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Is this how you summer?

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Tropical shirtdress – Gap. Coat – Vintage Valentino via Nordic Poetry

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Suede coat – Vintage Valentino. Dress – Gap. Necklace – Effra London. Straw Bag – H&M Home.

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Sleeveless – Gap. Shorts – Next. Shoes – Calpas via Etsy. Bag – Ralph Lauren.

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Hat – Hoss Intropia. Top – Glamorous. Shorts – Gap. Sliders – Filippa K. Watch - Larsson & Jennings. Necklace – Effra London. Sunnies – Jonathan Saunders

As an inherent cave-bat nerd that insists on applying at least 20 SPF against monitor glare because she doesn’t know how the outside works (and she is “Asian”), summer has never been a topic of particular interest, or a season of preference. Sure, my birthday may be in July and I surprisingly own a picnic blanket, but this is all by chance – I reckon if I had a choice, I’d want a 29th of February birthday just so I can forever regale in the fact that it will always be an amusing/sad thing to tweet about three years out of every four. This is not dissimilar to making meal choices based on how photogenic it is for Instagram, and unwittingly eliminating anything brown or poop-looking (i.e bread/chocolate) from the diet. Hey wait, internet is gluten-free? I live in the corner of 5AM-guilty-dog-videos and Incognito-window-shopping, and have the hots for Conan O’Brien. One day I would like to compose a blog post consisting only of emoji’s. These are my dreams, someone else can be girl president.

Lately however, I’ve been growing a little jaded by this glowing rectangle that supposedly contain my livelihood and all the stress that come with it, so I’ve been turning it off more often and sticking my hand out the window to see if it smokes. And since I’m a bit of a no0b at all this, I’ve been testing out all the textbook summer activities, like taking the laundry basket to the food market, canal-side lunches and picnics in the garden (unknowingly next to some dead baby foxes, as you may have heard in my Snapchat: SparknCube). And of course, wearing easy basics from Gap because while fur-lined Birks are, apparently salsa-stained PJs apparently are NOT yet in trend at the moment. Hey, I’m still learning about all of this, OK?

This is a round-up of Gap x Conde Nast Traveler summer looks I contributed for Styld.by. Photo assistance by Simon Schmidt.

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  1. Summer is far too overrated! Petition for winter to be a year long season, please!

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  2. Summer is my favorite season only because I hate the blistering cold of winter. I’m thinking of moving someplace warmer so that it won’t matter what season I’m in, haha.

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  3. I love summer! endless summers forever

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  4. Lovely photos and outfits! I love summer way too much. I am sad it is going past so quickly.

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  5. I think I hate cold too much to agree with you here, but regardless, your outfit is BEAUTIFUL. Love it!

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  6. Beautiful photos, you look enchanting!

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  7. Shini! where is your green jacket from!! So gorgeous <3

  8. No, not quite how I do summer. Not quite as glamorous. And stop lying about English summer!!! LOL! Now that I’ve moved here I am constantly reminded of how your summer isn’t really that hot and still quite wet!! I’ve only done two picnics in six weeks of summer :p

  9. Love this photos, those sandals are great!

    L.A

  10. Danielle

    Fantastic looks!

  11. Wow I am in love with these photos! Are perfect, and your style is perfect,too.

  12. great post! x
    Marveling-Mind☀✌️

  13. Such lovely composition in these photographs, amazing!

  14. Gorgeous shots! Love the pictures <3
    kisses, Lucy
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  15. um, excuse me while I drool over that white top. thank you.
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  16. Love all these looks. I also love the way that you have wrote about how pale you are. I catch the sun really quickly and tan quite fast, but my boyfriend has to hide from direct sunlight or else he also bursts into flames on a hot Summers day haha.

    Georgie
    xoxo

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  17. Tia

    Love these photos and that palm print dress!
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  18. wonderful!

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  19. I love that first image and your hat!

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  20. I need that denim top in my life!
    Too bad you prefer winter, because summer’s looking great on you :-)
    If it were my perfect world, spring and summer would alternate endlessly. I guess I’ll have to migrate to a tropical island, it’s the next best thing!

  21. Beautiful photos, I llike your style. Thank you for sharing.
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  22. Always love your photos! Great post :)

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  23. Love summer…I wish we had more sunnier days in London.

  24. Hi, I am not a big fan of summer but your pictures are so beautiful that make me it!!! Great post.
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  25. I love the photos! Lovely colours. http://www.thepaarblog.com/

  26. I love your looks ! It’s very pretty :)

  27. I’d love to have such a summer. Mine is busy and a bit dusty with a house renovation. Some days on the beach, some days trekking onto the mountains and then back to the city for office work.

  28. Love the look of your blog! Very peaceful yet inspiring :)

    xx,
    Marie

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  29. Love the look of your blog! Very peaceful yet inspiring :)

    xx,
    Marie

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  30. I can see why you got nominated for the Bloglovin’ awards for best photography… Hope you win it! (good luck :D)

    -Emily
    http://www.monodays.blogspot.com

  31. Not good at all this summer stuff, too. I’ve escaped London only to go to Paris instead going to the beach like all other Instagirls. In the winter however I’ll be complaining about it not being summ…
    Ana
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  32. I LOVE SUMMER SO MUCH! and by the way still love your pictures ! xoxo

  33. love the photography!

  34. Your blog is LOVE!

  35. Love the style of your pictures! So blissful

  36. Why is this the first time I’m ready your blog??? I’ll definitely be coming back on a regular basis!
    xo Krysta

  37. i like it

  38. style very beautiful

  39. you really wonderful looks!

  40. Love the style of your pictures!

  41. Verry Beautifull