Friday, June 1, 2012

Frock Fridays

Happy June, dear readers! It's officially summer: we've just had Memorial Day weekend in the States and we're heading into the first bank holiday weekend of the season in the UK.  You know what that means, right?  Whites!  Even though I don't believe that you can only wear white between Memorial and Labor Day weekends, because there are gorgeous winter whites in luxurious fabrics and decadent textures, there's something magical about summer whites.

I have a wonderfully visceral memory of a blind date when I was living in Charlottesville in the summer of 2008 - he was very tall and very handsome, quite a bit older, and a successful entrepreneur, and by the end of the night I was absolutely smitten.  I remember the look in his eyes when he picked me up for that first date; we'd never met before and, if I do say so myself, I looked fantastic.  I wore a blue top and white jeans and wedges, and I simply screamed summer.  He never had a chance.  Actually, we had a few very lovely weeks together, but he was looking for something serious and I was moving to London in the fall, so it didn't really go anywhere.  (I was devastated, naturally, though of course it all turned out alright in the end.)  But the point is that I wore white and it was a perfect date, complete with a foot-popping goodbye kiss on my doorstep.  Coincidence?  I think not.

So, even though I'm don't have any dates planned until my next trip to London, I'm going to stick with white and blue as my killer combo for the summer. You just can't go wrong with it!

summer whites


  1. That dress is so adorable. I want this whole outfit, it is so fun and summery! Loving this post.

  2. What a sweet summer story to always remember!

    And I adore this entire look!

  3. I love that story! So sweet!

  4. Love your story!! I can look back too and remember what I wore on occasions. My hubby doesn't understand how I can do that. It might be a girl thing...Love this outfit too!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  5. I am always afraid to wear a white dress because I think it looks a little too 'stuck up' but you assuaged my fears & made it look SO cute!! Love it!

  6. Sweet story :) I love the outfit and color combo!

  7. beautiful story. I love the dress and the cardigan. so perfect for sunday brunch.


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