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Inspiring Nostalgia

personal musings of a native Torontonian, currently living in Philadelphia. she predicts she will turn into Emily Gilmore when she gets older.
Whenever I see a photo of Françoise Hardy from the 60s, I’m persuaded to get bangs. Then I remember that bangs won’t provide her magical je ne sais quoi    - IN

Whenever I see a photo of Françoise Hardy from the 60s, I’m persuaded to get bangs. Then I remember that bangs won’t provide her magical je ne sais quoi - IN

— 2 months ago with 19 notes
#francoise hardy  #summer  #summer fashion  #vintage fashion  #vintage summer  #60s fashion  #summer whites 
Welcome to September, darlings! 
It’s been a whirlwind of a weekend to wrap up the so-called “end of summer”, starting with my very first US Open. I first started watching tennis about 10 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. In the beginning, I must admit that I was largely drawn to the sport by the dashing Juan Carlos Ferrero. Lo and behold, I am now captivated by another Spaniard (though for all the right reasons, this time). 
I had an amazing time despite the facts of the day: T’s water bottle exploded in my purse; food was terrible and expensive; crowds of people everywhere, with no refuge from the sun; lines for the washroom; spectators with little regard for others; and of course, the hellish humidity and heat of New York in late August. 
While I’m sure the other Grand Slams are probably much more pleasant, there is little that can hold up against a late afternoon match in Flushing. Besides the venue’s iconic place in American sports, there is dusk falling over a skyline that looks like a cardboard cutout and the sun lighting up the 7 train as it rushes past, enabling every passenger to be a spectator for those few seconds, every 10 minutes.
And really, is there any better way to mark the end of summer? - IN

Welcome to September, darlings! 

It’s been a whirlwind of a weekend to wrap up the so-called “end of summer”, starting with my very first US Open. I first started watching tennis about 10 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. In the beginning, I must admit that I was largely drawn to the sport by the dashing Juan Carlos Ferrero. Lo and behold, I am now captivated by another Spaniard (though for all the right reasons, this time). 

I had an amazing time despite the facts of the day: T’s water bottle exploded in my purse; food was terrible and expensive; crowds of people everywhere, with no refuge from the sun; lines for the washroom; spectators with little regard for others; and of course, the hellish humidity and heat of New York in late August. 

While I’m sure the other Grand Slams are probably much more pleasant, there is little that can hold up against a late afternoon match in Flushing. Besides the venue’s iconic place in American sports, there is dusk falling over a skyline that looks like a cardboard cutout and the sun lighting up the 7 train as it rushes past, enabling every passenger to be a spectator for those few seconds, every 10 minutes.

And really, is there any better way to mark the end of summer? - IN

— 7 months ago
#summer  #end of summer  #nostalgia  #summer nostalgia  #US Open Tennis  #US Open 2013  #nyc  #nyc summer  #nyc sunset  #usta 
How fast time has flown by. I feel like I just moved to Philadelphia last week but it’s been over a month. Silly, how I cringed at the thought of living with T but now, it’s as if we’ve always lived together. While this was a summer devoid of decadent vacations and soundtrack-inspiring landscapes, these past 2 months have definitely been memorable - IN

How fast time has flown by. I feel like I just moved to Philadelphia last week but it’s been over a month. Silly, how I cringed at the thought of living with T but now, it’s as if we’ve always lived together. While this was a summer devoid of decadent vacations and soundtrack-inspiring landscapes, these past 2 months have definitely been memorable - IN

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— 8 months ago with 350 notes
#summer  #calligraphy  #hand-written notes  #hand-written letters  #stationery  #nostalgia  #personal 
Happy Friday, darlings!
It is August and while the stores are stocking new Fall arrivals, it is still tropical here in Philadelphia. I was in the magazine and spotted this fabulous french Vogue cover. It only reaffirms what I’ve always believed about french Vogue - they know how to capture summer beauty and fashion better than anyone else - IN

Happy Friday, darlings!

It is August and while the stores are stocking new Fall arrivals, it is still tropical here in Philadelphia. I was in the magazine and spotted this fabulous french Vogue cover. It only reaffirms what I’ve always believed about french Vogue - they know how to capture summer beauty and fashion better than anyone else - IN

— 8 months ago with 1 note
#french+vogue+2013  #french vogue  #andreea diaconu  #summer  #summer beauty  #summer fashion  #beach  #beach beauty  #french vogue june july 2013 
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Summertime // William Hereford

The heavy humidity of today, coupled with showers and lack of air conditioning, makes me wish I lived by the ocean. I hope you have a lovely evening, darlings! - IN

notetosarah:

Summertime // William Hereford

The heavy humidity of today, coupled with showers and lack of air conditioning, makes me wish I lived by the ocean.

I hope you have a lovely evening, darlings! - IN

— 9 months ago with 20064 notes
#ocean  #sea  #oceanside  #beach  #beach sunset  #ocean sunset  #summer sunset  #summer nights  #summer 
Lavender fields, golden landscapes and the largest sand dunes around = the prettiness of my home province. Oh Ontario, I will miss you - IN

Lavender fields, golden landscapes and the largest sand dunes around = the prettiness of my home province. Oh Ontario, I will miss you - IN

— 9 months ago with 1 note
#prince edward county  #ontario  #prince edward county lavender  #small town canada  #eastern ontario  #sandbanks provincial park  #sandbanks beach  #lake ontario  #ontario beach  #lavender fields  #ontario summer  #summer 
Happy Friday, darlings!This is the chicest way I’ve seen to wear overalls. I definitely must try this! - IN

Happy Friday, darlings!

This is the chicest way I’ve seen to wear overalls. I definitely must try this! - IN

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— 9 months ago with 3270 notes
#summer  #summer fashion  #summer style  #silk romper  #overalls  #summer outfit  #nude pumps  #styling overalls 
Everytime I hear “Moon River”, especially during a summer afternoon, this is the image that comes to mind. As much as summer in the city can be miserable, there is something hopelessly romantic about those quiet moments in the midst of the heat - IN

Everytime I hear “Moon River”, especially during a summer afternoon, this is the image that comes to mind. As much as summer in the city can be miserable, there is something hopelessly romantic about those quiet moments in the midst of the heat - IN

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— 10 months ago with 402 notes
#summer  #fire escape  #black and white  #vintage  #summer in the city  #nyc summer 
The fabulous Lee Radziwill in the Hamptons. Casual at its best - IN

The fabulous Lee Radziwill in the Hamptons. Casual at its best - IN

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— 10 months ago with 34 notes
#lee radziwill  #style icon  #summer  #vintage fashion  #vintage denim  #summer outfit  #flared denim 
Could it really be the first day of summer? 
This time last year, I was in NYC and experienced “Manhattan-henge”. My friend, J, and I were standing near the entrance of the High Line in the West Village, trying to scrounge up $1 for a bottle of water from the lone hot dog cart on an empty street. And all the light was this brilliant shade of dreamy orange - IN

Could it really be the first day of summer? 

This time last year, I was in NYC and experienced “Manhattan-henge”. My friend, J, and I were standing near the entrance of the High Line in the West Village, trying to scrounge up $1 for a bottle of water from the lone hot dog cart on an empty street. And all the light was this brilliant shade of dreamy orange - IN

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— 10 months ago with 319 notes
#summer  #summer solstice  #manhattan  #manhattanhenge  #nostalgia  #summer nostalgia  #summer style