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Friday, August 05, 2011

Summer Uniform: Pretty tomboy

My friend Elizabeth Antonia doesn't take herself too seriously, yet she still manages to look fresh and tomboyishly sexy. So, I'm excited to share her summer uniform (and get some red jeans!)...

Here's Elizabeth's take:

We were taking a family bike ride to Gjelina for lunch for my husband's birthday. My bike is a old Raleigh that I've had for ten years. It's been with me in Seattle, Brooklyn and now Los Angeles--my old clunker that I can't bear to leave behind! For my hair, I love, love, love John Master's Organics Sea Mist--it makes my hair a tousled mess just how I like it.

Here's how to get the look:
White tee: James Perse, $50, or Target, $5!
Red skinny jeans: J Brand, $176.
Tote: Anya Hindmarch, varied prices on eBay.
Natural sunscreen: Badger, $14.
Beach-blown hair: John Master's Organics Sea Mist, $14.50.

P.S. Two more gorgeous summer uniforms.

59 comments:

Nomadic D. said...

I just got the bumble&bumble surf spray and I thought it was going to do nothing and just be all hype, but it's true, these salt sprays are really a beach in a bottle. Perfect messy summery hair!

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Joanna Goddard said...

i'm SO interested to try one!! my hair definitely needs something, especially on hot summer days.

Katie said...

What a great picture :) I just bought my first sea spray for my hair and I loveee it. I love the beachy look xo

401 said...

I gotta try that salt spray!

wonderchris said...

This is too funny - I was just thinking about trying a salt spritz...this post is all the more reason I need to just get out there and get one.

Love those pants!!!!

Kristin H said...

Cool and relaxed:) Happy Summer

Diana Mieczan said...

Elizabeth is adorable and I love red pants! The Sea Mist sounds so good. I totally need to try it:) xo

The Rigolosos said...

The spray is a must and the red jeans?! Oh heaven, help.

Janelle//the style eater said...

LOVE this look!! I'm in Venice a lot so I can attest that this outfit PERFECTLY reflects a summer uniform in this area! Plus, lunch at gjelina?! such a great choice. LOVE IT ALL!!

Joanna Goddard said...

i know, i think i might be splurging on those jeans, they are just too cute. the outfit wouldn't be half as cute without them!

Joanna Goddard said...

janelle, awesome!! :)

Melissa Blake said...

she looks so breezy and lovely!! i'd be lying if i said i wasn't just a wee bit jealous!

cat said...

i came across this DIY bumble surf spray on pinterest recently. haven't tried it myself, but i'm curious:

http://huzzahvintage.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-bumble-surf-spray.html

now, on to find some red pants... :)

Fabiana ~ Ciao Newport Beach said...

Perfect California Style... I love it!

ciao, JO

Alex said...

I just bought red jeans from couturecandy.com and always get compliments! I have even been stopped in the street by total strangers. Love this look!
-Alex

katie said...

spending $16 on salt water is totally ridiculous. ingredients: water, salt, lavender oil. make it, then give the $15.50 you save to charity. please. :)

Lindsey said...

Love!! I have those same J Brand red jeans and I'm wearing them like crazy ... especially with a bright pink J Crew tee shirt. xox

Tiffany | Wholesale Roses Store said...

I love to bike ride on the beach... never done it in red pants... but after this I so gonna!!

Little Lovables said...

you can also make your own seal salt mist, just google it! very easy, and the salt whisks humidity away from your stands which is why it makes hair less frizzy. love it!

also, love those red jeans.

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Love it x

Jennifer King said...

I love the summer uniform series! And I'm in love with red denim AND James Perse tees, so much that one made it to my "perfect white tee" post: http://jenniferanneking.blogspot.com/2011/07/perfect-white-tee.html

Just wanted to share in case anyone else is looking for that perfect tee to go with those adorable red jeans :)

Closet Cravings said...

Completely adorable. I like tomboy sexy and I also love when people have fun with fashion and don't take themselves too seriously. =)
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THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

I love this little recipe for a cute, casual look. Such a great photo! And I adore that her bike has traveled with her everywhere... I wish I had something like that.

Finley said...

The bumble and bumble stuff is great! I used to use it when I had longer hair. I also tried something similar from John Frida (I think?) - half the price from Ulta. (If you have one of those in NYC.)

I love red jeans! I wear mine all time! (See here! :)

And PS - I got mine at Zara for only $39! They have a gold ankle zip too, which makes them a little more fun.

Happy Friday!
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Chelsea said...

I just bought red jeans today! I am so excited. I have an over-sized black tee and love layering lots of lockets and long chains. xoxo

SeaworthySend said...

those jeans are amazing. Can a red head pull off red jeans? I hope so!

Jessica said...

I have been *living* in those Target vneck tees this summer! They're a bit feminine, especially with a deeper vneck, but they don't show too much, and they are super soft and comfy.

I didn't realize they are on sale...may have to head to Target now!

Anna said...

i so wish i looked that glamorous when biking by the ocean (or anywhere for that matter!)

xoxo

vosges paris said...

She is looking cool and very Dutch!

Becca said...

I have those red jbrand jeans and they are my absolute favorite right now.So comfy and fit just right with the perfect amount of stretch. I want to wear them everyday, but unfortunately I think people would start to notice. They have them in a bunch of colors too!

Thanks Joanna for always posting the best stuff!

grace said...

http://www.couturecandy.com/paige-premium-denim/roxbury-crop-in-pomodoro/product.html THESE paige premium cropped pair for $169.. AND 15% off code on the site :) pretttty awesome.

shu84 said...

lovely summer photo:)

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grace said...

ha! just saw that alex recommended couture candy too, great site for sales.

the lil bee said...

I smiled a little just at the sight of her:) I'm feeling not-so-great right now and somehow this was a little pick-me-up.

PS get the Elvis print...it would look so cute in your apt!

PPS: Reading The Help right now and can't put it down. xo

Sunshine said...

Great pic...I smiled to myself. She looks free..

laurenjeanallece said...

The "heartbreaking" link made me cry. I still look at photos of my ex-boyfriend and me and think those very thoughts. It will always hurt a little, but it's so special to have those photos and remember how happy we were.

bird and tree said...

oh this makes me miss my red pants...I used to wear them when I taught salsa at random night clubs...I thought I was so hot in those pants...at least I felt that way lol....I miss those days so much some times...!

Kacie @ A Collection of Passions said...

Love the break down of style options and where to get them.

Thanks for the simple, classic inspiration.

Kacie
http://www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com/

Annalee said...

I love this post! She looks stunning. Also, I love beach spray. I use David Babaii Bohemian Beach Spray, smells wonderful, works great, and isn't tested on or made from animals.
xo
Annalee
http://www.ramblingsofagypssynomad.com

Elissa said...

Yes! Messy hair ftw!

My boyfriend was looking for apartments for me in Chicago and using Google Earth to check out the neighborhoods when he found this:
http://thesquidulist.blogspot.com/2011/08/nuttin-but-love-for-ya.html
a cute little scene of a couple obliviously in love on the street.

I loved it the instant I saw it and thought of you!

xo, Elissa.

Callie Grayson said...

awesome look!!
Her hair is gorgeous!! and perfect!
xx
callie

fashionhogger said...

I got my red pair of pants from Forever 21 in Montreal! Love them!

Ally said...

I have the same pants in strawberry ice-cream pink. Love 'em! xo

http://www.allykayler.blogspot.com

Nicky said...

Perfectly California cool :D Great shot!

Anonymous said...

Those red pants are amazing. Nice photograph!

antique engagement rings said...

The jeans are fantastic!

Lauren Conrad Style said...

I am so jealous! I would love to go bike riding on the beach and look that good in red pants! Totally fits the LA beach scene too :)

ourdreamlives said...

I absolutely adore this look! Still need to get me some red jeans :)
Sally

Snappy Di said...

Oooh, the Sea Mist looks fabulous! Expensive jeans! Let's hope Tarjay comes up with something comparable.. :-))

seesaw said...

i have been using the surf spray for several years now - seriously works.

Rose said...

want those jeans!

Rose
http://roselillian.blogspot.com/

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purplepond said...

this makes me want to ride a bike. right. now. too bad it's still 100 degrees out!

DEY said...

best summer uniform yet! Now on the look out for the perfect white summer dress.

http://sidewalksandsunshine.blogspot.com/

amy said...

delias.com sell many colored jeans. i know their a "younger store" but i love them! xx

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beautiful pictures!thanks for sharing so beautiful pictures.

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Runescape Gold said...

I have been *living* throughout people Goal vneck t shirts come july 1st! They're a tad feminine, especially with a much deeper vneck, nonetheless they do not show an excessive amount of, and they are generally extremely soft and comfortable.

I didnrrrt comprehend they may be on discount sales...might have to visit Targeted today!


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sepatuholic said...

haha... looking good!
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