Thursday, 23 June 2011

the devil's in the details

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from A Fine Day for Sailing

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from The Clothes Horse

I seem to be pretty neglectful of my blog this week. And I'm actually really happy about it. Summer has arrived to Barcelona and is working its magic; I've stopped caring much how I'm dressed (simple pretty dress and ridiculously broken Victorias and doing me fine). It doesn't even occur to me to enter shops; I float around in a sunny dream.

Nonetheless, for those who aren't currently going as scruffy-minimalist as me at the moment, I think the real key to summer dressing is in tiny details. The first picture, apart from being a simply gorgeous picture of Islabell and taken in Turkey (!jealous!) shows the simple effect of a striking nail polish. And a cute coffee cup. And I would kill to be that photogenic. I love Rebecca's minimalist but quirky necklace, and again, the nails.

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from Resplendent Tranquility
I wish my hair would do this....

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from Strawberry Koi
And I love that the detail of this hat is at the back.

What are your favourite details for elevating summer looks? (I so don't believe that fall and spring with all their layers are the best time for style by the way; I think summer is pretty much perfect).

24 comments:

Jenni Wells said...

Aya of Strawberry Koi is such a vintage dream. She actually lives in the same little town as I do. Running into her always makes for a great day!

Tomz said...

A very different post..with different pictures..

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Tomz: I thought I'd spare you all my deliberate and happy unstylishness this week!

claradevi said...

Those are my favorite girls too.
And Isabell's cute cup is definitely such a steal...
I love every details you have here!

<3

A said...

Emily,

How and when did you take picture no.3?

Was it a sunny day? Did you turn on flash?

Amber Blue Bird said...

i neglect details when dressing but these pics make me wanna remedy that

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

I love this inspiring post! I need some more funky nail colours!

JazmineKariss said...

I love the simple summer styles, these are great examples :)
-Jaz
http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

Tashrin said...

I'll have to say pretty nail polish and cute rings. :) Also it's the perfect time to wear flowers in your hair or anklet.

Love

Sophie said...

Awww what gorgeous pictures! I love the contrasting nail varnish too!
Sophie
x

Faff said...

Aw I'm afraid I love all my layers, dont feel properly dressed with just a dress on! Loving that hat tho, maybe I could come round to summer! :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow I love these shots, I love details, haha :)
The second to last is my favorite
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

Soak in the summer.. I completely agree!

Monique said...

Enjoy the sunshine lady...I'm doing the same! I'm a fan of fun mani/pedis in summer. I'm also a fan of flat leather sandals that are comfy and stylish. I was just thinking about all the accessories I brought to Barbados but barely wore because it was so hot I could barely handle clothes let alone a necklace but the heat here is more forgiving. Happy Weekend!

Abi said...

Definitely love the ease of summer wear. Simple one layer pieces make for a nice change.

Aya's hat is made by that little bow on the back. Gorgeous!

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying the summer weather! I always find dressing for summer a bit tricky because of the lack of layering to create interest, and generally I don't often reach for accessories. I suppose I should start changing that!

Laura said...

Summer seams so far away here in Australia! I am currently living in layers. I like the simplicity of dressing for summer, just put on a dress and some sandals and you are done!

Laura - White Winters

Rio said...

Ahh, long time no talk! I like the (possibly) new layout/design! :) That first shot is super awesome too, wish I could have bangs like that. Hope all is well :).

Ashley said...

Wait, did someone say Turkey?? haha...glad to see others are visiting my second home :)

"I seem to be pretty neglectful of my blog this week. And I'm actually really happy about it." <--love this, and I get this way too!!!!!

curious constellation said...

I love that necklace! Wow.

Fashion Addict said...

I think pops of color and intricate detail in the designs really make summer a fun time to style. But I do love winter clothes and it seems like my favorite time of the year actually. haha

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

"I seem to be pretty neglectful of my blog this week. And I'm actually really happy about it." Me too! It's such a satisfying release. And, uh, I haven't had much to say anyway.

I think you've touched on all the details that fall into the summertime philosophy that "less is more."

P.S. So... you know that Mexican beach photo you post on your Tumblr today? I did a watercolor of nearly that exact same scene a few years back! My mother had taken a trip there and I absolutely loved her photos from Tulum, especially the rocky cliff and that sideways growing palm tree. Completely random, I know, but I felt the need to tell you for whatever reason.

Raquel said...

Eep, you know I love detail shots, I find details so important that a blog post only benefits from them.
Hmm in Summer my favourite details are nail polish and ways to put the hair up or hair-dos, since I do wan to carry as less as possible with me. Even my favourite accessories, rings, are left behind!

That said, I love the pictures you chose!

Katie said...

I think you're right that the little details make summer outfits. And this reminds me - I need to paint my nails. ;-D

Thanks for sharing! I love that necklace of Rebbecca's - if only I could afford it. >.<