Monday, 23 July 2012

Sweet Side of Summer

Yippedee! Yahoo! Wooh! We. Have. Summer! - The British Summer is not just a myth passed down from generation to generation, since today there is conclusive evidence to support the idea that such a thing exists! ... Hello Folks - forgive my absence of nine days - I can assure you that I was not idling away my Summer Holidays, rather stressing about the fact that in a month my fate and future shall forever be sealed as I receive my exam results, and the impending wrath of my parents. In the mean time, I have the three musketeers (Play I'm in) for another two and a half weeks, a trip to Amsterdam and a trip to Prague coming up. *Exciting* Today, I went to see Twelfth Night, and it was one of the best Shakespeare performances I had ever seen complete with delectable 18th centure costume and wigs, some excellent physical comedy and an inimitable Sir Andrew, an absolute delight and very accessible, even to my young French cousin.

Anyway, egotistical thing on the subject of me, myself and I - for your pleasure and degustation.

What I love about this outfit is the contrast of the green and the orange; I adore bright colours and these two feel well together, like the rose I am holding in my hand in a few of the photos. It feels like something to wear on a slow, langorous July day when I wish to avoid Sunburn and I'm worried about the weather turning for the worse, but still want to feel Summery, colourful and elegant.

 Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
- Henry James


Like a horse flicking away flies,
And drunk on heat and white wine,
And the smell of a freshly mown lawn.
And Limbs like long, white tree roots.
And a Ladybird climbing a blade of grass nestled with the cuckoo spit.
And the sun through diamond-shaped windows casting rainbows across the first floor landing.


 While we’re young and beautiful, living free and easy. Here without a worry, dancing in our bare feet because when the summer’s done we might not be so young and beautiful...

  • Floor-length Green Skirt - Coast @John Lewis
  • Blouse - Country Casuals
  • Platform Shoes with Polkadots - Iron Fist Girls
  • Orange Bag - Monnari
  • Green Leaf Brooch on Bag - Ruby Loves, Stamford, UK
  • White Ribbon - From a Chocolate Box

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I would do more but, as I have already mentioned, I have just been to see a play and I might add that I am quite tired, so all I have to do is wish you happiness and good health.

Thanks for reading, do comment and please follow!


TINA said...

Love the combination of green maxi and orange bag! Nice ensemble!


dimitri said...

Très jolies ces photos et cette tenue estivale. J'aime beaucoup ce style et ces couleurs s'accordent bien.
Très beaux aussi les tableaux.

Scorpionica said...

What a great blog!
Of cours im following you and thank you so much for your comment ;))


Hola Bambi said...

Cute cute pics , love the green maxi xx

Liesl said...

You are adorable and I simply love your skirt and the color!!! Your post just shined with enthusiasm and positivity, which I just loved! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for such a sweet comment! Yours is lovely! :)

Francesca Giusti said...

love this pics and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

Sarasvati said...

I love the skirt!!! nice post! :D

xoxo, Sara

Elegantesque said...

you speak french very well, a moins que tu ne sois française :)

joli look



Elegantesque Blog

Suz said...

Great blog! Love the color, the poetry and the photography.

NaNa said...

The maxi is gorgeous, what a lovely colour! =)

Anna @ FEED ME NANA xoxo

Unknown said...

Great post !

Love your outfit so much!!

You look FABOULOUS !

Just stopped by your blog!
Loved it instantly so I have no choice but to follow you around!!

Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time



Unknown said...

Lovely words and even better pictures, the colours and contrast of the pictures are absolutely marvellous.
Kisses and best luck with your exam results.

Elisabeth said...

You have a great blog dear !!
Would u like to follow each other?
I'm already following u ! (:

xx from

Lucie said...

Super beautiful skirt! Great blog dear!

Plami said...

ahhhh there's nothing better than a summer afternoon <3 You look gorgeous! I absolutely love the maxi skirt!

Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog! It means a lot to me!


Andrea said...

I love what you've done here that is so genius!! That jade split skirt is so beautiful as is your amazingly long hair.

Unknown said...

very interesting blog dear!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning, Zoé!

Thank you so much for visiting my post; I am finally in blogland again after having a holiday with an old friend. I love your idea here on your blog for I too am a poet. I am not yet published or even well-established, but I have lived my life as a poet in observing every detail around me and musing on it.

FABULOUS PHOTOS! Enjoy every moment of your life....our lives are a poem yet to be written! Anita

Silvia said...

Thanks for your comment I follow you!

I love the skirts it´s so cool!

elpuntodelola said...

Bonito look, y unas fotografias preciosas. Besos

Unknown said...

You look lovely! thanks for passing by my blog ;)

Bonnie said...

Your skirt is fantastic. I love that high slit.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Unknown said...

Very pretty look, the skirt is lovely. That photo of the rose is incredible too, it's mezmerizing!
If you have a free moment I would so appreciate you checking out my new coral + mint outfit post!

The Urban Umbrella

Unknown said...

Merci ! ^^

Anonymous said...

Love your bag!

Lori said...

that skirt is gorgeous!

Renessmeen said...


naivebones said...

ahh lovely photos! I wish I could write poetry well!
Much love!
Alexa ^.^

Liz said...

Nice Pictures and wonderful blog! (:

lovely greetings!

Karleise KaKa said...

love the combination.... thks for comment... I loved... good blog... xoxo