Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer in the City


Forever 21 dress, J Crew Belt and bracelet, Tiffany & Co necklace, H&M ring, Nordstrom clutch, Nine West pumps, Ray-Ban sunglasses



While it didn't reach record temperatures in Santa Monica this summer, last weekend was actually sunny and relatively warm (highs of around 68 degrees). Gabe and I were able to walk to dinner on Sunday and enjoy being outside without sleeves. As I mentioned here I've been enamored of florals lately and decided to wear this Forever 21 dress before it officially became too cold to wear it without a jacket (which I fully intend to do this Fall). In fact, I've been pulling out all my summer dresses and sandals and wearing them as often as possible lately before summer's over. Is there anything you're trying to squeeze in while the warm weather is still upon us?

52 comments:

Katie said...

Oh you look amazing! Love the outfit, so perfect for summer. I can't believe you're having highs of 68! Our highs are pushing 100 with the heat index well over 100. It'll be hot until November at least. Miserable.

Diana Mieczan said...

I really want the summer to stay for little longer...I adore florals too and this is such a pretty dress,sweetie:)

Great look and I bet you guys had a blast:)

Hugs

Krystal said...

you make me want long hair!

style'n said...

Love your outfit posts Valerie and you look stunning as usual. So, I love the metallic bag, adore the floral dress (and yes trying to wear all mine before the end of the month), and I am huge fan of the shoes :) I am so loving that color for the fall as well.
naina

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Love that pattern!! So pretty! :) I've been trying to wear my sundresses, shorts and sandals as much as possible but I'm actually super excited about Fall and wearing sweaters and jackets!! :D

hiyaluv said...

gorgeous as always doll!
smiles,
gina

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

What a perfect summer look!

Sydney at PetiteGorgeous said...

Very nice choice with the pumps to go with the dress! I wouldn't have thought of that.

Lisa Griffin said...

trying to squeeze in as many beach days as possible and justifying multiple pedicures haha
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Nikki said...

First of all, you look gorgeous. I love everything about your outfit, especially your adorable dress.
I have so many dresses I haven't gotten to wear yet! I'm really hoping it will stay warm into September because I need to squeeze them in!


xx
Nikki

Torrie said...

Anything I'm trying to squeeze into??
... Yes EVERYTHING... since (as you saw on the recent post) I've been doing too much 'recipe experimenting' (and eating!!) and too little exercising!

You are very welcome for the feature:).

Pretty Pleased said...

Love your lavender and green florals~very sweet summer dress! I am growing weary of the 90+ temps here but I will certainly miss my strappy tanks when the chill hits!
MC
www.prettypleasedblog.com

20 York Street said...

I love the first photo! You look absolutely gorgeous in florals!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Cute look. Yes- I need to relish my summer dresses, shorts, and sandals!

Audrey Allure said...

Such a pretty dress!

Jamie said...

I love this dress on you! Great colors, great silhouette!
I am thinking that the minute we accept that we had no summer and we let it go to embrace fall, we're gonna get a heat wave! Watch September be hot!! It would totally figure! LOL

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Josie said...

You do the greatest outfit posts! I love this pretty dress and that cute belt -- you mix high-and-low-end items so well!
xo Josie
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Marcie said...

Oh, I love this dress and the pumps! You look great, Val. I have to second Josie, you do have the best outfit posts. Your hair looks great wavy too.

xo M

Alicia said...

Oh I am so jealous it has been freezing in SF all summer! Luckily I've been able to get out of town to wear my summery clothes and dresses! And you can definitely transition that little floral number into fall with chunky sweaters and boots!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I love your outfit, those shoes are cute!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! You seriously look like a supermodel. LOVE that dress and those pumps on you; though I'm especially adoring your hair - the style is very Old Hollywood Glamour (a la Veronica Lake)...gorg!

I'm just counting down the days until fall, to be honest - I want to wear my boots!! :)

PursuitOfLLT said...

loving those pumps. are they lavender? so pretty. and your hair looks great here! long, loose wavy curls. I'm jealous!!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i have a whole waredrobe i didn't even go near yet - well half of it don't fit (darn pasta!) .. haha .. lookin' cute as ever!

Tasha said...

Hey Valerie! This floral F21 dress is gorgeous! I love the floral print!

You look very pretty! Great sunglasses too!

House of Design & Style said...

You look stunning! I love that dress and glad you were able to get one last use out if it before the temperature changes! XO

Catita said...

your outfit is amazing and your hair tops it perfectly! wanting long bouncy hair like yours!
Catita

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

First of all your hair is so gorgeous. What do you use.

Love the outfit with the bag, too cute and of course I am trying to squeeze in all my summer dresses but its raining in Aug. UGH!

Ivania said...

this is such a chic and sophisticated outfit for hot weather!

Annie said...

Just gorgeous. Love that dress AND your hair!

Kristin W said...

I love the dress and the fact that it's from forever 21! And the shoes are perfect! What a fab summer outfit :)

vintagewithatwist said...

very glamourous! love the print of the dress, and those pumps look great with it!

v [ hobovogue ] said...

love that dress! the print is gorgeous .

<33 [v] hobovogue

this free bird said...

You are hot sauce in that dress Val. Love the shoes too. Hel-loooo to fall with a little jacket over it too. Whatever, we're in fall-like conditions.

Don't know if you read Bumpkin's blog, but she passed away so I can't do the commenting madness today. Just don't have it in me.

xoxo,
Carrie

MarchMusings said...

You nailed the perfect summer look. The dress and the accessories-lovely

Jess said...

What a gorgeous outfit! Love the bright purple, and love how you paired it with grey pumps.

xo

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Love it! And I have been stocking up on light weight jackets for that exact same purpose!! I am wearing open toe sandals as much as possible... I will be so sad once it's too cold for them!

Anna Walker said...

I was near Santa Monica this weekend, and it was cold! (somehow I managed to sunburn though...) anyway, I love your dress! So cute! :)

Kristen said...

Oo, I love your dress, your heels, and esp. your hair! Gorgeous outfit-

Chelsea Gwynne said...

beautiful dress! I love how you always wear color!

Kari said...

i just love your high/low pairings, you are beyond gorg!

Jen Watts said...

You definitely rock the sundress!!!

Erica said...

Such a great outfit! Love your shoes!

undomestic chica said...

CUTE dress! Love the shoes too. Your weather sounds like our lame Seattle weather.

ViCreative said...

love this dress. such a nice one! thanks for sharing your thought!

Vicky
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Chantel said...

I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS DRESS! I agree you should wear it in the fall and get the max wear out of it!

ABBI said...

What a great outfit! Love the shoes, and especially the clutch.

Join the Gossip said...

Super cute! Love the emtire look, especially the pumps.

It's so cold in my office that I wear cardigans almost everyday. I have yet to really experience summer and it's almost over :(

She Wore It Well said...

Gorgeous outfit!

I'm stuck in an outfit rut in winter. Can't wait for it to warm up already!

x

Anna Jane said...

so gorgeous! you look great. glad that you were actually able to go sleeveless for a bit.

xx anna jane

Jessica said...

You are gorgeous and this is an adorable outfit! Thanks for stopping by my blog! xo

ari said...

absoulutely STUNNING! girl you make that F21 dress look like a million bucks!
xo
ari

Kate's Rant said...

LOVE the shoes! So glad you kept them :) Love that ring too. Gorgeous outfit!!