31 August 2011

Light layers

Since I'm not in school or a teacher the end of summer goes past me in a different way than it used to. There isn't back to school shopping (but there is shopping!), there's no mopey feeling of having to set the alarm for an earlier time or that feeling of summer slipping away. Summer for me is still in full swing until the weather changes. I still have a vacation to the beach to look forward to, barbeques, visits with friends, camping, baseball games and a million other summer activities lined up. I do miss that new-school-year anticipation and the smell of brand new notebooks but the season goes on a long time past the first school bells ringing.
So while the part of me that is ready for layers, the other part of me wants to grab a hold of this beautiful summer and not let go until there's snow on the ground. This outfit is a pretty good mix of how I'm feeling, layering summer clothes and wearing things that I can stay cool and move in. But also, a little nostalgia for my old school days in the form of the satchel.
Rich was sweet enough to take my pictures for me while we were out on an evening bike ride. Eaten alive by mosquitoes again though! See, still summer!

vintage Ross 3-speed, h&m lavender lace dress, AA button down shirt, Bloch ballerinas, Halogen satchel

26 comments

  1. pretty pretty dress, keep enjoying summertime as long as you can!

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  2. I love this outfit..the dress is so sweet. I'm going back to do a postgrad in college this year several years after my undergrad so I'm going to be doing the whole earlier alarm setting and all that jazz! On the plus side, there will be lots of new notebooks :)

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  3. What lovely photos!!! I like your dress so much. It's been really nice the past few days regarding weather right? So lovely.

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  4. P.S. I got eaten a bunch by mosquitoes because of the floods! It made me think of you.

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  5. Ooh, I like the idea of layering a lace dress! This is very cute. It seems like summer doesn't really get started in Southern California until mid-July, and it usually stays hot until Halloween, so I will still be in summer mode for quite a while too.

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  6. These are sweet pictures. I'm also trying to remember that as I don't go back to school, summer ends when I say it does. ; )

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  7. Make the most of the weather it will be gone before you know it.

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  8. Lovely! I saw this dress at H&M but it looked awful on me....So cute on you though :)

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  9. I love that dress! You look so pretty!

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  10. *sigh* Not only do you look lovely but you're doing something (carrying your bag in the crook of your arm) which is distinctly feminine and unbearably attractive. Visiting your blog breaks my heart on frequent occasions...

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  11. Oh I so badly want this dress, have had my eye on it forever! I love how you jazzed up the dress with the polo!

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  12. I've always thought lavender looks so lovely against brown hair.

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  13. Love this look, and your light layers. And those darn mosquitoes!! Eeek, I'm covered in bites right now from my over the weekend island trip. Sigh. xo veronika

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  14. This whole post is perfect! Love your outfit :)

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  15. Yes! This is how I feel too. It aint Fall till its...70 degrees or less outside ;-)

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  16. dress and bike are just too gorgeous!

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  17. i really love visiting your blog cause you always have beautiful photos. it's summer all year-round in my place since we're a tropical country.

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  18. Oh how adorable sounds like pretty fun things still in waiting. And your layering of summer clothes are so adorable. For me, summer is over as I a back in school (2 more years!) and it is cold, but they promised alot more heat next week.

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  19. So cute! I'm back in school, but I love the idea of summer not being such a big deal - no sense of ending, just warm weather and BBQs!

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  20. love this outfit, that dress is so pretty

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  21. I LOVE THIS!!!! DUDE!!!! seriously...I love how you layered that H&M dress, i actually have a similar one in nude. Summer is just starting here, it feels so good to be out all day
    x

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  22. What an awesome look! I feel like I'm rapidly running out of ways to dress for warm weather, so thanks for the inspiration. I love how that button down blouse looks layered under that dress :)

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  23. Wow, great outfit and awesome blog! Thank you for your comment! I'm following you now, I hope you follow back :)

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  24. What a pretty time of day! I love your dress and bicycle! 

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  25. That dress is adorable. I love the top you layered underneath it too. Pretty lighting in these pictures as well!

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