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Vintage summer dress and red

summer dress and red
summer dress and red
summer dress and red

* vintage dress – vintage shop * sandals – camper * necklace – gift * bag – charity shop *

It’s been really warm off and on these last few weeks. Not warm by the standards of Midwest and California based bloggers probably, but in the way of what we’re used to up here, lovely! I’ve finally had some tights-free days! And I can wear my summer dresses the way they are meant to be worn, not over long sleeved tops and jeans as usual.

And I’ve got a tan, not that you can see it in these photos. I look so pasty, and I’m not really pasty in real life even in the depths of winter – one of the benefits of middle European skin. Although it seems to have britified itself recently, and I actually got mild sunburn on my shoulders despite sunblock – I used to never burn! Anyway, with the photos I just haven’t figured out the white balance on this camera yet. These photos were taken in the shade, so I probably should have set in on ‘cloudy’ not ‘daylight’ setting, but still, it shouldn’t come out as blue as this. What you see is actually potatoshopped quite a bit to remove the blue tint, although it would have been too much effort to get the colours to be properly true, so pasty looking it is.

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  • Teeny 10 August 2011, 8:44 am

    i love the outfit Franca. The sun is much milder where you are than here in the antipodes. In other words, gentler.

  • Ceri 10 August 2011, 9:02 am

    I love the colourful pattern on your dress. So glad the lovely summer weather has arrived with you. Our warm weather seems to have moved on already. I don't seem to get nearly enough wear out of my summer dresses. 

  • Rhianne 10 August 2011, 9:04 am

    I always love your dresses!

  • oranges_and_apples 10 August 2011, 10:06 am

    This is from ages ago! All rain and gloom now!

  • Retro Chick 10 August 2011, 2:36 pm

    Oooh, I love how your glasses match your necklace! That's excellent co ordination!

  • oranges_and_apples 10 August 2011, 3:08 pm

    Hehe, I've three pairs of glasses so I try!

  • Sally McGraw 10 August 2011, 3:26 pm

    What a GLORIOUS dress!

  • Vix 10 August 2011, 3:43 pm

    That dress is making me feel really cheerful and happy, it looks gorgeous on you. x

  • Casee Marie 11 August 2011, 3:39 am

    Oh, love that dress to absolute bits! And the way you accessorized, with the beads and the bag and such. All that gorgeous color is so summery and delightful. And you don't look pasty! I think your photos turned out beautifully, I'm always partial to shady shots. I took my latest shots in the evening in terrible lighting – I spent a good few hours toiling over them in Photoshop trying to get the color to look normal and not so…orange. Yikes!

  • WendyB 11 August 2011, 10:12 pm

    I never burned as a kid but now that I'm hardly ever in the sun, I definitely burn!

  • She is Sara 12 August 2011, 2:53 am

    You look very pretty! I love your pretty summer dress and your hair is getting long girl!

  • oranges_and_apples 12 August 2011, 6:43 am

    I've been growing it for the wedding but I think ill get it cut shorter afterwards. The ends are not looking good!

  • Citizen Rosebud 13 August 2011, 3:59 pm

    YOU look every bit of the spiritual Californian I know that you are! I LOVEEEEE this look, prob because you are tights free, lol and look every inch of gorgeous summer, Franca. The sandals are darling, I want my own matching pair! The dress, the bag, the smile are pure California via Scotland, Sunshine. Keep shining! xo. -Bella Q