Look Book

Well I am at a loss as to what to write about today because it seems that the street in which I live is the busiest street in my little village!  I cannot understand why because it is one of the shortest and one of the skinniest streets too.  But without fail, once someone has finished one noisy job, sure enough another begins – and always within earshot of my house.  I don’t wish to sound like a cantankerous old lady (and of course I’m not), but I have had to put my iPod on to drown out the sound of the jackhammer.  Who knew that a seaside village at the bottom of the North Island could be so darn productive!

So when I am feeling uninspired (or out of sorts) I like to go through my folder of pictures for inspiration.  For today’s blog I have put together a little collection of looks that have captured my attention recently.  

Nothing compares to the look of a crisp white shirt.  Leave an extra button open and show off a little décolletage!  And if you’ve got the legs, leave the stockings in the drawer and show them off too!

While it is still too chilly to wear this look here, I am sure that in other parts of the world the weather is suitably warmer and so I say – partake now!  I will be – as soon as it warms up enough!

Ah, the crisp white shirt, again paired with a skirt, but this time a little more modestly covering up of the legs.  And look how well the length goes with those heels!

There are so many things I would like to say about this ensemble.  She looks so confident in her skin and her clothes.  J’adore this look – think I will leave it at that.

Chic boho.  This woman’s clothes look very high-end but her overall look is downplayed by the sandals and bare legs.  Navy is a colour that always looks sharp, especially when the backdrop is a lovely tan.

To be honest, I am not so sure what she’s wearing as the cape covers most of it up, but the shot is pure genius (thank you Mr Schuman aka The Sartorialist).  Her huge sunnies, the flowing cape, the gorgeous sunny colour of her skirt and those heels, yes, yes, yes!

Simple, unfettered, flats and denim playsuit, so lovely, I want more!  I have been busily scouring the stores for my summer playsuit and jumpsuit.  I just know I going to live in them all summer long.

Green is my favourite colour.  I know that is why I am first drawn to this look.  But after looking further it’s more than that.  The simple wrap dress tied together with a skinny tan belt and paired with simple flats and colourful canvas tote.  Free-flowing hair is gorgeous too.
And now to summer’s ubiquitous maxi dress.  The must-have item of the past few summers, with this summer being no exception.  Here Jen shows us how to wear black and white strapless.  Most maxis come in patterned fabric I have noticed, so choose your pattern wisely so that you don’t tire of it and you’ll get the most out of your dress.

Here is another example of the maxi dress.  Effortless dressing is key on a hot and sunny day, n’est-ce pas?
White is such a iconic summer shade, don’t you think?  White and turquoise jewellery.  Simple, elegant, classic.  Oh, and you can never have too many pairs of Haviana’s, non?

J’adore this gorgeous small blue flower printed maxi.  All she needs is her bag and she’s ready to go.  Très chic!
Bare those legs, shorten those skirts and team them with a tailored blazer, simple tank and gorgeous drop-dead heels.
Hats.  I cannot tell you how much a hat can change your look.  For those people who say “I hate hats, they don’t suit me.” I say un-to-thee – RUBBISH!  You just haven’t found the right one yet!  Get out there and search, search, search!  It’s out there, I promise you!
Great hair, cute flats, frock and sunnies, and a gorgeous companion, need I say more?
I love the colour coordination in this outfit.  Those shorts are spectacular, I love them!  They look fantastic with those heels too.  Love it, love it, love it!
Another wonderful playsuit and heels ensemble.  Be daring, get those legs out of cover and show them off.  Yes, your may be worried that they are looking a little pale after being covered up all winter, but a quick splash of some tanning lotion and voila!  Instant sunshine!  Course, if you can’t be bothered to do that, smooth skin that has been lovingly buffed and moisturised looks just as good!
Love them or hate them (I choose love), harem pants are going to be around for a while, so keep searching for that perfect pair and you will not regret it!  I am wearing mine today with some cute little flats and a turtle-neck sweater.  Soooo comfy!  I like this grey pair she’s wearing with the denim jacket!
J’adore this cute little t-shirt dress, especially the butterfly detail on the back. 

Look I cannot say with all certainty that I wouldn’t ever wear something like this (because I believe that one should always be open-minded about fashion), I just think that these legs look so hot in these python-skin pants (from Zara) that I just had to share it with you.  

I just love this shot.  It reminds me of my little ones being dragged around by me (minus the high-heels of course) – all dressed up with their Disney Princess accessories!  So cute!

I just love how this simple dress is being rocked by these amazing heels!  It could be a boring look otherwise, oui?
Garance Dorè and her Pierre Hardy heels worn with bare legs, looking très hot – must have been a hot day in Paris too when this was taken I think!
I love, love, love this suit!  Just looks so cool on her, wish it was full-length so I could see her shoes too.

Well, there you have it.  I am off to do some housework now… gee my life is so exciting. Oh I almost forgot – I am off to see The September Issue tonight yippee!  I promise to tell you all about it tomorrow (perhaps my life is not all that uninteresting then after all?)

Ciao for now,


Sources: Garance Dorè, The Sartorialist, Vanessa Jackman, JakandJil.

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3 thoughts on “Look Book

  1. These shots make me want to blow off work for the day and go sit at a pavement cafe with a glass of white wine! 🙂

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