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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer solstice

Last year, the longest day of the year fell on a completely boring Monday. This year it's a Tuesday. But on June 21st, 2013 it will be on a Friday. Is it too early to start planning a party?

This was one of those evenings when I thought I was going to get rained out. On the way home from work it started to sprinkle. As soon as I got home I raced out, thinking the clouds were moving in and took my photos fast. Then I went in, changed and half an hour later noticed the sun beaming through the windows.
So I put my outfit back on, grabbed Chloe, and took photos again.
Because that is what I do. I started this blog in part to motivate me to take better photos, so some days, I take outfit photos, and then better light comes along and I do it again.
Studded
After the second set of photos I had to take Chloe for a walk, and we happened to meet a havanese, who was also named ChloƩ, after the fashion house. Her owner told me she was obsessed with fashion, hence the name. Too cute. I told her Chloe and I were featured on Miles to Style today, a blog about human and canine fashion.
StuddedStudded bracelets Studded 
Studded in the sun
Chloe was wishing she could be a little more bad-ass, so I found her this red leather studded collar at TJMaxx.
Studded collar Chloe at my feet
From before the sun came out... You see why I had to re-shoot?
Studded without sun
The Rundown
Purple Pencil Skirt Talbots - Patterned Blouse TJMaxx - Sandals Seychelles Gypsy - Turquoise Studded Bracelets Towne and Reese Avery - Orange Bracelet Kohls - Double Buckle Belt TJMaxx - Sunnies Old Navy - Earrings Kohls

61 comments:

  1. i'll never tire of those shoes :) and that's a seriously cute dog!

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  2. Beautiful photos, beautiful shoes, and hooray for summer solstice 2013!!!

    Aesthetic Lounge

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  3. Oh, I'm glad you reshot the photos. The sun makes a huge amount of difference. I really, really like this look!

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  4. i was completely confused... i thought i was the mimi who commented second, haha. ;P

    but anyway, i think if you start planning the party now, it's gonna be an epic one! :D

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

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  5. great medely of colours in this outfit :)

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  6. wow...what a difference the sun can make! I love all the flare in the photos!

    I admire you for taking such great self-portraits. I get too lazy...

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  7. Great combination of colours and I love the belt.

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  8. Love the outfit!! And ooh yes the reshoot looks much better, not that the first one wasn't awesome ;) )
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  9. I'm pretty sure it's never too late to start planning that party! And I love that you found Chloe a red leather studded collar - she's adorable.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialdsidelines.blogspot.com

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  10. Fantastic belt! Chloe is the cutest. Happy Solstice.

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  11. It's never too early to plan a party : )

    You and Chloe are too cute. I love that you re-take your photos. I think I need to get a tripod since my photo taker (aka husband) isn't that patient and sometimes he really just isn't up to taking photos : )

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  12. The reshoot, though I'm sure it was a pain, was totally worth the wait! You look great and so does Chloe! How nice to meet someone like that on a walk!

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  13. So glad you decided to re-take photos! The lighting is the perfect accompaniment for this outfit...and your dog is adorable!

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  14. OMG, I think I need to enter my photos with Jude on Miles to Style! Though he may need to accessorize a little more, like Chloe does. How cool though!

    I love how you've pulled two very bold colors out of this blouse with your skirt and shoes.

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  15. I'm hopeless with photography (my boyfriend begrudgingly uses my crappy digital camera) so the before photo looks amazing to me as well! And this outfit, there are no words! The colour of the skirt, those shoes and the pattern of the blouse, so perfect!

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  16. That belt rocks my socks! Looks amazing! And good on you for being so dedicated to give us dazzling pictures!

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  17. You are so dedicated, and your photos keep getting better every time. I am now checking out Miles to Style :)

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  18. Gorgeous outfit and sweet pup! xo style, she wrote

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  19. I love that skirt! You're right about the reshoot-- the backlighting is just beautiful. I always hope for mine to look like that :) Total fan of Chloe's collar too!

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  20. fabulous, all around. way to be motivated to get the great light - i always have to kick myself in the pants to reshoot!

    those shoes are TO DIE. omg.

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  21. You and Chloe both look fabulous. I really love the colors in this outfit and appreciate you going out again for the gorgeous light. These are beautiful pictures.

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  22. Gorgeous, and you know . . . I have four dogs. Bubba the Pug, Pooh Bear "Bear" the English Bulldog, Chico (adopted recently) the Lab, and my baby, Josephine the Dogue de Bordeaux. A love for dogs and fashion go hand in hand. You look beautiful and so does Chloe.

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  23. The color palette of your outfit is gorgeous! And Chloe is such a cutie!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  24. I desire those shoes!! haha I don't think it's too early to ever plan a party, especially if a solstice is going to land on a special day such as Friday! Go for it!!

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  25. Hey, it's never too early to plan a party if it's going to land on a Friday during a solstice! I say, go for it!!

    Awesomeee shoes. The color is beautiful.

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  26. hmm so that must mean we've had the shortest day of the year then (as it is winter) oh woohoo.
    Loving the colours girl, you always wear gem tones so well. And.. it's never too early to start planning a party ;)

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  27. okay, this outfit is seriously perfect! i love the colors! bright and lovely. the pattern on your top is stellar. and Chloe is the perfect accessory!!!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow, you're a wonderfully dedicated blogger! But the light IS beautiful, so it was worth it. :)

    Congrats on the feature! :)

    Great choice of colours by the way, the bracelets and the shoes make all the difference!

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  29. I see your comments in many blogs, so I came to visit and tell you that I love what I see very much.
    You really look pretty in that outfit.
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  30. Love Chloe in the studded collar...and the skirt does wonders! You look fantastic!

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  31. this is the coolest pencil skirt ever! ^^ i totally love it! I sooooo wish I had the hips to wear this... x

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  32. Your skirt and top look great with those red shoes! And your dog is an adorable addition to your photos : )

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  33. Great outfit! I especially love the color of your shoes paired with the color of your skirt! So chic!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  34. Such a beautiful skirt and I love the blouse, belt and doggie too!

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  35. Love your whole outfit! Those shoes rock!

    And Chloe does look bad ass with her collar. I love looking at blogs with pets and kids. It makes it fun and makes all of you more real sometimes! :)

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  36. Your dedication certainly paid off with some seriously gorgeous photos! The sunlight in them is incredible! This combo of plum and bright red has my wheels of inspiration churning.... I can't get over Chloe's bad-assery either!

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  37. Hi pretty! You look Gorgeous! I love the color of your Outfit! and your ahoes are amazing! Kisses :)

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  38. You look so pretty and Chloe too! =D

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  39. I absolutely love these photos, what a cute pup!
    -Ellie

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  40. Awesome pictures! I love how you show your monthly budget. I need to start doing that myself! Now following and hope you can stop by to my blog as well.
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  41. Love the outfit especially the belt! I was convinced it was Burberry and to see it came from TJ Maxx...what a great find!

    www.bravoerunway.com

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  42. Chloe is sooo cute!! Love the magenta skirt too!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  43. I totally see why you had to re shoot... I am guessing Chloe was super happy she got to go out several times !

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  44. What a cute outfit colors are fantastic. Chloe is beautiful she looks very stylish, really cute.
    Your shoes are BEAUTIFUL, loving how the enhance the outfit.

    http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/
    http://www.filomenascloset.com/

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  45. Gorgeous pics! Looking super fab as always babe! Xx

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  46. I love this outfit and the belt ties everything together perfectly!

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  47. chloe's awesome, i love your shoes and that top is wonderful. the end :)

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  48. That blouse is beautiful! I need to head over to the Maxx!

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  49. You look super nice! I like both the before and after sunshine pictures! your hair is so pretty both ways.
    And Chloe is quite the nice shooting company!

    PS: I don't know if you ever got told this but you look like America Ferrera! So pretty! :)

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  50. with an ourfit like that OF COURSE you should have a party:)

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  51. Consider this my RSVP for that party.

    Also, that skirt+those shoes = seriously fabulous, love it!

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  52. it's my half birthday too!! :)i love the sun in these pics :)

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  53. So glad you did take photos because this combo of airy, floral top and pencil skirt works so well. And a gorgeous accessory like Chloe just completes the look.

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  54. love the outfit, the colours are great together. that blouse is so pretty!

    Daisy Dayz Home
    Cross-Jones-Photography Home

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  55. Every time you wear those shoes I get jealous. The orange with the burgundy skirt is a winner in my book. I like all the piece you chose for this outfit.

    ps. I have done a re-shoot in a while. I usually just take 500 pictures the first time so I'm too tired to do it again..lol

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  56. I love everything about this look. Everything. You're stunning!

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  58. Your sandals are so fun! I love the vibrant color, especially paired with the unexpected purple.

    I always see your comments on Alex's blog (Delayed Missives), so I thought I'd stop by and check out your blog. I can't believe I haven't been on your site before - definitely adding it to my list of blogs to check daily!

    xoxo Caitlin (http://re-mix-her.tumblr.com)

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  59. Better late than never .... super outfit on you!!

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