September 6, 2012

Guest Post: Sarah of Style on the Couch

When I found out that Cee was moving to another country, I was immediately reminded of all the changes I went through when I relocated from England to New York City at the end of 2010.  The experience of moving to another place, another culture, another climate even, is amazingly transformative and I wish Cee all the best in her adventures in Paris!

I think some of the most interesting changes that I have encountered have been through that of my individual style. In Manhattan I needed new clothes for the humidity of summer and the freezing cold winters, for starters!  However temperature and comfort aside, I found myself combining my more classic shapes and silhouettes, very much my style from the UK, with a more edgy, urban look perhaps more typical of New York.  I invested in more accessories to shape my outfits including some body wear - harnesses, the likes of which at the time I was living in the UK you would not have seen me wearing on the streets!  


I have embraced some wonderful new brands in America.  Designers Alice Yim, Morgan Carper and the label Eighteenth are new favourites of mine.  I have however remained faithful to my UK favorites too.  I still shop in and wear Reiss often (the dress in this post is a wonderful piece from their summer collection, I love the flowing splits and nude / coral colours) and I've accessorized with Fleet Ilya, Bordelle and Lascivious.
 
 

I look forward with great interest to how Cee combines her Vancouver style with a new Parisian aesthetic, and I hope you have fun with it Cee, I know I did :-)

Wearing: Dress from Reiss, Heels from Zara.
Photos taken on Brooklyn Bridge by Lydia Hudgens.

Sarah
StyleOnTheCouch xo

34 comments:

  1. Whaou !!!!!!!!!

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  2. love this dress! the print looks awesome!

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  3. Sarah, you look beautiful in this gorgeous dress.
    I absolutely agree with Sarah. when I moved to Ireland, I straight away notice the difference in styles. I have to admit moving chainged my style as blogging as well, but I'm still true to myself.
    I'm curious as well how Paris will inspired Cee. I can't wait for posts.

    xoxo Ra

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  4. Sarah looks STUNNING in that dress. Gorgeous dress and beautiful figure. Thank you for your words, Cee. I have been feeling so all over the place. Although I love working with brands, i feel that they've taken over slightly this summer. Blogging has become a chore recently, eating in to my work hours, and I need to reign things in a bit, i think. Thank you for your lovely comment, as always. Hope you are well. Lots of love xxx

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  5. That dress is gorgeous! I hope I someday get to experience such a lifechanging move.
    kendrrat
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  6. you look so gorgeous and beautiful with that stunning dress and heels! <3

    Letters To Juliet

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  7. What a stunning dress....& you are totally rocking it!!

    REBECCA
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  8. Sarah, you look so beautiful in the Reiss maxi dress! You are absolutely right about the fact that a new city and new country can redefine your style and I went to a similar process when I moved to Brussels, where I discovered so many Belgian labels and absolutely enjoyed the proximity with Paris. I'm going to check out the brands you mentioned in the post, thanks for the suggestions!

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  9. The dress is so absolutely beautiful! xx

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  10. The dress is stunning!!!! So glamourous!!!
    GREAT blog love it :)

    Follow each other???

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  11. What a beautiful dress!

    Come to visit my blog and if you want let’s follow each other on Bloglovin, GFC and Facebook!
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  12. OH EMM GEE, THAT DRESS IS FAB!!!

    XO, Adropofbliss.blogspot.com

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  13. I totally agree. I moved from Manchester to Cape Town earlier in the year, and clothing is not one of the things that you even consider when moving, its so low down on priorities, but becommes a priority as soon as you arrive, especially when you're a season behind like me. People looked at me strangely at 1st, but now I'm embrasing it as being fashion forward! You never know, someone could say in 6 months time "I remember seeing a girl wearing something like this 6 months ago!". Good luck with the move Cee.
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    1. I was completely unprepared for the humidity factor I must admit! I've ended up with a lovely new summer series of clothes since the move...


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  14. my gosh, what a wonderful dress that is! the shape of it and those light shades make a perfect summer dress and it's such a dreamy one as well. simply beautiful.
    btw, I'm also looking forward to finding out how Cee will cope with Paris, what outfits will she present to us etc. very exciting!

    Maiken,
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  15. Wow...she looks so gorgeous! The colors look adorable, and the silhouette is amazing!

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  16. I love the gorgeous colour combination of the dress and such a feminine style.
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    1. Thank you Miss B!

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  17. Beautiful! I adore that dress!

    XO,
    Elizabeth
    www.tonicofwildness.com

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth :-)

      Sarah
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  18. STUNNING!
    xo,
    nancy

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  19. Amazing dress! (;
    Nice blog..

    Maybe u wanna follow each other?
    If u wanna, let me know. xx

    Love, Jackffy
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  20. Love that dress!!!!!!!!! :)
    -Jen
    http://chiccupcake1.blogspot.com

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  21. Beautiful :) Good luck moving!!

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    <3

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  22. beyond wonderful!the first picture is so amazing!!can't hold myself to love it... ;)

    saphira-t


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  23. I love your blog! That dress is amazing too!

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  24. my goodness sarah, could you be more elegant?? love the dress!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  25. Darling, you look amazing! Those pastel shades look gorgeous on you, and the fabric flows beautifully. I never really thought about the idea of having to adjust your style somewhat by moving to a different country. Interesting!

    ~Britta
    www.vancouvervogue.blogspot.com

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  26. That is a gorgeous dress!! and it suits her wonderfully!

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Thank-you! Love you all <3
xox,
Cee