Fashion Over Reason: Late Summer Sunshine

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Late Summer Sunshine

Golden hour sunshine on my face, SOLO Eyewear sunglasses, COS chambray dress, Gigi New York monogrammed leather clutch

There are three periods throughout the year that I consider to be opportunities for renewal due to their transitional nature: the new year (duh), spring time and the month of September. While it would be unfair to play favorites, to hell with it: I have a particular fondness for that delicious in-between weather that September so miraculously nails year after year.

Perhaps it has something to do with the end of summer being associated to back-to-school, which is synonymous to new beginnings, renewal and organic progression. But that September breeze, that early fall sunshine, it's all somewhat magical. The smell in the air changes, the light becomes this powerful glow that we all chase until we no longer can and the foliage morphs into a real-life masterpiece.

It's no wonder I have a special place in my heart for that cool, crisp atmosphere that September so sweetly brings on. The days are warm and the nights are cool, which is perfect for getting back into the layering groove and dabbling in the first manifestations of fall fashion. For me, it's an oversized chambray shirtdress and a fresh lightweight cotton scarf, basking in the radiance of golden hour.

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Details:
Dress - COS (this one is great and on sale!)
Boots - Rachel Comey
Scarf - Brika
Sunglasses - SOLO Eyewear (same shape here)
Clutch - Gigi New York

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36 comments:

Ludo Andréa said...

Great photos, I love your dress, this blue is perfect for you!

L.A

http://www.itsaboutla.fr/

taislany said...

love the outfit.. casual and comfy!


Kisses,
www.taislany.com

Chrissabella said...

NYC looks so beautiful in the autumn sun and love your shirt dress!

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aimerose said...

Gorgeous, love the outfit! x

www.aimeroseblog.com

Mad Cats said...

I adore the clutch, simple yet stylish.
xo

Jeanne said...

I love your shirt dress Hélène!
Very chic!
XO
Jeanne
fashionmusingsdiary.com

Stephanie said...

That pouch is TO DIE! I feel like monogramming is the new black, Lol!

So great chatting with you too lady love! miss you tons! wish we could see each other more often! The usual wish list Lol ;)

BTW that lighting is something you're right ;) xoxoxo

Team Ian + Helene: Killer!

mywhiteT said...

Love the shirt dress, and love the boots. mywhiteT.com

Elizabeth Parker said...

First off.. LOVE these photos! The lighting and background make your outfit stand out 10x more! Love this look and that clutch is amazing! I'm there with you.. I love the transition time. Where I can still wear short sleeves and sandals, but can also break out my sweaters and boots!
-B
http://heelshandbagsandhormones.blogspot.com/

Michelle LL said...

Amazing photos, love this cool and casual look! xo

Molly said...

Beautiful! :)

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Sabrina said...

Love how you styled the denim dress with the neutral little booties! Love your hair too.

Sincerely,
Sabrina

Share a Secret said...

Stunning!!!

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xoxo

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

New York makes such a beautiful background! And I love your outfit (and September) very much. x

Melissa said...

Wow, what a beautiful look, I love everything about it :) The photos are also really pretty!

xxx

Sandra - More Style Than Fashion said...

Love the pictures, the setting, and the outfit! <3
x Sandra

www.morestylethanfashion.com

Lita said...

I adore your look, so effortless and those photos are amazing!
xx
LitaPerlita

BIBI GOES CHIC said...

Amazingly chic look! I'm in love with your hair!! <3

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Lisette Pool - 24/7 STYLISH said...

Great look! I love the pictures as well :)

Ines RdP said...

zou look so fab!





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Pretty Tiny Things said...

Those pics are everything , I'd love to be back in NYC!

Feel free to check out my lastest blog !

Kisses

Emily from PTT

Natasha Janzen said...

This is so perfect! I have a chambray tunic dress, and I've never worn it with a scarf...now I'm wondering why!

borka gamero said...

Amazing post… loving the denim dress and booties
Have a great weekend!
Xox from Miami,
Borka
www.chicfashionworld.com

esosandraUTD said...

I just love the breeziness of this dress.

Melane de Haan said...

I really love this laid-back look! Wish I could rock that hair length by the way, it looks so great on you!

Melane | Pure Perspective

Kim Alston said...

I love when the weather transitions. It's not to cold or warm. Just a crisp breeze in the air. Great dress and I love your booties.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic said...

Love a bit of lens flair and these photos are sooo dreamy. Wish I could do September dressing as effortlessly as you but as usual, that pesky UK weather keeps me on my toes. So I'll leave the house to that cool, crispness you describe but in a few hours I'll be a hot mess thanks to some rogue humidity! Nice touch with the monogramming on the clutch *heart eyes emoji* I NEED a monogrammed Whistles clutch in my life.

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic

Tania Franco said...

Adoring your beautiful pictures and style right now. Fall is my favorite season, and I too associate it to back to school. Well, maybe because I have a kid..haha!

Kisses,
Tania
http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com

Pardon My Obsession said...

I love September too (and not only because my birthday is this month), and your look is perfect for this kind of weather ! Love your dress and booties !

http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

Svetlana Procopova said...

Very cool! I'm very glad that I discovered your blog, I love it! Inspiring post , like your entire outfit as well! :)
Kisses
Svetlana
http://capemaychic.weebly.com

PPerlenoir Style said...

I love your look !!!.
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Alicia Mackin said...

Yes it does have something to do with the whole back to school thing. Love the denim and rugged bootie look with a NYC chic twist! Effortlessly gor!

Allie of ALLIE NYC
allienyc.com

Jasmin N. said...

Those pictures are amazing. It kinda looks like summer is still in full swing in New York...perfect for a chambray shirt dress like yours. It suits you soo well and looks fantastic with the tan boots. I wish I could pull off shirt dresses...

Jasmin xx

http://www.whatdefinesus.com

Like, Whatever said...

great little clutch. Love that!

Aurélie - lovelifelovefashion said...

Stunning. Really... It's the first word that came up.

Lovely pics too by the way :)

x Auréile

Layla Sprinkles said...

Ooooh love this look!!! You ooh gorgeous - love shirt dresses that are loose and not too fitted..perfect for those 'lounging' or 'lazy' days when going for a walk round the city….beautiful! :)

Layla xx

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