summer dreams

tomorrow I officially start my new job. while that's good news enough, I'm excited to share something else with you lovelies... I'm already planning my first vacation!

Brando and I are going to Barcelona & Marrakesh in August! I'm so excited I almost pee my pants every time I think about it. I've never been to Spain and I've always heard it was beautiful, and Morocco sounds so exotic. I finally get to go somewhere warm for a change!

I can't wait to spend all day at the beach, eat in outdoor cafes, sip cheap champagne, ride a camel, buy a carpet, shop in the market.... it all sounds so wonderful right now.

of course I'm already picturing what I'll be wearing at all these activities. and while I have plenty of perfectly good clothes to pack, I couldn't help dreaming up a little wishlist of things that would be amazing for the trip...

 one.
the perfect summer maxi dress. I tried this beauty on in the store for fun one day, and I am absolutely in love with it. it's so gorgeous and ethereal and flattering. perfect with a floppy hat for walking along the beach.


two.
the floppy hat! sun protection, and so cute!


three. 
pretty patterned tunics. wear with leggings for desert adventures!


four.
for obvious reasons. this has got to be the cutest retro swimsuit ever.


five.
so adorable. I can definitely picture myself site-seeing in this beauty. 


six.
fun sandals, to add a little bling to the beach or the medina!

seven.
I've been wanting a corset-style top foreverrr. I really want a floral one, but this one has definitely charmed me. 

eight.
another amazing maxi dress, because one of something good is never enough!

nine. 
a lightweight, mint green vintage dress. <3


ten.
brightly coloured harem pants- comfortable and stylish, and not to scandalous for camel-riding...

eleven.
I'm just in love with this skirt. light + flowy + goes with everything. everything.

twelve.
have I mentioned my new obsession with irregular choice shoes? these darlings would be perfect for trotting around cafes.

thirteen.
to wear with high-waisted red shorts & big sunglasses.

fourteen. 
I've tried to find great pleated pants a thousand places, but no one beats american apparel for fitting me. these minty linen trousers are light enough for summer.


fifteen. 
no beach, no matter how far from Hawaii, is complete without a hawaiian print.

sixteen.
a vintage slip to wear under sheer summer dresses.

seventeen.
billowy sleeves for when you need to be covered...

eighteen.
vintage luggage to carry it all in!


1. monsoon
2. asos
3. monsoon // topshop
4. ruche
5. modcloth
6. new look (both)
7. modcloth
8. monsoon (they have the most spectacular dresses)
9. etsy
10. h&m
11. asos
12. irregular choice
13. topshop
14. american apparel
15. modcloth
16. etsy
17. asos
18. libbystory.com


of course, taking the trip usually means not much cash leftover to do pre-trip shopping with! I'm sure I'll survive. :)
I can't WAIT.

lovelove. 

playing: black cadilacs- modest mouse 

2 comments:

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

you have great taste! love the corset top w the bow!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Jamie Rose said...

This post is filled with so many wonderful things! Those polka dot shoes are awesome and so is the little romper you showed. The blue corset top is also adorable!