My Beach Outfit at the Lavender Farm

At the end of August, we decided to stop by a local lavender farm, since it was conveniently on the way to Dan’s family boat. We expected to see a field of majestic purple flowers and to be smothered with the fragrant lavender scent.

Beach Cover up at Lavender Pond Farm

But where are the lavenders?!

Beach Cover up at Lavender Pond Farm

Unfortunately, we arrived too late! All the lavenders had lost their color so the field was very gray.

Beach Cover up at Lavender Pond Farm

Since we were already here, I figured that I could just show you my beach/boating outfit.

Beach Cover up at Lavender Pond Farm

I am wearing an old beach cover-up from American Eagle and my purple bathing suit from Aerie underneath. My beach hat, which I have worn almost every weekend this summer is from Lulu’s. My tote is a gift from my mom, but she says she got it from Payless! Similar styles are listed in the widget below.

Beach Cover up at Lavender Pond FarmOversize Chess at Lavender Pond Farm

On the bright side, we discovered a huge chess game on the property! Go big or go home, right? This was Dan and my first time playing chess together and it was surprisingly fun.

Oversize Chess at Lavender Pond Farm

Neither of us had any sort of strategy, so it was a game of innocence and some confusion on my part. The game went on forever. We ended up having to stop mid-way because the farm was closing. We will never know who won!

Oversize Chess at Lavender Pond FarmOversize Chess at Lavender Pond Farm

When we thought we had seen it all, we found some chickens on our walk back to the car!

Chickens at Lavender Pond Farm

We were a bit disappointed to have missed the lavenders this year. After some research, we found that lavenders bloom around June, so we will have to make a note to come back that time next year. Hopefully, it will look more lively then! For now, I hope you gained some inspiration from my beach outfit and pencil in a visit to your own local lavender field next summer (before they die off)!

How do you feel about summer coming to an end?

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82 Comments

    • September 25, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks for your sweet comment, Michael! We were bummed but there’s always next year!

  1. September 12, 2017 / 11:50 am

    awwwww man!!! it will be extra amazing next year!!

    • September 25, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Hope so!! 🙂

    • September 25, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks Shivangi! Hope you have a lovely week.

  2. September 12, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    So you did make the most of the withered lavender fields anyway 😉 With giant chessmen. I sure like the idea. xx

    • September 25, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Luckily this lavender farm had so many things to do aside from the lavenders! Thanks so much for your comment, by the way.

    • September 25, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! Summer flew by way too quickly, I still don’t believe it.

    • September 25, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks Nina!

  3. September 12, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    I love your beach cover up and hat and the tote bag is so cute!
    It’s such a pity you missed the lavender in full bloom but the chess game looks fun!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Julia! We never expected the chess game to be there, so it was a neat surprise.

  4. Amy
    September 12, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    What a fun stop! The chess board is so cool.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks Amy Ann. We had no idea this place was on the way to the boat until it was late in the season, but hopefully we can visit next year!

  5. September 12, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Shame about the lavender but there is always next year!! And something to plan for 🙂

    Nat ◇ dignifiable

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      So true. Looking forward to it 😉

  6. September 12, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Aw! How sad that you missed the lavenders! I’m a little sad that the summer is over but I’m definitely ready for the fall 😁

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Fall is definitely something to look forward to. Thanks for your comment, Hunida!

  7. September 12, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I had the same experience trying to visit the local sunflower fields this weekend. Turns out they’re no longer in bloom. Oh well! At least you got to play giant chess!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Aw that sucks! Sunflowers are gorgeous when they’ve bloomed so I hope you can make the trip again next year.

  8. September 12, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Oh, how sad that you missed the lavenders! But your dress is super nice! 😉 And how great pictures you shoot anyway – I’m especially in love with the one of the a huge chess play!

    You’ll need to go back next year for the proper lavender pictures AND to figure who will win the chess 😉

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Becci. You are right – Dan and I will need a rematch!!

  9. September 12, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Is this in New England? Definitely will be going there next summer!
    Riley | rileyedixon.com

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Yes! This place is in Connecticut! Feel free to DM me for the address.

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Hope you enjoyed the post anyways! Thanks Isabelle.

  10. September 13, 2017 / 12:17 am

    Aww, that’s a shame about the lavender. I love lavender too. Your outfit is super cute though! That big chess game reminds me of Harry Potter. lol

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      Great reference! I totally forgot about the huge chess game in the Sorcerer’s Stone. Although I have to admit, that movie was way more intense than Dan and my game of chess, hahah. Thanks for your comment, Britney!

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      Aw thanks Yuka! Glad you enjoyed.

  11. September 13, 2017 / 2:21 am

    Last time I went to London, me and my friends have been meaning to go to the Lavender Field! But our time was not enough and opted to go to the Stonehenge & Roman Bath tour instead. Do you happen to know when is the best time to go to there? Like when the Lavenders are in full bloom? <3

    Love the outfit btw!

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Stonehenge and the Roman Bath sounds amazing and much more impressive than some lavenders haha. We researched and found that June is the best time to see the flowers! It should be similar in London, but you may want to double check to be sure!

  12. September 13, 2017 / 2:36 am

    Your life sounds so fulfilling and incredible (despite the fact that you missed out on the lavenders!). And of course I love your outfit, especially how the hat looks with that dress! Hope you’re having an incredible week so far x

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you for your sweet comment, Maria! Hope you have having an amazing week too.

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks, Nistha! The beach cover up is definitely my go-to outfit choice for the summer.

  13. September 13, 2017 / 3:26 am

    Sure a bit late for the lavender 🙂
    I love your beach cover-up, the color is perfect <3
    Kisses,
    Carolina

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks, Carolina! Black is a classic.

  14. September 13, 2017 / 4:26 am

    Ah such a shame about the lavender, but your outfit is still super cute!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks, Vivian! I was hoping you guys would at least enjoy the outfit, since the flowers disappointed.

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      So sweet. Thanks Vaishali!

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks, Rina Samantha! Black and white go with everything.

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      So glad you do! Thanks Sophia!

  15. Tina
    September 14, 2017 / 5:06 am

    I love the embroidery details of your dress! Looks like a fun day at the lavender farm!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks, Tina! Embroidery is super trendy now.

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Ooh yes, definitely looking forward to all the good smells when we revisit in June!

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      Thanks Imogen! We always try to find a way to have fun.

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      So unique, isn’t it? Thanks for reading!

  16. September 14, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    This looks so cute! I love lavender fields xxx

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks, Mia! I have never experienced a full bloomed lavender field yet, but I have high hopes!

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks, Angie! Always aiming for simplicity.

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Thanks, Kara! We’re going to miss summer.

  17. September 15, 2017 / 3:01 am

    This is such a gorgeous place. You guys look so cute as well. Really love looking at your travel photos, so candid and real.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • September 25, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Aw thanks for your comment, Jessica! So genuine!

  18. September 15, 2017 / 5:45 am

    Great post! I remember playing huge chess when I was younger, it’s great fun (even though I had no clue what I was doing) 🙂

    • September 25, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      How lovely! The chess pieces must’ve looked even bigger when you were younger!

    • September 25, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Thanks so much, Gabby!

    • September 25, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Aw thank you, Erica!

    • September 25, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Aw thanks so much, Heather!

  19. September 16, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    I love this beach cover-up that you’re wearing! It looks like you’re having some nice breeze going through. Man, I should’ve bought some beach cover-up’s because you’re rocking yours XD. I love your bag! It looks so spacious and you can take everything with you in one go XD.

    https://exquisitely.me

    • September 25, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      Thanks for your kind comments, Nancy! It’s a bit late, but maybe you can catch the end of summer deals and get the beach cover up you want on sale?! This one is from American Eagle.

    • September 25, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you so much!

  20. September 19, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Your beach outfit is so cute! And I love that you made the best out of the situation. It looks like such a lovely place! x

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

    • September 25, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      Thanks, Kara! The lavender farm wasn’t so terrible without the lavenders.

  21. September 20, 2017 / 9:36 am

    Such a relaxed yet stylish look <3 I love it! Looks like an amazing time too! Hope you are well xx

    findyourownhope.blogspot.com

    • September 25, 2017 / 9:24 pm

      Definitely relaxed, but that’s what the beach and boat is for, isn’t it? 😉 Thanks for the comment, Susie!

  22. September 22, 2017 / 12:04 am

    lavenders, life size chess, and CHICKENS… what an interesting place to visit with bae!

    • September 25, 2017 / 9:25 pm

      I know right?! Who knew this place existed.

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