Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Cure for Everything is Salt Water

In this outfit:
Tank: J.Crew ($7 sale)
Skirt: Vintage/Avalon ($10)
Sandals: Saltwater
Bracelets: Vintage/Thrifted ($6/$2)

If I can't have the ocean close by, I might as well add a little salt-water inspiration to my closet, right? When I spotted this red and white wrap skirt at Avalon a couple of weekend ago, I immediately snatched it up. I recognized the tag- Malia Honolulu- as one that was already in my closet, on a vintage maxi skirt I thrifted awhile back. It wasn't until I got home and actually looked at my skirt collection that I realized I now own three vintage skirts from this same label. I love it when this happens, I wasn't even actively looking for this label but apparently I've developed an eye for Malia.

So it's been incredibly hot the past couple of days, reaching the mid-eighties before 10am. The cure for this? As little clothing as possible. Top, skirt, a couple of accessories, and sandals all day, everyday.

Happy Wednesday!

32 comments:

Erica said...

Very beachy. I guess dressing like you are heading to the beach is the next best thing when you don't live by one ...

Mardle Made said...

What a beautiful skirt, and now you have 3, perfect!

I am so very lucky to live by the sea on the south coast of England, I had a walk along the beach just today. Next time I'm strolling along the sand I'll dip a toe or two in the sea for you!

xx

www.mardlemade.com

Marlena said...

it's like mid-90s in chicago now and i'm at a loss on how to dress. i feel so boring without my layers! but pops of bright color like from yuor dress really do help keep the looks interesting :) it's also cool how you've developed an eye for that label haha i'm not sure half the things i get from the thrift store even have labels

Natalyas Closet said...

I love your skirt and sandals! http://www.natalyascloset.com/

SWF_Terra said...

Oh and POCKETS. Cannot be it with a stick.

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

AHmazing vintage skirt.
Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

I am having a fabulous giveaway right here.

cb said...

that is the most amazing skirt! i love it and i love how simple it looks but yet so elegant! makes you look like a 70's model!
xo,
cb

Adrian said...

Great find, lady! This heat is killing me too! I need a pool to jump into now!! ;)

xx Adrian

hello DODO said...

fishies! :o)

Just waiting for toast said...

Your hair is so beautiful! And I adore the skirt :) xo

Kelley Anne said...

I love Malia of Honolulu clothes! A few years ago I went to a favorite vintage store and someone had sold their collection of Malia dresses to the store. I bought one and fell in love and have found three more since then. Your skirt is beautiful. I love the color and length.

abby said...

I can never decide what I want more-your clothes or your hair. Luckily I don't have to choose:)

http://nateandabbyclark.blogspot.com/

Kyla said...

That skirt is STELLAR! I was hoping the whole time that it was vintage, because frankly, that just makes everything better!

Alexis said...

So pretty! I'm in love with red right now, and that skirt is such a great shade.

Ellen Love Linam said...

Great skirt! so summer-ie! perfect for a walk by the ocean!

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love loving specific vintage labels. you dream about what it would have been like to have an abundance of their label if you were alive during that time :) cute outfit!

Xo,
steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Chaucee said...

That skirt is amazing!!

Jessy Em said...

I agree with you on the cure...Skirts and dresses have built in air conditioning! You look great.

Christine @ Black Oak Vintage said...

Cute! I love stopping into Avalon whenever I'm in town -- some of my favorite things have come from there :)

Dana said...

Wow what a pretty skirt! Long skirts go so well with you long, flowing hair :)
-Dana
dailydoseofdana.tumblr.com

Jennifer said...

You have amazing hair!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

sweet harvest moon said...

Can't wait to wear my Saltwaters when it finally stops raining!

Caitie Schlisserman said...

Wish I was taller so I could wear skirts like that!


xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

Julia said...

Oh my goodness - I just picked up a GORGEOUS maxi dress from a vintage shop here in Toronto that is also a Malia! It's my favourite piece this summer - bright turquoise, big pink hibiscus flowers, it's perfect. Glad to know that other Mali pieces are floating around and that I may be able to find another!

Jessica Broyles said...

Love this skirt!!

www.highheelstosneakers.com

The Braided Bandit said...

so pretty!
"The cure for anything is saltwater- sweat, tears, or the ocean" was my senior HS quote haha!

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jacquelyn | lark+linen said...

I just wanted to pop by and tell you that you give me serious hair envy! So lovely!

chestnutmocha said...

This skirt is GORGEOUS! i want it!! :-)

Ani said...

Love the skirt and your hair is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

In the 70's, my hubby was stationed at Hickam AFB on Oahu. As a lower enlisted troop back then, he didn't make much money. We had our son there and we were very poor financially. I made many of our clothes, but I scrimped and saved and went to Malia's shop as often as I could. FINALLY, I had saved enough money to buy something! I bought a mu'u mu'u of blue calico with a white eyelet lace bodice and white eyelet trim on the neck and the short sleeves. Although there was no ruffle, the dress reached my toes. I wore that dress until the material wore through! My favorite dress ever! I wish that I had saved it and used it for a pattern. By the way, we're still married.

Orchid Grey said...

Anon: What an awesome story!

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