Tuesday, September 18, 2012

End Of Summer Toast


Good morning, loves! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start.

The summer is winding down on over here and I've been doing everything possible to soak up the last few days of it. The past weekend sunning at the beach and then last night we went out for a lovely al fresco dinner to send the summer off in style. It's been such a wonderful summer and I'm sad to see it go but I'll always have the memories to cherish forever.

How are you all celebrating the end of the season?  Or are you already in full on fall mode? And for those of you lucky enough to be entering spring, I plan on living vicariously through you for the next half year or so :)

Enjoy the day, sweets!
xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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40 comments:

Katie said...

Since we just got back from the beach I am now saying summer is officially over - although since we came home to pouring rain I already want it back!

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classiq said...

I'm slowly getting used to fall, which has not been too hard as the weather has been pretty warm so far. xo

Sandy a la Mode said...

we are celebrating with an end of summer family photo shoot!! :)

i love that outfit in the first photo!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Not Just Another Milla said...

A little champagne to start the Autumn - perfect!

Adele said...

I'm in Fall mode now Dawn. We are still getting sunny days but with a cold wind.
Hope you're having a good week so far!
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Adeola Naomi said...

It is getting cold here!!!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I like that we actually seem to be easing into the fall instead of it just going from hot to chilly in an instant. I am looking forward to that crisp chill in the morning that will be coming soon :)

Hope you stay dry today Dawn!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

I was quite excited to say good-bye to this summer & embrace a new season. My pumpkins & pumpkin spice candle have been out for 2 weeks!

Dancing Branflake said...

I'm in full Fall mode. Last night my friends and I dined on a cafe terrace and by the end were shivering. Good thing I brought a blazer! Fall is here!

Elizabeth // The Now said...

I'm celebrating by finally wearing pants. I couldn't for so long due to the horrible heat!!! And I can't wait to decorate for Halloween!!!! xoox

B. in the Know said...

I am pretty much in full fall mode because Minneapolis is in full fall mode - but that is not too bad because we still have bright sun and some warm afternoons! Hope you are having a good Tuesday!
Much love,
B

Annie said...

I've been planning on living vicariously through those with reversed seasons as well! Every time an Aussie blogger posts about spring I think "thank you." haha

Elle Sees said...

I must say I'm ready for fall, although I will miss your beach pics :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Sadly I said good bye yesterday when I felt cold in a short sleeve shirt....until next summer!!!

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

This past week we had a surge of high temps -- 110 degrees which is the hottest I have ever seen San Diego in all my days living here. Our heat wave was the longest ever this year, so I have to admit I'm ready for some cooler temps! Love these images so much!

x
Rachel
PS. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my latest post. You always make me smile!

Christine @Fancy Function said...

I am definitely in full fall mode - can't wait for the crisp weather! But I do feel that the summer went by so quickly.

hope in high heels said...

If only I could live in summer permanently, I'd be happy! But the Fall in NYC is pretty special too... so I'm not complaining too much! Hope you have an amazing week!

With love... said...

Hope you are having a great week.
Greetings from Amsterdam.

Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour} said...

Love the first pic! I need that dress!
Such a lovely post, Dawn. I'm looking forward to fall so much. I actually hate summer, so I'm extremely happy I have three beautiful seasons to enjoy before summer rolls back around again.
Have a wonderful day!
xoxo

Lindsey @ be pretty said...

Ahhh girl, you have had a wonderful summer! :) All your travels, a big birthday, so much fun! Normally I'm sad about summer ending, but this year I'm in full fall mode! I'm loving this weather right now - if only it could stay in the high 70's all year long! :) xx

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

So neat that you are still embracing summer and enjoying a weekend at the beach.
I will share some of my Spring flowers with you.

Enjoy the rest of the week
Hugs
Carolyn

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh I'm *fully* embracing fall...of course fall in Phoenix isn't much like fall!!! I'm just relieved that I might be able to enjoy the outdoors soon! That ruffled dress is *fantastic*...

Style, She Wrote said...

I am ready for fall! It's been too humid for me this summer. Bring on the chill -- and thick sweaters! xo style, she wrote

Inner Outer Beauty said...

Great photos and post! I love the autumn, hmm maybe it's an age thing, I don't know but I sort of like the most of it. But that said, it is strongly connected to first having a gorgeous and long summer:) xo Caroline

trishie said...

Such beautiful photos...
Your last summer days sound wonderful and well spent.

Hope you're having a great week!

fashionsensitive said...

What a lovely way to celebrate the end of the summer; by a al fresco dinner, Dawn! Well, I am assuming this fall because we have no rain yet, but once the rain starts and the cold weather, then will be not that good! Have a lovely day :*

Leslie said...

We are fortunate to have change of seasons. Some states.. it's so subtle. I remember growing up in CA and it being 80 during around the holidays! Seattle has had a gorgeous summer. Yesterday it was in the low 80's.. Our green, lush forest is looking dry and I' sure rain will be here soon to replenish and clean things up. Ice and snow will follow.. with lots of darkness.

I'm so glad you are squeezing out every last bit of summer!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I'm always finding it hard to say Bye to summer - but I've started to put the fire on, and that's lovely and cosy :) xoxo

O said...

The beginning of fall started over here: rain and low temperatures :(. But I can wear my trenchcoat again :) xoxo

Alexa said...

Sounds like a perfect summer and it's time to usher in fall! :)

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

End of summer! when did it end?? lol i'm celebrating by planning a beautiful 250 person wedding on the hudson river. when wedding season winds down we need a BIG bottle of red! miss you d!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

eating al fresco ALL the way right now!!! - i'm pretty much ready for fall this year *gasp* i know, i would of NEVER thought i would of said that either!

pretty pink tulips said...

Dawn,
This is really a great reminder to savor these last few official days of summer. What a gorgeous week, now that the nasty storm has moved through!

I have to admit, I picked up some pumpkins today and I've been burning my Nest pumpkin candle. I think I'm ready to welcome Fall!

xoxo Elizabeth

About Last Weekend said...

Now I've fully embraced it and the cozy feeling

Daisy Nguyen said...

Such romantic pics! LOVE them!
XOXO
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honey my heart said...

i am looking forward to fall, but am trying to get as much out of summer as possible!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

Lauren said...

Still catching up on my blog reading from vacation. Love these photos!

I'm really trying to get into Fall, pulling out my boots and sweaters - but we keep have 90 degree days which is making it quite hard!