Thursday, 9 September 2010

hits of the summer

Yesterday it rained all morning (and much of the night) and was even chilly enough that I wore a sweater until noon, at which point I peeled it off and temporarily collapsed from heatstroke again. I suppose fall really must be here. Unlike a lot of you however, I'm still clinging on to the last bits of summer. And so I thought I'd share a few of my favourite blog-looks from this past season. I'm not much of a trend-follower, so I have a feeling I'll be consulting these pictures again next summer!

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From Le Blog de Betty
I think this was my favourite look of the summer which is pretty strange, because I don't like maxi dresses, I don't like strapless dresses, and while I enjoy Betty's blog, it's usually way more about trends than I am. However, I love the sheer madness of this look. The perfect summery white of the dress should be paired with strappy sandals, and it is, but they're crazy, disco-world sandals. Then there's the blingy bracelet, the simple appropriateness of her summer hat, and a pair of insane sunglasses that don't go with anything else but tie the whole look together. I don't know how you'd ever go around recreating this, but next summer I intend to try!

alix and ashley
From The Cherry Blossom Girl and Fancy Fine
Regular readers will know how much I love yellow dresses, and while I enjoy wearing my sister's great yellow dress, Alix basically owns the ultimate example. I think it's a bit sad when other bloggers imitate her too much and try and buy all her clothes (and there are certainly some that do this) but I admit that ebay and I had a long conversation on the subject of this particular See by Chloe dress. Result: nothing in my size and anyway $150 for a dress is slightly over-budget, but should I find it some time when I have a job...

Ashley's "Young Edwardian" dress isn't exactly summery, but it was absolutely one of the best dresses I saw this summer. I love it to bits. Enough said.

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From Wish Wish Wish
This was the summer I rediscovered shorts and I love Carrie's pink ones, paired with a great vintage blouse and brown accessories (my favourite). I almost bought pink shorts a couple of years ago, and now I remember why...

tilly and erin
From Tilly and the Buttons and Calivintage
Tilly's look is simple, cute and not-unattainable, but what really sold me on it is the fact that she made the skirt herself. If you don't know Tilly's blog you should definitely check it out. She decided not to go shopping for six months and set about making her own clothes, with no previous sewing knowledge. I'm more than inspired to follow her example, as soon as I stop moving all the time (sewing machine's are too heavy to travel with and too expensive to buy in every place).

As for Erin's "Pablo Picasso" outfit, I think it just got me nostalgic for Barcelona. I love the stripes with the floral, I love the scarf on her head and I lovvve the espadrilles. Next summer.

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The Cherry Blossom Girl again.
When I travel, I don't buy much in the way of souvenirs. But sometimes I like to pick up things that I can wear, that will always remind me of my time in that country (my favourite to date is a great poncho I bought last year in the mountains in Mexico). Well, Alix went to China and had this amazing qipao made for her. It fits her like a glove and is absolutely beautiful in every way, as was the photo shoot of course. It makes me want to go to China and get one myself! The perfect souvenir!

And now I'm off to enjoy a bit more sunshine, before I move to England and never see the sun again! How about you guys, did you have any favourite looks from the past season?

22 comments:

Raquel said...

hmm my favorites from these must be carrie's and erin's looks!

anna. said...

I love Betty's sunglasses and Carrie's photo is lovely!

anna
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Emilie said...

Waaauw this is a gorgeous post! I love your blog more every time I come here :)

Big kiss

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Diana said...

amazing dress in the first picture! i agree - this might be one of my favorites too its gorgeous!! i've said this before but i wish i traveled as much as you!

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SG said...

Nice pics.

A said...

Nice ones. Really liked the Red+Green background of the first one.

Closet Fashionista said...

Love love love!! :D Betty and Alix are awesome :D
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Elsa said...

My favourites are Betty, Alix and Carrie. But Alix is my main inspiration. I adore her style so much :D

jamie-lee said...

I really love all these looks! I think some of my personal faves were from Cherry Blossom Girl and Song of Style <3

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wishwishwish said...

Aw thank you for including me!! x

Rio said...

These are awesome choices! I totally love the first shot, which is funny because it's definitely not my style either! Great outfit inspiration! :)

Arielle said...

lovely post! these are some good summer sum-ups

it's going to be hard to box up all those summer clothes until next year!

Little Monarch said...

hey you have just given me a few more blogs to read and follow avidly. thanks :) I love all these looks but especially Carrie's pink shorts and brown wedges - if i had the body thats what I will be wearing all summer long. unfortunately I might have to wear longer blouses to cover my flabby tummy lol x

20 York Street said...

The last photo is definitely incredible! Sorri, I've been MIA!

Ah, I get it now, you jetsetter, you!

MAUD said...

great roundup :)

Thrive on Novelty said...

Great post! I love the pic on the stairs xx

Anthea said...

All great choices! Isn't it fun choosing favourite looks? I love the first look as it is unique. I definitely would not expect any of the items to go together. I like surprises :)

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Abi said...

I was going to say that you looked incredibly different in that first photo! Ha! These are lovely blogs. I frequent Betty's often.

And you're moving to london very soon yeah? Do you know what are you'll be staying in? Every area in London though is a little hub of surprises I think. If you're looking for unique shops or boutiques, definitely Brick lane. Shops like beyond retro, relic and this shop rocks. of course there's oxford street, camden market and portobello on sundays especially...go early.
Museums are a must and some are free on particular weekdays. IT's not summer anymore, but depending on when you leave, you could catch the tail-end of some concerts in the park. Those are always tonnes of fun.

I really don't know cause there's a lot to see and do. So maybe we should communicate via email if you are looking for any particular suggestions.

Oh, and the tube is your best friend. Learn it, love it, use it! Maybe even get lost on it. You'll never know where it takes you!

Abi said...

I was going to say that you looked incredibly different in that first photo! Ha! These are lovely blogs. I frequent Betty's often.

And you're moving to london very soon yeah? Do you know what are you'll be staying in? Every area in London though is a little hub of surprises I think. If you're looking for unique shops or boutiques, definitely Brick lane. Shops like beyond retro, relic and this shop rocks. of course there's oxford street, camden market and portobello on sundays especially...go early.
Museums are a must and some are free on particular weekdays. IT's not summer anymore, but depending on when you leave, you could catch the tail-end of some concerts in the park. Those are always tonnes of fun.

I really don't know cause there's a lot to see and do. So maybe we should communicate via email if you are looking for any particular suggestions.

Oh, and the tube is your best friend. Learn it, love it, use it! Maybe even get lost on it. You'll never know where it takes you!

eliza said...

i love all these outfits, lovely choices :)

haha you're right about never seeing the sun again in the uk, make the most of it while you can!

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Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I admire anyone who can wear maxi dresses flawlessly. I think they're a fun trend for sure, but can be tricky depending on body type and styling. My mother handed one down to me, but I'm never quite sure how to make it work for me. I'll persevere as it's too cute to give up on.

Lief said...

Your life is so pretty!