Thursday, 24 March 2011

spring fever

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Now that my "Hits of the Winter" are out of the way (who really wants to dwell on winter anyway), let's get on with the real star... spring! The weather has been so unbelievably great the last week or so... so obviously I've been stuck inside with school/a boring data entry job. I'm not complaining though, money is always a good thing!

I've been saving photos of girls in pastel yellow skirts and floaty dresses and cropped sweaters, but Spring is actually jeans season for me. I get to this time of year and I'm soooo sick of tights, which have all lost their elastic generally, but it's too late to start buying new ones. I'm generally more of a dresses person, but I actually love jeans--on other people. I've been avoiding skinny jeans like the plague for the past 6 years, but after seeing the lovely Zoë working them like no other, I headed straight to the shops (and broke my shopping ban, but I am unrepentent since I've worn them about 12 days out of 14 so far). So, this is transitional dressing at Ruby Slipper Journeys.

Albert thinks blog posts should have the minimum amount of pictures to get the point across, and I also have the "less is more" attitude, but bear with me here please! I love these photos, I loved this day, my hair is actually doing something that is recognizable as a hairstyle and there are daffodils! Oh, and some of the backdrops aren't so scenic, but that's because I'm trying to get away from the myth on this blog that I live in a park surrounded by wilderness. I love the canal, but it's still a very urban setting.

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Spring forward! I must not forget to change my clock this weekend as my flight is on Sunday...

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Nailed the landing. ; )

Photos by Albert

jeans: Warehouse, blouse: Zara, shoes: Aldo, hat: The Bay
(ha, I realize that two of my favourite items are from the twin evil empires of Zara and Aldo... just shows that it's always worth a look)

46 comments:

Sophie said...

Love your hat! A straw hat is always a must when it starts to ge a bit warmer!
Sophie
x

dimi said...

Hey - you look very happy!! Where's spring?? I live in Greece for crying out loud - and we still get cold weather!
You look so beautiful with the daffodils and the hat and all! And I still like your lovely canal! Kisses (and congrats to Albert for the photos!)

Carmia said...

Glad you decided to post all the pics! The outfit is very cute and the pics (totally risking sounding like a total pompous ass right now) very atmospheric. Feels like I can FEEL the spring weather - we're headed into autumn right now so it's much appreciated!

Carrie said...

Love that hat - so cute! Hooray for good hair days! :-)

Tanvi said...

Love the simple and chic outfit ... That hat is a winner! :)

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Tierney said...

You look adorable. You have such a classic look--the blouse and hat really emphasize the feeling that you should be exploring an old wardrobe going to Narnia or something. (I mean that in the nicest way ever!)

Skinny jeans are amazing, but you have to style them right to avoid being tarty. You did a good job!

A said...

Albert takes good photos...you keep him too busy

ana said...

Skinny jeans are the best because they look so chic with less! you look lovely
I like dresses and jeans in the Spring too!

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Love your cool casuals!!!
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Closet Fashionista said...

Love this outfit! You look great in jeans! :D
And I love all the photos, haha...sometimes more is more though, if they are fun! :D
I have a photo-filled post coming soon too because I didn't know what to get rid of XD
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deppa said...

La primavera es asombrosa, a todos nos provoca un estado emocional de completa felicidad, incluso a los que sufrimos de alergias en primavera lol.
Te ves linda, me encanta el lazo en tu blusa y el sombrero.

nos vemos :)

Marisa Violeta said...

I also love to see jeans in other people but I always find that they look weird on me! You are one of those looking-good-in-jeans person :D

Fleur-de-Lis said...

Your blouse is SO gorgeous :)
Looking lovely with that outfit!
Wish you a great trip to NY!

Amber Blue Bird said...

well dont you look adorable, love that hat and the blouse...yeah i like everything about this outfit actually

CessOviedo said...

Lovely pictures, you look so happy and springy! ... I'm the complete opposite, I'm a jeans person, and as much as I love skirts and wish I could wear them more often, working with men makes me think about it twice! ... Just checked Zoe, you're right she's so good! ... Hope you get some time off school soon and get to enjoy the lovely weather, and get to spend some of that hard working earned money!

<3 Cess O.
http://blog.cessoviedo.com

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Marisa Violeta: it's more about finding the right jeans... and then choosing the right photos! ; )

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@A: I've created a monster in Albert. He's all into photography now and looking to buy a new camera. ; D

CAITLIN said...

this outfit is so lovely and springlike! oddly enough, i am not a jeans-wearer, mostly because i don't have darling floaty blouses like this one (though i sure wish i did).

i think you're definitely right that people tend to romanticize travel (i am the worst offender of all time), but i feel like there is so much to SEE in the world. i'm not even necessarily looking for "adventure" (i don't think), because travel (at its best) is a pretty meditative experience for me, though i definitely would want to meet local people and do exciting things.

i don't know, maybe i romanticize it because i am most present when i am traveling, living fully in the moment. it's a lot more difficult to do that in daily life, since i'm always looking forward to whatever might be next...

Annebeth said...

aaaaah so cute! love the little hat and the gladiators, perfect styling! I can never resist zara :(

Catita said...

ah I love when you wear that blouse and the hat looks lovely on you!
xoxo
Catita

Terri said...

Loving the hat! A good hat always gives a face a sense of character. The hair is looking good. I am very impressed with the jump shots.

Monique said...

I'm a huge jeans kinda gal. So great you've been breaking yours in. I love your hat and your sweet bangs swooped to the side. I think it's certainly worth it if you're getting some good wear out of it. Have a lovely weekend. It's been hot and cold in NYC. It snowed twice this week and immediately melted in the afternoon sun. Have a great one lady.

SMASH said...

You've been avoiding skinny jeans when you look so amazing in them?!?

And danke for all the soho tips! Yeah, I am fast becoming aware that London ain't cheap...at all. Neither are the 90% of the places I'm going to in Europe. Meh. I've been furiously saving my pennies so we'll see how far that gets me! Also, we'll be in London May 27-30 so obviously we must meet up, i'll let you know more info as I get it :)

and thanks for the compliment on the video lady...yeah some of the other girls are....different, and i'll leave it at that ;-)

L. of Hey Nancy said...

You look wonderfully old-fashioned but modern at the same time! I love love love the hat, and everything else goes so perfectly with it :)

Rebeccak said...

You look cute as a button! I see why you haven't wanted to take off your new jeans.

Your hair is completely gorgeous! Isn't it wonderful when it decides to behave? Good hair! Sit. Stay... now have a treat.

Anthea said...

I love your Spring look. The hat and blouse are so darling :) I think jeans look good on you.

Louder than Silence said...

Such a lovely springtime outfit, love the blouse and hat combo! I'm sick of wearing tights too but jeans really don't suit me. Boo. Sally x

Änglamark said...

Beautiful top! And such fun pictures, makes me smile:)
Love Änglamark.

alexandra grecco said...

so sweet ; )

xx
alexandra

www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Rebeccak: That is exactly how I talk to my hair!

Jenny Morris said...

ive kind of dropped off the face of blog world but have missed it! how are you? you look very happy in these photos!

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Michal said...

Such adorable photos! I love love love your hat. I want to wear cute hats like that all Spring! I just need Spring to show it's face already!

ladydazy said...

Aw, Spring. You look so cute in everything you wear. What a cute style you have!

Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy) said...

I LOVE these pictures too! I'm glad you posted them - less is more my bottom:) I want to see more;P you look adorable!

Tashrin said...

I am so envious. It's officially spring where you live and you're wearing soft cotton tops. :D I wish spring would hurry up and get over here too. Speaking of NYC I just discovered a shop called Layla, that looks real pretty. Would have gone there myself if I could, but for now I guess I'll live vicariously through you. Here's their link.

http://www.layla-bklyn.com/store_new.html

Have an awesome trip!!!

Love

Tashrin
Twitter - @ishrattrishna

Raquel said...

Ah wow that first picture is really great, well and so the outfit. As I said, perfect to get exploring some forest or catch some butterflies with a net? :) Lovely.
Have a blast in NY and have safe travels!

Monique said...

Yes, Emily let's email each other to solidify plans. My email address is monique@tipatipa.net

Little Bo Peeep said...

Ahhh this is such a simple and laid back outfit, i adore yourhat and top! it's so cute! Melbourne has been a bit gloomy lately and it's so dull, it's hard when or not to wear layers of clothing :(

ANNIE said...

awww you look so cute!
i love laid back outfits like this =)
and your pictures are always so much fun!

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

This is such a lovely outfit! I love your top and jeans. And, of course, these photos are all so wonderful. I love the background!
Hopefully I'll see you sometime this week! :)

yiqin; said...

very cute hat :D

Kate said...

Great photos, looks like you had loads of fun taking them!! Love your hat and top!
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Stef / Diversions said...

Adorable hat and fun shots :)
I usually prefer jeans on other people too, they look great on you!

Have a brilliant holiday!

sojourned in style said...

just so darn wonderful. its makes me so cheerful :) your straw hat is so charming and so to is your bow blouse. you do skinny jeans like no other!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Gorgeous photos, simply gorgeous! Everything about your outfit screams spring. And wearing sandals in March? Sigh.

Your new jeans look good on you! I like skinny jeans, but find them to be quite peculiar things. I've never been able to find the same fit twice even when buying the same style from the same store. Frustrated (and defeated), I opted to let other styles of jeans back into my life and have been content since ;)

AngeliqueDama said...

Your blouse is perfect!!!