{two lovely things: cool august nights}

. . . summer is flying pass at a stunning pace and soon, the hot, sultry days will slip away into cool august nights, and quite adore the idea of mixing soft cashmere sweaters with the shortest skirts, or cozy cardigans with perfectly tailored city shorts . . .

{images: kendra spears by ben wellers for vogue uk august 2010

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Blogger cashmere pearls 'n' boots said...

love it.

July 15, 2010  
Blogger Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i'll take that last sweater - thank you :o)

*kiss kiss*
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

July 15, 2010  
Blogger C said...

August is perfect weather to me, not to hot to make dressing up difficult but no need to be all bundled up either. These images are stylish perfection!

July 15, 2010  
Blogger Cara said...

I literally have 10 sweaters like the last one....people ask me why I keep buying "the same sweater" but I just can't help it!

July 15, 2010  
Blogger Giulia said...

Lovely. However, I must tell everyone that August in Washington, DC (including nights) is hot as Hades:) Nice to think about coolness, though.

I'm so far behind in house duties, that I'm off to pick up drycleaning & store sweaters. Oh gawd. to think of wearing them again, no matter how hot I feel now, no no no. A thousand times, no. OK, I cannot do a thing about it. See? Acceptance came quickly. I might be growing up (finally).


July 15, 2010  
Blogger Lillian Chang said...

I adore these outfits. They're the perfect transition from summer to autumn :)

July 15, 2010  
Blogger Apt. #34 said...

I need that fabulous cable knit too - {r} do you have the UK vogue the editorial is from? Do you know who did the sweater? I'm officially on a mission!

July 15, 2010  
Anonymous The Iconic Blog.com said...

Great pairing. I love the textures and colors.xx

July 15, 2010  
Blogger Meg said...

so lovely & cozy :)



July 15, 2010  
Blogger s p i f f e e said...

camel, right up there with gray as my favorite color to wear ... that last cardigan is surface to air. £250.

July 15, 2010  
Blogger Priscila Peters said...

I personally love cardigans. I can't wait...

July 15, 2010  
Blogger Teresa Hatfield said...

I will take one of each! Love every piece.
Love your blog!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

July 15, 2010  
Blogger Elaine said...

My eyes immediately gravitated to the shoes in both pics. I love'em!

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

July 15, 2010  
Blogger this free bird said...

Couldn't agree with you more. The sweater is such a friend as we wind down into the fall and need a bit of warmth to keep us in our shorts and skirts.


July 15, 2010  
Blogger J. Is A Bird said...

It's the cross body bag that caught my eye. Any idea who makes it?

July 15, 2010  
Blogger November Grey said...

Loving the neutral color and the sweater with shorts. And the shoes!

PS - I added you as one of my top ten favorite blogs for "I heart blogs" day.

Stop by when you can...

Thanks for inspiring every day!


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July 15, 2010  
Blogger Vanessa said...

August has to be my favourite month. The days are still warm and endearing, and it's so pleasant to be out at night.

ps - thanks for your comment!

July 15, 2010  
Blogger Vanessa said...

August has to be my favourite month! The days are still warm and endearing, and it's so pleasant to be out at night.

ps - thank you for stopping by my blog!

July 15, 2010  
Anonymous betty-bits said...

still enjoying being barely naked;
for the near future - both will do...

July 16, 2010  
Anonymous Sheena said...

Two very beautiful photos! I always love August as the weather begins to cool and you make the transition form wearing summer cloths to fall/winter items, and even mix in a bit of both!

July 16, 2010  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

August nights just aren't cool here:( In fact, sometimes September nights are still hot and humid in NY. I always think summer is my favorite season, but then I'm quickly reminded it's fall. The warm days and chilly nights are the best. Happy weekend, sweet pea!

July 16, 2010  
Blogger Ms. Chyme said...

Love your blog. I am now a follower.

July 17, 2010  
Anonymous Milk and Honey Home said...

Okay...how have I never seen your blog before? I am going NUTS...love it and can't wait to add it to my site. You are an inspiration, girlfriend.

July 17, 2010  
Blogger Moonlight Serenade said...

I read your blog religously, thanks for posting all the great pictures!

July 17, 2010  
Blogger Bostonista said...

Noooo I want it to be eternal summer!

July 18, 2010  
Blogger Meg said...

This is my first time on your blog, and I have to say it's lovely!! You have a new follower :)


July 18, 2010  
Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

The idea of preparing for fall is always exciting to me. That cool crisp air and lots of different ways of layering. I hope your weekend has been going well. =)

July 18, 2010  
Blogger Dumbwit Tellher said...

if wanting Fall is wrong, I don't want to be right! Hope your having a great summers weekend? x

July 18, 2010  
Blogger Melissa Blake said...

So gorgeous!! xoxo

July 18, 2010  
Blogger Misha said...

Funny, to me it doesn't feel like the summer is about to end at all!

July 18, 2010  
Blogger Staci Edwards Design said...

Simply lovely!

July 18, 2010  
Anonymous Beth said...

Great outfits! Love the colors!

July 18, 2010  
Blogger kirstyb said...

wow perfect looks xxx

July 19, 2010  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

apt. #34 – yes, the sweater is wool cardigan, £250, by surface to air, available at browns focus

spiffee – thank you so much for the information -- had just found the editorial, but you were so much quicker :)

teresa hatfield – thank you!

j. is a bird – the leather satchel is from next, £135

november grey – how lovely! thanks so much

ms. chyme – thank you! & for following :)

milk and honey home – so happy you found your way here & thanks so much for such a wonderful comment! xo

moonlight serenade – how perfectly lovely! thank you :)

meg – thanks so much!

dumbwit tellher – definitely – absolutely adore summer and had a wonderful summer weekend! thank you and hope you did as well


July 19, 2010  
Anonymous {roséline} said...

hello everyone! seems there is a lively debate over summer vs fall :)

just wanted to clarify a few things – first of all, absolutely adore summer – still by far, my most favourite month and by no means am counting down the days until autumn; secondly, august nights are definitely not cold, although on certain nights, the temperature does dip a little, and hence the need for a light sweater, a perfect complement to short skirts and city shorts – in fact, only mentioning sweaters at all in this summer heat because simply adore both of these outfits and think both are perfect transitions from summer’s end to fall . . .

hope you are well and as always, thanks so much for taking a moment to say hello!

July 20, 2010  

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