Friday, September 26, 2014

Pink Lemonade


Yesterday was my mother's birthday. She was showered with gifts, flowers and cake and we all went out to have a celebratory lunch with her. It was just lovely and we were joined by my sister and her fiance who had traveled up here for the occasion. I wore a new coral coloured dress that I picked up just last week, with my retro swing coat, and a vintage bag and pair of shoes. Though it was a rainy day, I felt very 1960's 'Miami Beach' in my outfit, and caught myself dreaming of palm tree studded scenery, blushing flamingos and warm, hazy mid-days with pink lemonade (something I just can't seem to get enough of lately). While the rest of the world says goodbye to their summer season and welcomes colder weather, here I am spending my days sitting by the pool with a good book, packing the winter blankets back into the closets and listening to the sound of chirping cicadas as the sun sets. 


What's something you've been dreaming of lately?

44 comments:

  1. You look stunning in that awesome outfit doll.
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  2. You look great in your new dress.
    Now I want some pink lemonade...yum!

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  3. I love the dress! Do you have a new background on your blog?

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    1. Thank you, Mia! And yes, I do have a new background and colour scheme as well. I thought it was time for a change.

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  4. That is an adorable dress! It sounds like you had a lovely day out with your mom. I haven't had pink lemonade in years and your lovely post made me start missing the warm summer days, it will be a while before I see them again!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! It was a lovely day, and my mother enjoyed herself. Embrace your Autumn season!

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  5. Pink looks so pretty one you and I love the new blog background, too! Happy Birthday to your Mum. xxx

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  6. adorable outfit. Love your jacket paired with the dress. Love the 60's vibes :)

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    1. Thanks very much! I should pull this little jacket out more.

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  7. Aw! You look so fresh and pretty in your pink dress. Coral is one of my favorite colors and perfecr for spring. It sounds like you've had a nice day! Im really dreaming about thick cozy sweaters in earth tones.
    -Abigail

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    1. Thank you, Abigail! It is a pretty colour isn't it? Though I find I've never really worn it much before. There is nothing like a nice cosy sweater on chilly days!

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  8. You look so pretty! There's a massive eye-candy factor about flamingos and swimming pools! Love that picture with the poolside pink lemonade, I sense that Miami vibe in it... or even a Malibu Barbie groove :) x

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    1. Oh thank you! And oh isn't there? And totally love Malibu Barbie!

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  9. You look beautiful, love that dress!! It sounds like your mum had a great Birthday :D

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    1. Thank you so much, and yes, she had a wonderful day.

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  10. You look just lovely! What a perfect outfit for spring. I love the image you've painted, I've always admired that mid-century Miami vibe. I'm glad your mum had a wonderful birthday!

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    1. Thank you, Faye! I'm glad that you could picture the image I was trying to paint. I wasn't sure how well it would come across. And thank you!

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  11. That's such a beautiful outfit! Coral is a beautiful color especially for spring and summer, and you've styled it perfectly with that jacket. The new background looks lovely, too!

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    1. Thanks so much! It is lovely, I don't know why I haven't really worn the colour much before now. And I'm glad that you like the new background.

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  12. Happy late birthday to your mom! You look absolutely gorgeous :)

    Jessica
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    1. Thank you very much for the kind wishes.

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  13. i love all the pink going on here now! In your background, in the dress and the lovely pink lemonade. Every time i travel to Queensland I always get a different tropical feeling about it. Very Miami... actually ins't there a Miami in the Gold Coast? Hahah i guess you could actually go there... in a way

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    1. I'm glad you do, thanks! And yes, there is actually a Miami Beach on the Gold Coast, it's a way up north from me. There are also a few other beaches and places named after those gorgeous places in America around there too. I don't think of it too often as I've lived around the area all my life, but when I stop and 'smell the roses' I am very grateful to live in such a beautiful place.

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  14. Hello, dear Lucy! I share your joy in the change of the seasons. For you the warm weather has arrived bringing with it good times like the ones you posted about. For me the change will bring welcome relief from the stifling heat and humidity here in the land of palm trees and flamingos, Florida.

    You look gorgeous in this outfit, dear friend. So happy to reconnect with you here and at my spot. Thank you and have a wonderful week, Lucy!

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    1. I can imagine the relief that the change in weather will bring you! And thank you very much, enjoy the rest of your week!

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  15. Your day sounds lovely, I hope your mum had a lovely birthday. I wish it was still summer right now, we had a great one in England this year and at the moment it's still pretty warm which is nice. I must say, I'm loving the new blog background and the pink in your outfit x

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    1. Yes, she did have a lovely birthday. Thank you, Sarah. I'm glad you've still got some warm weather before it starts getting too cold. And I'm glad that you like the new background!

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  16. Ugh you're just adding salt to my wounds by saying your hanging out by pools, haha, no fair! And you look so lovely for your momma's birthday. That's just the look to eat macaroons and sip pretty pink campaign :)

    xo marlen
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    1. Oh I do apologize haha! And thank you very much!

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  17. Great post! I love the dress! So adorable!

    xx,
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  18. oh gosh you look lovely as ever! i adore that dress and the jacket! just perfect! i´m very happy to be back again in blogging world so i don´t miss all the fabulous people anymore!!!
    many kisses,mary
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    1. Thank you so much, Mary! It's good to have you back!

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  19. it's surprisingly still pretty warm here in the UK, especially for October. Nice pick ups, enjoying the coral myself too.

    Buckets & Spades

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    1. Glad you are still enjoying some warm weather, and thank you!

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  20. What a smart outfit! Looks chic and comfortable perfect for a wonderful birthday celebration. Pink Lemonade is a proper & pretty summer drink ~ Cheers!

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    1. Thank you very much! And yes, I've constantly got some in the fridge!

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  21. I'm so late with my comments, but I'm just completely in love with the color palette in these photos and your outfit!

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