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the summer ends

 

The Summer Ends by American Football is just the consummate song for the days of September in my opinion. It has been a stand by for me on fall mixtapes for as long as I can remember. The last days of September are always a little bittersweet for me. Last year, my husband and I realized we would be moving 1,000 miles apart. In high school, it's the time when band started to end, school started to get real, and the sun started going down too quickly. I am ready for the next months - I am anxious to get to November when our birthday present should be my husband and I reuniting after he graduates. So here's to the fall - and a change of colors.

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Happy fall equinox - it's officially fall now!

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Also, I'll be in Cincinnati this weekend enjoying beer and pretzels with my husband and dear friends who live in Arizona. Expect lots of cheesy photos of me and my friend in downtown Cincinnati when I get back.

booties :: seychelles clue bootie via gilt remixed
belt :: anthropologie remixed
tea necklace :: c/o sugarcookie
cuff :: target remixed
ring :: c/o oasap remixed
tote :: sass & peril via fab.com remixed

51 comments:

  1. What an awesome birthday present that will be!
    I am so excited for you!
    I really don't know how you guys have done it.

    -Kirsten
    mylifetintedpink.blogspot.com

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  2. Those tights are amazing!

    xo Amber P.

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  3. I love love love this post. Those tights are pretty much perfection, especially together with that sparkle. And that little gif is amazing :) xo

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  4. You are so cute!
    I love love love the tights!

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  5. It's all about the shoes! Those tights are cool though.

    Bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. These pictures are just simply amazing. I love the use of the sparkler, especially next to the tights - such a cool shot!

    Have fun in Cincinnati!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love that animated GIF!! So cute and clever! YAY for fall! Bring it onnnn :D

    Julia

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  8. This is my favorite post by you so far. Maybe it's because of the sparklers, but it's probably because of the tights. Mine are supposed to come in the mail today and I only hope I can look half as cute as you do in these photos. I LOVE THIS POST. I nearly squealed when I saw it.

    Also, I am really digging your new blog layout. The navy color is bootiful.

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  9. Those party fireworks are amazing
    Love,
    www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

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  10. Beautiful pics loving those tights!
    Xoxo Ilana
    www.mymodernvintage.com

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  11. Those tights look otherworldly!

    Hope you have a great trip.

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  12. have an awesome time in Cincy Katherine! i'll be glad when you and your hubby reunite permanently girl. i know it's hard but hang in there. i love your gif pic! that is so awesome! i must learn how to do that. love the sparkler and your tights are SUPER AWESOME!
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  13. I love your little black dress, and your tights are so fun! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

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  14. You are so adorable :) I love the gif at the top - so cute :)

    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

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  15. these photos are so magical. i love this. you look so real <3.
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    http://www.facebook.com/CoeursDeFoxes

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  16. you look so gorgious!
    love your thights
    following you now

    xx
    meral
    Me-Peerless

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  17. that .gif is so beyond cute! i'm scared of fireworks, even that tiny little sparkle you're holding will scare me big time. but it definitely adds a magical touch to your outfit photos. and how gorgeous are those tights????

    excited for your awesome reunion with your love! :)

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  18. this is my favorite outfit post of yours so far! you look stunning! :)

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  19. Those are amazing tights! They look so magical. I want to learn how to make gifs like that! I sometimes have ideas for them but no idea how to get started or what software I need or anything.

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  20. That necklace is so lovely!

    Meg
    guppyandwhaleshark.blogspot.com

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  21. Gosh dang, girl, you have the neatest outfit posts ever. That gif is stunning and I just can't stop staring at it!

    Fabulous tights, eep!

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  22. Oh goodness. A couple things with this one: first of all, those tights are incredible and I am heartbroken that they have sold out.

    Secondly, I don't think I've listened to American Football in a little under a decade... and I want to give you the most massive thank-you because I completely forgot how awesome they were. They're immediately making their way back into my daily rotation... they remind me of high school and composition books full of poetry and hot summer nights in Phoenix. All good, nostalgic things.

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  23. Oh I love that gif!! While looking at my dashboard it immediately caught my eye! And those tights are perfect!! They scream fall :-)

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  24. I love your tights and the adorable little animation and your new colors! And AND AMERICAN FOOTBALL. I love Mr. Kinsella.

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  25. This post is so sweet and moving. And the pictures are amazing! Hope you had fun in Cimcinnati.xx

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  26. Love those tights! I'm glad to hear that you and the hubs will finally be under the same roof soon. You must be counting the days!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  27. These are the coolest tights in the whole wide world!! I freakin love them!! You look fantastic, really love these photos. So wonderful, such a nice wrap up to the summer
    xJennaD

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  28. Those tights are amazing!!

    xx
    http://www.sophisticatedlace.com

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  29. Oh my goodness, AMAZING outfit! You look KILLER, girl.

    Meg
    themagpieblog.com

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  30. That animation at the top of the post is adorable! As are your tights and tea necklace. I get a similar feeling about fall, like I'm on the verge of new, scary things (least of all being that it's the beginning of me being freezing cold until June!).

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  31. your entire outfit is perfection! and don't you love sparklers!?

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  32. Those tights are awesome!! :) That dress is so pretty as well! I hope you had fun on your trip!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love sparklers! Those tights are unlike anything I've ever seen! So rad! I'm also a big fan or your haircut with your dark hair, you are gorgeous!

    perfectly priya

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  34. Cuuuuute gif! I love it! And those tights are so darn cute as well :)

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  35. Oh Katherine I LOVE these shoes! I've been eyeing them for about a year now--especially the yellow pair. You're absolutely stunning in this outfit!

    heart, My Billie

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  36. Those tights are fabulous and I love the animation in the first photograph, reminds me of something straight out of Harry Potter.

    Collections

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  37. Whoa those tights!!!! Gah, I am jealous - I will just go ahead and admit that I am totally coveting them right now! I'm pretty much wishing for November to arrive soon too since it will include a week of vacation for the hubs and I and my sister's wedding. Fingers crossed it goes by quickly until then for you and your hubs! That GIF is awesome Katherine!!!

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  38. just adore those tights. they're so beautiful! newest follower here
    kw, Ladies in Navy

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  39. Such a cute gif. I love it! And those tights are amaaaazing!!

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  40. This outfit is perfect. I am in love with those tights and your shoes!! Also, that gif is so adorable, Katherine!

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  41. Love the GIF- you are so darn cute! Those tights are amazing and I'm convinced I need to splurge on some fun tights soon. As soon as I can wear them in PHX... :) Happy fall!

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  42. we wanted to know that we featured this post on our blog today!

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  43. Love the moving gif! How pretty and sparkly!!! When is your birthday? Mine is November 3rd. Your stockings are so pretty too!!! Those are so unique!!!! I am not much of a fan of stockings/tights, but wow. They are just awesome.
    +Victoria+

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  44. OMG!!!! I loooooooove your tights!
    (I might be going there soon ;) )

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  45. Did I tell you how much I really love this post?! I know I use the word "love" lots. That is probably one of the words I use the most on a daily basis! LOVE the video of you and the sparkler, your tights, and your necklace! -Jess L

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  46. Adorable pictures. Love the tights. I am so glad you get to visit Cincy often.

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