Fashion Over Reason: Summer Daze

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Daze

Summer Daze, Fashion Over Reason, Joie striped chambray sun dress, Vince silver toe ring sandals, Bottega Veneta intrecciato cross body bag

Things are always a bit worse-for-wear in ye olde cranium when resurfacing from a vacation extending beyond a long weekend. When you're away for less than four days, the brain is a little mushy, but bounces back easily enough, not having had time to rejuvenate. You may be somewhat hazy on the Monday, but the transition doesn't require any real necessity to grease the grind wheel.

On the other hand, when you leave for ten days (as I just have), a few things happen: the break has been lengthy enough to transport your existence into an alternate territory, thus refueling your mind with things that have pushed everything else into a far abyss. Being gone for a substantial amount of time actually makes you feel revitalized, armed with a renewed desire to get things going. You come back reinvigorated, complete with endless motivation to take things on. The only roadblock is getting into that headspace to seize the momentum without succumbing to being overwhelmed by the multiple tasks that have stacked up during your absence. Transitioning from vacation head to work mode while staying on top of things is the most challenging part of homecoming. To me, anyway.

And with that said, while I had the most amazing time (I'm assuming you've been following my adventures in Europe? ), I am incredibly happy to be home and to proceed with summer, right here in the city. There really is no place like it.

Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks while I roll out some of my looks from this eurotrip (and bear with me while I get settled back into the groove)!

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Details:
Dress - Joie
Sandals - Vince (these are similar)
Bag - Bottega Veneta
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban

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18 comments:

Chrissabella said...

Love this effortlessly chic dress and can't wait to see more pics from your euro trip!

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Jeanne said...

I love your dress Hélène! It's both casual and very chic at the same time, not to mention lightweight too, perfect for the Summer city heat!
XO
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Samantha Mariko said...

you always leave the sweetest comments, thank you! I love this minimalistic looking summer dress! simple is best (at least for me!)
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Alicia Mackin said...

Well welcome back can't wait to see more from your trip and love the second pix too funny.

Allie of ALLIE NYC
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Luc said...

I love these photos, you look gorgeous!

Lauren said...

Such a pretty look to roam the city in! Very effortlessly chic indeed!

Lauren xo
Sophisticated In Style

Allison Weeks said...

Awesome dress! Love this look <3

Sweet Madame Blue

Kim Alston said...

You can go anywhere, but there's no place like home. HaHaHa I'm glad you had a great time though :D your dress is too cute!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Just followed you on IG. :) So many beautiful shots there. I think what also helps to get back to reality is that you swap one fantastic, amazing, wonderful place for the other and then this other destination happens to be home... x

Alexis Grace of North On Harper said...

Glad you had such a great vacation! We are headed to Germany in 3 weeks and I can't wait. As for this look-- perfectly easy summer!

Johanna said...

Your outfit screams summer and what a great backdrop!

Natalie Suarez said...

cutie patootie!

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Natalie Suarez said...

cutie patootie!

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Sam said...

I adore your classically chic outfit and the photos are really beautiful. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on my last post. Have a splendid weekend!

Layla Sprinkles said...

Love the dress - GORGEOUS!!! Can't wait to see more from you! :)

Layla xx

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Layla Sprinkles said...

Love your outfit you look gorgeous!! can't wait to see more from you!! :)

Layla xx

www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

Stephanie said...

LOVED following your #euroheath IG tales! Youre so lucky to go away to one great place for vacay and come back home to another amazing city. Embodying summer beautifully and effortlessly as usual ;) in this here Joie look! I sorta cant believe i didnt totally jump on the birks look sandal train this summer...


xo

Lisette Pool - 24/7 STYLISH said...

Love this outfit! It looks great ;)