There is always that week, in the middle of summer, when everything becomes a little melancholic and the lust for autumn begins. I don’t mind the sweltering heat, poolside cocktails or backyard BBQ’s. In fact, I embrace all these glorious things. It’s just that, well, sometimes it’s tough to enjoy summer when your friends and family are all so far away.
This past week I may or may not have hit the boiling point of summertime sadness. I drove south to the border of Kentucky with every intention of not letting my foot off the gas until I reached Amelia Island, Florida. And then when I stopped for gas I realized I forgot Enzo’s medicine at home. So I drove back. The full two hours. It was not a pretty sight.
It was on that drive I realized I need to embrace these boring days leading to the last month of summer. From a cabin campout with Willie in Brown Country next weekend, the Mid Ohio IndyCar race and finally my birthday, I realized I’m pretty lucky to have such awesome plans in the coming weeks. And when I woke up this morning to a new video from Lana del Rey, appropriately from the track Summertime Sadness.
It must be a sign.
The video is too beautiful not to share and is the perfect song to help get through these dog days of summer. The dresses worn throughout are swoon worthy and I’m sure I’ll spend a bit of time over the weekend in search of the perfect replications. What better way to end summer than twirling around in new dresses and listening to good music with friends?