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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:

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

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

Mimi said...

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

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Terri said...

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

Mimi said...

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
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Kim said...

great medely of colours in this outfit :)

eek said...

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...

Danielle said...

Great combination of colours and I love the belt.

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfit!! And ooh yes the reshoot looks much better, not that the first one wasn't awesome ;) )
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Courtney Erin said...

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
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Megan Mae said...

Fantastic belt! Chloe is the cutest. Happy Solstice.

La Fille D'or said...

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 : )

Frannie Pantz said...

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!

Della said...

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

Anne said...

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.

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

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!

DaniellaBella said...

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

Sil said...

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

Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous outfit and sweet pup! xo style, she wrote

Alex Elizabeth said...

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!

Marie said...

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

Gracey said...

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.

kris said...

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.

The Fancy Teacup said...

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

♥, Jamie
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dahhlayne said...

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!!

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dahhlayne said...

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.

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Stacey Kay said...

Those shoes are amazing! I want them!

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jamie-lee said...

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 ;)

Claire said...

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!!!

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Madeline Quaint said...

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!

sacramento said...

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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Mochachocolata Rita said...

Love Chloe in the studded collar...and the skirt does wonders! You look fantastic!

Nikki said...

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

Shen Dove said...

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

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

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

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Style Eyes said...

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

Style Journey said...

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! :)

Amy said...

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!

Gaby de Modacapital said...

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

Shey said...

You look so pretty and Chloe too! =D

Ellie said...

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

WonderWoman25 said...

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.
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B.Inspired said...

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

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Eclectic Flair said...

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

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Lorena said...

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

StyleID said...

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.

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FashionJazz said...

Gorgeous pics! Looking super fab as always babe! Xx

Ashley J said...

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

this free bird said...

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

Kristin said...

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

Raquel said...

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! :)

LCR said...

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

Lydia Marie said...

Consider this my RSVP for that party.

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

Krystal said...

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

Kavery said...

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.

jess said...

Your skirt is pretty.

daisymay aka Chantele said...

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

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Mrs. J said...

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

Frances Joy said...

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

girlbehindthemusic said...
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girlbehindthemusic said...

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)

Sue said...

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