500 days of Summer

 dress: H&M
shoes: Sacha
belt: vintage
cardi: Pimkie

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.
 source: google

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!

 source: modcloth

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!


  1. I really love that dress...it's a kind of cool and girly at the same time isn't it?

  2. I've already watched 500 days of summer... great story and zoey's outfit was so cool..

    btw.. great outfit you have here... :)

  3. You look beautiful; light blue really suits you! And I absolutely agree with your thoughts on expressing yourself through fashion rather than dressing to "look your best." I feel exactly the same way. I often find myself reaching for girly dresses that have zero sex appeal. For me, style isn't about impressing anyone, it's about feeling confident in my own skin. :)

  4. I was just dwelling on whether or not to watch 500 of Summer yesterday! I ended up watching Love Actually because I wanted to see 500 with my boyfriend. I hope it's worth it.

    I love the shoes =X They're so sailory. When I was little, I was completely obsessed with sailor/nautical trinkets.


  5. I absolutely love Love Actually too! I've seen it about a gazillion times, it totally hits all the right notes without being too sweet or too funny or too melodramatic!

    christy: thanks :) Style is about the power and sense of "self" you exude, not about what people should think about you!

    sassy and eelectrocutee (love the nickname!): thanks dolls!

  6. Zijn die schoenen duur beth? En ik heb dat jurkje ook, i love it!

  7. in de solden nog 31 euro. Ze hebben ze ook in wit en beige :D

  8. Lovely outfit - the shoes are fantastic. Also the belt is great, wonderful vintage find.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely outfits
    Greetings from Ireland
    Fifi & Niamh
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  9. hey girls! I had already encountered your blog, very cool idea and great style, both of you! thanks :)

  10. 500 days of summer is a great film. I love Zooey's styling in the movie. You'll love it. You look amazing and love the denim dress.


  11. I love zooey deschanel she is gorgeous!!!
    Hey love all your looks on chictopia!!!


  12. I love shoes,dress,everything!!


  13. I love zooey deschanel she is gorgeous!!!
    Hey love all your looks on chictopia!!!


  14. hey girls! I had already encountered your blog, very cool idea and great style, both of you! thanks :)