Pleats and Goals

12.7.10

Yesterday, my sister and a bunch of our friends decided to go watch the World Cup finals. Feeling clever, we left 90 minutes before the game in the hopes of securing good seats on a patio with decent sized screens. What we failed to realize was that Spain happens to have the most loyal and dedicated fanatics who obviously left their respective homes much earlier than we did. Most of the bars were either filled up or had reserved tables, and there were line-ups on every corner with  hundreds of hopefuls lining the sidewalks (majority of them rooting for Spain). I felt a tad sorry for one of my friends who was clearly outnumbered in his orange Netherlands kit. Luckily enough, we were able to scurry our way through the crowds to snag up decent seats.

 dress: boutique jacob; sunnies: vintage; bag: gift from sister; scarf: ?

I feel like I should have been spotting my football kit, but since my team was out early on, and I would otherwise have look ludicrous in an England jersey, I settled on this dress. I bought it from Boutique Jacob a while back but never really got the chance to wear it. For reasons unknown, it disappeared into the back of my closet only to be rediscovered yesterday. With the pastel colour, empire waist and the slight pleats down the skirt (wish I had captured some clearer photos), I immediately remembered why I purchased it. I paired it with a headscarf mainly because I was too lazy to do anything else with my hair, and it was humid out. My sister gave this wicked little bag to me. I think she picked it up while in Cape Town last year. It's pretty much just a cotton fabric with a knotted strap made of the same print material. A little DIY project for any of you creative geniuses perhaps?
Excuse the lack of shoes. We had been laying out on the grass after the games, and I thought it was a good time to take photos. It wasn't until I went to upload the photos that I realized something odd....I wasn't spotting my sandals.



And here, ladies and gentlemen, is what victory looked like on the streets of Toronto. This was the sight mere minutes after Spain scored the winning goal against the Netherlands yesterday afternoon. I feel like every single person on the streets became a Spaniard overnight....at least temporarily. I told my friend in his Netherlands jersey to walk way ahead of us. Ha! Hey, you would have done the same thing too. 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend :)

***I just want to say a big thank you to all of you for stopping by my blog, and taking the time to actually read and comment on my posts. It does not go unnoticed. I do love to read your words and reciprocate in kind as time permits. And to all you lovelies who have followed me up to this point, you have been nothing short of supportive. It means the world. Thank you ever so kindly.

Bisous,
Abs

69 Contributions:

Nina said...

your last photo is stunning darling!!

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broke in the OC said...

i just love the spirit in your poses! each is so vivacious! killer dress, by the way

and i agree with nina, the last picture is amazing/shocking!

Courtney Erin said...

Love photos -- your dress looks so perfect for the summer and the shade is stunning on you!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Patricia Snook said...

Hey girl, thank you for stopping by, I'm so glad you did because I utterly adore your gorgeous blog. Love your dress! So you have a lookbook? Give me a shout if you want an invite otherwise :) My one was just plain strapless, with a wrap aroundy bow, so easy to wear!

Have a fab eve

xoxo

www.awonderingstar.com

Sarah said...

you look so pretty in this dress! and the football celebrations look like so much fun!
Have you entered my giveaway to win a See by Chloe purse yet?
xxx

Rheanne said...

love your dress ♥

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^^follow

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

That dress is gorgeous. And you have amazing posture!

minnja said...

great dress!!!

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Swalvs said...

Your dress is just so pretty! Loved it!

Clara said...

lovely blog!
xx

HOOKED said...

Oh God! i absoulatly love the picture of you sitting on the stairs.

you look so natural infront of the camera.

peace x

kate funk said...

Love your photos and your dress! Beautiful! Sorry I deleted my last comment, there was a typo and then my computer freaked out. I was rooting for the Netherlands, but I think that Spain deserved the victory!
Velvet Cupcakes

Andrea @ Andrea Reh said...

My friends and I were going to go to a bar to watch the game but, it being winter here in New Zealand and with the game starting at 6.30AM, we deemed it much too cold to go outside, so stayed in with junk food and sleeping bags!

Your blog is gorgeous - would be great to see you at mine sometime.

Andrea X

andreareh.blogspot.com

STEPHENIE WONG said...

wow, beautiful white dress... nice!

style-haus said...

i love it when i rediscover items in my closet that i had forgotten about! :) the dress is so cute and i adore the scarf & bag. who needs shoes when you look that great?

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Diana said...

i love white dresses! this one looks great on you girl

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mlle.reneohee said...

Great dress, white and floaty for the summer!!
Thank you for coming by my blog. : )

xxxx
Neoh

black n white ladies said...

cool posed!!
and that dress really adorable...nice then!
LOVE

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Anthea said...

Lovely lovely dress! I'm sad that the world cup is over even though I am not even a soccer fan!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

filthy g said...

what a beautiful dress :D and i love the scarf.

jemina said...

Oh WOW, you look FABULOUS, love love love, xoxo

DafnaDiamant said...

u look gorgeous in this dress! beautiful!!!

Constance said...

Gorgeous dress, and i know this is a bit of a strange thing to say, but you have really elegant shoulders!
x

SusuanaLove said...

Really Great pictures
And I thought I got bombarded by spanish fans on Sunday lol.
Thanks for commenting on my Blog :)

xx

My Republic of Fashion said...

This is a really cute dress...love it!

KcomeKarolina said...

Thanks so much for dropping by and taking time to leave me a few lines :)
Thank you! :) I just hope you'd come to visit my blog again. Remember taht you can also follow me on bloglovin.com :)

xoxo from rome
K.
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JULIA said...

FFYEAH SPAIN! Glorious game. Such fun!!!!

sallyannie☆ said...

You look so amazing in this dress! I love how the white pops against your skin...jealous!

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful dress!

Just stumbled by your blog &
I absolutely love it! :)
- Audrey Allure <3
http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

Isquisofrenia said...

your style is amazing, lovet he photo of ou sitting down with the beautfiul dress.
awesome blog and style!

TheMadTwins said...

These pictures are beautiful. And I love your style. It wouldn't fit on my, but on you it looks great Ö

xxx

ilsteviewonder said...

Pretty dress!! I love your hair! Im following you now :)

Katie said...

I love the dress!

Closet Fashionista said...

I love that dress! :D
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Jade "Purple" Brown said...

I love your dress, you look absolutley beautiful!

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costra y ampolla said...

Love the bow on your head!!

I'm glad spain won the world cup by the way!

Phoebe Rose said...

Your dress is amazing, you look beautiful!

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Grace said...

What a crazy day across the world! I couldn't move when I walked outside of our bar.

Love Grace.

Alice said...

You look so pretty ^^

annamargrete said...

you look gorgeous in that dress, girl!

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Val said...

I LOVE this. Especially because I'm a huge Spain fan too so I know what you mean by loyal and dedicated fanatics! :) That looks so much fun and your dress is really pretty!

http://thegirlwhocantshutup.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

You look lovely!

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agnes said...

tu est très jolie, et ta robe est magnifique, j'adore

Eva Karen said...

what a gorgeous dress!
you look stuning! ;)

MI ESTILO DIA A DIA said...

menuda fiesta se montó en Madrid ayer, fue muy emocionante.
me gusta el look y ese color te favorece mucho
Bss

rebecca said...

eurgh, world cup!! Thank god it's over :p I love your dress (:

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thequietingmuses said...

OMG, that's a party. Lovely dress :)

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Girl in a Thunderbolt said...

Hi Abi-Anne
Thanks for commenting on my blog. I know what you mean about the in-between stage. It's a bloody nightmare!
I've got a great afro wig somewhere in the loft which, after watching an old Soul Train video, I just HAVE to get out and rock over the Summer! :)

Great blog by the way. I've just started following!
(I LURVE your outfit on the 'Colourful Prints' post. That shirt is A-MAY-ZING!)

Maria
x

Wynne Prasetyo said...

I missed the finals, I accidentally slept it off :'( congratulations for Spain, though!

and your dress is gorgeous, I love it:)

Becca said...

You look lovely. I especially like the photo of you lounging on the stairs.

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

you look absolutely stunning in the last photo!
love the white dress and turban!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I didn't realise you were a TOronto blogger till I saw you outside that building and i knew I knew it, and yeah. Haha.

THen I saw the TTC bus.

Great dress. SO pretty.

Woot Espania winning!

KALIN said...

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xo

Kalin and Charley

Katie said...

that last photo is hilarious! so great
you look so beautiful in your photos- very model-like!
xx

Style said...

Well, thank you guys for your sweet comments :)

@Patricia Snook: for such a simple dress, it looked so gorge on you. And no I don't have lookbook yet. ha! I have a couple of questions about that. So I'll contact you via email

@Sarah: no I haven't but I'll be sure to stop by and try my luck ;)

@kate funk: no troubles at all. I guess I was just curious to know what happened. Hope you computer is back in working order now. I was secretly rooting for the Netherlands too only because they've been in the finals twice but never won. I guess Spain deserved it too!

@Andrea @ Andrea Reh: You and your friend are troopers! I wouldn't go out in the cold either. Ha! Hope you were rooting for Spain, cause then at least staying up would have been rewarding.

Style said...

@Anthea: I'm sad about that too. Don't have an excuse to take an extended lunch from work. I feel like workplace productivity will go up by at least 50 percent this week. Ha!

@Constance: Thank you. I've never heard that before :)

@itsteviewonder: thanks so much for following. Means a lot :)

@agnes: merci, merci beaucoup. Je comprends ecrivez-vous. Does that make sense? Ha! Je parle francais en tres peu!

Style said...

@ MI ESTILO DIA A DIA: gracias! Me imagino que Madrid o España, e incluso debe haber sido un gran lugar para estar el fin de semana (sorry, I had to use a translator so excuse any broken Spanish. Ha!)

@Rebecca: I take it you were not at all a fan of the camaraderie?

@Girl in a Thunderbolt: Thanks so much for following! :) Be sure to take photos of you in that afro. I would love to see it.

@Wynne: not too worry, it wasn't the most interesting game. I think the funnest part of it all was the after party.

@Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph: yes, I'm blogging for Toronto. And by the look of things, you are as well. That's great! Looking forward to seeing your photos in the city.

Style said...

By the look of things, a lot of you were rooting for Spain. So Viva L'Espana!

And...I think I need to take photos on stair more often. Ha!

Thanks for stopping by everyone ;)

Serena said...

Thank you for leave a message in my blog!
I love your style and your blog, I follow you!!

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Abi-Anne said...

Thanks Serena! Means a lot. x

Shop T.O. Live said...

Wow, what a celebration. Looks like so much fun but maybe a bit too crazy for me. You look really fabulous on the steps of UofTs old buildings. And I love what you wore in the last post to MorocoChocolate - the red skirt is perfect for the summer.

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Mandy said...

I *LOVE* the cream of the skirt against your gorgeous skintone, such a beautiful contrast. Great outfit! :)

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Abi-Anne said...

Thanks Mandy and Shop T.O! :)

@Shop T.O: Ha! I see you recognize your buildings pretty well. Spot on.

.Alyspank said...

Your fashion sense is just outstanding, and I especially love this look! Very classic.

-Weezy from http://beautysimplistic.blogspot.com/

Abi-Anne said...

Thanks kindly Alyspank :)

Emily said...

What a lovely outfit. I love the simple white dress with the scarf on your head, and the way your bag and nailpolish go so well with the scarf.

Abi-Anne said...

Oh thank you Emily. Good eye for spotting that. It happens to be coincidental. Ha!

oanaroxana said...

The last pic is ... speechless.
barefoot=cool

Abi-Anne said...

Thanks oanaroxana :)

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