Monday, 20 June 2011

stormy weather

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It actually didn't turn stormy this particular day, though it made threatening wind-in-the-trees noises often enough that I was sure it was going to pour down. A simple holiday Monday: another bike ride, a coffee in a very strange place where apparently you had to be middle aged and rich; we looked like aliens. Some photos by the river, and then we glanced again at the dark skies and shot home again, me riding with one hand and trying to keep my hat on with the other!

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Photos by Albert

Topshop dress via ebay; Mom's vintage blouse; hat from the Bay, socks from Primark, Fly London shoes, Flash Paradise bag.

59 comments:

Make Shift Model said...

siiiigh! Your stalk bag and sail boat dress! So beautiful you look! I love this! :) <3 Zoey @ makeshiftmodel xx

Hannah said...

You look adorable, the dress is so sweet.

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Okay that dress is just adorable!! Thanks for taking the time to stop by the blog and say hi :)

XO
Lenore

Penny said...

no words for your nails!!superb! :)

Maria E. said...

Aaahhh, these are my favorite pictures of yours EVER! They're so picturesque and pretty, they look like they're out of a dreamy film. I love the boats on your dress, your frilly ankle socks, your classic shoes, your fun nails, and your lovely hat. This whole post is just wonderful! :)

xo
Maria Elyse
First Impressions
Flying Ships Vintage

P.S. And to answer your question about the books tied together with a belt, yes, it did stay together really well. It would have been a bit more stable if I used books that were all the same size, but it still worked well and was really cute. :)

CessOviedo said...

So cute! You look like that cartoon girl Madeline, so adorable!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Miss Aa said...

auww...so cute.. :)



xoxo,
Miss Aa
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Tomz said...

Like d pics, but dont like d idea of multiple colours fr nail polish. here it is not a fashion, is it so in GB?

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Oh my, boats on a dress? LOVE IT!

CourtneyElizabeth said...

Gorgeous dress, the little boat print is amazing! Your red tote complements it really well too. :)

-Courtney

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

What a gorgeous dress and scenic post!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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ana said...

These photos are fantastic!!! I love your outfit and the rainy sky!!!

Closet Fashionista said...

These photos came out so great!! Why is it that when it looks like its going to storm photos come out so good?
And I love that dress! :D
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Shybiker said...

Great outfit, perfect setting.

And, again, you intrigue me with your unexpected mix of youth and maturity, innocence and sophistication. I don't know how you manage to pull this off, but you do. Maybe it's the socks... :)

Albert said...

@Closet Fashionista: because the clouds become a natural light diffuser

Michal said...

Such a lovely outfit and setting. That hat is adorable & I love love your tote!

Faff said...

The boat dress somehow seems v fitting in that weather! Ooh I have awards for you! :)

Ashley said...

This post coincides with a military friend posting on facebook about how much it's raining in germany. ha.

Jul said...

What a lovely dress! Perfect for a day out near the river. You look adorable :)

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Ashley said...

Mmk, it's official. You have the cutest clothes ever. And I love your hat. I love hats like that. I've decided I'm going to buy at least twelve of them before summer is over.

MAUD said...

what a dreamy outfit! ah your little cloche hat makes me melt. i've wanted one for so long, but, alas, i reeeally don't have a head for hats.

ps. no, martin is back in across the ocean in his native boston. battling heartache.

Being Brazen said...

Such a cute outfit :)

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

Oh gosh, how adorable are those sailboats? Love, love this look!

Emily said...

Gorgeous! Love how you layered the dress over the top.

Anthea said...

Beautiful pics once again! Love your nails as well.

I can't believe I was your first follower! It's such a honour! You are definitely one of my first followers as well. Thanks for all your lovely comments over the last year.

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Amber Blue Bird said...

my goodness I adore everything about this outfit from the hat to the shoes to the ridiculously cute socks. this look is perfectly put together.

Annebeth said...

oh wow these pictures are so so stunning! Loving your nautical inspired look, I can never resist a boat print. Beautiful :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@A Closet Fashionista & Albert: Yeah, but I also had to really lighten the curves in some of these pictures to get my face bright enough.

Terri said...

What a wonderful tote!

Caitlin Rose said...

oh I love this outfit. And that close up of you is just too cute! You're a total babe ; )

Meanz said...

You remind me of Rebecca from The Clothes Horse in these photos! I hope you take that as a compliment! I love your dress and your hat, and well basically everything about your outfit is adorable!



Meanz (Koi Story)

Tashrin said...

The very first photo literally took my breath away!!!

Love

Tashrin

dahhlayne said...

The socks, the pattern on the dress...absolutely playful and adorable!!

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sarah said...

You look so cute! That little dress is just darling - the little sailboats are so bright and cheerful! I love that tote bag, as well. A perfect outfit for a day by the water!

Ashley said...

The pattern on your dress is sublime! I would love an article of clothing with sail boats on it:)

I was just listening to Zooey D. sing Stormy Weather, but I'm glad you managed to stay warm and dry:) xx

Despina said...

what a lovely cute dress!your hat is so beautiful!u look great dear.
really like your blog.i am following you now.follow back if u want :)

Stacee said...

Oh you have great style! Your sock/shoe combo is the bomb!

xStace
TEE&FAME

islabell said...

ahhh i missed so much! i adore everything about this outfit lady. your nails...that topshop dress ive been drooling over and your (and the way you layered it)...pluss your wee hat. sounds like fun, despite your alieness x

Diana said...

you look simply adorable and this look is so perfect from head to toe! ps i loved your last post about day to day casual outfits. its so true that nooo one dresses up everyday and its nice to see how bloggers are without heels and such. my last post was actually more casual :) and i am such a outfit re-wearer 3 days in a row..everyone does it! xo

http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

These pictures are awesome! And I am obsessed with that dress! Love me some sailboats.

natalie said...

Love your dress and the tote!

jess said...

The print on your dress is adorable.

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

LOVE these pictures! :)

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Regan said...

Your blog is so cute and your outfit is adorable! <3

Molly said...

These photos are beautiful! And your outfit? Adorable. Love the pairing with your hat. Nicely styled, fashionista!!


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Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

That dress gets more amazing every time I see it. And I quite like colorful nail polish :)

I also feel compelled to tell you how much I like the second photo! The composition and movement have a really nice flow. There you are, the slightly off-center focal point, lookin' all prettylike and then the eye sweeps along the riverbank to the cloudy blue-hued mountains in the background. How lucky you are to have an Albert that captures such scenes! :)

Monique said...

I adore this boat dress and how savvy you were to get on ebay and find it. I like how you restyled it this time around...that hat is sweet. The clouds look amazing in these photos. I'm back from my blog hiatus and playing catch up. Your new bike is amazing and that yellow dress is just superb. Your non dressy post is classic and comfy. Here's a link to my non dressy work wear since
I work with young children I always wear pants...http://www.tipatipa.net/2011/05/hodge-podge.html

hellolyndsey said...

hello doll! i am a new follower and i must say i absolutely adore your style and blog! you are amazing! why haven't i found you sooner!? ;)

xo
lyndsey of hellolyndsey

Alicia said...

a sailing boat dress by the water. lovely! :)

Lorelai● said...

wow!sailors dress, colorful nails and ankle socks, my favourite things! u look amazing!

Shelby said...

i absolutely love this whole dress and outfit. so adorable.

i'm following you blog now!

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xoxo

Raquel said...

These pictures turned out amazing Emily, congrats to Albert! And you too of course.
I still love that dress, And you wearing your hat makes me question myself on why the heck did I left my two hats in London, while it's obvious they'd be much more useful here. -.-

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

this is such a good outfit, and your hat is great, even if you are pulling a "blogger" hat pose to keep it on ;)
Love the summer-layering...and that tote!! its so cool!

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Cute Dress. Great Bag!!!
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Sarah-Maria said...

Sorry to turn up on your blog and comment everywhere, but I've just stumbled across it and you seriously have the looks/hair of a twenties movie star. Lucky girl!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Ha! No problem! The general look... maybe. The hair...I wish! I actually want to cut it in a 20s-esque style, but know that it will spend most of its time looking stupid so...

M & Em said...

You look so pretty! I love the print on that dress. Seriously, could it be any cuter? And your socks are DARLING.

xoxo
Em

v a m p i r e said...

doll this is so cute ! from the hat to the dress to the shoes , adores !

Stef / Diversions said...

Such a fantastic dress and hat :)
Super cute shoe/sock combination too

You look gorgeous! :)