Que Sera Sera

22.11.10


I spent the weekend on a little retreat up in cottage country. I'm in my final year of uni, and it's slowly dawning on me that I have decisions to make about what I would be doing once the year is over. I spent the most part of last week with twinges  of nervous energy. To clear my head, I love nothing more than to take some time  off  somewhere quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of the city; with some of the most beautiful and like-minded people I know. I still don't have things sorted (I wish! hehe), but I've replaced the nervous energy with this song instead. My mum sang it to me as a little girl, and there's a certain charm about it I just love so. What do you do when you need to clear your head?

These photos were taken late last week, but I didn't get around to posting them. I spent the entire summer looking for a wide brimmed hat and found this one just before I cut my hair off. With my short hair it just didn't look the same so it's been hanging off my clothing rack. I decided to wear it the other day because it's just too pretty to sit there, and I don't think my hair will be growing out anytime soon. Worn with a pleated baby doll dress from Jacob. With a bit of thermal layering, the long sleeves and wool fabric is perfect for the colder weather. I removed the belt it came with, and replaced it with this braided one worn backwards.

Watching World of Jenks for the first time as I type this post. Such a neat little idea  for a show. I'd recommend it if you want a change of pace from the typical "reality" tv.

PS- If you answer to the name Rocco, and you happen to have left a comment on the DIY post down below, please leave a link to your blog. I would love to visit again, but it doesn't appear in your profile. Merci! :)


Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Bisous, 
Abi

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79 Contributions:

The Suburb Experiment said...

Wow you look stunning Abi. These pictures are amazing!

I'm glad you had a chance to "reset". I love getting away from it all too.

Jenn

Marinka said...

I really like this dress on you, you look really nice! You are lucky to have been able to enjoy a little time off in a cottage!!

♥ StylisHedForeVer said...

Super duper cutee :)

Stay gorgeous!
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Brittany said...

I love this hat on you, I'm obsessed with a similar one that I have. I'm watching that show right now :)

Abi said...

Brittany: I'm going to have to look around for the previous episodes. I think its such an enlightening show

Rebecca said...

wowsa! That dress, the tights the hat, the colours of the photos are great.
The song is beautiful!
And it's so nice that it holds such a sweet memory to you :D

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Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Love how your belt accentuates the line of the dress and your boots are fantastic.

Jasmin said...

love this outfit!

Anthea said...

Love this outfit! Adore the hat and dress! Stunning! Good luck with those decisions.

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Ramona said...

Absolutely stunning! This dress looks it would made just for You, so perfect it looks on You! Love styling!
Hot and so feminine!

xo Ra

My Own Strange Little World said...

Wow Abi!! You look so glamourous!! Like a movie star!!

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Rosie said...

In reply to your comment:
I loveddd Harry Potter!
Also, that hat looks gorgeous on you, even with shorter hair :)
Following now,

Rosie x

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ryan said...

Gorgeous dress and hat! When I need to clear my head I go for a really long run, it helps! xoxo

Penny Dreadful said...

I love the hat, and think it looks great with your short hair. Gorgeous rich colour too.

Linka said...

love, love, love this!!!

Jude said...

This look is so pretty! I have this song running through my head now :) I also love loong walks to clear my head, consulting with like-minded folks, and just giving myself time. Hang in there, it'll work out!

classiq said...

I love this pleated, long-sleeved dress!

Shanna Maren said...

I think you look absolutely amazing!

And it is such a coinsidence that you pointed out this song: With the exchange, two weeks ago, this was a very popular song while sitting in the bus :)

Sally said...

Lady,I'm right there with you. I graduate college in May & I'm constantly freaking out about it!

Love the dress, you look fantastic!

Kaja said...

lovely hat!

Abi said...

@Rebecca: the song is one of my faves :)

@Rosie: I'm not surprised that you lovedddd it. hehehe. You seem like a big fan. Thanks for following. I'll be stopping by your blog again soon ;)

@Jude: Long walks sounds like a good plan. I tend to walk everywhere, but only to get from one place to the next. I need to walk more, just for the sake of walking

@Shanna Maren: hehehe. Thanks funny. It is a great song to sing along to on a bus ride.

@Sally: thanks babe! I'm sure we'll figure things out. It's just the anticipation....hehe

Jen said...

You look lovely in this hat! I completely adore it.

Amber Blue Bird said...

I think your hat looks great with your short hair and your dress is lovely. That shade of blue looks great with your skin tone

Kata said...

When I'm felling down or stressed I like to listen to the music I love... It relaxes me a lot... Sometimes when I have the time I spend the weekends in the countryside and it's great to get away from the city, from all that noise and the rush.
Good luck with taking the right decision :)

Kata
PS Thank you so much for your lovely comments :)

Agitarsi said...

Gorgeous shoes!

Gorgeous Clara said...

you look great! love the hat!

CaliforniaCandy said...

Running always clears my mind... you look fantastic, this has to be my favorite outfit yet! Love the hat!

Annushka said...

You improbable beauty, I admire, looking at your photos, they are fine just as your style!!!
The romantic girl, it is pleasant to me)))

zizi bloom said...

hi!!!lovely style!
thank you for commenting!
let me know if you want to follow each other!

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Jenny Morris said...

hey! great photos, im gonna follow you. thanks for the comment on my blog - always nice to meet other canadian bloggers! Im from toronto and will be home for christmas. Maybe we can do a little collaboration when i come home for the month of december?

To clear my head i have to have a clean house and then i like to go out for a pint! im in my last year of uni too, at concordia university.

FASHIONMADEMEFUNKY
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Autilia Antonucci said...

I WANT/NEED your red hat love !

Nicola said...

Lovely outfit, I love your hat and boots:) x

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...Iww... said...

You look so chic :D I love this dress^^

Kisses

Heels lover said...

Oh my god, this is my favourite look of yours so far! You look stunning! I absolutely love that dress paired with the socks and the hat! Gorgeous!

♥ kisses ♥

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Serena P. said...

Amazing look! especially the hat.
S.

Madeline Weber said...

AMAZING ensemble, i love the heel on the shoes!

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Arietta said...

I absolutely adore this outfit, head to toe! xxx

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Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Are you kidding me? You look amazing, AMAZING in that hat (short hair or no) and dress! In fact, do you mind if I feature this look on my blogger style roundup next week?

Abi said...

Thank you all so much for your kind and inspiring words :)

@Jenny Morris: It would be a delight to actually meet another blogger! I might be going home for Christmas, but just let me know when you're in town, and we'll plan something. Final year blues. yikes!

@Emily: I'm flattered! I don't mind :)

Louise said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolute perfection... red, blue, and black! I love every single bit of it from your floppy hat to your otk socks!

Ashley said...

that is the cutest little blue dress! Love it! :)

wobblinbetty said...

so stunning! and that hatcouldn't look any better on you, it's so perfect even without long hair :)
xxx

Jenni said...

Lookit that hat! You look completely fantastic!

Polienne said...

I really love this outfit! The dress and had are incredibly pretty!

Marina said...

fab!!! wonderful!!!

xx Marina

Lola said...

This is a really cute outift. I LOVE the boots xx

Natasha said...

You look fabulous Abi! Love the hat, and the dress is such a great shape on you xxx

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Emma Jade said...

I love that dress and it looks gorgeous with that hat :)

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

You look beautiful, I love your hat.

Dee O. said...

You look absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I really really really love your hat :)

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Black cat girl said...

I love your hat and boots!

Pop Champagne said...

I love these photos, you look sooo pretty! and love the background and the outfits, you are such a model!

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

love the dress. so gorgeous!

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

SHOP

Wall of Fashion said...

Gorgeous dress! It's very simpel, but looks great! Also love the overknee-socks!

xx Marije

blue eyed night owl said...

Wow, these pictures are amazing and you are such a classic beauty!

I love what you did with the braid it really gives the dress something extra.

Have a nice day!

Amanda said...

Lovely outfit and photos!

SabinePsynopsis said...

What a lovely look - kind of practising for the countryside in a very fashionable way :)

johanna said...

AMAZING!

adri said...

You are B-E-A-UTIFUL. That dress is amazing!

Mélocy said...

You are very beautiful !

Jessica said...

I am in my last year as well and I am a bit terrified. Good luck!

I love this outfit! BE-A-U-TI-FUL! :)
xoxo

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

I'd check Frida Kahlo's work. Definitely!

Your hat is beautiful. As is your dress. I quite love the flowing aspects of the it.

style-haus said...

this dress has so many great details i love...the pleated skirt, the belt and the full sleeves! you've styled this perfect as well with your hat and boots.

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Mila said...

You are looking very great and you remember me something or someone but I don't know what. :D

Kim Barbie said...

great look! I love the hat :)
xoxo

Erica said...

Gorgeous!

Yanes Alicante said...

Wonderful outfit Abi. J'Adore!!!!

Conchi
myjewelsandmore.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

Beautiful outfit, I love the colours together! Your retreat to the country sounds great. We all do need to clear our head every now and then!

x Vanessa

she'll bartend your party said...

I LOVE this look. So simple but perfect. The colours are gorge. x

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Music is my constant companion;-)
I adore the hat above - so chic and effortless, too. Have a fabulous weekend, dear!

sweetdreamsact said...

you are so gorgeous! :)

Simona said...

absolutely gorgeous! i love your dress and those shoes ♥

xx
Simona
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styleonthecouch said...

Wow - fabulous outfit! Adore the hat!

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Lena said...

Wonderful styling. As always I am delighted. Beautiful hat:)

Jes said...

gorgeous xx

The Stylish Nomad said...

Oh I LOVE this look! You look beautiful!

xx
Kaylee

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

i like your hat..

'S' said...

wowwww you're soooo beautiful eith that hat!xoxo

NinaSafada said...

such a gorgeous dress and the hat!!! :)) you look so sophisticated!!
you are a really pretty lady you know... :)) love you in almost anything that you put on!

xoxo

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