Thursday, May 27, 2010

Summer Soiree


With the weekend that marks the unofficial start of summer being just around the corner, my mind OFFICIALLY goes into summer overdrive {not that it hasn't been already :)}

We have 3 days to fill with fun this weekend and of course I'll be thinking beach, pools and BBQs, but I'm also dreaming of driving on out to the island for a lovely summer soiree at one of the majestic estates. Loving the thought of getting myself all dressed up and ready to mingle outdoors with some fabulously entertaining people.

What do you all have on tap this weekend? I know this is a day early but it being a big weekend here in the states, I figure some of you may already have some plans :)

Images: 1, 4, 6-7, 9 via Haute Design, 2 &3 via Pretty Stuff, 5 & 8 via Trouvais

33 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

The first two images are my favourite of the lot.
Oh, am so happy and cheerful that summer is on its way. What's on tap for me this weekend? Let's see - am currently in Germany and the weather is grey and overcast. I might have to hide myself from the elements with some good reading material this weekend. LOL! XX

Persis Shah said...

BREATHTAKING pics! my plan for the weekend so far involves a whole lotta blogging =)

X.Persis.

CHANTELLE said...

oh, this totally makes me think of a secluded house in the beautiful countryside! wonderful :) have fun, doll ♥

beingdena said...

Dawn you blow me away with all the stunning pictures you choose to go with your posts.

My long weekend has started. Bf is off too:) we are going shopping today then cinema and dinner. I just love spending time with him. we are both always working such long hours.

Have a wonderful day my friend
Dena

Diana Mieczan said...

Those images are so pretty. I want this purple dress...So cute! I am not sure yet about my weekend. It all depends how much work will come in over today and tomorrow...Your weekend plans sound fab!
Kisses my darling

very married said...

i wish!

my dad and his wife are coming to town on Wednesday and the hubs and I have to find some time to clean up and plan for his visit - all while I'm studying for this stupid bar exam :)

The Zhush said...

What a chic summer post! LOVE it!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oooh you cant do that every day Dawn, it's cold, grey and Im at the office ;)
Gorgeous, cant wait for the long weekend, not much planned but at least I will get some relaxing time :)
xoxo have a lovely day

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

Oh I wish I could pull off emerald eye shadow!

It'll be a day at Brooklyn Flea, a night in Manhattan, and a day at the Jersey Shore for me. Can't wait!!

Marie-Ève said...

We're going to the zoo for one of LP's little friends birthday parties... And our pool will finally be ready, so I'm hoping this great weather sticks! (Even though we do not have a long weekend here).

Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Café Bellini - Beauty. Yoga. Kids. Life. said...

What a cool terrasse (second to last picture)! And such summery make-up! Love the first picture, though, I want a hat like that. Me, too, I love dressing up - a soiree in the garden of a beautiful estate sounds fab!!!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

oh my goodness that's just gorgeous!! so beautiful petal. love it xxx

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Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I am SO excited for this weekend! We're heading up north to my parents' house for a weekend on the lake AND I'm meeting one of my bloggy friends for the first time! Yay!

Copious Couture said...

I love all the lavender hues in these pictures!!! So lovely! Thanks for you lovely comment Dawn, I have been working like a mad woman on these pieces and I believe I will be doing that again this weekend!

Carissa
http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

escapade said...

So glad you included peonies! They're just starting to peak through here and I'm bursting with excitement!
xo

Fé... said...

Happy thought it is, anything about summer. I get all excited in an instant! Yet another beautiful post from you, Dawn. I heart this blog so much!

Casa Bella said...

Isn't it great that we have this fabulous long weekend ahead? I love summer too and the pics you posted are perfect to put us in the mood for a fun, great evening party with friends in our covered patio. Great post, darling. Have a great day!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I LOVE this collection of pictures! So pretty and feminine :) I'm going to the farmer's market on Saturday and finding stuff to make breakfast with. That's about it! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

SogniSorrisi said...

I have a communion, my dad's birthday and my niece's birthday - so pretty busy.

honey my heart said...

i'll be with family :)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i'm heading straight to my shore house and from there - whatever is clever - fate always has it's way of working things out .. i keep it all upto that :o)

*Kisses*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Andrea said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous...LOVE LOVE LOVE!
So chic!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I am loving that purple dress!

I will be hopefully getting some pool time and enjoying a Monday bbq! :)

Valerie said...

These pictures are gorgeous, I LOVE her green eyeshadow. I'm so excited about the 3 day weekend coming up and the unofficial start of summer! I'm going to spend my time at bbqs, the beach, bike riding, and watching SATC2. :) Can't wait!

xo
Valerie

Ali said...

I'm looking forward to this weekend so much! Just relaxing by the pool and BBQ'ing all day :)

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theoctoberissue said...

mmhm well Saturday I have my morning swimming class,then in the evening I'll be in Manhattan to a party at my sister's job (MAC) with my friend.Before the party we'll hang out,go to stores then afterward have dinner.
Sunday I have to go Memorial Day shopping & buy heels for sports awards(school event) and Monday have a picnic at the park with a bunch of my friends.
:)

MarchMusings said...

Sigh.The 1st of June is the official start of our winter. Although to be fair we've had mild weather so far. I live in NZ by the way, in case anyone's puzzled!

hélène said...

These images are so pretty and feminine! Will def be in touch if i have time :) I'd love to meet you, but i feel like i have so much to do and so many people to see in so little time!! I hope your long weekend is all that you want it to be and more, it's going to be GORGEOUS out!! :) Big hugs xxxx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Oh love her outfits! Have a FAB long weekend. We're heading to Kuala Lumpur for a quick trip - hope it's good!

Marcie said...

Those dresses are amazing and I am loving the eye makeup!

M

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

oh wow, now that is glamour! fabulous images, just my cup of tea. jxx