Friday, July 2, 2010

Cruel Summer



Dress: c/o Megan Nielsen via Delightful Dozen Swap
Belt: Vintage (gift from mom)
Bag: Thrifted ($10)
Shoes: c/o Pac Sun Spring Break Crew
Hat: Target ($10)
Ring: Crystalised Ring c/o ModCloth.com
This is my idea of the perfect summer outfit. Perfect for those days where you step outside and instantly break a sweat. Simple white dress, simple accessories. When I received this Megan Nielsen dress through the Delightful Dozen, I was really intimidated by how white is is. Typically,I can't keep anything clean for more than an hour, especially something so pristine as this. It hung on my wall forever, until I finally gained the courage to style it. At first, I thought this look was too simple, I mean it's not too far off from how Tieka and Elizabeth styled it previously, but then I relized it was 90 degrees and I stopped caring! You can find photos of how they each styled the dress on the Delightful Dozen Facebook page!




Isn't that ring pretty? I liked how it added just a splash of color. I love all of the natural stone jewelry thats been popping up everywhere, this ring from ModCloth is no exception.

Well, I'm now at my mom's in Maine for the holiday weekend. I'm pretty sure this is the most action her computer has seen in ages. I hope everyone has a great weekend and happy Independence Day!

39 comments:

upatreecupatea said...

Love this outfit. That's gotta be the perfect summer dress!

Charlie said...

just perfect. love the hat and the brown accessories. the ring is so beautiful!

Diya said...

wow I want that ring! this outfit is very interesting despite what you think!

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Lauren said...

You're right, this is the perfect summer outfit! Love its simplicity!

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briannelee said...

LOVE that ring!!!

Have a great holiday weekend!!!

Q's Daydream said...

I love this! I need a dress and a hat like that! i lived in Maine for 5 years :o)

Wangari M. said...

That dress and your styling of it is summer perfect (esp. if it's that hoot out). Also that ring is just soemthign else!

Have a great weekend :)

Rebecca said...

You're right this is the perfect outfit for hot weather. Love the dark leather accessories against the white dress. The ring is so pretty.

Francesca♥ said...

great outfit, you look gorge! ♥

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WILDasaMINK said...

This is anything but simple styling--this is perfect styling! I think you look really really pretty in this outfit, and the hat just makes it look like you're on holiday somewhere! Lovely I say!

Jennifer said...

oh how adorable do you look in this dress?!!! I think when this dress shows up at my doorstep it might barely cover my bum. haha. Especially what it is going out and over a baby. Love the simplicity of how you styled it!
Have a fabulous time in maine! I think we are heading to Ogunquit tonight and tomorrow. Is that far from you guys? Hmm I have no idea. I don't know maine very well. Ok well this comment is turning into more of an email. Sorry. Happy long weekend!!
Enjoy time with your family!
-Jen

Bea Modisett said...

Yo girlfriend you betta check yo' link for d-tack. It takes you to a weird place. Enjoy Maine!

Fifth Sparrow said...

These photos of you are gorgeous, so vintage! That dress is perfect for summer and, of course, I love the floppy hat!

Have a lovely weekend! xx

April said...

gorgeous dress!

Lilpixie said...

I love your dress and ring

Becca Jane said...

This is the perfect summer outfit! I love the floppy hat.

Charlotte. said...

i love the ring, such a gorgeous colour!

Caroline said...

I love your floppy sunhat! It's sooo hot in Connecticut as well. Gorgeous ring! I love the stone.

Kathyrine said...

I tend to shy away from white too, but mostly because I don't think it looks good on me. But the dress and styling is lovely. :) The ring is cool too.
Summer where I live is usually quite cool, I live close enough to the coast so it isn't such a big deal when it does get hot though. Hopefully you'll get a nice cool breeze soon!

Ana said...

I love your hat, it really pretty. The ring as well.

-Ana

Wife-a-Licious said...

I am definitely stealing what you did with the end of that belt. I always have the problem where there's just too much of it and idk what to do with it!

megannielsen said...

Julie I love the way you style my dress!!! Definitely not too simple - It looks gorgeous on you!

Orchid Grey said...

Thanks Megan! I seriously love this dress!

and thanks for the heads up bea!

kelly ann said...

oh my word. that ring is unreal! i absolutely love it.

you rock the floppy hat, by the way.

Cara said...

This is a really cute outfit!
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Lexie, Little Boat said...

wow! that ring is gorgeous! i recently won a giveaway for stone &honey and i allllmost got one of their gorgeous amethyst necklaces -- it is such a pretty stone!

Elaine said...

I think this is a great summer look and especially perfect for the 4th!

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Camilla said...

Love the dress, GOSH I love your hair,


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zoë biggs said...

haha, i really hope your post title is in reference to the horrible late 90's ace of base single.

PS outfit is super beautiful and classic! you look like a movie star (the good kind).

Tiffany said...

Love the ring, reminds me of those rocks I used to buy at the museum when I was a kid.

Meg! said...

That ring rocks! (lolololol "rocks" get it)

Indiana Adams said...

Julie! Hi! I'm getting ready to email you about some D12 stuff.

And aren't those sandals THE BEST? I live in mine lately. Love that dress and that hat on you!
-Indiana@Adored Austin.

Diana, Songs and Fairy Tales said...

I love this outfit, the bag and the floppy hat are the perfect accessories :)
And the dress is so cute..yeay to white summer dresses!

Diana
Songs and Fairy Tales

Simo said...

beautiful beautiful ring!

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

i LOVE that ring! you always have the cutest stuff from modcloth, let alone ever! :)

i am really liking this outfit. you look so summery. great job styling this dress. i'm looking forward to seeing it on the next delightful dozen girl!

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Marlena said...

That hat is amazing, you look like such a lady. And I love love love those raw stone rings, I wish I had a box full. Gorgeous as always!

Natasha xoxo said...

I'm determined to find a similar straw hat for the summer. Too cute!

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SWF_Terra said...

When you mentioned the ring above, I started salivating. Then I saw the picture and fell in love. It's perfection with this simple white dress. You look great!

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