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Lookbook: Carefree Summer

November 9, 2011

Romper, 5th Culture. Belt, H&M. Hat, Gap. Bag, Old Navy. Earrings, Urban Outfitters.

I’m beginning to see Christmas lights around New York (spotted in the windows of the W in Union Square last night), which means it’s time to indulge in a little summery goodness. These photos were taken in the ultimate carefree days of senior year between prom and graduation. I remember the day these were taken so well. I wore this outfit for lunch at Café Fresh with my best friends and packing up nearly everything I own for my summer at camp and fall at NYU. These photos were from my last few days in Needham, when my years of whining about how badly I wanted to live somewhere more exciting turned into total nostalgia for my childhood in small-town suburbia. Accordingly, this outfit reminds me of that glorious last week at home in Needham, filled with family during the day and friends at night, lots of Lizzy’s (ice cream) with Julia, preparing to leave home for good, and stunningly beautiful weather.

I’m borrowing one of my favorite phrases from The Man Repeller to describe a key feature of dressing for summer: Arm Party. From left to right, top to bottom: gift, 344, gift, gift, handmade, Max & Chloe, Stil Studio, a store in France, gift from Mexico, hair elastic, gift, friendship bracelet from camp circa 2004. What have we learned about curating Arm Parties? Make lots of friends who like to give jewelry as gifts and never lose your friendship bracelets from camp. I stacked bracelets up both wrists for this photo shoot and didn’t take them off until September. (For the record, my tan lines were major.)

Who else is ready to go back to summer? The 65 degree weather today fooled me. Snow in October and now this is November? Mother Nature, it’s time to make up your mind!

xoxo Hannah

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2011 12:28 am

    These pictures are gorgeous! Glamorous and carefree at once :)

  2. November 9, 2011 8:07 pm

    Seriously, the weather is messing with my head!! I have no idea how to dress. And you look absolutely darling and carefree in these photos!!

  3. November 15, 2011 1:54 pm

    Aww, I just stumbled onto your blog and this outfit is adorable! Coming from a high school full of North Face, sweatpants and Ugg boots (shudder), I’m happy to see someone who cares about how they look.

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