6.02.2011

ease of wear.

easy does it for summer,
and this entire look is the epitome of ease.
here's the breakdown:

the dress:
i prefer a basic dress in a solid color. this one, by fighting eel, is one of my favorites. it's lightweight, and the off-the-shoulder look transitions perfectly from day to night.
casual with slippers, dressy with summer heels.
a simple tank maxi would work, too.

the hat:
a straw fedora, floppy, or boater...doesn't matter.
any of them will work. its main purpose, for me, is to cover up the wind blown hair after the beach.

the hair:
the best part about the beach is that the salty ocean and wind gives you perfectly tousled hair with a natural
hold. under the hat, these waves look great down and flowing or twisted into a simple bun.

the accessories:
it's a balancing game, but keep it simple.
i chose a big ring, then added a few understated pieces.

the shoes:
slippers for the beach.
summer wedges with a neutral sole like cork,
or anything woven like espadrilles. 

(dress, fighting eel; hat, f21; necklace, sister DIY)

52 comments:

  1. Gorgeous look for the beach! I can't wait till it's warmer here (I think I've said this for the last 3 months at least haha)

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  2. great look..love that dress..love the pink lipstick on you.

    cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com

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  3. i love this look! really suits you :)

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  4. love easy summer pieces! it looks fab on you! =)

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  5. lovely look <3


    sweet and sugars,
    Dias

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  6. love your hat! it makes the outfit! =)
    www.missdonata.blogspot.com

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  7. omg gorgeous combination of the dress and hat! <3
    great outfit! :)

    xx

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  8. I love the material on the hat! Did you buy it like that? Its so gorgeous!

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  9. Love the simple chic look. The hat and the necklace make this outfit though.
    I keep buying more and more hats it seems. They just add so much style to any outfit.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  10. lovely outfit dear :D
    love this look :D

    riestyaap

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  11. What a beautiful dress! And I love the necklace! And I've seen Dirty Dancing plenty of times as well :)

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  12. this look is so ''summer!!'' love it :DD
    the dress the hat..your shoes :)
    love your nails :DD

    kisses
    caramellitsa

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  13. easy easy, I like this sexy cool outfit !! the nail polish is perfect!

    xoxo
    ✘Letizia

    ❤‿❤

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  14. I love your post the way you offered straight-forward, easy-to-understand style advice. Grerat outfit to boot. I hope you will look at my blog and follow me, too. Thanks!

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  15. Gorgeous look for the beach :) I love simple outfits, but the hat just adds that fashion edge :) love your hat like that too :)

    Love, Vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  16. Beautiful photos! Following you back from Everything Beautiful In Its Time!

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  17. Oh my Lord - I love this look and need that dress in. my. life. Also, thanks to you, my nails have never looked better. Seriously. I have been painting my nails all Oomphy almost everyday since I started reading your blog. Making sure they have polish on them keeps me from chewing them (I have a TERRIBLE habit of gnawing on my cuticles - nice, huh?). Anyhoooozle, have a great weekend!

    merci,
    Shan

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  18. Lovely look!! Following back! Have a lovely day, and thanks for visiting the ranch.

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  19. The shoes, the SHOES......!!!!!!!!!!!! I them so much!

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  20. I + heart + them that is :-)

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  21. Love those wedges :) Its a really nice look!
    www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3

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  22. So pretty! The hat is lovely xo

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  23. Love the look :-) The fedora is gorgeous & matches the dress perfectly!

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  24. LOVE the hat! and your accessories are hot.

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  25. love love that ring!!!

    xo jackie
    http://livingaftermidnite.blogspot.com

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  26. i love how you put your hair.. it looks so effortless & relaxed<3

    your accessories are so cute!

    xx
    http://www.trend-ish.com

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  27. Gorgeous! I could totally see you lounging on a benche, sipping a drink and taking in the ocean view.

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  28. You look so cool and lovely. I wish my head would get along with hats, I'd kill to be able to rock a hat like you.

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  29. Think this may be one of my faves to date. The accessories give so much interest to the simple beauty of the dress.

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  30. ah, you're making me miss the beach so much! haha

    Janelle
    http://barestudy.blogspot.com

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  31. Perfect beach outfit and the accessories are so Summer perfect!! Another great look from you doll

    Kisses,
    http://fashionmakeuplifestyle.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love the dress, and you are right, you could wear it almost anywhere!

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  33. Hi. I am returning the follow from my blog at Atlanta Military Mom! Thanks for the follow!

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

    Mandy @ Atlanta Military Mom

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  34. Yup, this is an effortless look. And cool too (that is cool, cool and cool as in temp.)! The hat is an added bonus!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  35. Thanks for your sweet comment :)
    love your ring & necklace very very much :)

    follow each other?
    xoxo Love

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  36. Beautiful outfits and the pics are incredible!! I'm a new follower from the hop :)

    http://anirishitalianblessing.blogspot.com/

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  37. This dress looks great on you! It's so versatile! I loveeee the color of your nail polish too!

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  38. I love the outfit!!

    New follower from blog hop! Please check out my blog and follow back!

    http://greatexpectations-kyna.blogspot.com/

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  39. Thanks for participating in “Stalk Hop Friday!” I'm Following you on GFC as Mrs. Marine!
    www.mrs-marine.com
    Don’t forget to stop by next week and link up again on "Stalk Hop Friday"!

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  40. Thanks for following bacon time. I love fashion following you back. I have a dress that looks just like that. I wear it with belts a lot.

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  41. amazing dress!! love the whole outfit!

    XoXo
    H&C from Amsterdam
    www.sistersandsisters.com

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  42. You look awesome! love that hat!

    http://bellasstyle.blogspot.com

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  43. Hi, thanks for the hop. I'm your newest follower :) Have a great weekend.

    I'd love for you to stop by if you have time:

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  44. love your hat!! The silk scarf is gorgeous! Perfect pattern!

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  45. gorgeous beach outfit, the hat and the way you twist your hair, make this outfit totally beach chic!! and extra chic with that pink lipstick, love it!!
    http://mystylebyjoandy.blogspot.com

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  46. Thanks for checking out our blog through the hop and commenting. We're following you back!

    Cool blog. Love your ring. :)

    ~ Montreal Fashion Moms ~
    http://montrealfashionmoms.blogspot.com/

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  47. Love this outfit, great post :)
    Thanks for your comment on my blog x

    ceeharvey.blogspot.com

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  48. love this whole outfit! and that dress, oh that dress! I totally want one for myself!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  49. Girl, this look is out of this world - that dress is just perfection!

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  50. I wish I could master the casual hair kind of knot that you pulled off here...my hair always ends up looking more ragged and stringy after a day on the beach!

    The hat does still come in handy for me, though :)

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  51. Absolute perfection. I'm not even exaggerating. That dress is completely envy-inducing. I DO love that it's easily transformed from daywear to nightwear :)

    XXo,
    Neekoh

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  52. beautiful dress, you look so pretty with it x

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