Styling the Seasons ~ June
It's taken me a good couple of weeks to find my inspiration for this month's Styling the Seasons post. As soon as the first rose flowered in our garden though I knew I wanted to make it the focal point of my post.
When I thought about what June means to me I realised it was all about simple pleasures.
Warm sunny days, picnics on the lawn and long light evenings where you stay outside chatting long after the sun dips and you eventually need a scarf wrapped around you.
This photo was taken early last June at an impromptu family picnic at my in laws. It's one of my favourite photos of last year, I just love how it captures the relaxed, fun afternoon we had that day.
I had to include my new favourite scarf which I picked up in the sale at a local National Trust gift shop. I love that it goes with pretty much my entire wardrobe so can put it on whenever I like. My hat is a new purchase too but has been looking sorry for itself, ever since it took an unexpected dip in the pool on a hen do in Spain a few weeks ago. It's not been the same since I had to ring it out! A summer favourite all the same.
And the focal point, this beautifully scented 'Arthur Bell' rose. We have a lot of rose bushes in our garden and I've been rather impatient in waiting for them to bloom. So I was delighted when I saw that this sunny, cheerful rose was open and couldn't resist bringing it into the house.
It's hanging in a beautiful stem vase that I bought recently from Lou Archell's stunning blog shop over at the Little Green Shed. So, there we are. This month's post is as simple as that, a nod to all the things I love about June.
Here's to the rest of this warm, light giving month.