First, you have to pretend it’s still summer and the air is still warm. Once you feel the warmth, come back with me to the Regency period with a performance by The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers at the Salem Maritime Festival back in August. The day was cloudy, but not too warm, and was interrupted mid-afternoon by a bit of strong rain (during which many of our dancers had wandered off and I sat under a tree and watched the rain fall).
I wore my 1812 square neck dress accessorized with a pink silk ribbon sash that I put together earlier this year in conjunction with a post I wrote about variety in Regency ribbon sashes. I think this is the first picture of me wearing the dress with the sash that has made it to the blog. Only took about 7 months!