31 August, 2012

Summer At The Hamptons


summer brights

Coral Story

How lovely to be spending the last of your summer weekends
at the Hamptons right now.
There would be long beach walks with the dog,
afternoon tennis matches with friends,
some leisurely sailing,
plenty of lounging by the pool and cocktails at five!
There would be summer tans to show off
this season's fashion brights.
Barbeque smells would waft through the air, the clink of champagne glasses
would be heard along with laughter and chattering as the sun sets
on a perfect weekend!

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 3 by Coastal Style, 4, 5, 6 by Coastal Style

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30 August, 2012

In The Navy

Nautical Chic


Nothing quite says 'beach' quite like navy and white. A favourite classic for a day trip outfit to the coast, a holiday wardrobe, beachside living and coastal decor. It works in both modern and traditional style beach houses and remains in fashion year after year. Blue and white stripes are always popular whether it's swimwear, boat necked tees, jersey t-shirt dresses or accessories. One of my favourite looks is white capri pants with a three quarter striped fitted tee and wedges ...very 'Brigitte Bardot does St Tropez' ... well at least I like to think so!!!

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 3 fashion by Coastal Style4, 5

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Smitten With Summer



Loving these fruity, sorbet shades
They sizzle with summer style.

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7

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29 August, 2012

Montauk Beach Style

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Loving the Montauk holiday wardrobe of Vogue bookings editor Valerie Boster - the laid back, casual look really suits my own personal beach coast style. A mix of surfer girl, boho chic with a little bit of glam thrown in for good measure! For more details on Valerie's style check out US Vogue's 'One girl - 5 Days - 5 Looks' article here.  

Melissah xox

Source : Vogue, via Gild and Grace

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28 August, 2012

Le Petite Bateau

I couldn't resist this pretty and 'tasty' inspiration from "Carnets Parisiens". There are some amazingly talented people out there. Artists, photographers, graphic designers, stylists, decorates who constantly inspire me. Although my kids are way too old and too 'cool' for this kind of thing nowadays - I am not! I love the cute idea, gorgeous styling, soft ocean colours and beautiful photography. The world of blogging brings such gorgeousness right to our door step. Enjoy! 

Melissah xox

{ images: Carnets parisiens }

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27 August, 2012

Naturally Textured - Get The Look

Re-create This Look

Naturally Textured

Casual weekend outfit


For a relaxed, casual beachy look ~
take your cue from natural, reclaimed and salvaged materials.
Layer up textures and use lots of earthy materials ~
think cane chairs and rattan ottomans,
straw baskets and shell pendants,
linen cushions and Moroccan leather poufs.
Lots of organic elements combined will give you
a carefree, natural looking beach house
that's inviting and unpretentious.
The same goes for putting a casual weekend outfit together ~
cotton, silk and linen are all beautifully natural fibres to wear.

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 3-44 Mood Board by Coastal Style, Fashion story by Coastal Style
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26 August, 2012

Rustic Seaside Cottage

When it comes to coastal style, I really prefer the rustic vintage look. I've always loved hand sawn timbers, recycled floorboards and textured finishes combined with an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories. This beach shack has many of those elements. I love the idea of the easy, relaxed lifestyle that comes with a seaside shack where the weekend pleasures are fishing, swimming and  easy barbeque dinners, drinks on the deck, sandy floors and wet towels!
Melissah xox

Images via House Beautiful

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25 August, 2012

Summer Cool

This is a lovely inspirational summery shoot that appeared in one of the Sunday magazines. It sums up this summer's fashion trends very nicely ~ bold florals, sheers, lace details, graphic prints and lots of gorgeous colours, I'm especially loving those sunny yellows. This is the work of of Australian photographer Corrie Bond pop over to check out his portfolio - you will recogonise a lot of his work.

Melissah xox

Images via Corrie Bond 
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