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Thursday, September 22, 2011

I can't believe it's over

Today is the last day of summer.
How could this ever have happened?

Summer, is by and large, my favorite season. When it's summer, you feel like you have all these endless possibilities, all the things you can do when the days are long and the nights are warm, and back in June when it's all stretched out in front of you, for a moment or two, you think it might even last forever.

Someway, somehow, I will find a way to make it through the next nine months.

I was considering making this a post with all of my favorite looks of this summer, but honestly, I couldn't choose - I kicked some stylish butt this summer; bold colorblocking, pattern mixing, knotted shirts galore, the starfish cuff, scalloped shorts, and more nautical looks than I can count... damn. I love summer.

Even though today was grey and rainy, I wanted my last official summer look to be bright and fun.

This is goodbye This is goodbye This is goodbye
This is goodbye This is goodbye
The Rundown
Top Gap Similar - Skirt Made by Me Similar - Sandals Ciao Bella Petunia - Belt Thrifted Similar - Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box, Coco's on the Green, Kohls - Earrings Aldo

Check it out: I was included in Wendy Brandes' Stylist article on how to wear snakeskin and color block.

48 comments:

Shen Dove said...

This is a great farewell to summer look! Love the pink shade of your skirt. I'm partial to the in between seasons (Spring and Summer) but this did go by summer especially fast!

Meanz (Koi Story) said...

I love that pink skirt and ruffle top!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this! Especially the shoes :D
And yes...so sad that summer is gone, but I do love fall, ha ha :)
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Gray Skies said...

I'm sad about the end of summer too! GREAT outfit! I'm so impressed that you made that skirt :)

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Love your last day of summer outfit!! I can't believe its over either.

The Fancy Teacup said...

Such a sweet and lovely outfit as a farewell to summer.

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

eek said...

A magnificent goodbye to summer! I especially love your gorgeous hair and pink skirt.

The only signs we have of summer down south are shorter days and leaves on the ground.

Jess said...

Sad! I didn't even realize today was the last day of summer. Although I am looking forward to all the amazing things fall has in store for me this year!

Mar said...

Oh dear! I also admire this outfit! very Dainty-ish!! Love that skirt, girl! I do hope you'd drop by by site and do try to sign up on my giveaway! Kisses!

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Megan said...

I think you knocked it out of the park with your last summer look! I don't know about the northeast, but we having a pretty intense indian summer here in the southwest right now. Its been 80 degrees all week! So, surely summer isn't quite over yet.

Rebecca said...

That is a perfect summer outfit, and the skirt is really pretty. i get a little sad when it is officially fall, since it means winter is just around the corner.

Frannie Pantz said...

This is a beautiful post as an ode to summer. I'm such a wimp in the cold, summer is my fave as well. Even when I bitch about the heat, I would always tolerate it to never have to deal with snow again! I love your final summer look. What a great pink skirt and I love the belt.

Also, it is true. You did kick summer style butt this summer!

Nic said...

i was sad to see summer go as well :-( but your outfit is really cute! congrats on the article.

~nic

Jessica Gitler said...

i feel the exact same about summer as you do, it's funny ... I never knew how many people love fall more till I entered the blogging world!!
jess
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Meesh said...

Oh, beautiful skirt color. I'm in the same boat as you--even though I love fall best, winter is going to come on really quickly and it's just all downhill from there!

FashionJazz said...

Love your skirt babe!! Its the start of spring and summer here in South Africa,but its been quite chilly :(

Happy wknd xx

Limasim said...

this outfit is perfection, love your blog <3
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Style Journey said...

That is awesome that you made this skirt! It is a perfect color and this outfit is a perfect one to end your summer with a bang!

Courtney Erin said...

What a lovely blouse, the ruffle is so pretty. And I, for one, am pretty pleased to see summer fade away (I'm a fall and winter girl at heart) but I'm sorry for your loss!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Autumn Van Weir said...

Good choice for your last "summer hurrah" outfit!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Congrats on the feature! It is summer here all year round so I'll still get to wear bright colors!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Lorena said...

Summer - It's gone for you.
Maybe you were meant for warmer latitudes ?
I guess we are never really (at least me) 100% happy with the weather. Sometimes I wish we had winter, so I could layer and layer and layer....

Nikki said...

You look absolutely beautiful Lydia! I'm loving the white top combined with the pretty pink and that tan belt is the icing on the cake! x

SassyUptownChic said...

SWEEEET outfit Lyddie!!! I love your skirt and the color of it. It's fab that you made it. I wish I could sew! HAHAHA I also like the ruffled top with it. You look adorable. Have a great weekend!

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SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

Laura said...

That skirt is so perfectly summer :) You could always tights and boots and use it to brighten up a dreary winter day when you have summer withdrawal!

Laura said...

oh and the starfish cuff is brilliant!

laura said...

Farewells may be bitter, but at least you look lovely doing it! :) Pink and a ruffle top--the perfect summer combo!
♥ laura

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Stefanie said...

I love this look, particularly the frill detail of your top and your tan wedges! I hunted high and low for the perfect pair of tan wedges for my Summer holiday and had no success :-(

Amber Blue Bird said...

where did summer go? You really did get some fashion ass this summer but I expect nothing less from you.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my word I love this outfit. Very feminine and gorgeous.

xo

The Closet Shopper said...

It's true that you kicked stylish butt this summer. I know I'm a big fan of all those looks. And your last day of summer look is no exception. What a great shade of pink.

xo,
Tracy

rlutz said...

pint floaty skirt and ruffles...perfect end to the summer!

dotty said...

you totally rocked summer this year. seriously, all the bright colors and nautical stripes were FANTASTIC!

TaraMixandMatch said...

I really love your skirt...and I'm not too thrilled about the end of summer either!

Claire said...

what a great outfit to say goodbye to summer! that's a beautiful skirt, can't believe you made it!!!

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Sarah said...

This is such apretty look! I love the colors. THey are so airy and light.

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StyleIDnet said...

I am sure it was hard to decide, I watch almost, if not all, your summer looks and they are all amazing but you did a great choice, skirt is beautiful color fantastic!.

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DaniellaBella said...

You really did kick summer's butt! Good on you for keeping it bright and flirty!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

you certainly bid farewell to summer in such a stylish way! in san francisco, it kind of feels like summer is just beginning. autumn is my favorite season and i'm so excited for it, but summer is definitely a close second.

daisy c. said...

lovely outfit!! love your wedges!! <3

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Tamara Styles said...

love that skirt..and love your blog...your style seems very easy breezy...GET IT GIRL!

Just a lazy morning said...

I love the skirt!!
xoxo

Jessica said...

Noooo, say it ain't so! I don't want summer to end - especially when it means saying goodbye to things like your cute skirt!

Clélia said...

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Shea said...

Well you are saying farewell to your favorite season in style! For me, summer ending is bittersweet--I'll miss the long days and laid-back feeling, but I also like cozying up in fall. The only think I don't like about fall is that winter isn't far away!

Amy said...

This looks so effortless to wear!

Alex Elizabeth said...

So I thought summer was over, but yesterday it was almost 80 degrees and so humid I thought I was going to turn into a puddle. And today is 80 and I basically don't know what to do. What do I wear? I wish I had a floaty blouse and pink skirt right now!