holidays are still coming up so trying to make it last a bit longer 😉 Hope you are having a fantastic one, Bernie! Xx
Demilade Aina15th September 2017 at 12:19 pm
Haha I really like the pictures, they’re so cute and bright. I love the idea of picnics but I’m not too keen on actually going on one as I get itchy if I see bugs haha. Beautiful pictures once again. xx
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Saida17th September 2017 at 4:15 pm
I am the same, believe me, but there is something relaxing about being in the middle of a field with only the little bugs making noise under a summer sun 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, sweet Demilade
Rachel15th September 2017 at 8:18 am
Love your outfit! Nice photos!
Saida17th September 2017 at 4:14 pm
Thanks babe, glad you liked the pics
Andreea Bîrsan14th September 2017 at 3:38 pm
True, British summers are not the best, but at least you had the chance to have a nice picnic and take cool photos. Loved the concept of the photo shot and the use of lemon and oranges. Wishing you a lovely day. x
Saida14th September 2017 at 9:49 pm
I am not going to lie, summer is my favourite season but not since I live in England, hahaha. We had fun shooting these although that moment when a giant spider was crawling on the blanket and I almost drop all the juice was not captured… sending you a big hug, my lovely Andreea
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Saida14th September 2017 at 9:47 pm
Thanks dear, will check out your blog for sure!
Valeria Chizhova13th September 2017 at 4:55 pm
love your photos!
Saida14th September 2017 at 9:32 pm
Thank you so much!
yuka13th September 2017 at 7:24 am
aww looks like such a relaxing day!
Saida14th September 2017 at 9:31 pm
It was great indeed, babe
Alexandra13th September 2017 at 5:35 am
Bernice12th September 2017 at 1:42 pm
I love all the straw, woven pieces with the stripes throughout. Looks like a beautiful place for a picnic xx
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therealpinkblogger12th September 2017 at 1:37 pm
Seems to me like you’ve had loads of fun! Loved seeing the photos, you look lovely!
Have an amazing day!
xx Kris | https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com
Siffat Haider11th September 2017 at 7:18 pm
Toronto summer was so terrible this year that these pictures have got me aching for a sunny day! I couldn’t picnic once!
Saida - She talks Glam11th September 2017 at 9:44 pm
Oh no, Didier was mentioning it as well. I thought Toronto summers were usually Ok, even if humid :S At least you got to enjoy beautiful Tulum! Xx
Nistha Saraf11th September 2017 at 5:09 am
Such cool pics..love your shirt
Saida - She talks Glam11th September 2017 at 9:45 pm
Thanks lovely girl, hope you are having a nice week 🙂
didieryhc11th September 2017 at 2:15 am
Oh gosh, this Toronto summer was so awful as well! It always feels like a blessing when we get the random lovely day lately. I love your idea of a fall picnic day! I should do one as well.
Saida12th September 2017 at 12:25 am
I certainly make the most of these days, no matter what plans I have, I make everyone go outside 😀 And yes to fall picnics, I have one in the making as well Xx
SOCIETY FIX (@pharaoh_fashion)11th September 2017 at 12:08 am
I love this outfit.
Saida12th September 2017 at 12:24 am
lilyamber41510th September 2017 at 9:29 pm
Looks so lovely! love these photos
Saida10th September 2017 at 11:00 pm
thank you dearest 🙂 Xx