Here Comes Summer

April 23, 2012

H&M necklace, tank, clutch & skirt, Club Monaco hat & skirt,
Sam Edelman booties, bfrend bracelet, ring c/o Social Experiment, MAC lipstick in Vegas Volt

As you can see in these pics, I got very burnt on Saturdy after reading on the back porch for five hours. It didn’t seem like the sun was strong at all, but then lo and behold, five hours later I was confronted by a vision of red in the mirror.Thankfully, it’s now toned down to a tan – perfect given the fact that I am headed to Maui in THREE days!
I didn’t realize until after the fact but this outfit kind of reminds of something Diane Kruger wore a couple years ago to a Chanel event. I remember falling in love with it at the time (and still do love it) so it must have been the unconscious inspiration for this look!
Happy Monday everyone!

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  • Reply .Tinacious Me. April 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Alexandra, such a great outfit! you are so talented at styling & accessorizing!

  • Reply Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries April 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    The sun always gets me the same way! Hate it when that happens. In summer I always have to use a sunblock creme, or otherwise I'll be red as a lobster by the end of the day!

    I really love this outfit. A great inspiration on how to wear my new shoes! They look a lot like yours , haha 😉 x

  • Reply alison*elle April 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    So pretty, Alex! MAC Vegas Volt looks positively electrifying on you (in a good way), it doesn't really have the same effect on me!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Gabriele April 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    love, love, love this outfit! The clutch, skirt and everything is just perfect! 🙂

  • Reply Re April 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Beautiful photos, lovely outfit!
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  • Reply thekellytang April 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Stunning!! I love that skirt, as well as your nail color it really pops! And so jelly that your going to Maui! That's exciting!

    <3 Kelly

  • Reply Shannon April 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Really beautiful look! Love yoru nails and bracelet.

  • Reply Lotus Blossom Design April 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    beautiful look! love love that clutch! xo

  • Reply claude April 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    beautiful outfit!
    I wish the sun would shine at least a little bit over here
    it is so cold :O
    MAUI is the dream, you lucky girl 🙂
    xx claude

  • Reply Marie a la Mode April 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    You DID get some color! And oh how I love your clutch! My eye gravitated toward it right away. This is such a perfect summer appropriate outfit! Maui in 3 days?? I'm so jealous!

  • Reply melissa April 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I love love the clutch, counting the days for Summer x

  • Reply two birds April 23, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    you look perfectly sun kissed in these pictures! and i love the sunny and fun vibe of this outfit!

  • Reply Wren April 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    This is such a flattering outfit on you. I love the khaki colour with black. And that clutch is awesome. Have fun in Maui!


  • Reply thehautecookie April 23, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I love your tan, and our long legs (sorry if I sound like a weirdo hehe) Love the kaki color, and the fun zebra clutch, perfect!! xO!

  • Reply Alison April 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Such a beautiful outfit. I love the skirt with the belt. And I really love the pops of color in your bracelet and nails!

  • Reply Joana April 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    You look really gorgeous, with a hint of that tan (the lobstery tone is definitely almost gone – last year I got the worst sunburn ever, I could barely sit down…)

    xo Joana

  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her April 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Damn, girl! Looking good! I love that gold necklace and I can't wait to see your pictures from Maui! I just know everything is going to be gorgeous- you, the clothes, the beach! So jealous!

  • Reply Lindsey A. Turner April 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I love this outfit! I remember that Diane Kruger outfit! So simple and chic!

    Lindsey Turner

  • Reply Small Town Gal April 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Cute outfit. Like your bracelet paired up with nail color!!

    Love your " tan". I'm dying to sit out on the porch to read. We had a long warm stretch but now we are having a little flurries.

  • Reply Cathy April 23, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    You look beautiful! That belt is awesomeness!!! I have those same booties and LOVE them! 🙂

  • Reply pink horrorshow April 23, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Omg I'm OBSESSED with that necklace, it's gorgeous. Did you just get it?!

    Sigh, I'm so jelliez you'll be in the tropics soon. Have a fantaaaastic time there!

  • Reply becks April 23, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    you look stunning as always! so put together – i love every piece! x

  • Reply Ashley Aspinwall April 24, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I am obsessed with your necklace! so cool : ) and I totally remember that diane krugar reference, great outfit!

    xo SideSmile,

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  • Reply Sarah April 24, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Love this beautiful summery outfit, the hat is perfect =)

  • Reply Cee April 24, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I knew I recognised this outfit, pally! I can just picture Diane Kruger wearing it, and you've recreated it almost identically – but better, because you added that amazing lip colour. Seriously, it looks like your lips are going to jump right out of the frame, it's incredible! Glad to see your sunburn looking much better now, and just in time for Maui, too. (Did I mention I'm jealous?) Can't wait for our date tomorrow, my beautiful friend.

  • Reply Petite Adventures April 24, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Love this outfit – the clutch is fantastic. You look stunning!

  • Reply The Key To Chic April 24, 2012 at 2:42 am

    I love the special accents of this look – so soft and chic. Jealous of your Maui trip. Have fun!!

  • Reply Michelle's Style File April 24, 2012 at 3:30 am

    This skirt is fabulous on you!


  • Reply Well... April 24, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Aw man, you look like I did on the weekend! Haha, good thing it's toned down though 🙂 I'm excited about getting tan finally!
    I'm obsessed with that necklace girl. Its a gorgeous statement jewelry piece <3
    Great clutch and hat too. Perfect summer outfit!

    Trendy Teal

  • Reply Marisa April 24, 2012 at 6:21 am

    The burn on your face has turned into the perfect tan! Now you don't even need bronzer or blush! Your outfit is super chic too, I hope you're packing it to wear in Maui.


  • Reply lucia m April 24, 2012 at 6:24 am

    you look amazing!!

  • Reply Prairie Girl in the City April 24, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Sun…good, heat…good, your outfit…beautiful! I'm so happy that Summer is finally on it's way!! Good time for Sangria perhaps;)

    Jen xo

  • Reply Carla Florendo April 24, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Enjoy Maui darling. i love this chic outfit combo, super summer-ish.

    cheers, Carla

  • Reply Federica April 24, 2012 at 9:50 am

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  • Reply Heather April 24, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Head to toe summer perfect! I love that belt… and I have that necklace too (wearing it tomorrow's post) 🙂 We do love our H&M necklaces don't we 🙂


  • Reply Beauty Follower April 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Great look… and as i can see you are also a straw hat fan.

  • Reply sweet harvest moon April 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I wish the sun was shining here, such a cute summer outfit!

  • Reply Sam April 24, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Hi dear, its so great to see you in summer wear! The weather looks lovely, the exact opposite of what it is here at the moment. Love how you take a simple and classic colour palette and reinterpret it into a savvy and chic outfit. The clutch is fantastic

  • Reply Phuong April 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

    lovely outfit

    Travel in Style

  • Reply Andie Willows April 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    i love this look! you look amazing! i just adore you necklace!

    xoxo, andie
    Fashionista's Pick


  • Reply Rachel April 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    That necklace is too gorgeous! I seriously love all of your looks!

    xo Rachel

  • Reply Hanna & Christel April 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Lovely outfit we love your blog!


  • Reply Brooke April 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    That's like the perfect outfit :{D I love the belt especially 🙂 Really brings it together!

    ~Brooke {via}

  • Reply Lola Finn April 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    You look so great! I love this necklace 🙂

  • Reply Tamara @ Go Fish Style April 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    great mix!

  • Reply Nikki April 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    You look lovely, I love the accessories!!:)XX

  • Reply Sandy Joe April 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Aloe vera!

    The shape of that skirt is my dream cut. Loving this a lot.

    x The Pretty Secrets

  • Reply Amanda Chic April 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I love your necklace!! You look beautiful, as always 🙂

    I invite you to live the fashion movement

    A chic kiss 😉

  • Reply My Cowlick April 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    love this look! that skirt looks so cute on you!

    have a great time in maui! <3


  • Reply Carmen April 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Oh you let your hair grow? How long did it take you? I want to turn my long bob into a super long mane but I´m not a really patient person when it comes to those things haha

  • Reply Sunkissed April 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Absolutely loveeee the outfit 😀

  • Reply Jackie April 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    You look pretty! Super cute outfit, loving the skirt. I have never been to maui even though I'm two islands away from it lol. Have a great time in maui and soak up that sun 🙂


  • Reply Sophie April 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Such a great look – I adore the clutch!


  • Reply samecookiesdifferent April 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    you look so adorable dear!

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  • Reply ANGELA April 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Great outfit…you look wonderful!I love your creamy skirt and that clutch:)Amazing blog:)Would you like to follow each other maybe?:)

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  • Reply little moon lover April 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    cool pop of color you added to the outfit with those blue nails!

  • Reply Courtney Erin April 24, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I hope you have a great trip – I haven't been to Hawaii in years but it's such an awesome place! And I love your necklace and blue nails – they add such a great touch to this look.

    Courtney ~

  • Reply JennaStevie April 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I love this look, definitely reminds me of Diane krugers look, bow if only you were at a chanel event hey? That clutch is awesome and i am loving this necklace. I wish itd stop raining so i could spend some time with my deck!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} April 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    bust that summer groove girl!!! oh how i lovedy love that skirt and belt combo on you! just awesome and super perfect for welcoming in warmer temps. please let them arrive soon universe 😉

    well, it won't matter much when you're soaking in the beach goodness while vacay lounging in Maui!! now look you, just remember to coat that precious skin of yours in a high dose SPF, no more burns okay? that's an old bloggin' biddy warning kinda rant – baha! happy Jimmy-Choos-Day! xo ♥

  • Reply Mich and Kris April 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    the tan definitely makes the lipstick stand out so more power to ya! love this outfit, very chic 🙂

    MK Style Diaries

  • Reply Coast to Coast Chic April 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    WOW i LOVE that necklace! was this a recent purchase?

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  • Reply Bunnie April 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Alexandra, you look amazing as always! Hope you have a fabulous time on vacation, and good call on giving the blog a little rest while you enjoy yourself!


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  • Reply Joyce April 25, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Your outfit is so pretty and I love the necklace! It is fabulous 🙂 Ouch, sunburns are so painful!

  • Reply Julie Khuu April 25, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Those coral lips are INSANELY gorgeous with this neutral ensemble hun…your outfits just keep getting better and better! Love!

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  • Reply pinkandplum April 25, 2012 at 2:00 am

    I am such a fan of simple colors and looks like this. You pull it of great!

  • Reply kira April 25, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Loving this look! The hat is chic

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  • Reply MizzJ April 25, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Hehe I thought you looked rosier than usual! I love how you take such popular pieces from places like H&M and make them look like you're wearing designer. Have a great trip in Maui!

  • Reply Suzi Maynard April 25, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Cute look Alexandra! Enjoy your vacation!
    Suzi x
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  • Reply BROKEN.WHIMSY April 25, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Oh jeeperrs hun, you're really making me wish for Summer again! I wouldnt even mind the sunburn if I could JUST feel sun! haha. You look so lovely and I adore all the beige accents. Such a lovely Spring outfit hun ^_^

    Eeli xo

  • Reply Ballet Pumps And Roses April 25, 2012 at 10:08 am

    You look really pretty – I love your hat and I'm so jealous of your weather !


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  • Reply Megan April 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I love this look – absolutely beautiful! That necklace is stunning.

    Bummer about the burn, but at least you got a little tan out of it! I'm sure you're going to come back from Maui looking like a perfectly tanned goddess 😀

  • Reply Alexis Grace April 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Believe it or not, I am JEALOUS of your sun burn! But much more so, I am loving your summer look!!!! Can't wait to dress in fewer layers!

  • Reply Ruby Girl April 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    such a chic look!! xoxo linds of

  • Reply Jessica April 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    you look super stunning! that lipstick is gorgeous!


  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion April 25, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    This outfit is just perfect! The skirt with the black tank and belt looks stunning on you. You look lovely as always.

  • Reply Heather April 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Love this whole look dear! I love love love the lipstick too. It's such a perfect shade on you. And so in love with your clutch!

  • Reply Leonie April 26, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Oh oh – for some reason I can only see the first picture in this post! Luckily, it's enough to get me excited for summer 😉 Love the hat on you! I don't think I have ever seen you wearing a hat, but it looks great.

    xo Leonie

  • Reply Annie April 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    LOVE this! That skirt is so pretty, and you accessorized perfectly. What a fabulous clutch 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Elisabeth April 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Lovely hat! 🙂

    E from Helsinki

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