Sunday, July 24, 2011

shades


The countdown has begun... only 12 days before I'm outta here. I'm trying to get my fill of all my favourite things, including all my favourite clothes that I won't be bringing with me. This dress is one of my favourites for wearing to work and basically sums up everything that I want to wear this summer: oversized, neutral shade, lightweight and sheer. The baggy simplicity of what Ashley Olsen has been wearing lately is something that's really resonated with me. These boots are the best, but they're quite heavy and totally impractical for the damp end of summer/early fall in the UK, so they're sadly being left at home.
Again, please keep any shopping / eating / nightlife recommendations coming. I have definite plans to visit London, Oxford, Paris and Barcelona, but am open to go anywhere, so please tell me the best places to go in any European city!

(Cheap Monday dress, Michael Kors clutch, Pixie Market sunglasses, Jeffrey Campbell boots) x E

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alice says:
at: July 24, 2011 at 9:03 PM said...

Lady, I don't know how you manage to stay so beautiful fair in this blazing sun in Toronto right now. Regardless, you look beautiful in that dress and I am totally in love with the clutch, you're totally rocking it!

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Sarah M. says:
at: July 24, 2011 at 9:51 PM said...

You look so cool (temperature and style wise) - I don't know how you're doing it in this humidity! I love the different neutral shades you paired together - looks fantastic!

xx from Montreal,

Sarah
www.ibleedfashion.com

Ag Pe says:
at: July 24, 2011 at 10:59 PM said...

The shoes are so cool.

Oh my Dior! says:
at: July 24, 2011 at 11:21 PM said...

loving that dress and your shoes you look stunning!

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Vanessa, Take only Memories says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 12:08 AM said...

You look gorgeous! I love those sunglasses!

Kirsten says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 12:19 AM said...

Loving the baggy feel of that dress.

Camilla says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 1:36 AM said...

perfect sunnies!

Inger says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 2:15 AM said...

I think that maybe u should visit Estonia. It's next to Finland, Russia. And also really near to Estonia are Latvia and Lithuania, wich would be also very easy to visit after u have visited Estonia. Estonia is small beautiful country with beautiful old houses and eaven some castles . So maybe u would like it :) .

Karoline says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 2:16 AM said...

I just love Amsterdam! The whole city is so beautiful ... not very big though but it definetely has his own character!

Franziska says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 3:07 AM said...

Berlin is always worth a visit :D

Twins says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 3:32 AM said...

gorgeous!! so comfortable outfit :)

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Loki says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 4:17 AM said...

you definetely have to go to berlin! kreuzberg, prenzlauer berg and neukölln are incredibly inspiring places- especially the turkish fabric market at maybachufer (on tuesdays and fridays) and all the stores at bergmannstreet. at sundays u need to see the huge fleamarket at mauerpark!

GoldBlackMirror says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 5:39 AM said...

i love the simplicity of this look.

olivia.law says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 6:31 AM said...

Make sure you let us know when you're in Oxford, it's a beautiful city, and the colleges still astound me after nearly 20 years of living here!

Natalie Suarez says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 7:32 AM said...

super cute! LOVE THIS :)

xx

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

Emmett Katherine says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 7:46 AM said...

Great laid back summer look. Lovely :) The boots are great too, at first glance I thought they were Swedish Hasbeens!

Cara says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 8:12 AM said...

I can only imagine how hard it is choosing what items to bring and what to leave behind...although I suppose it will be exciting once you get there because there will be so many amazing new shopping opportunities!
Love this t-shirt dress, and love that you didn't belt it, just let it hang, it looks beautiful. Those boots are perfect too, love the color...you look amazing!
xo Cara
http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

One Stiletto At A Time says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 8:15 AM said...

effortlessly cool. really a great look.

Do you want to follow one another?

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alex says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 8:44 AM said...

whaaaat a dress. i agree w/ one stiletto - effortlessly cool is a perfect descriptor. xx

Ebba says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 9:10 AM said...

http://rodeo.net/niotillfem/2009/04/sandras-stockholmstips/

stockholm!

Sandy Label says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 9:22 AM said...

really nice dress!

Nimue says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 11:21 AM said...

nice! love your booties and clutch!
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Meisha.Style says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 11:59 AM said...

loving this shirt like dress on you! and those shades are amazing!

thank you for visiting my blog! love yours. now following! =)

Vanessa says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 12:38 PM said...

I love your outfits simple but yet so cool. If you're coming to Germany you have to visit Berlin such a wonderful city and or Hamburg my hometown :)

Cad says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 1:18 PM said...

Thanks so much for your comment,
I've been a loyal follower of your blog for quite some time so I'm a little bit stoked :)
The Aritzia sales are crazy, I have to keep myself away from the store for fear of spending too much simply because everything is so well priced.
I was actually the one doing the markdowns for most of the summer as a seasonal employee,
So seeing the prices get lower and lower was just so tempting :)

Cad
http://cadattack.blogspot.com/

demypagoudi says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 1:21 PM said...

Giiirl, you want eating and nightlife recommendations for any European country?? And you're asking? Come to Greece and you'll remember me :D

WE LOVE YOUR DAD says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 1:54 PM said...

amazing hair. love your outfit.

mai.

Kacrates says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 2:28 PM said...

I like shirt dresses like those. Though I put them with denim or linen cropped pants. Im a little wary of wearing dresses. lol. You look cool though!

Lola Finn says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 2:34 PM said...

I´m so glad, that you visited my blog! ;)
Thank you!

You look great!

ette.mp says:
at: July 25, 2011 at 2:39 PM said...

My boyfriend bought me a shirt sort of like this - but less oversized, a bit darker blue, and with pinstripes.
It is a favorite!!!
AND YOU HAVE TO GO TO SWEDEN.... what are you thinking??


Also, just wanted to let you know…
I have a huge SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL Haircare Giveaway Contest going on right now!! You definitely have to check it out!!!

♥, Ette
www.thriftedkarma.com

armileen says:
at: July 26, 2011 at 12:03 AM said...

im loving this baggy simplicity! its so functional and perfect for the filthy hot weather lately!

ps. your comment literally made my life, youre such an inspiration as a style blogger but also an example of working hard and getting into such prestigious schools! all the best for you in oxford and have a safe trip! =)

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ANGEL DUST AND STAR GLITTER says:
at: July 26, 2011 at 1:32 AM said...

Barcelona is beautiful! Be careful with your bag though, you should always wear an across the shoulder bag and keep it in front of you to avoid the pick pocketers, especially down La Rambla! Defo go to the market there - the fresh fruit and smoothies are amazing! La oveja negra does lovely sangria and you get a bowl of free popcorn :-). There's a lovely tapas place called Neyras (google them I'm sure you'll find them!!) and there's a crepe place Crepes de Barcelona which is so cute, in the evening they light candles and fairy lights inside :-). The Irish Rock Cafe is a fun pub especially during football games (and does 2-4-1 cocktails on a Thurs and un euro beers til 7pm)!

In UK I recommend going to Hoxton - theres Hoxton bar and grill, the breakfast club and not far from there is Hackney city farm and colombia road flower market on a Sunday. Obviously Oxford Circus is geat for shopping, and I highly recommend Nando's to eat yuuuum! The 02 Arena has some nice restaurants but is pretty boring. Vauxhall has a rollerdisco at the weekends which is fun! Carnaby street has some nice shops and a fun place to eat called The Diner :-). There's a really nice place to have traditional afternoon tea on Carnaby street too Camellia's Tea House, it's on the top floor of Kingly Court there! Brick Lane has a few bars, lots of Indian restaurants and a great market and vintage shops. Camden Town is my favourite place in the world (kind of)!

aaaah there's so much you can dooooo!

Isabel Bianchi says:
at: July 26, 2011 at 2:38 AM said...

Very nice pics! Very natural! I love your boots! I live in London, and tell you that weather here is a bit crap! Rainny, foggy and low temperatures! But I love London!!
Nice to meet u!
xoxo
MY LITTLE SUEDE SHOES

Nevena R says:
at: July 26, 2011 at 4:07 AM said...

pretty clutch :)


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J. says:
at: July 26, 2011 at 4:50 AM said...

You look gorgeous! I love this take on the simple shirt dress!

running devil says:
at: July 26, 2011 at 8:11 AM said...

thank you!

you look awesome on these photos! I recomend Barcelona - beautiful city :D

i followed u and hope i'll glad if u do the same :D

Laysa in the sky with diamonds. says:
at: July 26, 2011 at 12:13 PM said...

Berlin :)

CoryB says:
at: July 26, 2011 at 12:43 PM said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on Amy. I can't believe she's gone. I tend to forget it and then it comes back to me and makes me sad again.
You look lovely dear, and why don't you come to Germany? It's better than they say, you know.

Kisses
CoryB

http://corydeathoffashion.blogspot.com/

Becky says:
at: July 26, 2011 at 10:30 PM said...

Beautiful
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Paulinha says:
at: July 27, 2011 at 11:48 AM said...

Love so much your bag!!!!

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Kisses

raspberry-rouge.com says:
at: July 27, 2011 at 1:01 PM said...

LOVE the oversized shirt! Cool look! XO Rebecca

http://raspberry-rouge.com

Meena Dhuga says:
at: July 27, 2011 at 1:38 PM said...

love these pics! :)

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Meena xxxxx

Laken Linnea says:
at: July 28, 2011 at 3:03 AM said...

loving that clutch and your bangle. amazing outfit! feel free to stop by sometime, comment on what you like, and follow if you love!
love always,
laken
http://chaitealattefashion.blogspot.com

Miss Woody says:
at: July 28, 2011 at 2:52 PM said...

beautiful !

Elizabeth says:
at: July 28, 2011 at 5:04 PM said...

you're so lucky to be hitting all those wonderful cities! you look gorgeous too, those boots are killer.

http://nothingbutapackofcards.blogspot.com/

omfgditaamy says:
at: July 29, 2011 at 4:47 AM said...

If you plan on going to Munich/Germany, we have some great Vintage stores around the Glockenbachviertel Area (great cafés there too, such as the Café Fraeulein). For me - drop me a mail (I'm the girl who interviewed you for Portrait ;)). Munich is great - it's old and new at the same time, beautiful landscape and so on!

Nikol says:
at: July 29, 2011 at 1:50 PM said...

very nice outfit...I love your clutch:)

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Nynke says:
at: July 30, 2011 at 2:01 AM said...

In Barcelona you should really check out the Opium bar, it's right by the beach and great for sunsets or going out afterwords.
And you should really think about coming to Amsterdam.. It's beautiful in summer and if you're going from London to Paris why wouldn't you?
It's right on the way!

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TiVa says:
at: August 4, 2011 at 3:31 AM said...

YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!

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jojography says:
at: August 7, 2011 at 8:24 AM said...

I really really love the shoes, but I think that dress would look better worn with a belt.

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