first day of summer

posted on: June 21, 2011

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Dress from Dahlia UK // Jacket from Plum // Sunglasses from Barefoot Contessa // Necklace from Fine Finds // Shoes from Primark UK // Purse from Forever 21

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And what better way to bring in the first day of summer than actual sunshine and a new shade of lipstick?


I really wanted to get a bright coral lip colour, but some trends should be left to others. I looked a bit scary with fluorescent coral lips, and was adviced by my Sephora sales associate that I should stick to a slight coral tinted gloss. I settled on the Sephora brand lipstick in 'Coral Coquette' which I recommend for others who aren't ready for highlighter lips.

Thinking I'll celebrate the first day of summer with an after work bbq and a concert at a new local music venue. How will you spend your summer solstice?

31 comments:

  1. what a beautiful outfit, darling!

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  2. Yay, for summer bring it on!! Off to go for a hike with the man, hot tub, and some yummy summer salad is on my radar!!

    You look stunning as always Alicia, those shoes are so fabulous. My two faves brought together, bows + polka dots, LOVE! Have a great eve. xx veronika

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  3. Gorgeous outfit, I am so in love with those shoes! And the coral gloss was the perfect choice, you look lovely!
    Yay for 1st day of summer!!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  4. I'll be spending the first day of summer in bed dying. THANKS FOR REMINDING ME ;)

    You look lovely

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  5. How adorable are you?! I love your first day of summer outfit!

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  6. You look so chic! I love the bright blue jacket and the blue polka dot shoes.

    Neon coral isn't my thing either. I have one lipstick from Chanel Rouge Allure in Exotic that I consider my coral lip colour. It looks very orangey in the tube, but it goes on semi-sheer and blends with my lip's natural pink colour to give me a bright but not outrageous coral hue. Try it!

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  7. Such a cute outfit, that jacket and dress are just adorable!


    A Girl's Next Best Friend

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  8. I am so not ready for highlighter lips, I wish I could pull them off but nope... I definitely love the shade you chose.

    I am swooning over this look

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  9. I was at the beach earlier today and tonight will be meeting up with a friend for dinner & drinks. Yay for summer! P.S. love your hair like this... looks so sleek!

    xo, alison*elle

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  10. I'd actually love to see you with bright coral lips, but I know bold lip colours take a bit of getting used to- my coral lipstick doesn't make it out of my make-up drawer all that often :) And bright coral probably wouldn't have gone with this elegant look... Something about the sleek ponytail and polkadot pumps (which I adore, by the way) reminds me of Pippa Middleton, who, like you, is pretty much as stylish as they come :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  11. What a cute outfit to welcome summer with, those shoes are so so cute! Bbq and music sounds a lot like summer to me, have fun!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  12. I love your outfit! The dress is adorable, so fitting for the first day of the summer.

    And thanks for the coral lipstick reco! I've been looking for one too, but I don't think I'm gutsy enough for a matte, full coverage one...I will have to check out the Sephora one.

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  13. You look GORGEOUS! Love it!
    I'm literally swooning over those shoes... So adorable.
    A light coral/peach/pink lipstick I can recommend you to have a look at is MAC Shy Girl. It would look gorgeous on you!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

    Love from South Africa

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  14. i'll be spending mine working....nearly all night :(
    but on the other hand, you look lovely!

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  15. cute cute! I love everything about this outfit.

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  16. Hey Alicia!

    I've always enjoyed reading your posts :) And thank you for your lovely comment!! I will definitely try to. I'd love to meet up for coffee/outfit photos sometime! It'll be fun to go around the city and snap pictures! I'll drop you an email soon :)

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  17. That first picture is all kinds of gorgeous! And I love love love those shoes!!

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  18. That coat is perfection styled with the mod hair and glasses! Love this look and the blue looks so amazing on you!

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  19. Cute outfit! I like the blue blazer :)

    It's been Summer in TX since May LOL, but now that it's officially here I'll be spending it poolside!!

    hellolucie.blogspot.com

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  20. You look so beautiful! I absolutely love this outfit!

    xo Julia
    galmeetsglam.com

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  21. Amazing pictures, you look beautiful

    http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh wow youre wearing Dahlia! I love it, it looks wonderful with the blue jacket! :)

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  23. You have a wonderful blog and lovely outfits. I'm following!
    chloe-mia.blogspot.com

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  24. I love the giant clutch!

    Buying new lipstick is one of my favorite things to do, they're SO much fun and add so much to your look.

    Bonnie

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  25. beautiful blog :)
    I'd be happy if you check out my blog and follow if you like. xx

    soundofsweetlullabies.blogspot.com/

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  26. Ahhh those shoes are gorgeous and amazing sunnies. Thatlippy suits you!

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  27. Everyone should be doing posts about their best friend! haha.

    I am loving the navy/cream colour combo. The quilted jumbo clutch is a dream! I spent my solstice inside due to terrible weather, but at least I can live vicariously through you!

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  28. Those polka-dot shoes are absolutely adorable!

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  29. Gorgeous outfit, I am so in love with those shoes! And the coral gloss was the perfect choice, you look lovely!

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