Friday, 3 June 2011

catalan spring

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I wish this were Catalan summer instead, but the weather is being a bit crazy around here for June. The perpetual raincloud that follows me around because it knows I was raised in Vancouver and have therefore seen enough rain to last a lifetime has caught up to me. But this was a beautiful day!

After sighing in this post that all I wanted this summer were simple dresses and that I didn't have any, I immediately realized that I have all sorts of simple dresses. Such as this pretty little number that has been languishing all winter in my closet waiting for the blossoms. It's amazing how easy it is to forget what we have, dazzled by the ever expanding number of things we could have and want. I think I'll be living in this and my other simple dresses this summer. At least, I will if the forecasted clouds and thunder storms take a hike!

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photos by Albert

dress: H&M, shoes: Liz Claiborne, necklace: Les Jumelles, basket: found in the flat!

54 comments:

Xavi said...

que bonitooooooo.
Dress and flowers in the same color. :)
This weather in june isn't normal. In a few days.... shiny 40 degrees!!!

Raquel said...

Aww you have a basket!! :)
And it has gingham lining (?) <3

That is one nice simple dress. I guess I have some too, nude and white, although I'm looking for simple yellow dresses ;)

It is actually very warm in London right now, last week's crappy weather is gone and sunshine arrived yay! Just in time for me to leave -.- I'll try and enjoy it tomorrow though.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Xavi: I hope so, but the weather forecast says no....

@Raquel: It's not really my basket, I just found it in the flat. And that's a gingham blouse inside, hehe.

Jenni Wells said...

It's nice to be able to enjoy the weather after non stop rains. Your dress is so pretty, very feminine and minimal. This reminds me.... I have a small bag of 50s simple day dresses I need to get dry cleaned....

Meleonieeee - ♥ said...

Aww, these photos are gorgeous! :)

Closet Fashionista said...

That dress is sooo pretty, I love it! :D
And those purple flowers are awesome :)
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Shybiker said...

What perfect color-coordination between your dress and the flowers! Very pretty pictures.

kate louise. said...

:O Sweetest outfit ever! Especially adore the basket! x

Monique said...

It is funny how we forget what we have in our own closet. With all this wedding stuff. I have had to really get serious about saving and I think one thing that really helps is to actually write up an inventory of all the dresses you have with a description. Kind of Type A but you won't leave anything out. You look so lovely in pink. Happy Weekend and sunny days ahead.

Francesca R said...

This pictures are stunning! Awesome dress too!!!
xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

CessOviedo said...

Loved how the basket perfectly completed the whole cute outfit! Let's hope for summery weather!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Kerri @ OldLadyChic said...

These pictures are gorgeous!Simple dresses are the way to go.

Natalie Suarez said...

love the pink! :)

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Cheralee Lyle said...

love the colours!
x

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Cheralee Lyle said...

love the colours!
x

cheraleelylestyle.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

These are such beautiful photos, what lovely flowers. Also good find on the basket. I always think found objects and also very good bargains, seem extra special compared to things that cost full price.

Annebeth said...

whenever the weather gets hot I feel like such a bad styleblogger, because all I want to wear is simple little dresses. But I love seeing other people in them and don't think it's boring so FEH!
that basket is very unique with the long handle :D

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Lovely pictures! Love the flowers!

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Amber Blue Bird said...

thats a really cute dress. I love finished pieces in my closet that I have forgotten about. Thats always a happy surprise

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

These are really pretty pictures, Emily! And pink is such a nice color on you. My mom is always after me to wear pink and nearly everything she gifts me is pink in some capacity.

I have been rediscovering a lot of things lately that I've forgotten about. It's prompted me to do another closet purge and really decide what's a keeper and what isn't.

elanor, said...

beautiful dress! and i think you're right; we definitely get caught up in what we don't have rather than with what we do...:)

you're a doll! happy friday!
x

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

I totally agree. It's a wonderful thing to realize how much you actually have, and focus on that rather than all the things you want. That dress is simply adorable! I love the pale pink color and, of course those beautiful purple flowers in the background :)

Caitlin Rose said...

oh you look absolutely darling. and thanks for the positive message.

unmomentdemode said...

So girlie and fresh! You look lovely in pink and it really pops against the purple! Great styling and photographic composition!

xx
Jessica

islabell said...

perfect wee summer dress! The color ıs lovely...not too gırly some how. that basket looks lıke a purse. nıce
x

Ashley said...

I love your lilac dress! xx

the-caramel-lady said...

Very very nice blog!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Super cute photos! I adore your dress!

Cel said...

That dress is lovely! And such a pretty place to take photos.

jess said...

Such a pretty dress. Your background is really nice too.

bee. said...

You look so sweet and lovely - such a pretty dress! I also love these photos.

Alicia said...

I adore the colors in your pictures and youe basket-purse- usage :)) just wonderful!
Alicia im Wunderland

Pearl D'souza said...

U look so cute in this outfit!! Love ur blog & thank you for visiting mine :)

Jennyboo said...

So very lovely! Simple dresses for the summer is the best, especially when the weather is miserably hot and all you want to do as little clothing as possible. I am loving the lilac dress and that wonderful basket purse. xx

Tanvi said...

Absolutely stunning shots!!! Love your dress!

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amber said...

this is such a great photo location!! the flowers are gorgeous. and i really like your necklace!

Hannah said...

That basket is adorable, you look so sweet. x

Lucia said...

love that basket. very cute outfit - reminds me of a forties or fifties housewife! xx

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Christine said...

adorable dress! thanks for commenting on my blog :)

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Terri said...

What gorgeous flowers. The basket and the simple dress give this a "little pink riding hood" vibe.

Rebeccak said...

Lovely dress (and super lovely boganvillia!) What a great colour combo.

Thanks for your advice re:cameras. I think I want to dslr for all the other stuff it can do too... but the size and weight area pretty serious draw back. It is nice to know I might be able to find a compact that can do some of that too. :)

S and O said...

What a gorgeous outfit! :)
And wow those flowers look amazing too!
xoxo
Olivia

Emma said...

these photos are so pretty, you look beyond cute and i love that basket

Krystal said...

these are the prettiest pictures :)

Nana said...

wow SO pretty! I love the look and amazing beautiful photos!
I'm passing the blog award to your blog.
http://nanastars.blogspot.
xx Nana

le sorelle said...

What a beautiful dress - it reminds me so much of something I have from J. Crew! What beautiful flowers, too. Wishing you sunny days ahead!

-j
sorelle in style

eliza said...

Lovely flowers & dress...the colours compliment each other beautifully! I'm going for simplicity this summer too, when its hot you just need something quick & cool to throw on. Love your cute basket too! :)

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

These are like the most gorgeous photos ever. Seriously.

Ashley said...

1. love the flowers
2. I have a necklace pretty much exactly like that
3. you're cute

little t said...

Albert does a good job too!

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

These are such beautiful photos, I love the colours in them! Your dress is so delicate and pretty!

dr.antony said...

There is something which sets you apart from the rest.You have the natural sense of color,perfect combinations,and aesthetics in plenty.Even the simplest of dresses look good on you.

Rachael said...

These photos are just GORGEOUS! You look like like a doll!

AngeliqueDama said...

Very very nice! Those colors are sooo romantic and fairytale like:)