After hearing raving reviews about the movie, and already being a fan of both Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s, I put 500 days of summer on my “to watch” list. Sadly, the movie is still on that list as I haven’t gotten around to seeing it, but I did catch several bloggers listing Summer Finn as their ultimate summer inspiration. The pictures I googled had her in blue, vintage inspired looks and I immediately set my mind on finding a vintage looking Summerfrock.
I browsed modcloth and numerous other sites known for vintage inspired garments, but to no avail. I loved the Song Sung dress at Modcloth, but it had sold out!
I had almost given up hope when I stumbled across this beauty at H&M. PERFECTION
I remembered seeing it earlier this summer but I never tried the dress on for god knows what reason. This time I did take it with me to the dressing room (magically, the only dress that was left was my size) and fell in love the second I tried it on. It fit me like a glove, but it also had that perfect vintage vibe I had been looking for. The ruffles and silhouette were sweet, but the denim fabric kept it “cool girl”, like our Summer Finn. I find my style to be surprisingly similar to Zooey Deschanel’s (or Summer’s) style this spring-summertime. I’ve noticed that I have totally grown out of dressing for men. I often wear very girly and sweet dresses or outfits that hardly put any focus on boobage or ass-ets. It’s almost as if I’m gravitating towards quite modest outfits. I like to ponder on this subject, as I feel that this change in style signifies that I’ve finally grown out of that awkward stage where one looks outward rather than inward for confidence. I don’t need the looks of boys or men to tell me I’m “hot”, I just love myself and I love the way I look. This does not mean that I find myself gorgeous or anything, I just feel good about myself and about what I have to offer, both personalitywise and lookswise. The subtle character and quirk offered by Summer Finn’s looks also show confidence and security in one’s own skin. Being a bit creative in fashion and sometimes abandoning the safe path of “flattering” or “attractive” looks is something I have been thinking about lately. Expressing myself and just being me has become more important than ‘looking my best". I just AM the best me I can be, so the look will follow, you know?
And to fangirl a tiny bit: I feel like I totally am a Zooey/Summer girl. I have the sweet/cute demeanor with the surprisingly sarcastic/quirky sense of humor and the alternative/hippie taste in the field of music, movies and clothes. She’s a rolemodel after my own heart. Realistic and multifaceted (if that is even a word)! Do you guys have any rolemodels? Style icons that are more than just people who wear nice clothes?
I also bought some practical flats because my back was killing me after working for 9 hours, and they went with the dress perfectly. I had tried these shoes on before, but I couldn’t find the right size. This time, my size had (once again) magically reappeared. It was in the stars that day. I love the little anchor detail and how they are loafers. I’ve never had loafers before and these are just too cute!
So, a simple look after Summer Finn’s example. Hope you like it!
Ps: sorry the pictures are so bland. I took them in the last few minutes I had before running after the bus for work!