These last couple months in Hawai'i have really felt like summer. A really hot, sticky, humid summer. El Niño has been bringing us some really interesting weather.. a few hurricanes (that never really hit.. thank goodness!) and whole lot of heat. I've spent many days sweating just by blinking, trying to cool off in ocean water that feels more like bath water, and wondering why my hair looks like it got scrubbed by an inflated balloon.
But this past weekend felt like a shift in the winds. Literally. Now we actually have the trade winds back and a bit of chill in the air (if you can say "chilly" is 81 degrees, 15 mph winds, and any humidity less than the normal 99% lately). And now it feels like summer has finally faded away. My man and I went to the beach this past weekend and it was close to empty. I usually avoid the beach on the weekends knowing there will be crowds from all over the island (not to mention traffic) but was pleasantly surprised by the absence of bodies. We are in-between seasons right now. Summer is gone.
It is always sad to see summer leave (although I am pretty happy to see the crowds go for the time being) but the end of summer always means great end-of-summer sales! I know that I can keep my summer alive through my style and addictive shopping habits. And luckily for us island folk.. we can sort of always dress like its summer.
I took advantage of some of the Labor Day sales and nabbed this amazing Lemlem Zare Smock Shirt (similar styles on sale here and here) and Clyde Seagrass Panama Pinch Hat (still on sale!) I always like to take advantage of end of summer sales and build up my wardrobe for the rest of the year. And I feel like I'm off to a good start.
Summer sales, new outfits, empty beaches, and the trade winds are back. I'm not that bummed summer is gone!
Photos by Tyler Rock