Here Comes Summer

H&M necklace, tank, clutch & skirt, Club Monaco hat & skirt,
Sam Edelman booties, bfrend bracelet, ring c/o Social Experiment, MAC lipstick in Vegas Volt

As you can see in these pics, I got very burnt on Saturdy after reading on the back porch for five hours. It didn’t seem like the sun was strong at all, but then lo and behold, five hours later I was confronted by a vision of red in the mirror.Thankfully, it’s now toned down to a tan – perfect given the fact that I am headed to Maui in THREE days!
I didn’t realize until after the fact but this outfit kind of reminds of something Diane Kruger wore a couple years ago to a Chanel event. I remember falling in love with it at the time (and still do love it) so it must have been the unconscious inspiration for this look!
Happy Monday everyone!

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  1. 4.23.12

    Alexandra, such a great outfit! you are so talented at styling & accessorizing!

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  2. 4.23.12

    The sun always gets me the same way! Hate it when that happens. In summer I always have to use a sunblock creme, or otherwise I'll be red as a lobster by the end of the day!

    I really love this outfit. A great inspiration on how to wear my new shoes! They look a lot like yours , haha 😉 x

  3. 4.23.12

    So pretty, Alex! MAC Vegas Volt looks positively electrifying on you (in a good way), it doesn't really have the same effect on me!

    xo, alison*elle

  4. 4.23.12
    Gabriele said:

    love, love, love this outfit! The clutch, skirt and everything is just perfect! 🙂
    xx

  5. 4.23.12
    Re said:

    Beautiful photos, lovely outfit!
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  6. 4.23.12

    Stunning!! I love that skirt, as well as your nail color it really pops! And so jelly that your going to Maui! That's exciting!

    <3 Kelly

  7. 4.23.12
    Shannon said:

    Really beautiful look! Love yoru nails and bracelet.

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  8. 4.23.12

    beautiful look! love love that clutch! xo

  9. 4.23.12
    claude said:

    beautiful outfit!
    I wish the sun would shine at least a little bit over here
    it is so cold :O
    MAUI is the dream, you lucky girl 🙂
    xx claude

  10. 4.23.12

    You DID get some color! And oh how I love your clutch! My eye gravitated toward it right away. This is such a perfect summer appropriate outfit! Maui in 3 days?? I'm so jealous!

  11. 4.23.12
    melissa said:

    I love love the clutch, counting the days for Summer x

  12. 4.23.12
    two birds said:

    you look perfectly sun kissed in these pictures! and i love the sunny and fun vibe of this outfit!

  13. 4.23.12
    Wren said:

    This is such a flattering outfit on you. I love the khaki colour with black. And that clutch is awesome. Have fun in Maui!

    Wren

  14. 4.23.12

    I love your tan, and our long legs (sorry if I sound like a weirdo hehe) Love the kaki color, and the fun zebra clutch, perfect!! xO!

  15. 4.23.12
    Alison said:

    Such a beautiful outfit. I love the skirt with the belt. And I really love the pops of color in your bracelet and nails!

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  16. 4.23.12
    Joana said:

    You look really gorgeous, with a hint of that tan (the lobstery tone is definitely almost gone – last year I got the worst sunburn ever, I could barely sit down…)

    xo Joana

  17. 4.23.12

    Damn, girl! Looking good! I love that gold necklace and I can't wait to see your pictures from Maui! I just know everything is going to be gorgeous- you, the clothes, the beach! So jealous!

  18. 4.23.12

    I love this outfit! I remember that Diane Kruger outfit! So simple and chic!

    Lindsey Turner
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  19. 4.23.12

    Cute outfit. Like your bracelet paired up with nail color!!

    Love your " tan". I'm dying to sit out on the porch to read. We had a long warm stretch but now we are having a little flurries.

  20. 4.23.12
    Cathy said:

    You look beautiful! That belt is awesomeness!!! I have those same booties and LOVE them! 🙂
    http://www.cathykhayes.blogspot.com

  21. 4.23.12

    Omg I'm OBSESSED with that necklace, it's gorgeous. Did you just get it?!

    Sigh, I'm so jelliez you'll be in the tropics soon. Have a fantaaaastic time there!

  22. 4.23.12
    becks said:

    you look stunning as always! so put together – i love every piece! x

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  23. 4.24.12

    I am obsessed with your necklace! so cool : ) and I totally remember that diane krugar reference, great outfit!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  24. 4.24.12
    Sarah said:

    Love this beautiful summery outfit, the hat is perfect =)

  25. 4.24.12
    Cee said:

    I knew I recognised this outfit, pally! I can just picture Diane Kruger wearing it, and you've recreated it almost identically – but better, because you added that amazing lip colour. Seriously, it looks like your lips are going to jump right out of the frame, it's incredible! Glad to see your sunburn looking much better now, and just in time for Maui, too. (Did I mention I'm jealous?) Can't wait for our date tomorrow, my beautiful friend.
    xox,
    Cee

  26. 4.24.12

    Love this outfit – the clutch is fantastic. You look stunning!

  27. 4.24.12

    I love the special accents of this look – so soft and chic. Jealous of your Maui trip. Have fun!!

  28. 4.24.12

    This skirt is fabulous on you!

    x
    Michelle
    http://www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

  29. 4.24.12
    Well... said:

    Aw man, you look like I did on the weekend! Haha, good thing it's toned down though 🙂 I'm excited about getting tan finally!
    I'm obsessed with that necklace girl. Its a gorgeous statement jewelry piece <3
    Great clutch and hat too. Perfect summer outfit!

    Trendy Teal

  30. 4.24.12
    Marisa said:

    The burn on your face has turned into the perfect tan! Now you don't even need bronzer or blush! Your outfit is super chic too, I hope you're packing it to wear in Maui.

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

  31. 4.24.12

    Sun…good, heat…good, your outfit…beautiful! I'm so happy that Summer is finally on it's way!! Good time for Sangria perhaps;)

    Jen xo
    http://www.prairiegirlinthecity.com

  32. 4.24.12

    Enjoy Maui darling. i love this chic outfit combo, super summer-ish.

    cheers, Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

  33. 4.24.12
    Federica said:

    wow you are so beautiful:):) i'm following you, visit my blog if you want 🙂
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  34. 4.24.12
    Heather said:

    Head to toe summer perfect! I love that belt… and I have that necklace too (wearing it tomorrow's post) 🙂 We do love our H&M necklaces don't we 🙂

    XO
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  35. 4.24.12

    Great look… and as i can see you are also a straw hat fan.

  36. 4.24.12

    I wish the sun was shining here, such a cute summer outfit!

  37. 4.24.12
    Sam said:

    Hi dear, its so great to see you in summer wear! The weather looks lovely, the exact opposite of what it is here at the moment. Love how you take a simple and classic colour palette and reinterpret it into a savvy and chic outfit. The clutch is fantastic

  38. 4.24.12
    Phuong said:

    lovely outfit

    Travel in Style

  39. 4.24.12

    i love this look! you look amazing! i just adore you necklace!

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  40. 4.24.12
    Rachel said:

    That necklace is too gorgeous! I seriously love all of your looks!

    xo Rachel

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  41. 4.24.12

    Lovely outfit we love your blog!

    <3

  42. 4.24.12
    Brooke said:

    That's like the perfect outfit :{D I love the belt especially 🙂 Really brings it together!

    xoxo
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  43. 4.24.12
    Lola Finn said:

    You look so great! I love this necklace 🙂

  44. 4.24.12

    great mix!

  45. 4.24.12
    Nikki said:

    You look lovely, I love the accessories!!:)XX

  46. 4.24.12
    Sandy Joe said:

    Aloe vera!

    The shape of that skirt is my dream cut. Loving this a lot.

    x The Pretty Secrets

  47. 4.24.12

    I love your necklace!! You look beautiful, as always 🙂

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    A chic kiss 😉

  48. 4.24.12

    love this look! that skirt looks so cute on you!

    have a great time in maui! <3

    xx
    Amanda
    MyCowlick.blogspot.com

  49. 4.24.12
    Carmen said:

    Oh you let your hair grow? How long did it take you? I want to turn my long bob into a super long mane but I´m not a really patient person when it comes to those things haha
    xx
    http://www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

  50. 4.24.12
    Sunkissed said:

    Absolutely loveeee the outfit 😀

  51. 4.24.12
    Jackie said:

    You look pretty! Super cute outfit, loving the skirt. I have never been to maui even though I'm two islands away from it lol. Have a great time in maui and soak up that sun 🙂

    xx,
    Jackie

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  52. 4.24.12
    Sophie said:

    Such a great look – I adore the clutch!

    xo

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  53. 4.24.12

    you look so adorable dear!
    <3

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  54. 4.24.12
    ANGELA said:

    Great outfit…you look wonderful!I love your creamy skirt and that clutch:)Amazing blog:)Would you like to follow each other maybe?:)

  55. 4.24.12
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  56. 4.24.12

    lovely!
    cool pop of color you added to the outfit with those blue nails!

  57. 4.24.12

    I hope you have a great trip – I haven't been to Hawaii in years but it's such an awesome place! And I love your necklace and blue nails – they add such a great touch to this look.

    Courtney ~ http://www.sartorialsidelines.com

  58. 4.24.12

    I love this look, definitely reminds me of Diane krugers look, bow if only you were at a chanel event hey? That clutch is awesome and i am loving this necklace. I wish itd stop raining so i could spend some time with my deck!
    xJennaD

  59. 4.24.12

    bust that summer groove girl!!! oh how i lovedy love that skirt and belt combo on you! just awesome and super perfect for welcoming in warmer temps. please let them arrive soon universe 😉

    well, it won't matter much when you're soaking in the beach goodness while vacay lounging in Maui!! now look you, just remember to coat that precious skin of yours in a high dose SPF, no more burns okay? that's an old bloggin' biddy warning kinda rant – baha! happy Jimmy-Choos-Day! xo ♥

  60. 4.24.12

    the tan definitely makes the lipstick stand out so more power to ya! love this outfit, very chic 🙂

    Kristina,
    MK Style Diaries

  61. 4.24.12

    WOW i LOVE that necklace! was this a recent purchase?

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  62. 4.24.12
    Bunnie said:

    Alexandra, you look amazing as always! Hope you have a fabulous time on vacation, and good call on giving the blog a little rest while you enjoy yourself!

    xo,
    Tania
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  63. 4.24.12
    nanooosh said:

    You have a great style and a very nice personality !
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  64. 4.25.12
    Joyce said:

    Your outfit is so pretty and I love the necklace! It is fabulous 🙂 Ouch, sunburns are so painful!

  65. 4.25.12

    Those coral lips are INSANELY gorgeous with this neutral ensemble hun…your outfits just keep getting better and better! Love!

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  66. 4.25.12

    I am such a fan of simple colors and looks like this. You pull it of great!

  67. 4.25.12
    kira said:

    Loving this look! The hat is chic

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  68. 4.25.12

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  69. 4.25.12
    MizzJ said:

    Hehe I thought you looked rosier than usual! I love how you take such popular pieces from places like H&M and make them look like you're wearing designer. Have a great trip in Maui!

  70. 4.25.12

    Cute look Alexandra! Enjoy your vacation!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  71. 4.25.12

    Oh jeeperrs hun, you're really making me wish for Summer again! I wouldnt even mind the sunburn if I could JUST feel sun! haha. You look so lovely and I adore all the beige accents. Such a lovely Spring outfit hun ^_^

    Eeli xo

  72. 4.25.12

    You look really pretty – I love your hat and I'm so jealous of your weather !

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  73. 4.25.12

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  74. 4.25.12
    Megan said:

    I love this look – absolutely beautiful! That necklace is stunning.

    Bummer about the burn, but at least you got a little tan out of it! I'm sure you're going to come back from Maui looking like a perfectly tanned goddess 😀

  75. 4.25.12

    Believe it or not, I am JEALOUS of your sun burn! But much more so, I am loving your summer look!!!! Can't wait to dress in fewer layers!

  76. 4.25.12
    Ruby Girl said:

    such a chic look!! xoxo linds of http://www.rubygirlblog.com

  77. 4.25.12
    Jessica said:

    you look super stunning! that lipstick is gorgeous!

    -Jessica
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  78. 4.25.12

    This outfit is just perfect! The skirt with the black tank and belt looks stunning on you. You look lovely as always.

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  79. 4.25.12
    Heather said:

    Love this whole look dear! I love love love the lipstick too. It's such a perfect shade on you. And so in love with your clutch!

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  80. 4.26.12
    Leonie said:

    Oh oh – for some reason I can only see the first picture in this post! Luckily, it's enough to get me excited for summer 😉 Love the hat on you! I don't think I have ever seen you wearing a hat, but it looks great.

    xo Leonie

  81. 4.26.12
    Annie said:

    LOVE this! That skirt is so pretty, and you accessorized perfectly. What a fabulous clutch 🙂

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  82. 4.26.12
    Elisabeth said:

    Lovely hat! 🙂

    xxx
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  83. 9.11.15

    beautiful casual all look…Such an inspiration and awesome look different from others!

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