Monday, 12 December 2011

summer inspiration, part one

summer inspiration 1930s

I am pretty sure I have mentioned once or 37 times that I really don't like summer as much as the other seasons. It's too hot – especially here, where 40C days are quite normal – and it tends to last for ages here, too. While I might be complaining now that I am wearing wool jumpers on days that are officially summer (oh, the outrage!) I do remember that on the first few days of our last winter I was wearing summer clothes and looking forward to the temperature dropping.

The thing is, I just feel more comfortable in winter clothes – or at least in some layers. I just don't think I suit summer especially well; I'm not a bronzed type who looks good with beach-toussled hair and minimal make up. Nope. I am the pale type that likes to hide from the heat with a good book and the air con blasting. I've learned to accept, and like, this fact over the years, too. However, that doesn't mean I can skip summer and hot weather completely, and anyway I have taken a liking to comfortably hot days recently! Comfortably hot being days of 30C to, say, 36C… and we'll get plenty of those.

So while we are still rouging up in jumpers and complaining to each other that this summer is sooo coooold – with occasional days that have been sooooo hot! – here are some pictures that are inspiring me for summer. As you can see, it is somewhat varied, with 1930s, 1950s Dita and then some modern, vintage inspired images from Lawrence, too. And I think the sun just came out... it is definitely warming up here! What inspires you for a new season?

summer inspiration dita
summer inspiration beach
summer inspiration

19 comments:

Jo said...

These are so inspiring! <3 I love Dita's floral prints!


x
Lost in the Haze

Q's Daydream said...

soooo pretty! i just posted some pics of me wearing huge pants like in the first two pictures :D

esme and the lane way said...

Jo: me too! I love how she does summer dressing :)

Q's Daydream: hahahaha I have just been visiting you and your fabulous dot trousers whilst you were here! How funny! :D It's like we've left each other our visiting cards :D

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Oh, how I love Dita.

Lisa said...

Aww...we're in the dead of winter here in Canada. I just love summer...I wish we had some now.

Caitlin Shearer said...

I've been looking at photos of Dita Von Teese obsessively lately - her style is perfect!

p.s. In regard to your question about the Divorce of Lady X film - I actually recorded it from the tv - it was on very late one night. i think abc plays old movies every night of the week, either around midnight or two am. (well, i haven't had tv reception for 6 months....so i'm not sure if it's still going. fingers crossed.)
This one has come up a few times, so i'm sure if you keep your eyes on the tv guide you'll see it sooner or later.

Aliya said...

Such lovely images! I love Dita's floral dress!! Don't like perth's summer heat either, we call it the season of the flies! Although, its been alternating between cold, rainy days and schorching hot ones as well...

xx Aliya
www.papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

Farrah Abigaelle said...

I'm not a fan of summer either it's so hot and uncomfortable. NYC gets so humid during the summer, but that God it's winter now I hate summer. But usually I just wear shorts and not go out very much haha.
-Farrah

rubyslippers_86 said...

haha I just put both those pics of Dita up on my summer sewing inspiration board just this morning!I love a bold print

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Checked you out on Modcloth - thanks heaps for the hot tip. I am now in love with Need Help Dressing. xx

Frankly My Dear said...

a very much agree with you about summer - i prefer autumn. unlike all other kids my age, i hate the heat. i preferred ireland, where it rained more than 200 days in the year and 20ºC in summer is a heat wave. but i do love holidays (especially 8 weeks of them) and the opportunity to wear my 50s bathers! once again, thank you for your comments on my blog! :D

http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

t said...

Nice looks!

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Bell's Belles Vintage said...

Love the big hat and wide leg pants especially with the sailor stripe tank...and l really want her hair do!

sacramento said...

Wonderful pics.
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Pippy O' Hara said...

I'm not a fan of summer!!!
I can not stand when it is hot, the only thing I like about summer is - weather, it's always nice, everything is alive and well! I can wear pretty dresses, skirts, shirts, etc. (In winter it's all hidden under the coat) - but anyway I prefer the winter!!! Weee
But I really, really like Dita's florial print, and love the big hat.

xx
Pippy

Zane said...

beautiful inspiration

Sandra said...

These are such great pictures reminding me of summer. In my neck of the woods we are officially entering winter territory, which consists of me bundled up in a long coat and scarves.

angelaseeangelablog said...

ohhhh dita dita dita! She cannot go wrong ever! Love the pictures!

XXASAB
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Annie_VintageDiggs.com said...

The vintage photo with the scarf head ties makes me wanna chop my hair off the achieve those adorable round the face curls! So chic.

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annie

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