Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Simplicity

In this outfit:
Top: Thrifted ($6)
Skirt: Madewell ($35 sale)
Wedges: MIA from ModCloth (2009)
Belt: J.Crew ($10 sale)
Bracelets: thrifted & gifted
Bag: Vintage from Brimfield ($35)
Earrings c/o Noble Town Vintage

Happy Tuesday! Did you all have a nice weekend? Ours was exactly what Chris and I needed. We even had a whole two days off, together, which is incredibly rare, and I took full advantage of having three days off myself. Just as I planned, I did some shopping- though only came away with a vintage funeral home cart we'll use as a drink caddy (pictures to come because as you can probably imagine, it's amazing)- ate lots of food, hung out with friends, and generally avoided the internet at all costs. The weather was incredible, in the 90's! On Sunday we did lots of house and yard-work, and it was worth the sweat and almost-tears that housework in 90 degree weather will cause, I feel like our place has finally come together.

I've been loving any combination of blue and white lately, this one one of those very warm days last week that just called for simplicity. And when simplicity is needed, you can't really go wrong with chambray and linen.

Thank you also to those who left kind words on Saturday's post, I hope those of you who also experienced less-than stellar weeks last week have much better times in the days ahead. Things are definitely looking up over here.

26 comments:

Debora Bondì said...

lovely skirt and hair!! love you style :-)

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Girl and Closet said...

Julie, your weekend off with Chris sounds awesome. Martin & I rarely get time off together, it's terrible really - when did life get so freakin busy!! However, it makes those days together that much sweeter, right?! :)

And yay for simplicity it's so been more and more my frame of mind when I put my outfits together. And I REALLY need to get a chambray skirt because I absolutely adore how you rock yours. Here's to a better week! xo V

Melissa Righero said...

Perfect. I love the pattern in the bag just tying everything together.

Anonymous said...

Julie,
How do you deal with humidity and having your hair down? I have long thick hair too, and when summer comes I start to look like a crazy jungle lady. But yours looks smooth and lovely. Any tips??
Thanks!

laura-littleroominthenorth said...

Something I always love about your outfits is that even when they look so simple and breezy, there are unexpected details, like the pattern on your top and your earrings.
Sounds like a great weekend Julie, its amazing how a little time with the people you love, being productive and the sunshine can refresh things!
xxx

Orchid Grey said...

Anon: I totally feel your pain! I'll see if I can get a whole post together with tips for next week, but just know that my hair usually lives in a bun all summer because I can't handle it either! I recommend shampooing twice a week, adding argon oil to the ends when it's damp, and avoiding heat styling as much as possible.

nicola hearts said...

perfect outfit is perfect. i love the length of that skirt! oh, (made)well, too bad it's sold out. on an unrelated note, i am LOVING how your bangs have grown out. i'd love to read any tips you have about managing them in the meantime.

kimberrleigh said...

Love the outfit, especially the purse! We got lots of planting and gardening done as well, perfect weather for it!


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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

You look fantastic. Summer simplicity is my favourite style, always, and that skirt looks like the best classic piece...

The Hearabouts said...

Such a pretty look! Your hair is fantastic <3

Hugs,
E.

libby said...

love that skirt! i've got the same one, which i also got on sale! its perfect for summer picnics and bbqs!

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Marlena said...

jeeze, doing work in 90 degree weather, you're a trooper. i was laying in a pool all week, refusing to come out haha.

i always love how you add little details to a simple outfit that makes it pretty. like those earings and that purse- they're little things but they snazz it right up!

jenloveskev said...

Your hair parted like that is so very pretty!! Love the outfit too. Miss you!

Chaucee said...

you've always been so good at simplicity with your own spin. i love love this outfit!

Deanna said...

That skirt!! My dear it's absolutely perfect!!!

XOXO Deanna

The Littlest Smitten said...

Glad to hear things are better and you had a good weekend with your sweetie. I had one day off with my husband and it was much needed. We bought a new to me vintage bike on Monday from a friend and took an amazing long ride together. Enjoyed drinks and snacks after with friends in the sun followed by a impromptu dinner party at our house later. An awesome Memorial Day. Even though I worked the weekend we had fun in the evenings. Friday night went to dinner with friends who have kids we don't see as often as we use to. Saturday night we had a date and tried out a new neapolitan pizza place and had a great dinner and bottle of wine. Sunday was a chill evening at home and catching up with Mad Men. The weather was hot but beautiful all weekend too. Love you outfit! Have a great week!

wildchild said...

so simple and pretty :)

glad you had a wonderful weekend. it was so beautiful out! and multiple days off in a row with the man are always heaven.

Kaili Clark said...

such a sweet skirt! :)

erin michelle said...

A+ on your hair color, i seriously love it

sweet harvest moon said...

Perfect summer outfit!

Jennifer said...

Simple and perfect :)

xo Jennifer

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

sounds like such a fun weekend. i love avoiding the internet lol.. love your skirt!

Xo,
steffy
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Jessica Broyles said...

You look beautiful! Love those earrings!!

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hannah said...

You look beautiful! I am glad to see that you got to rest a bit after your awful week last week. Nothing like a bit of elegant simplicity, either x

alcina ginger said...

this combination of blue and white is lovely. Especially paired with the vintage purse! love this look :)

robyn said...

That bag is amazing! I can't believe it was only 35 bucks. Total score!

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