The thing that I love most about summer is the easy-going and free-spirited vibe that seems to accompany us from May through August (and some of September). Oh, and the long nights when it doesn't get dark until around 9PM. Simply put: I equate summer with vacations (NYC over the beach any day), frozen treats (bomb pops, soft-serve ice cream and shaved ice), printed shorts + vibrant manis, endless nautical stripes, #navyornothing, July 4th (duh!), 7-Eleven Day, McAlister's Free Tea Day, carnival shenanigans and, most importantly, time spent outdoors soaking up the rays (while wearing SPF 100, of course).
While fall really isn't that bad — October is my birthday month after all and I will become accustomed to the chillier temps and added layers soon enough — I definitely find myself yearning more and more for summer as each year passes. In some ways, I guess you could say that it's become my favorite season. In honor of the "official" end of of summer, I've put together a Steller story consisting of some of my favorite snapshots from the past few months. Enjoy!
What will you most miss about summer? Are you ready for fall? Leave a comment below!