Here in Virginia, it is late Summer. The grass is dry, but our trees are in full bloom. Visited by hummingbirds and bees. Butterflies blessing us with kisses and flutters.
It is the last month of my summer capsule, I am not quite sure how that happened. The minimal, seasonal closet I curated for three months of wear has served me so well.
It saw me through trips to the beach, visits to sister’s house, parks and pools and a vacation to California.
Each summer piece is full of light and life and memories. Because my items are so few, I have strong memories tied to each and every one.
The shorts I wore to a dear friend’s bachelorette. The top I wore to the most outrageous, fever-dream of a birthday party. The sweater I wore breathing in the cool breeze on the harbor. Holding my baby close and inhaling the sweet scent of him. The rainbow sandals I wear with just about everything.
5 dresses, 1 jacket, 1 sweater, 3 shorts, 10 tops, 1 co-ord set, 1 sandal, 1 sneaker, 3 necklaces.
I do not worry about clothes. I love them, I honor them, I use them to feel beautiful and comfortable – but I do not worry about them.
I do not keep items that no longer fit, I do not have a closet packed with items I will never wear, I do not have storage bins or bags full of “just in case” items.
I have what I will use. And I use what I have.
And in the coming weeks, I will tuck away the warm weather items and bring forth the bright yellows, rusts, and deep greens. Colors I wear to welcome fall, she is nearly here.
Bonnie Rae xx