Craving Summer but Pining for Autumn

I’ve been seeing a lot of people post about astronomy on Twitter this summer. Is Mercury in retrograde or something like that?

When I was a tween, I would always skip to the back of my Mizz or Sugar magazine to read my horoscope. In recent years, it’s not something I take too much notice of. I like to think that I am autonomous, the creator of my own path, and director of my own life.

That doesn’t stop me having a peak at my horoscope every once in a blue moon… or Mercury retrograde.

I’m a late December baby, making me a sucker for cosy blankets, hot chocolate and Christmas. It also makes me a Capricorn. ‘Those born under this sign are more than happy to put in a full day at the office, realising that it will likely take a lot of those days to get to the top. That’s no problem, since Capricorns are both ambitious and determined: they will get there.’

‘Life is one big project for these folks, and they adapt to this by adopting a business-like approach to almost everything they do. Capricorns are practical, taking things one step at a time and being as realistic and pragmatic as possible. Capricorns are extremely dedicated to their goals, almost to a point of stubbornness. Those victories sure smell sweet, and this thought alone keeps Capricorns going.’

This information was found on this site. And if this doesn’t describe me perfectly, I don’t know what does. I am super career focused. In recent months, I’ve been pursuing a lot of photography projects and trying to broaden my portfolio. I’ve been trying to get more creative with my blog snaps, and continuing to publish regular content on multiple platforms. To say I’ve been busy is an understatement.

Do you know how many ‘days off’ I’ve had in August so far? One. And I still spent it doing blog admin. I don’t have another ‘day off’ until mid-September. My planner has been packed with gigs, a wedding, family photo shoots, personal projects, and mu puppers, and as crazy and chaotic as my diary is these days, I’m totally thriving off it. Each Sunday I’ve been scheduling my weekly tasks and creating realistic goals, which has really helped shape a positive mind-set and made me more determined to push my boundaries and see what I can do.

Outfit details

T-shirt – Depop (originally Urban Outfitters)

Jeans – Nasty Gal

Trainers – Nike

I think the summer heatwave seriously benefitted me. I’ve been feeling so bright and optimistic. I’ve adored putting together cute, summery outfits and creating vibrant makeup looks. My skin has cleared up, my hair is healthy and my freckles are out. It’s the hottest summer I’ve seen in my 20 years of life, and for a ginger who doesn’t ordinarily like the heat, I’ve rather enjoyed it.

The thing is though, we’re now in this weird period which is a little past summer, but not even quite the ‘transitional period’ into Autumn. Like I’m desperate to squeeze the last bit of summer out before I start pulling rollnecks and chunky knits out of the wardrobe, but the weather is having other ideas. The leaves aren’t falling off the trees yet, but the sun isn’t up for coming out-out.

I’m dying for just another week or two of glorious sun, then it can rain as much as it wants. I’m stuck in my own transitional period of craving summer, but longing for autumn. I want BBQ’s and picnics and denim shorts, but I also want crunchy leaves, pumpkin picking and fuzzy slippers. I’m going on a Cornish holiday soon, and I just want the weather to brighten up a little, just until I get back. Then, it can be as autumnal as it likes.

I’ll be starting back University for my final year in September, and I’m hoping to put my all, and more, into the last year of my degree. Let’s hope those Capricorn qualities help me out with my workload. It’s going to be Christmas before we know it, isn’t it?

All photography by Tamar Willoughby, see more of her work in my previous post here.


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  1. August 19, 2018 / 8:21 am

    I’m waiting for Autumn, the Summer heat has done me no favours. I am a natural ginger as well and the heat is just too much. Good luck for the start of final year of uni!

  2. August 19, 2018 / 8:35 am

    Great post, and I love the pictures!

  3. August 19, 2018 / 8:47 am

    I love the photos on this post 😍

    I’m kind of the same as you at the moment… do I want more sunny summer of do I want that cosy jumpers in autumn feeling, I haven’t quite decided yet! I hope you get lovely weather for your holiday though 😀.


  4. August 19, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    I adore these photos of you so much! xx

  5. August 19, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I love, love, love your photos! Such beautiful sunflowers. I think I am like you. Craving autumn already!

  6. August 19, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    I love all the photos you included in this post they’re gorgeous! I’m an August baby and as much as I do like the summer I really struggle because I’m so pale I just burn and I don’t cope well in the heat! I much prefer autumn when I can get my boots and jumpers back out and pull on a nice big scarf! Great post, good luck in your final year at uni!

    Jess //

  7. August 19, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    LOVING this outfit and these photo vibes! Literally looks like they were taken right out of the 70s!
    I fully and wholeheartedly agree; the heatwave and sun have been super beneficial to my pretty poor attitude during retrograde….but I am absolutely dyingggg for autumnal vibes! These photos are making me crave it even more!

  8. August 19, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    I hope the sun reappears for your upcoming holiday and also how cool do you look in these photos 😃 🖤

  9. August 19, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    I’m so ready for the autumn, bring on the cosy jumpers! xxx

  10. August 20, 2018 / 1:17 am

    I don’t like the heat of the summer but I love all the beautiful flowers. I am slowly looking forward to the orange, red and yellow leaves falling on the ground in the fall.

  11. August 20, 2018 / 3:33 pm

    I’m the same, I hate being cold so for that reason I love the summer but I do look forward to all the things good about autumn being not too far away x

  12. August 20, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    I think I’m ready for Autumn but could do with one more really good week of summer! I love these photos and your outfit. Sunflowers are some of my favourite flowers and I love how they compliment your top. x

  13. August 20, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    I bloody love autumn and can’t wait to start doing all my favourite little traditions. ☺️

  14. katiemiddleton94
    August 21, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    I relate soo much! I love the summer but I am excited for autumn after the weather we’ve had, but I do not like being cold at all so I’ll soon be wishing for spring/summer again!

    Katie x

  15. August 22, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    I used to love Sugar magazine! haha I am deffo ready for Autumn now I cannot wait to burn candles, have twinkly fairy lights in the lounge and get cosy with some hot choc!
    Alicia XO

  16. August 23, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    Fellow Capricorn here! I always find I burn myself out before I have the chance to have a day off. It feels so wrong just to sit around doing nothing all day when I could be doing something productive. After all when you run a blog there’s always work to be done

    Alicia x

  17. September 17, 2018 / 9:45 am

    Gorgeous! Autumn is one of my fave times of year pumpkins, halloween grange in the leaves but I do miss summer x

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