On the trip through the Wicklow Mountains we stopped at the incredible Lough Tay. The vista from the viewing areas here is nothing short of breathtaking, especially on a sunny day! Just below you can see part of the Guinness Family estate, and the white sand beach they had imported.
I went up to the Sally Gap in the Wicklow Mountains last weekend to see the purple heather blanketing the hillsides. September is the ideal time of year to go because the heather is in full bloom and the weather hasn’t turned to cold yet. I first visited around the same time last year. It’s so striking and unforgettable, an authentic Irish landscape that is both beautiful and bleak at the same time.
I love seeing the day stretch out further and further into the evening hours. It makes me feel so much more alive having those precious extra hours of sunlight. It’s funny, when I lived in Texas I absolutely adored autumn because of the cool evenings which brought much needed relief from the months of heat, but since living in Seattle, and now Dublin, my preference has switched to the spring time for the opposite reason. I crave the warmth of the sun and the cheerfulness of the fresh flowers.
Today felt like spring in Dublin, and that got me thinking about lighter colors and layers. Suede, knits and tweeds still feel right this time of year just with less padding and layers beneath. Wear them in styles that show a little bit more skin like a cut-out sweater, peep-toe bootie or wrap skirt. I think taupe is such a lovely color for spring. It reminds me of fresh cream, new flower buds, and spring morning sunlight. Plus, it can be found in every texture and item of clothing at the moment. I love looks that mix textures or include a few different tones, like the ensemble above.
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