August 14, 2010

summer was painted on our skin.





elizabeth and james blouse, machine shorts, joie shoes, ysl arty oval ring.

ARGH I still can't believe I actually went and got one of these YSL rings. Even though I loved them when I first saw them, I never had the slightest inclination to go and get one myself. I think I just assumed it was something out of my reach, so I didn't want to bother to fall in love with too much. Fast forward a couple months and I accidentally run into one of these babies in a boutique, and suddenly it seems more real...especially when I give in to myself and try it on. Thankfully, the money I've been saving up in my piggy bank (plus the $60 worth of change I discovered I had in my change jar) allowed me this last splurge before I headed off to college. Where I can't use American money anyways, and I don't want to lose some of my money to the exchange rates.
Anyways, I had a nice and relaxing picnic with my boyfriend earlier this week...nothing like one lazy afternoon of basking in dappled sunlight and eating peanut butter and chocolate chip cupcakes. The blouse is another summer sale find but when it came, it was absolutely huge. And it was also on sale to the point where you couldn't return it. One large knot later though, I was able to move it from the "so large it's swallowing you whole" category to "nice and baggy".
Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Today's the last day :)

57 comments:

Luci Ana said...

Awesome, I'm absolutely in love with your blouse! Great outfit :)

Simona said...

this might sound creepy but your hair looks so good! i would love to treat myself with YSL rings but I clearly haven´t saved up as much as you :D

xx
Simona

jessica wu said...

loveloveLOVE your ring!!
beautiful color for the stone :]
also, your blouse is such a gorgeous hue

xx

tiana said...

i absolutely love your blouse and shoes, and good thing you gave in because that ring is so cool!

Liv said...

After months of lusting I promised myself that ring in the lapis on my next trip to NYC, which lucky for me is in three weeks! And with my luck it'll be sold out! Wow. How Debbie Downer of me!

Happy weekend!!! :-)

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Katie said...

I love that ring!

that girl lucy said...

wow yay for you lovely! i've always been (majorly) obbsessed with the YSL arty tooo,but peetty sure i'll never get my hands on one hahh. looks perfect with your shirt. which by the way i love, so summer!

Ellie Rose said...

i love your ring and those joie shoes are amazing x ellie

Nádia said...

Love your simple outfit!!!

Your ring is really gorgeous! I completely know what you mean about it! Luckly for me, there's no boutique around here with that piece of art, or I'd be lost! ;)

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Closet Fashionista said...

Love that outfit! Its so breezy and nice! Yea,...I want one of those rings sooo bad...the purple one, too much moola though, haha
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Preity Lama Tamang said...

Absolutely loving the shirt..The color and the slouchiness to it!!
xoxo

minnja said...

Beautiful pics:)

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becka said...

omg I'm wishing so badly a top like that one you are wearing, Looking good! have a nice weekend

minnja said...

Lovely pictures:)

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Mel said...

WOW that YSL ring is stunning! Probably well worth the splurge :) Love your shoes!

Lia Waroka Putri said...

Love the color combo in this look!So simple but chic, and the ysl ring is an affordable purchase I think ;) xx,BarbieJunk

KcomeKarolina said...

love
Love
LOVE
these outfit!!!
xoxo from rome
K.
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jamie-lee said...

gorgeous outfit - you look beautiful like usual x

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Violetta E. said...

amazing <3

Spence. said...

Lovely outfit & the ysl ring is amazing! I fall in love with pieces like that waaaaay too easily, but for me it's a ring romance that will probably never begin... *boohoo*

Great blog hun!

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x

Maria Evans said...

emily, you look gorgeous!
and I do like your ysl ring!

ME,

ps: hope to see you in my blog!!

Under the Fluorescents said...

you hair is so perfect! and i love the blouse especially how oversized it is, it looks so carefree!
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Anna Mae said...

very cute outfit, looks great and comfortable too! and the ring is amazing(: greattt splurge. just wondering but where are you going to college? and what do you plan on majoring in? im just really curious [: haha.

By the way, thank you so much for your encouraging comment. It really helps a lot. you are so sweet. <3

ellevictoire said...

you wear that blouse so perfectly. i wish i had your ring/shorts/sandals.

lucy and sarah said...

oh so haute.

MADDI said...

nice outfit! and i love your hair!

The Owl's Closet said...

i love this laid back outfit, emily! such a lovely blouse and omgosh, u got the ysl ring!! love it:) definitely a great splurge before going back to school:) have a great weekend!

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ilsteviewonder said...

your outfit is super cute!! especially your shoes! im following you now :)

Abby said...

I love your outfit! Picnics are awesome as well... will miss them once winter comes.

Melissa~ said...

I really love your outfit, it simple, but it always works.

And congrats for your YSL ring. I love it too. I want one too.

kisses<3

Marilyn & Jeaux said...

You remind me of an AA model in this shoot. Also that ring is breathtaking. Nothing like carefree chic garments.

Big Daddy said...

Loving the tie knot front, it just gives it such a fun feel. I can never figure out how to get it exactly right.
Looks like a fun picnic!

behindblueeyes said...

wow you look stunning!
I love ur ring and shirt

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Veren Lee said...

I love your blouse so much!
this is an amazinnggg outfit . you look gorgeous <3

.a little princess.

ching said...

very casual and simple. nicely worn.
i love the ring. great buy!

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Jony said...

WOW and wow for your previous outfit! The blouse is perfect and of course I want your ring.
And I want your blazer from your previous post, I'm looking for ages to a turquoise/mint blazer and never seen one in my size.
I follow you dear!

raita 2 said...

love the look! :)

Zabrinah said...

That blouse looks AMAZING on you. Plus, I love how your hair looks, too.

So wonderful, dear!

That sounds great that you got peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies in the sun. Sounds delicious.

And let me just say, your post before this is AMAZING too!!!!! Your sense of fashion is soooooooo wonderful.

~Zabrinah

Style and coffee said...

really love your outfit!

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Adele said...

Great post!

We are allowed to splurge ridiculously on items every now and again! I am loving the "nice and baggy" look of the blouse!

Where are you off to college?

Adèle - moltocuriosa

Martha said...

thanks for your comment.!
I love your blog!:)
I follow!(K)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Love the overszie blouse and the ring of course! I'm luckily still thinking of those as something unattainable... and I really hope I don't run into any in a boutique or I'll be done for!

Trevor said...

cuuute outfit!! i really like it, the baggie shirt and the shorts are awesome together =] i like the first third and fourth pics the best, but i really like the last picture too. its a cool way to capture all your amazing accessories. yay for the ring!!!! and the picnic was amazing <3

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Hello pretty girl!! Love the color of your blouse and your sandals are amazing! xoxooxxoxoo

that girl lucy said...

+ yummm, craving some peanut butter and choc now ;)

Indie.Tea said...

What a pretty outfit...in particular your pastel blouse. The ring is lovely too.

michelle_ said...

super love your blouse emily ! i wish i had a blouse like shorts.. the weather is unbelievable hot here and it's impossible for me to layer jackets up !

thanks for the blog birthday wish :)
GLISTERSandBLISTERS

Isquisofrenia said...

the photo of you laying there is so amazing! very relaxing and cool
i do like all your accessories too
the blouse is amaizing on you
love the color too!

Sumo Dewan said...

really love the outfit

u have beautiful hair :)

Anthea said...

Your oversized shirt looks amazing with your cut-off shorts!

ღ♥ CONFASHIONS FROM AMSTERDAM said...

Well done on the ring ;) Just sad that it is not a real stone!

LoliTa said...

LOVE the shirt!

Mirjam said...

Great outfit! <3

FESI-FASHION said...

I just discovered your blog and I really love it, thanks for sharing!

xx fesi-fashion

Meg said...

Absolutely LOVE the shirt and the ring!!
Don't forget to enter the giveaway in my blog Emily! ;)

Meg

Michelle Park said...

Damn, you make me covet that YSL ring more than ever.

I may cave in....

LOVE
M