Holy Moley its already the end of September. I am pretty sure this is the fastest month of the year! It is always an exciting time even though on paper, not much has changed and my day to day life has pretty much remained the same. It must be ingrained in us from the time we are small children that September brings new beginnings since that is when you would enter the next grade in school, make new friends, and start learning new things. Even though I am no longer in school, the slight change in weather always brings with it a refreshing change of mindset for me. It isn't just about getting to wear tights, the changing leaves, or pumpkin flavored treats that I am all too excited about- there is a deeper buzz in the air that I always know signifies a new and fresh start.
Boots: Vintage/ thrifted
Blouse: Vintage/ thrifted
Sunnies: c/o American Apparel
These pictures were taken on a perfect September day last weekend. R and I got on our bikes and started riding through his neighborhood with no particular destination in mind. We take turns leading and turn down whatever street seems the most interesting (or ahem, the most downhill). This time, our bikes brought us to this peaceful little pond at the base of the mountains. The aspen leaves were a beautiful golden hue against the caked mud and green grass, and it was really nice to just sit and listen to the peace and quiet for awhile.
With the new-found motivation that September has bestowed upon me, I have also been much happier with how my shop is going. I have always known that the amount I get out of it is commensurate to amount of effort I am willing to put in, and I really have been making a much larger effort to keep it chock full of pretty vintage goodies. It has been hard to juggle my full time job, the small hint of a social life, and still find time to buy, alter, photograph, and list new items on a consistent and regular basis, but I finally feel like I am coming to a happy balance between it all.
What changes have September brought for you?