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August 31, 2011

Zara knit sweater, Club Monaco lace skirt, bracelet and camisole,
Aldo lace-up booties, H&M bracelets, Blue Ruby necklace, Erin Templeton bag,
Urban Outfitters sunglasses

The day that Matt and I shot these snaps was the first day this summer that I really felt that telltale chill in the air.  Though the weather report says that we should be expecting another week or so of sunshine, autumn is definitely on its way.  I’d had all these sunny-day activities planned, not to mention a pretty little warm-weather look set for this shoot.  So what’s a girl to do?  Throw on a huge knit over top of your original outfit and create a “fummer” look (fall + summer) of course.

This day was such a severe contrast to the wonderful weather I’d experienced over the weekend on the Sunshine Coast. If you follow me on Twitter (and if you don’t, then just mosey on over here) then you undoubtedly saw all my annoyingly incessant Instagram shots from our time on the Island.  Here’s another little taste of our liquid fun in the sun:

What I wouldn’t give to have days like this all the time.  Hope you’re all having a great “hump day”!

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  • Reply Sophia August 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Alex, I'm loving this outfit and your water dancing photo shoot. I'm with you on wanting to have days like that all the time. I think you're close to a first day back look for school. 😉

  • Reply GIRL AND CLOSET August 31, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Ah, amazing look Alex, that dress + sweater are SO lovely together! And I love your shots from the island, absolutely gorgeous AND you look stunning -of course!! xo veronika

  • Reply Leonie August 31, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Lovely outfit! The dress and sweater look great together. I am glad to hear (well, read) that they predict at least another week of summer weather. I was already afraid the fun was over now!

    Great pictures at the beach by the way!
    NEW OUTFIT POST: Celebrating Shangri-La

  • Reply alison*elle August 31, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Looks like you had a great time on the Sunshine Coat – I love it there. Also, loving your "fummer" look… that knit sweater seriously looks so comfy. Old or new Zara?

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Francesca Felix September 1, 2011 at 1:46 am

    love your header! it is so cute 🙂 and your pics are great

  • Reply Cee September 1, 2011 at 2:53 am

    The sweater makes it (not very) long awaited debut! I love what you've done with it; I was picturing it with jeans, brown boots and a very large pair of glasses (yep, I'm in fall mode already, can't help it, it's my favourite fashion season) but over the lace dress it's so much more unexpected and creative. The dress, by the way = complete fabulousness. And I love see your La Vie necklace again, but that's my personal bias since I have the same one 🙂 Lovely to see you today. And so excited to bring my Mac home finally!

  • Reply JennaStevie September 1, 2011 at 3:41 am

    This chunky knit looks so great overtop with the feminine lace skirt. Ive been noticing the temperature dropping at night a lot lately. It sucks, but is good at the same time. I love your water pictures, so great!

  • Reply Jen September 1, 2011 at 5:49 am

    I love the lace dress with the over-sized sweater. Such a great outfit. <3


  • Reply d. September 1, 2011 at 11:44 am

    i REALLY love your skirt!!!
    Cute blog.. following you!

    🙂 deppy

  • Reply Cara September 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Love that sweater, looks so cozy but looks beautiful pulled over that gorgeous Club Monaco skirt…
    Love the photos from your trip, ahhh I'm not ready for fall yet!! Ah well, at least it means shopping for warm cozy knits and fun boots 😉
    xo Cara

  • Reply Jen September 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I love that lace skirt and your shots of your trip are amazing. I'm not ready to transition into fall, love the summer weather but layering a sweater over is perfect!

  • Reply It's Strangely Me September 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I LOVE the lace skirt. As much as I love Summer fashion, I'm slowly beginning to get excited for Fall looks. What a great way to ease yourself into Fall. Love the comfy looking over sized sweater.

    P.S. Your trip photos are gorgeous!


  • Reply Marie a la Mode September 1, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Ha ha cute photos! You look gorgeous in your outfit, I love the lace skirt! "Fummer" – I've never heard that before but I LIKE IT!

  • Reply thekellytang September 1, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    haha fummer! I love that! And the fummer outfit is fab!

    And what fun beach photos! <3
    Following your lovely blog now!

    <3 Kelly

  • Reply t September 1, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Cute outfit!

  • Reply Fashion Cappuccino September 2, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Alexandra! How was your week? You look so naturally glowing by the way! Your skin is just radiant! I cannot say that enough! Such a lovely lace white skirt..looks so delicate and pretty under your sweater! I love the beach photos you posted! So fun and carefree! Any plans for the weekend? xoxoxoxo

  • Reply Bella September 2, 2011 at 2:51 am

    beautiful pic and great outfit!!

  • Reply cakesandshakes September 2, 2011 at 5:56 am

    I'm rushing to Zara to nab me one of these chunky sweaters! LovE how the lace peeks out at the vee! Lookin' stylin as ever : )

  • Reply nicolthepickle September 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you for your kind comments. I really think I'm better off sticking to bread and cookies. And I'll simply admire other people's blogs from afar.
    I love how the sweater/skirt pair together. The creamy daintiness is perfect.
    I live in a really rural area and there is no-one that's very fashionable. But it's lovely to get other's inspiration.

  • Reply Natalia September 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Love the outfit! Can't wait 'til it starts getting a little colder so those chunky knits and ankle bootties can be put into rotation. Such an awesome transitional look.

  • Reply MizzJ September 2, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Damn girl what is your workout routine! I need abs like that stat! I feel utterly shafted on this whole summer weather business. My tan is unnoticeable and I have not yet gotten sick of wearing sandals instead of boots.

  • Reply Rea September 2, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    you're sooo beautiful!!!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} September 4, 2011 at 12:56 am

    "fummer" look LOVE!!!!!!!!! what a fantastic term, it's so getting used this weekend, thanks friend : )

    oh man, did i ever feel the air change its levels. total chillified beginning to Fall but can't wait for crispy leaves and bonfires to begin. you have the happiest smile on your face Alex, makes me smile right along with ya! gorgeous is a word used often but how can i not say it all the time with you?! you're such a rockstar and those liquid sun filled beach day jaunts prove it! xoox ♥

  • Reply Sandy Joe September 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Love the knit sweater over the lace! Great combination.

    x The Pretty Secrets

  • Reply Charlotte September 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    You look a bit like Evangeline Lily!! xxx

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