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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.
I own many white dresses (LWD) and no little black dress (LBD). I fully understand the versatility of a good LBD - classic yet individual. But I come from a country where it is winter 8 months of the year and not the pretty Christmas card version of winter and after months of greys and browns, an LBD is no longer appealing. For a brief window of 2 months, my hometown is gloriously beautiful. And so my way of dress wants to reflect all that summer bliss and not to compete with it. And nothing beats a LWD when it comes to celebrating eternal summer - IN

I own many white dresses (LWD) and no little black dress (LBD). I fully understand the versatility of a good LBD - classic yet individual. But I come from a country where it is winter 8 months of the year and not the pretty Christmas card version of winter and after months of greys and browns, an LBD is no longer appealing. For a brief window of 2 months, my hometown is gloriously beautiful. And so my way of dress wants to reflect all that summer bliss and not to compete with it. And nothing beats a LWD when it comes to celebrating eternal summer - IN

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— 1 month ago with 5149 notes
#summer  #little white dress  #lwd  #summer dresses  #flowy dress  #summer fashion  #summer fashion 2014 
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

— 7 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

— 1 year 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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— 1 year ago with 349 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

— 1 year 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

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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

— 1 year ago with 20521 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

— 1 year 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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— 1 year ago with 3349 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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— 1 year ago with 401 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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— 1 year ago with 36 notes
#lee radziwill  #style icon  #summer  #vintage fashion  #vintage denim  #summer outfit  #flared denim