My Summer Style Guide- How to Dress for the Country
I consider myself a pretty lucky gal to have grown up in the country and even luckier to be spending part of my summer there. I love the wide open spaces, the tall grass, the lovely creatures, the soothing sounds and crisp air. When I go frolicking in the country side I always remember to wear flats, and something with movement. The air moves differently in the country, so you want something with layers or frills so that it catches and dances. And I like the rustic look of the burlap clutch.
Chambray shirt- Old
Dress- My Ma’s old skirt
Are you guys spending some time in a beautiful countryside this summer? Or are you gets strutting in your heels around a chic urban city?
Either way, I hope you’re having fun.
My Summer Style Guide- How to Dress for a Festival
I asked my lovely guest writers to share what they would/are wearing to a summer festival. This week I am a very lucky girl and I’m heading down to Portland Maine to see the Gentlemen of the Road festival featuring Mumford and Sons. I couldn’t be more jazzed, especially to wear this dress to the festival. I scored this baby at a charming vintage shop. To me it is perfect festival wear because it’s casual, comfortable but still really pretty with this floral print. When heading to a festival it’s important to wear hat for added sun protection. But most importantly comfortable shoes are a must, I’m wearing my moccasins because they are really comfortable and durable for unpredictable terrain.
The only thing I might change about this outfit before I head out to the show is changing the satchel to a backpack.
I hope you guys get to enjoy a summer music festival or two, and if you do I want to hear all about it!
First, is there anything nicer than crisp new jeans? They look so good and fresh. Second, this is a perfect example of how you need to select colors that compliment your skin tone. Hubster has a lot of pink in his complexion, so wearing red only emphasis it. But here he chose to wear burgundy because it’s in the same family as red so you get a similar feel, but it’s darker and doesn’t make him look the same shade of red all over.
Happy Monday Loves!
P.S. His whole outfit is brought to you by Old Navy!
Shapes Over Styles
I just to have a certain style, when I was a teen I was, well, a punk kid. Can you believe it? I’m a little embarrassed. Anyway, the point being that I only wore punk style clothing like ratty jeans, studded belts, band tees and the like. I didn’t care so much about fit or shape. Now I base all my clothing decisions on shape and fit. I usually select dress that fit on the top and flare on the bottom to cover the parts of myself that I’m unhappy about (hello thunder thighs). I think that has been my biggest lesson in style. I don’t get hung up on things like whether I think I can pull off the bohemian or glam or retro or sporty look, I embrace all sorts of look as long as the fit is right.
Isn’t that pup the cutest?
How do you guys feel about this? Do you go for a certain look first (quirky or conservative or mod) then worry about fit or are you looking for great shapes first?
Hit Or Miss
I have been reading Diane Keaton’s autobiography Then Again (which is fantastic BTW) and there are some gorgeous photos of her during her Annie Hall days. I was feeling so inspired by her menswear look, it’s so classic, iconic even. So, I decided to put together a Diane Keaton inspired look, but I put a little spin on it by adding a bright print. I was pretty happy with this look until the Hubster said I looked like Blossom. Now I am a little torn, is this classic like Diane or dated like Blossom?
I have been taking a very hard look at this outfit and now I am starting to fall on the side that I might look like Blossom in this photos. But is that a bad things? She is a classic character.
What do you guys think Hit or Miss?
I promise you won’t hurt my feelings if you think it’s a miss.
Guest Post by Dash Dot Dotty.
Today’s guest post is by Dotty from Dash Dot Dotty! She is one of my favorite bloggers; her photos are magnificent, her locations are great and her style is so chic! I’m so thrilled she’s here today!