Wind In The Willows

23.10.10

This past week had me feeling like I was a character from The Wind in the Willows. Alternately fast paced and slow moving; I find myself dashing out of the door to make it to class, only to realize that my clock packed up and I'm an eager beaver who is way too early. I'm eating like a king one day and a pauper the next simply because I don't have enough time to snag something up. With the weather fluctuating between extremely cold to warm and sunny, I'm power walking to get home and get excited over the fact that my heart isn't beating out of my chest; only to end up a couch potato catching up on all my favourite shows a few hours later.       

Today has shaped up rather nicely. With the weather warm enough to not necessarily require a jacket, I've been able to spend some quiet time in conversation, share some meals and unwind with good music. I was even able to squeeze in a few hours at the salon. I'm so thankful for weekends!

Hope you are all having a nice weekend so far. Take care!  

A huge thank you to Monique from Tipa Tipa for the Stylish Blogger Award! :) 

Bisous, 
Abs

128 Contributions:

Alyse said...

You look fab, fab, fab! I never could pull off florals.

Jason laucht said...

u look stunning my dear! the floral dress suits u really really well!!

xoxo

Swalvs said...

Wow loved how you wore the pretty dress! A little bit edgy yet still very girly! so pretty!

Jen said...

You always take such great photos. This floral dress is gorgeous on you!

Rebecca said...

so pretty! oh my gosh

The October Issue said...

cute vintage feeling dress

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I love the Wind in the Willows! (Which character did you feel like)? ; )

Abi said...

Thanks!
@Emily: Hahah! I would have to go with Mole. A little overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle

♥ StylisHedForeVer said...

i love the hair and the shoes are gorgeous luv :)

Stay gorgeous!
http://stylishedforever.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

ooh so pretty Abi! love the dress - is it vintage?

Lindsay LeBoyer said...

Love this look! The belt is perfect with this dress!

http://thestyle-child.blogspot.com

Grace said...

I adore the floral dress!

Love Grace.

Uptown Twirl said...

I'm exactly like you Honey, always over prepared :-) its a good way to be... Keeps the unprepared on their toes hehe... BTW you look lovely x

Agitarsi said...

Gorgeous dress!

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Shanna Maren said...

You look amazing! And your writing is really good too, easy and nice to read.

Wall of Fashion said...

Again a fabulous otfit! It looks great on you! I love that your look looks as if it's from the old days, but with a modern touch!

xx Marije

Princess Feef said...

u look amazing ,, love the dress ,, and 10 thumbs up for the photographer <3

Alice said...

Oh god you're looking so beautiful!
I adore your lovely dress and shoes.
xx, Alice :)

Heels lover said...

Such a cute outfit! I love the dress and the way that belt sits on your waist.Also, the sandals look great with socks!

http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

kesi said...

the florals are enchanting, but my eyes go straight to your shoes.. the two are an unexpectedly good mix!

Rita said...

Beautiful pictures!
Love your flowery dress & the background is stunning too :)

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jil x said...

pretty you! :)

Mélocy said...

I love your shoes & your hairstyle !

grace said...

Ah, here in Sydney too the weather is so temperamental.. It went from a gorgeous beach day to a lightning-bolt thunder storm in the space of an hour! It's the second month of spring but its been raining all Sunday... movies and tea are in order!

Lovely dress, by the way :)

Audrey Allure said...

Such a lovely floral print; pretty outfit!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love these photos and your shoes!!! :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

sheshotta said...

You're so gorgeous and somehow you manage to pull of all these pretty outfits I would never dare to wear ! I love it xoxo

http://sheshotta.blogspot.com

johanna said...

OMG OMG OMG I'm SOOOOO in love with your dress

My Own Strange Little World said...

Wow Abi!! You look stunning!!! Such a romantic outfit!! I love it!! And your hair looks amazing!!

http://myownstrangelittle-world.blogspot.com

nookie said...

I really like your dress and how your paired the shoes with socks!
Lovely outfit!

Rachel Core said...

The background looks like something out of a movie; lovely scenery and dress!

Charles said...

so gorgeous! I love these photos and this is just a perfect outfit, I love the dress with the shoes! xx

Velvet said...

You're very stylish in that dress!

Here is rainy but hot...

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i love this dress, geat outfit!

jadepurplebrown.blogspot.com

Oslo by fashion said...

That dress is amazing on you!

Marinka said...

I like your dress a lot, it looks pretty on you :)

lady_flower123 said...

Floral dress is amazing.

jessica said...

Now your follower darling! Lovely dress :)
http://onthemarry-go-round.blogspot.com/

Jet♥ said...

Thank you!
wow very nice pictures and dress =)

quelle said...

that's a great dress! i also love your jewelry. :D

thanks for stopping by my blog! <3

annamargrete said...

Girl... that dress looks so good on you!!

http://annamargrete.wordpress.com

Street Cabinet said...

beautiful pics!!! i like the dress and your hair!!

Besos

La Petite Anglaise said...

Such a delicate, whimsical ensemble could so easily look overly girly and silly, but by teaming it with brown leather shoes and that incredible chunky jewellery you work the look perfectly. It must be a hell of a lot warmer where you are than it is here (this week I have practically slept in my parka!) and I am extremely jealous that you can frolick in delicious florals whilst us Londoners layer up to within an inch of our lives! Great post. X

ella-lapetiteanglaise.blogspot.com

Courtney Erin said...

That's an amazing dress!

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

Iben said...

my my! first of: you are georgeus! the hair is stunning and that floral dress suits you like a glove! love iben

CaliforniaCandy said...

I love your blog and you have an amazing sense of style!

Thanks for the sweet comment, kisses!

http://californiacandy.wordpress.com/

Miss Woody said...

awesome!

Serena P. said...

Amazing look!
S.

Annushka said...

Love, love, love)))
Very beautiful post, i love this style)))
Lovely!!!
very, very, nice blog!!!

syd vicious said...

Whoa, it's been so long since I've read that book! That dress is very pretty on you.

Erica said...

Gorgeous dress! Love the way you styled it with those shoes also!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AHHH YOU ARE SO STUNNING. How tall are you?! Can I please submit your name to a modeling agency? Top model? Both? YESSSSS.

I love this dress - it's so summery. Which makes me miss summer. But I still love it.

QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

J. said...

Gorgeous look, amazing photos! It's nice to have life slow down if only for a weekend...

Anna Katrina said...

gorgeous background & dress !!


stop by sometime<3
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Josie said...

That dress is so sweet -- darling!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

irina said...

you look so beautiful in your flowery dress!

Natasha said...

Love the dress! Looks just so good on you xxx

www.fashiondevotion.com

Ashley McConnell said...

Thank you for the comments on my blog! Sounds like life is busy busy for you! You look beautiful in that dress.

daretounravel.blogspot.com

Miranda said...

Great dress, you look fantastic.
www.indcfashion.com

Abi said...

@Megan: Thanks. Yes. I picked it up from a vintage shop in Camden last Christmas

@grace: movies and tea indeed! Two of my favoourite things. I loaded up on so many classic films during the weekend. Enough to get me through the next 4 days

@Rachel Core: doesn't it just?! I love the old and heritage buildings around this city

@jessica: thanks for following! I'll definitely be stopping by you again soon

@La Petite Anglaise: hahah! Thanks. It was only a fluke as it is now raining cats and dogs!

@Iben: Thanks! YOU're gorgeous!

@Lexy: Mademoiselle, I'm 5'10, but methinks I would make for an interesting model as I would overthink everything till I completely murder it.

ramz_x said...

wow, you are so gorgeous and that floral is so cute :)

this blog is one of my favourites!

beth xx



http://whatbethsallabout.blogspot.com/

agnes said...

wouah...tu est magnifique, et ce look te vas vraiment très bien, cette robe est magnifiquement belle, et tu l'as portes très bien

Jude said...

Pretty pretty! Great dress and great photos :)

antonia said...

LOVE YOUR DRESS!!

have a nice day!

http://blogwbutach.blogspot.com/

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

you look gorgeous...what a fabulous dress!

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

oh, and the author of never let me go is Kazuo Ishiguro! :)

Kata said...

Wish I could wear so easily floral patterns... :)

And to respond to your question... the buildings from my post are located in Sighisoara, a cultural, architectural and historical city from Romania, in the Transylvania region.

kata
http://songofcolours.blogspot.com/

Kata said...

btw.. thanks for your lovely comments.

Le garçon avec les lunettes said...

Your outfit is lovely!!!

My Republic of Fashion said...

That dress is just so gorgeous!! I do love it do. :)SarahD

Isquisofrenia said...

that dress is so amazing on you
the floral pattern looks gorgeous on you
and loving the shoes too!

Madeline Weber said...

you look simply gorgeous! where are you in these pictures?

congrats on the award, you ARE incredibly stylish!

xx http://madelineweber.blogspot.com/

ABIGAIL NY said...

You're new layout is lovely and that outfit is more lovely!!

http://themessenger-bag.blogspot.com

MarchMusings said...

It looks so warm and balmy there, like it is still summer. And the dress fits perfectly into this setting.

Nemerae said...

Such nice floral print.. and the pics are so cute! :)
xx

Becca [Free Honey] said...

The print and length of this dress are both right on! I love that it's conservative, but it still looks modern and a little sexy with the neckline. The print and color palette looks lovely against your skin. Looks like style is your mainstay amidst your whirlwind life!

Kayraheart.fashion said...

gorgeous dress!

LuLu said...

Amazing dress!


http://luluandthestyle.blogspot.com/

Sweet Confessions said...

you look great and I love your dress!!!





http://sweetlittleconfessions.blogspot.com/

{ I V Y } said...

congrats on the award! cute dress.

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pancakeSTACKER said...

You always have such beautiful dresses! This one is no exception. Where do you find all of them?? I have one full length vintage dress that I adore, but haven't been able to add anymore to my closet. I obviously need to dig deeper in the stores, haha.

http://pancakestacker.blogspot.com

style-haus said...

weekends are truly the best...glad you had some time to unwind. this floral print dress is the perfect length and love the print. congrats on the blog award!

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

simplychic said...

soooooooooooooooo adorable!

Alexandra said...

LOVE this look! Gorgeous dress, and I love how you accessorized it! That ring is awesome.

Alexandra xo

http://tovogueorbust.blogspot.com/

Wall of Fashion said...

Thank you! It's really a compliment that you want to follow me!

xx Marije

Meekay said...

You look beautiful in the floral dress!!

http://thefashioninbox.blogspot.com

helena said...

Cute dress!

Emilie said...

Beautiful!

FashionJazz said...

Gorgeous pictures hun! Mwah xx

Miss*Kimmy said...

Oh what a perfect title for these beautiful photos of you! Have you ever thought of modeling professionally? You'd be great at it!

KcomeKarolina said...

love the last photo!


xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

HippThingz said...

I really love the dress! It looks FABULOUS on you! And how you combine it with the belt, the top and the shoes.. Gorgeous!

Lots of Love, HippThingz <33

Raman said...

thanks for visiting! lovely blog!! love the photos! xx

raman

viabellafashion.blogspot.com

LADY REBEL said...

LOVELY LADY LIKE OUTFIT
XXOO
LADY REBEL

Ramona said...

This is so Fabulous post! You look stunning! <3

Ra xo

If You have some couple minits, please visit my blog and drop some line and if You like it, please follow me. I would so appreciate it!
I'm following yours now!

Fashionably Black said...

Abi:

Beautiful as always. Lovely shoes.

www.fashionablyblack.blogspot.com

Vicky K. said...

cool dress!

Vicky
(new post: It's not all about fashion & follow me)

May said...

Beautiful dress, beautiful girl and beautiful setting!!!

J'Anns Boutique said...

You look great! love the dress.

http://jannsboutique.blogspot.com/

The Stylish Nomad said...

Great blog update! Beautiful as ever!

xx
K

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

I've come to the conclusion that you are the epitome of class and beauty. You're style is always impeccable. I love your looks. Furthermore, I cannot believe it's taken me this long to realize you're registered with Bloglovin'. It makes it so much easier for me to follow your every post!

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

WOWWWWWWWW Abi!! The print, the length of it, with those shoes. It's AMAZING!!!!

wobblinbetty said...

what an amazing dress!!!!
love it xxx

Jennifer Fabulous said...

You are enchanting in this beautiful dress. It is so beautiful and really does remind me of a fairytale. :)

Also, thank you for being such a wonderful friend to me. It means the world. xo

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

What a gorgeous setting for photos and I loveee that pattern of your dress!!

broke in the OC said...

beautiful!! this outfit is gorgeous and i just love the free movements.. fabulous!! =D

char said...

Great dress, you look great! So pretty :)


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Britty said...

wow you look good! loving that dress! your hair is great

bravegrrl said...

gorgeous floral! so romantic!

Fleur Rebelle said...

unfortunately too expensive :)

beautiful!

Victoria India said...

These photos are amazing! Sooo pretty! :) Such a gorge dress.
Thank you for taking the time to comment my blog, im so glad you like the harem trousers! They are pretend silk, so they feel amazing. Not doing much with my hair, just a trim. I don't think i'd dare doing anything drastic! hehe xo

Savvy Gal said...

the dress is lovely on you.

menina elegante said...

beautiful photos honey! That dress is gah... too die for! Lovely!

beijos!
menina elegante
http://www.meninaelegante.com

Debora said...

Hi dear :)
omg this dress is faboulous and looks very beautiful on you ! I love this romanti outfit, well done !

thank you for comment <3
kiss

www.tokyoblondes.blogspot.com

rebecca said...

oooh, love the little slip dress you can see underneath! and trust me, i know what you mean about the weird passing of time. either that, or i just haven't got used to my new bus route and it takes less time than normal ;)

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

rebecca said...

oooh, love the little slip dress you can see underneath! and trust me, i know what you mean about the weird passing of time. either that, or i just haven't got used to my new bus route and it takes less time than normal ;)

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

Ria said...

Your hair looks really cute. Absolutely love the shoes you paired with this lovely dress.

Diana said...

You look fabulous! work it girl! :)

Abi said...

@ramz_x: thank you!

@agnes: merci beaucoup pour le complement! Et merci parce que tu es aider-moi avec mon francais. So poor! Haha

@Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl: thanks for that! I have to look into picking that up

@Kata:gorgeous place I presume; judging from those photos

@Madeline Weber: University of Toronto campus. If you're familiar, it's just the lawn between the school of music and philosophers walk

@Abigail: you noticed. Hahaha. Thanks

@Becca: you're kind. Thanks!

@pancakeSTACKER: I got this in Camden in London. There's not much digging required there since it just reaches out and slaps you in the face. Here in Toronto though, it's like elbow fights and sweat just to end up with nothing. Sigh. Hope you're able to add to your collection sooner than later!

@Wall of Fashion: you're much welcome!

@Miss Kimmy: Thanks! I'm flattered. I think I might make of mockery of things though. If the director said "give me a serious look" for example, I'd probably choose that exact moment to burst into fits of laughter. Unintentionally of course.

@Ramona: Thanks for following! I'll be sure to stop by you sooner than later

@Tastes Eclectic Fashion: Those are the kindest words I've read on here. Thank you! And I appreciate that you're following me on bloglovin. You also have a very lovely blog.

@Jennifer Fabulous: Thank you! Don't mention it at all. I hope you're feeling a little chuffed now :)

@Victoria India: Pretend silk looks like the real thing. Gorgeous! I would love to see your hair when it's all done

@rebecca: hahaha! I know right?! Christmas decorations have gone up already here

Ro said...

i love evrything you're wearing in this post!
that dress, and your shoes!
loved them!
XOXO

NinaSafada said...

hey abi! :)) you look gorgeous!! and I envy you so much that you can still wear those pretty dresses, here is getting so cold, it's no chance you can go out without a jacket or even a coat... :/
but I wish you could enjoy your warm weather and light clothes as long as you can! :)) xoxo

Fatiha Faulzi said...

The dress is gorgeous!!

xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

Prad Savania said...

Wow, you remind me of the lead singer of The Noisettes! x

Check out my shoe design BlogSpot? All my designs are hand-drawn also! Take care

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Abi said...

@Prad: I love the Noisettes so I hope thats a good thing? :S

Mademoiselle Antonova said...

wow! I just found your blog, but must admit I love it. Love the way you select your clothes to suit you and your personal style uniquely. We need more of this in the world, instead of people just buying what's trendy.
thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower :)

Abi said...

Those are the kindest words! Thanks a lot :)

Lena said...

This dress is beautiful ... You look beautiful

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