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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Whites

I can't believe it's a whole week into July. I almost feel like I don't deserve to lament this as I spent my long weekend doing pretty much nothing. Reading, catching up on True Blood, standing in front of the fan on the highest setting as a short refuge from the heat. Which actually hit 100°.

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I wanted to create a white look, and started off with the white capris and ruffle top. Then I added my sheer lace trimmed tunic. I stick to my theory that adding enough leather to an outfit can keep it casual and grounded - hence the braided belt, sandals and bag. Plus some chains for good measure.


Definitely something I'd wear on a date (haha, that's a good one). Not really a good look for the office though. So I swapped the tunic for this olive jacket and added more chains. Even still, dress code is really lax in my office.

Summer Whites

nine west sandals

I decided to wear both my layered chain necklaces, because I couldn't choose which I liked better and this way I feel like I had a legitimate reason for buying two similar necklaces.

chains
I love this jacket. It's by Free People, but I found it at TJMaxx. They have some of the best clothes because there is always so much detail. The fabric actually has a floral pattern in the weave and the lining is so gorgeous. I may have bought it just for that alone.

detail

My new iPhone finally came today. Bad press be damned, I'm still excited -- it's not like I really use it to make phone calls anyway. It will be so awesome to have a faster internet connection, especially for my on the go blog reading. My first generation iPhone is very depressed though. It does not understand how I could just replace it after all the times we've shared, countries we've visited, photos we've taken...
I think I'm too damn sentimental about inanimate objects. It's not a surprise I have too much clutter. Everything I own has feelings!

Hello iPhone

The Rundown
Top and Capris TJMaxx - Jacket Free People - Sandals Nine West - Bag Shop in Italy - Ring Kohls - Necklaces Gap and Kohls - Belt Thrifted

Summer Whites side

Don't for get to enter my lace jewelry giveaway!

38 comments:

  1. Oh so pretty! I love your lace trimmed tunic, it's really pretty, but your outfit looks great even with the olive jacket! (and it's Free People.. they have such cool clothes).

    Awww, new iPhone, fun! I still have my first gen.. his inner screen broke and he has a slow internet, but I still cherish him so. I'm sentimental with my objects, too! Enjoy your new phone. :D

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  2. Very pretty & summery outfit! I <3 True Blood! I actually just picked up the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and I haven't been able to put it down. I don't know how caught up you are in Season 3, but it's pretty darned steamy!

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  3. I love how you layered the chain necklaces - toughen up the sweetness of the pieces.

    I also love that you have a dress form - what a great way to try new outfits!

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  4. you look gorgeous! I love the color combination, soft on the eyes!

    XO Lynz
    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

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  5. i just came across your site & i love it ! its so cute - love the pics! DEF following you ♡
    id love for you to check out my blog. I constantly host giveaways and interact with my readers.
    My next giveaway will be hosted in a week or so!

    xo elena

    www.fashionisinspiration.blogspot.com

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  6. that outfit you put together is adorable!!

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  7. So lovely! love the tunic, the capris, teh belt, the bag etc and I have to say the whole is absolutely amazing!

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  8. Oh my gosh I love this look so much!
    It's perfect!

    : ) Oh I just watched all the last season of true blood. It's addicting.

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  9. i'm loving this outfit of yours with the layered necklace and such. i like your theory about adding leather to an outfit! :)

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  10. Love all the layers in this outfit - and that is a fantastic jacket!

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  11. love the green jacket and the purse!

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  12. That's a lovely look you pulled together. The necklaces complete it.

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  13. Oh my word! That's the best look I've seen for you! Very, very nice :)
    oxox
    Denalee

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  14. Love the casual chic vibe of the outfit!

    Sooo tempted by your iPhone. We were going to get it but just bought a crazy LED tv so are rethinking the electronics for the year. Sigh.

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  15. i pretty much did nothing this past long weekend too. haha. ;) love the outfit (as always!). :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love the layered chain necklaces! I never realised it before, but now I totally agree. Leather DOES make an outfit more casual. :)

    xx miss anonymous.

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  17. outfit is so feminine! i am in love with the ruffled top and your jewelery! you look gorgeous!

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  18. Loving that belt! You look adorable ;)

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  19. This is so pretty and summery !
    I agree with you on leather... it does keep you grounded.

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  20. That olive jacket is really pretty and it goes so well with the top:) I love your shoes too:) Have a wonderful Thursday,sweetie and see you soon:)
    Muah

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  21. Hayhay!
    How are you? Your blog is great and I love your style! I'm glad that I've visited yours.

    Please, check mine, & maybe we can follow eachother? + join my giveaway!
    Thanks and love,
    Cindy

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  22. I like how the olive jacket makes the whites look extra crisp and cleaner.:D Great pick, Lydia!:D

    Happy Thursday!:D

    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com/
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

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  23. great bag!;)

    http://mypointmystyle.blogspot.com/

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  24. I NEED the next episode of TB to come out already!

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  25. Love this outfit, I would love to wear something like this to work. I like have a lax office too.

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  26. hi! i tagged you, check out my blog! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  27. Love the all white for summer. The jacket on top is a great addition. I heart your purse too!:)

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  28. Such a great look! The jacket is insanely fabulous.

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  29. the outfit looks much cuter on you than on the dress dummy though.

    how do you like your new phone? Im still on the 3gs, and I love it! I cant imagine how much more awesome the upgrade is

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  30. truly nothing better than summer whites

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  31. Love the layered chains and the ruffles on you! I agree, the leather compliments feminine outfits and makes them even more fun! So exciting about your new iPhone! Stay cool in the summer heat dear! :)

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  32. I looooove this look! so so chic!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  33. holy moly thats hot, I couldn't imagine! well, i have been in that in vegas but never happens here.

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