Summer Spray

7.08.2012


ASOS dress (see it as a full dress here), 
Thrifted maxi skirt (similar style here), 
Alexander Wang crossbody bag, 
Vintage jewelry (from Lauren's gdma).

You know it's hot in Brooklyn when every block has a Fire Hydrant spewing water into the street! Although, I must say I don't mind being misted once in awhile when walking around the hood.

Despite the heat, I decided to add some layers to my look by tossing a printed maxi over a shorter dress to give both an instant upgrade. I've never layered a long skirt over a minidress before, but I'm kind of digging the outcome. And what a great way to instantly double your wardrobe! 

As for accessories, I dressed up the look with a dash of silver, incorporating some vintage jewelry I inherited from my grandmother, Micol's awesome Wang crossbody bag, and these new jeweled sandals I received from Fibi & Clo. I rarely wear flats, but the elegant shape and design of these sandals had me sprung. And you wouldn't believe how affordable they are... which is perfect for me because after a summer of bbqs, concerts, weekend trips, and lots of running around in the heat, my shoes (not to mention my feet) are usually totally destroyed.

xL

60 comments :

  1. I miss playing in the fire hydrants! Very nice outfit for a hot summer day.

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  2. What a cool snake print skirt!
    http://fashionfauxpas-mintjulep.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow, these photos are awesome. Great skirt :)

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  4. This is the perfect combination of fun and classiness! I adore the crop top with this python skirt - it's so rocker chic. You look absolutely gorgeous - GORGEOUS. Your hair is the perfect amount of beachy wavy, and I am so jealous of everything about you.

    Congrats on being featured on IFB - you guys totally deserve it! You're both so beautiful and talented.

    -Gabrielle

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  5. Gorgeous outfit! Are they really spewing water into the streets because of the heat?!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  6. And again a cropped top, love this scalloped version!

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  7. This dress is amazing! I love the top ♥

    http://fantasyfashioned.blogspot.de

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  8. LOOVE this layered look - The mini dress has some majorly cute detail with the open back and scalloped edges, and that maxi skirt is a faboosh print. "Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!" (can you name that flick?!)
    x
    www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

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  9. I love this outfit! I'm obsessed with scalloped edges! Your nail polish is gorgeous too! xx

    http://alicesstylenotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I love everything about this look! It's pretty and feminine with edgy, boho charm! :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

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  11. Oh my gosh, stunning backdrop. SO beautiful!

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  12. Great layering look! I love a Peter pan collar :)

    www.fashionablepeople.co.uk

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  13. love this look! and such cute sandals

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  14. I find it hard not to wear sandals or flats in the summer. My feet sweat with just the thought of putting on actual shoes. As for flat sandals they are my go to summer shoe...when it's 90 or above I just can't take hiking in heels. Walking in heels in the city is a workout already. lol Love the cut of the back of your top.

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  15. First, your hair is to.die.for. Second, your skirt needs to be in my closet. It's perfect. If you wake up tomorrow to find it missing, you know where it went.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  16. Amazing pictures!! Love your hair and outfit!!!

    beautyofheworld.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the water in the background, such a cool photo shoot idea!

    Grace
    http://gracep-photos.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the peek a boo cut out back. Gorgeous

    Pixel Hazard | Bright Green Laces |

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  19. swooning over the top of that dress. the photography on this site is decadent.

    lovelovelove,
    autumn bird
    http://theautumnbird.blogspot.com

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  20. Great pictures and dress! I love the back of it! Would you like to follow each other?
    http://southerngloss.blogspot.com

    -Kelsi

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  21. that dress is amazing! love how you styled it with the skirt on top

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  22. love love love this whole outfit! xoxo

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  23. these pics are gorgeous! in love with that skirt!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  24. Love your blog and photos - your style is adorable an girly. Bellachicstyle.com

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  25. Great photos. This outfit is a concrete jungle romance. Love it.

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  26. Glad I found your blog!

    Cheers,

    Sarah Lee Weaver
    www.sarahleeweaver.com

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  27. I love your snake print skirt & simple jewelry.

    It was great meeting you at Governor's Ball... I was so shocked that you actually recognized me. I just moved to Bushwick (kind of close to your 'hood)...hopefully I'll run into you/be able to meet up with you over the summer.

    Hudson East
    HudsonEast.blogspot.com

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  28. Lovely as always! Love your snakeskin print skirt so much!

    Arra
    OASAP GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG LAST 2 DAYS!
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  29. Cool dress! had me fooled at first!

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  30. omg, these pictures are beyond stunning. Fabulous post, love. I've got a new outfit post. If you get a sec I'd love to hear your thoughts. xo

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  31. Each piece is unique and together they make a fabulous outfit! That bag is really something!

    xxx
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
    New Post : STRIPES AND DENIM - KIDS PLAY
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/2012/07/stripe-and-denim-kids-play.html

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  32. I am absolutely loving this "dress" turned crop top! The back details are amazing!!!!

    xx, alexia in the meantime

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  33. I would never have thought to have layered this skirt over this dress, but it looks incredible!

    Sea and Swank

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  34. This is one of my favourite posts ever on your blog!
    I adore the light and spray effect of the pictures, they are stunning!
    And I love the outfit, so summer chic, what a great dress and skirt, wonderful styling!

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  35. Amazing look and pictures!!!! Yes here in NY has been really hot:/

    http://www.thefashionhive.com

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  36. Micol, the photography here is INSANE. It is no wonder IFB chose this as one of their best undiscovered blogs! I felt v. smug when I read that, I was all 'pshh, I've been reading them FOREVER...' hee hee! Congrats, ladies!
    Jennifer

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  37. Cute - and LOVE the sandals!

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  38. Wonderful summerly look and fantastic fotos!

    Daria from www.cinnamon-star.blogspot.com

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  39. amazing pictures! and this shirt/dress with open back is on my "wish list" now ")
    xxo

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  40. Great pics and great outfit! I think I would have gotten too hot with those layers - I was dying in the city this past week - but it looks wonderful on you.

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  41. What great pics!I saw your blog on the IFB newsletter yesterday, congrats!

    xo
    Alison

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  42. Wow, absolutely loving this whole look! The back is fantastic!

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  43. Ahh guess what! I found you in this article from IFB.
    http://heartifb.com/2012/07/03/11-amazing-style-blogs-youve-probably-never-heard-of/
    Congrats ;) you deserve it!

    PS- the crop scalloped top is to die for. You look amazing. No doubt about it.

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  44. Totally stunning, I have to admit. And I adore the awesome backdrop of the water spraying around the hot street!

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  45. Great way to double up indeed! Loving the back of the mini detail along with the bag! Those sandals are lovely and I like that I haven't seen anything quite like them before.

    I remember those east coast NYC & Philly summers. Something very nostalgic about those hydrants. Heading to Philly for a few days and can't wait to remember what normal summers are like. This SF weather blows... literally heh

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

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  46. LOVE this look! You've shown such amazing creativity and the proportions are really interesting and pretty!

    ~Jacy

    http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  47. Gorgeous photos! The dress is perfect as a top, so pretty! p.s. congrats on the recent press (IFB piece is fab!). xx

    http://theautumnissue.com

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  48. These photos are beyond gorgeous! I'm in love!

    xoxo,

    Allie

    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  49. you look beautiful, love everything on your outfit!
    xoxo

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  50. These photos are amazing!!! And I want to go run through that water right now, it is SO hot. Loving your blog. ;)

    xo Laura

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  51. Love the scalloped detail..love!
    Didn't know you were in NY too!
    loving your look girl.
    Sheree
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  52. Wow great pictures! Totally love that snakeprint and scalloped hem!!

    xoxo

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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