Wednesday, June 22

the first day of summer,


Hello Summer, hello burnt cheeks, hello strawberry sips.
As I write to you, I'm sitting on the posy-decorated porch, beneath a simmered sky.  There are marshmallows melting,  knee caps tinting,   and floral fragrance's tickling snouts.   At last,  the rainy June descends, and I can kiss the lips of summer.

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.  ~Bern Williams
To celebrate the first day of Summer, I attached my bosom to the yellow bloom of a sun dress.  I'll have you know, the fur vest, and sweater do not reflect the temperature.  While wearing this outfit,  I was cascaded by secret quarrels of sweat.   Truly,   If I followed fashion by the light of the sun, I would have been naked.

Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.  A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world.  ~Ada Louise Huxtable

Summer brings  naked toes, gladdening, and sprightly atmospheres.
For me, Summer brings unblemished thought, and wonderment.  When I gaze into the horizon, I am not burdened by misery.      At Summer's window,   I am no longer a creature of comfort, seeking desolate patterns.  Instead, I become an explorer.    I grow, like a crop, beneath the sugar beams of light.

For my Summer, I will trade yawns for stretches, and scratches for tickles.

For many winters, and inside aching,  I have allowed my restless soul to wilt.  In my life span, I have spent too often as a bare, and hollow creature,   hidden below cotton blankets. I have hid my dreams beneath pillowcases, and tricked my adventures with fear.      As I catch glimpses of my face in the mirror, and my feet in the water,  I wonder.  I wonder how humans can let our souls wither. I wonder why we keep ourselves dreaming, constantly dreaming, but never wearing our dreams.  

When Summer comes, and my belly aches subside, I feel at peace, at discovery, and at growth.   As the earth's dirt warms, so does my soul.  

Watch me gallop. Watch me explore..
Happy Summer feelings.

 Kisses !!


what i wore
sun dress- forever 21 $13
flower headband- nyc flea market $13
faux fur vest- china town $12
floral crochet- mama's closet vintage $0

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61 comments:

  1. i love what you are wearing here, it gives off "summer has arrived" king of vibe! I love the colour of the dress its gorgeous :)

    Hayley xx

    www.dancinginspirations.blogspot.com

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  2. your headband and braid is so cute... and this outfit is the perfect start to a good summer!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  3. You look darling in the mustard hue, and the plaited hair with the floral headband is truly lovely.

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  4. Super cute way to switch it up by layering the fur then stripping it down to reveal the yummiest of citrus summer colors! Great move, love the long crochet...boho chic in full effect doll! You look great!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  5. That dress is beautiful!!! xxx

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  6. I love this outfit! xD

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  7. Your flower headband is amazing! I also love the pretty combo of yellow and white. Looks very warm, haha!

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  8. i honestly can't choose my fave photo of the day, for i loved them all. i did.

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  9. You are such an amazing writer Amy, I love this post! You look beautiful as always :)

    xDanielle

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  10. Such a beautiful post, you look stunning as usual.
    Would love for you to come check out my blog sometime!
    xoxo
    www.avenuemaria.blogspot.com

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  11. Anonymous22.6.11

    Your writing inspires me. So does your fashion.

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  12. so cute! lovin this post >.<

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  13. Anonymous22.6.11

    I love how you write.

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  14. This is SUCH a fun outfit, normally I'm not a huge fan of the summer of love look but you pulled it off very classy. :)

    www.mammalandlamb.com

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  15. I think summer is definitely your season! Can't wait to see you in more floaty dresses and floral wreaths. (:

    Btw, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving that sweet comment! I've been following you for quite some time now (I even post your pics on my Tumblr inspiration blog, credited of course!) - so I nearly hyperventilated when I saw you on my site. Lol. <3

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  16. Wow you look so beautiful adore your hair and all the details,accessories, dress and shoes!!!! Just perfect!!!
    Freesia

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  17. you look great!!! And I love that headband! That would be a great DIY!

    kisses

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  18. You are too cute Amy! Love the heart shaped sunnies :)

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  19. you look stunning! beautiful outfit and pictures!

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  20. compliments for your taste in clothes, and your musical tastes....ciao

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  21. That yellow dress is just wonderful on you! Especially with the flowers in your hair and super cool sunglasses. I love this!

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  22. Pretty look with super sweet layering. What a great headpiece too... perfect for summer festivals :)

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  23. wow girl you look absolutely adorable! I love this boho chic look x

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  24. Wonderful pictures :)
    I love your sunglasses.
    Very cute

    xx Viktoria

    http://fashiondanslacuisine.blogspot.com/

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  25. Anonymous23.6.11

    Your dress is so pretty and the braid in your hair !! How did you do your braid? I like how it's quietly peeking through your outfit. So much prettiness.

    You've described Summer better than any1 I've ever read.

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  26. amazing outfit, i love your dress so much! :)

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  27. love the hair piece and the long net


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  28. Gorgeous first day of summer outfit! Love the hairpiece!
    Love & Labels

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  29. Lovely :)

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  30. Your dress is so pretty.

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  31. I adore the flower headband :)
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  32. oh my gosh, your hair - beautiful!
    outfit - perfection!
    just beautiful beautiful beautiful!

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  33. You look so pretty with this outfit! very dreamy ^^ and I can't be happier with the summer coming

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  34. pretty dress, your hair looks so pretty!!! :)

    xo Emma

    www.fromcitytocity-emm.blogspot.com

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  35. the headband suits you really well, you're really pretty <3

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  36. gorgeous outfit, i love it!
    also, thanks so much for commenting :D
    xxx

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  37. love your outfits :)

    xoxo http://amourfashions.blogspot.com

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  38. Thank you for your wonderful comment! The warm summer yellow is so beautiful, and the Bern Williams quote made me smile.

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  39. Thanks for your sweet comment. ♥
    wow, I really like your oufit and those shoes/heels!!

    Keep on bloggin' sweetheart.
    x
    kibear ♥

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  40. This post is gorgeous - love it! I simply adore summer <3
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  41. I dont believe i can even express how much i love your blog now after stumbling upon it!
    I am following for sure

    -Callie

    http://thosebluebirdskies.blogspot.com

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  42. how cute! i love the bright color of this dress. You look very summery!

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  43. Super awesome outfit! It looks so fresh and flowery :-)


    My blog
    xoxo Michaela

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  44. Love the heart glasses :)
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  45. Such a lovely outfit! Especially adore the colours.

    http://fleeting-moments.blogspot.com

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  46. i just found your blog and i love it. following you. follow baack??? THANKSS BEAUTIFUL

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  47. you're so pretty! I love the way you put this outfit together, I would never have thought yellow, fur and heart-shaped sunglasses go, but they so do!

    your headband is so sweet, and so's your writing.



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  48. You look lovely!
    Very 70's ;)

    X EnvySplendour

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  49. great outfit! love the dress and the headband, but where did you get those sunnies?? xo

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  50. Absolutely beautiful blog! Thanks for your visit to mine.. I am deeply impressed by your creativity. I will become a regular visitor, keep on writing!

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  51. Such a very pretty outfit !!

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  52. Ah I love this! Your hair is so pretty with that braid... I wish I could manage that and actually like it hah. Such a cute hippie look though, love it.

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  53. That is such an adorable dress. I love yellow dresses. great headpiece too!!

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  54. the headband is great - It looks like you could double it as a necklace!

    Just discovered your blog and I absolutely love it!

    Kristina
    http://spottedappeal.blogspot.com/

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  55. Love the simplicity of this looks, fabulous!

    www.dressmedearly.com

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  56. I totally adore you!! Wonderful style, girl.
    strawberry freckleface

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