Summer Days, Summer Nights Are Gone

3.8.10

 
 
 dress: h&m; sandals: nine west; bag: vintage; headscarf: Calvin Klein

A relaxed approach to style is one of the joys of summer. Being able to wear a dress that easily transitions from day to night without much fuss is so appealing. I got this floral print number a few months back from h&m. I was packing for a flight I had in a few hours, when I received a call from my sister telling me there was a huge sale going on at the shopping centre. Without thinking twice, I immediately abandoned everything I was doing and power-walked right on through to h&m. This dress was one of my lovely finds. And for $40, what's not to love? The ruffles down the side and the cut out in the lower back were definitely an added bonus. I was sold! Throw on a pair of heels, and it's perfect for dinner, drinks or a night out on the town.

I am slowly starting to realise how fascinated I am with details (ruffles, cut-outs, embroidery etc). What detailing most attracts you?

Hope you are all having a wonderful day.



Bisous,
Abs

77 Contributions:

Simona said...

your recent outfits are so cute! i love the bag :) thank you for comment :D

xx
http://thepicnicwithzebra.blogspot.com/

bloggergirl7 said...

i love love love this outfit !
awesome blog
xoxo

Martha said...

I love this, the bag, the headscarf, the cut-out dress. It's all perfect!
<3

My Republic of Fashion said...

Really pretty dress. Love that bag.:)SarahD

Girl in a Thunderbolt said...

That dress looks lovely. Really suits you!
xxxxx

Lulu and the Locket said...

I love that dress, didn't realize it came from H&M that's great! The back is especially cute!

keeping_it_fierce said...

That cute headscarf completes the WHOLE outfit, I love it! :D

http://keeping-it-fierce.blogspot.com

Dyche Designs said...

Love the little cut out in the back. So pretty.

Tere said...

thanks for your comment darling! i dont think you are the least technical person there is!!! you know very much! :P

i love your dress, is fantastic and very very nice!

kisses from http://sweetsyte.blogspot.com/

minnja said...

Amazing dress:)))

Lovely & great blog.
Hugs & love
minnja

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

Jen said...

You always wear the cutest shoes!! Love these little sandals... those and your headband! ;-)

TOPCOAT said...

This is my fav outfit by you!!
I love everything about this :)
The vintage bag is amazing and I love the headscarf!

xx

Constance said...

So pretty!
x

Jolie said...

That dress was made for you! Im dying over your headpiece, awesome! I love details too, mostly bows and sequins.

Fashion Queen said...

I love that dress on you.

Andrejka said...

I love the headscarf! :)

Thanks for your comment!
Andrea
http://andrejkyblog.blogspot.com

...Iww... said...

Love your dress and this head scarf :D

Jenni said...

Beautiful dress! I am automatically drawn to bows. Bows, peter pan collars, and puffy sleeves. What can I say? I like dressing like a small child.

Ariadne said...

Great style!!Lovely dress!!Kisses!!

Suz said...

that dress is really lovely!

Carla said...

Great blog!
xx

Redhead in Law

Rachel Lynne said...

love this look, that headscarf is adorable!

-R


http://blushingtulips.blogspot.com/

iamabimarvel said...

Cool photo's!
Loving the hair accessory :)

Abi.
x
I am Abimarvel.

Diana said...

im totally in love with this dress! it is perfect on you - definitely a great buy :)

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Closet Fashionista said...

That dress is so cute!!!! :D
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johanna said...

AMAZING dress

broke in the OC said...

oh my goodness i love that dress!! excellent styling! i am partial to lace.

Nubiasnonsense said...

Nice headwrap and cute dress

v a m p i r e said...

ruffles are really lovely and nice dress

Katie said...

adoree the dress.. i love the little cutout in the back. im always drawn to tiny details like that!
xx

Isabella S. said...

Que hermoso vestido, te ves divina, el estampado es precioso.

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jemina said...

I LOVE your dress!!! xoxo

Wynne Prasetyo said...

the backside of the dress is so edgy, the bag is a perfect combination :)

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

That's such a pretty dress. Not only is the pattern amazing, but all those ruffles are so cute.

MarchMusings said...

The dress is totally you. The bit at the back is too cute

style-haus said...

such an incredible buy. i adore this dress and the cut-out detail in the back!

http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

Fashionlee said...

I love this dress! its vintage?

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Style ninfa said...

Lovely dress.
New follower :D
♥ ♥ ♥ Love, Angie

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BaCreando said...

hello! Thanks for visiting my blog!
Hey, your dress is beautiful!

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BaCreando said...

To forget .... I will follow!
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Katie said...

I love the dress!

agnes said...

elle est magnifique cette robe, et tes photos sont très jolies

michelle_ said...

your dress is simply beautiful ! i love the bag as well !

GLISTERSandBLISTERS

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

THIS IS SUCH A CHIC OUTFIT. I absolutely love the print and shape of the dress! And the cut out at the back? RIDICULOUSLY ADORABLE.

The simplicity of the dress of summer is one of the greatest appeals! And annoyances.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

Maria said...

That dress is beautiful, simple in the front and then a surprise in the back

Lee Oliveira said...

What a beautiful dress.! suits you so well.
also love the detail at the back
LOx

JuliaM said...

The dress is very beautiful :)
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Aimee said...

Lovely outfit! I really like your sandals!

cathy. said...

Gorgeous dress! I love the back :)
xx

fashionfamous said...

I love it the dress!!

xoxox from Spain!

Charleston said...

one of the most beautiful floral prints ive seen on a blog x

www.pinstripeprince.blogspot.com

notjustmedical said...

Oh gosh golly I love this outfit. The print of your dress is sooo cute! What a buy! Also really liking the headband.

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

FashionJazz said...

I am soo in love with your dress hun! xx

Isabella said...

the book is from Haruki Murakami. really REALLY good one, i promise!

i never read the stieg triology, maybe i should start! :)

really nice to talk about books, thanksfor the comment!

:)

isaworld-isabella.blogspot.com

Anthea said...

That dress is gorgeous!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Dany - fashiontowear said...

the dress is really beautiful, you look stunning! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, it means so much to me!

and flowers pick themselves said...

great shoes!

xo Alison

Audrey Allure said...

That dress looks gorgeous on you, and love the headscarf you're wearing :)

sallyannie☆ said...

You're right, the details are really cute! I like the ruffles :)

Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil said...

Love the headband, and especially the shape of the dress in your back!!

Abi said...

Thanks guys. You're all so generous for commenting and I appreciate your lovely words!

@Jenni: Ha! Sometimes, dressing like a child is refreshing. I also happen to love bows and peter pan collars.

@Fashionlee: Thanks :) It's not vintage. Snagged it from h & m

@Styleninfa & BeCreando: thanks so much for following :) Means a lot! I'll be sure to stop by your blog soon.

@Charleston: oh wow. Thank you!

@Isabella:I'll try to look for it and add it to my neverending list of books to read.

fionna said...

thanks ;)

fionna said...

Your dress <3

fionna said...

Very beautiful

Abi said...

Thanks fionna! :)

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Man, your dress is amazing. Love it.

Celine said...

This dress looks gorgeous on you!
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eliska.h said...

love this and you're so pretty!♥

Putri Fatma said...

I love ur dress, pretty :)
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ORIGINAL SEED said...

this dress is beautiful

BenchesandChandeliers said...

love this dress on you!

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Bec said...

thanks for stopping by my blog babes!
love the dress, we dont have h&m in nz :(
It looks like its a vintage piece!

Bec
www.letsplaydressups.blogspot.com

The Daily Cake said...

LOVE that dress!!!

www.thedailycakeblog.com

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeyer said...

Lovely cut-out at the back! Such a happy dress... I'm addicted to Metric too, by the way (from your previous post).

http://rubyslipperjourneys.blogspot.com

Abi said...

Thanks girlies! :)

@Bec: You don't? Pooey! I hope they cue in and open up shop soon!

@Emily:Thanks! They are a fab group. Such a pleasure to listen to

RG said...

Your dress !! Oh mama , beautiful !

Mlle Rihazaza said...

Damn i lov ur outfit ;)

xoxo

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