Monday, August 9, 2010

Height of [(500) Days of] Summer Dress

Day 87 - Record Store Scene

...yeah, I know. I'm still talking about that movie.

Let's be honest, I'd want to steal Summer's entire closet, if I could. However, if there are just two dresses I could steal from the movie and install straight into my closet, they'd have to be :

1) the gorgeous vintage party dress she wears on Day 402 for Millie's wedding

2) the lovely dark blue eyelet dress she wears on Day 87 in the record (and porn?) shop during their "best Beatles song ever recorded" debate.

Tom: "Nobody loves Ringo Starr!"
Summer: "That's what I love about him!"

(...and, "Octopus's Garden?" Tom's right - she really might as well have said "Piggies.")

Since it's pretty much impossible to find that Marc Jacobs dress she wore on Day 87 , I couldn't resist snatching up the Height of Summer Dress in Blue when it went on sale last Tuesday:

(Note: I purposely overexposed this picture a little bit, to show more of the color and detail of the dress)

(oops, blurry focus...sorry!)

Height of Summer Dress (similar look to Summer's, from Ruche here)
Worn with my favorite new Soludos "Playa" in Seersucker
Hairpin: Oh, Hello Friend
(her shop is closed for the next few months as she plans her wedding, but she'll be back!)

I like this dress a lot. I love the idea of wearing it like Summer - with minimal accessories and a simple pair of flats. It makes for a cozy, comfy casual look. But I also love that this dress can easily be dressed up with fun accessories and heels. (and don't forget the removable straps - as Carol would say, "It's a's more than meets the eye!")

I plan on getting a lot of use out of this dress - though perhaps not to visit any por-erm...."adult entertainment" shops. And for the record, I think it's too hard to pick any one Beatles song as the greatest. Though one of my favorites has to be "In My Life."

Hope you're all having a wonderful day!


  1. Love that dress on you! And I love your hair. It's getting so long and pretty. The girl that's gonna get those locks is going to love it. Hehe.

  2. what a great replication of that dress. I must see that movie. You've intrigued me!

  3. Can I just say how much I am loving this series you're doing? Amazing!

  4. you're so pretty Kathryn! i love the dress...and the hair is gorgeous! It was a great movie indeed! I'd watch it just for the clothes

  5. Love your hair in these shots!

  6. @Cindi - Thank you! Haha, I'm actually really overdue for a cut. I want to make sure my hair is nice and healthy for donation!

    @Pamela - Thanks! I hope I didn't over-hype the movie with my constant talking-about-it... (I hate it when that happens to me!)

    @Maria - Thank you!! I'm glad you're enjoying it! I'm having a lot of fun with it. =)

    @vintageglammz - Aww, thank you so much! I think I might have to buy the movie so I can watch it over and over again for her clothes.

    @Sara - Thank you!!! I confess, there's a small part of me that wants to cut bangs again...not exactly like Zooey but just so I can have some fringe up front!

  7. hi!! i'm a new-ish reader of your blog, just wanted to comment because i LOVE LOVE LOVE that movie as well, and i love that you are also into the fashion, as i was. her outfits are all so cute!!

    after that movie, i cut my hair like hers, with the blunt bangs in front, i loved it so much!!

  8. I love that movie! The clothes are amazing and the chalkboard wall... oh, how i want that wall!!! love the ootd with the height of summer dress. it's absolutely perfect and you got the look right on spot!

  9. @Mikaela - Hi, and thanks for reading! (500) Days is quickly becoming one of my favorite movies too. =) Her style is just so great, aren't they?

    @aimee - Thank you! I was so happy to scoop up the Height of Summer dress when it went on sale. =)

    And I love that chalkboard wall too - a friend of mine was actually telling me that there's chalkboard wallpaper available. I was thinking about getting some and putting it in an old vintage picture frame. Yay for craft projects!

  10. You look marvelous in the Height of Summer dress. And what a perfect name for the dress, given the theme of your post. And such beautiful hair -- I am impressed. I just grabbed the HOS dress in green and I'm really looking forward to styling it!

  11. I really need to see the film now, your posts have made it compulsory viewing!
    I don't own any Beatles albums (pretty shocking for a British girl right?!) but Come Together would be my personal favourite, followed by Get Back and Here Comes the Sun : )

  12. Would it surprise you to know that I have that dress? In that color?

    Yeah, I thought not.