summer stories

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I’ve always loved summer. Ever since I was a kid (and a tomboy, at that), any chance to run around in the sun all day very has been very high on my list. Now that I’m an adult (WHAT?!), I unfortunately don’t get 3 months off to celebrate it. Even though I’m quite bitter about that (aren’t you?!), I still love summer. There’s something about the change in seasons that prompts people to do things they may not normally do (summer flings, anyone?), drink more, stay out later, and bask in the sun. It calls for much less clothing, lighter + brighter colours (like this new Cluse watch), and sunglasses 24/7.

One of my very favourite summer stories is probably not what you’d expect to hear from me. My grandparents own a farm in Saskatchewan and as a young kid we would go there for a few weeks during the summer holidays. I LOVED it. I would run around naked and play in the fields all day… 23 was a crazy age… KIDDING (I was 5). I would ride the tractor with my grandpa and it was down that old dirt road that my uncle taught me how to drive a stick shift in a 1950 Ford Mercury truck (six years old seemed to my uncle like the perfect age for my first driving lesson). I have the best memories from that wonderful place. It reminds me that all you need is sun, a beautiful open space, and family (and some food + wine don’t hurt either).

Do you guys have any special summer stories? I’d love to hear them!

Cluse watch | Silence + Noise top (old- similar here) | Re/Done high rise denim shorts Vince slides | Ray-Ban round sunglasses

Photos by Andrew Cameron
Shot in collaboration with Cluse 



  1. 07.20.2016 / 12:26 pm

    Love this simple, laid-back look – and your funny story! My grandpa thought definitely the same when he told me with 8 how to drive a moto 🙂
    xx. Mirjam //

    • August Diaries
      07.23.2016 / 10:15 am

      Hah I guess they think we’re old enough?? Thanks for your comment love!

      xx Jill

  2. 07.20.2016 / 2:06 pm

    Love the shorts on you. As for summer stories, I don’t really have any memorable ones from my childhood but the best summer that I can remember is when I travelled to China on my own and stayed there for two weeks and met some other students who had just graduated. The most I’ve ever been out of my comfort zone.

    • August Diaries
      07.23.2016 / 10:30 am

      That’s so cool! Good for you 🙂

      xx Jill

  3. 07.22.2016 / 4:51 am

    Everyone is so perfect! I love the top and the shoes!!! Great casual summer vibe! #obsessed!

    Thanks for sharing your inspirations!


    • August Diaries
      07.23.2016 / 10:14 am

      Thanks Jessie 🙂

      xx Jill

  4. Adena Harel
    07.22.2016 / 5:24 am

    Looking so hot and stylish. Love your shorts most. It is a beautiful story and I loved to read it. Thanks for sharing your memory with this awesome outfit with us.

    Adena Harel

    • August Diaries
      07.23.2016 / 10:03 am

      Thanks Adena!

      xx Jill

  5. 07.22.2016 / 8:07 pm

    My grandparents had a big backyard. Every summer we’d have barbecues and when it got dark out my cousins and I would try and catch fireflies. Oh the good ol’ days! 😀 Love, love, love your outfit!

    xo, Jo

    • August Diaries
      07.23.2016 / 10:03 am

      Thanks Jo! I love family BBQ’s, that’s something I definitely miss about BC!

      xx Jill

    • August Diaries
      07.23.2016 / 5:39 pm

      Thanks Nicole 🙂

      xx Jill

  6. Tamar Peters
    01.16.2017 / 10:53 pm

    i love your blog!
    the only one i follow religiously!

    can i ask what your work out is like?
    you’re very toned!

    • August Diaries
      01.17.2017 / 11:30 am

      Aw thanks Tamar, I love hearing that! I do interval training at the gym… sprints on the treadmill, and some ab, arm + leg exercises. I go for about 30-45 mins a few times a week. I also walk a lot because I have a dog! I will look into doing a training post if that’s something that’s of interest to you guys!

      xx Jill

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