Bali Style

9 years ago by

I love this photo because it is a good representation of Bali, the mix of the traditional and the modern that you cross on every street corner, and the way that foreigners assimilate themselves into the landscape.

The other things I love are the style details in the photo, the super simple cotton dress, the summer jewelry, like look at the bracelet worn on the upper arm (another one!) and the anklet as well…

The first thing I wanted to do when I got to Bali was to get myself an anklet, something I never would wear in New York or Paris (even though I’ve always loved them). But on vacation, it works perfectly.

C’est la vie!

Do you have anything you only wear in the summer?


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  • Lovely photo! I love the temples blurred in the background! Something that I’ve only wear in summer and when I’m on holidays is a big wide-brimmed sun hat…I don’t dare with it in the city!

  • Color shorts!! And pastel colors…. :-) It’s so fresh for summer! But during the Winter, I feel stupid wearing rose… What do you think?

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  • Omg she’s way too cool! The hair, the bracelet, the dress, the helmet, the tattoo… who’s she? what’s she doing in Bali? i feel so curious looking at this pic! did you talk with her?
    Btw, i think flip-flops are only for the summer. And for the beach. Anything else is allowed all year, at least for me ;)

  • Carole July, 17 2013, 9:08 / Reply

    noticed her helmet…..heard u use motorbike to get around

  • Beautiful photo! I’m like you, Garance, on summer holiday I wear anklets – and a lot of hippie-esque bracelets. I also love wearing dresses like the one on the above photo that you cannot wear for work. ;)

  • Amazing picture… love her dress!

  • I love anklet but like you I never wear, I only wear them when I’m going to the beach. Great photo.


  • Les bijou très grands et colorés

  • Beautiful. Love Bali.

    Priscilla Joy

  • Des bijoux de mains et de cheville! l’été, c’est beaucoup plus simple à assumer, à porter l’air de rien en se fondant dans la plage!

  • le néon…

  • My havaianas, black with the slim “top ribbons”…. well, you know what I mean. I love them so much and wear them a lot, although I know, that many say it is not appropriate to wear plastic sandals outside the beach zone. But since I saw your grate picture of Yasmin Sewell wearing them, I’m relieved, I’m in super company :-) xxx

  • I like the modern girl, with the ancient background :)

    New post on my French blog: Braces + White tank top + Leather gloves :)

    Bisous Bisous!!!

  • L’été je porte toujours mes cheveux au naturel, alors que l’hiver je fais l’effort de les lisser…

    Mafalda ?

  • Les pieds nus et des t shirts en guise de robe.
    Je ne porte presque pas de chaussures pendant mes vacances sur ma petite ile adoree. Que ce soit pour aller faire du yoga au lever du soleil a la plage, pour acheter du pain chaud fait a la main ou en rentrant d’un beach party a 3h du mat.
    Et je me promene souvent en t shirt sans manches super large au dessus de mon maillot en guise de vetement, chose que je ne ferais certainement pas en ville, chez moi.
    No shoes and tshirts over my bathing suits only.
    I seldom wear shoes during my vacation on my favorite island. Whether it’s to run to catch the sunrise in downward facing dog on the beach, to buy homemade pipping hot bread from my italian neighbors or to stumble back slightly tipsy from a beach party at 3am.
    I also pretend not to own regular clothing and wear extra large tissue ts over my bathing suits and nothing more, which i would never wear in Washington, DC. :-)

  • Tout à fait pareil, je ne porte certains bijoux qu’en été !


  • Effectivement, une photo très parlante, tout en contrastes.

    Les bijoux de cheville, je n’en ai pas encore… non pas de fait que je n’assume pas porter ce genre d’accessoire. D’ailleurs, j’adore en voir sur mes voisins, l’été. Mais je cherche juste le mien, celui qui m’ira parfaitement.

    A bientôt !

  • Short inimaginable en ville. Sauf pour promener toutou au parc. Les jours d’immense chaleur.

  • moi, ce sont des créoles que je ne porte que l’été en vacances et aussi les ongles de mains laquées “corail”.

  • She’s beautiful! I love the small touches that make her seem so cool – helmet, anklet, arm bracelet, tattoo.

    P.S. The scenery is BREATHTAKING! I want to be in Bali now now now.

  • Cette photo est vraiment belle, j’adore tous les détails! C’est vrai que les bracelets de chevilles, ou même bagues de pied; ça fait très été, et très vacances!

  • beautiful! hmm… i think it would be long summer dresses for we (the garment that I only wear on vacations).

  • Haha I love that you would only wear it on vacation, that’s awesome. I’m trying to think if there’s something similar I do, I feel like there is. Either way, I love the super casual vibe in her look.


  • I’am so in Love with this picture. Have to go to Bali asap…..hugs from Germany.

  • Gorgeous! I love everything about this photo, it totally makes me want to be there, and to be as effortlessly summery chic as she is. Plus, is that an undercut I spy….?

    Seriously, there are so many good elements here, and yet it looks so simple and unstudied. Perfection.

  • Tess Tettelin July, 17 2013, 11:41 / Reply

    I became really inspired by this post! Got myself an anklet right away ;)

  • Belle photo qui represente bien l’ete et la decontraction des vacances.
    Confort coton, bijoux exotiques, cheveux au vent, prete a absorber le soleil, la mer, le depaysement……..

  • omg the first thing I noticed was the anklet hahah
    I love how she accessorizes everything and the way this looks so effortless and just really summery
    I think, in the summer, I wear things with bright colors, some nail polish really flashy xx

  • Hello,

    Je suis fan :p

    A , Laëti

  • Can’t stop looking at this photo! Beautiful!

  • Funny, I have an anklet just like that. In summer I love to wear shell jewellery and more colorful bracelets & lots of turquoise/coral. It just seems to go so well with white but summer is never long enough for me to wear all my stuff.

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  • L’été je porte toujours des spartiates ou des tropéziennes, mais je ne porte jamais de montre, ni de poils. Je ne suis ni Robert© ni Carmona©, qui suis-je?

  • Nice photo!!!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

  • Beautiful photo and love her style. There’s one thing I don;t actually wear during summer but only do during summer. I don’t wear shoes, socks or whatever around the house. In my garden and home I constantly walk around bare feet. So comfortable! Another thing I Do only wear during summer are my Birkies. When they come out of my closet the summer is definitely there! xx

  • Julie B July, 17 2013, 2:03 / Reply

    Superbe photo! Un vrai arrêt sur image, on s’y sent bien! :)
    Pour ma part, c’est surtout niveau makeup qu’il y a du changement l’été, je laisse mes pinceaux et autres au placard dès que mon visage à suffisamment pris le soleil :)

  • Verdaderamente relajante ,Fantastica.
    Un beso.

  • Toe rings are reserved for summer time.

  • Great photo! I forgot about anklets! I used to wear toe rings in the summer. Might have to do that again.

    Bali looks beautiful. Is it very humid there?

  • J’avoue je ne suis pas trop fan de chaîne de pied mais l’été en vacances, je trouve ça assez cool. L’année dernière pdt mes vacances en Inde, ça m’avait tenté.

  • Très jolie photo qui respire les vacances, l’été je porte des bijoux colorés ….

  • I only paint my toenails during summer, haha. But thanks to this post I’m also thinking about an anklet, looks lovely!

  • nomnom July, 17 2013, 8:41 / Reply

    Now this is an intriguing photo especially in the way it mediates the terms of the ‘two way assimilation’ which is at the heart of all interesting travels…I like the scattered details of orientalism which adorn her body – bare feet/anklet and upper arm bracelet which speak of the timelessness of an escapist vacation in an exoticised space (created together with the temple shimmering like a mirage in the background) while the heavy watch/electronic gizmos anchor the subject’s body in the inescapable time of office deadlines. It’s the unintended creation of this clash of temporalities in the photo rather than any outright assimilation which I see and like.

  • davidlee July, 17 2013, 10:13 / Reply

    In addition, the watch, the helmet, the tan line just above the strap and the tattoo just peaking out. Nicely put together.

  • this is a really great photo – it makes me want to go on a permanent vacation, either that or freelance from a tropical locale all year long.

    it’s the atmosphere, the feeling of it…

  • Lansky Remy July, 17 2013, 10:51 / Reply

    Si j’aurai été à Bali par exemple j’aurai porté des robes comme sur la photo. J’aurai peut-être mit de côté mes soutiene-gorges Victoria’s Secret et j’aurai tout simplement laissé mes seins libre sans soutien ou bien j’aurai porté le bikini à outrance. Je vis depuis toujours à Montréal et je ne peux pas ne pas mettre de soutien-gorge parce que j’ai l’impression que la planète entière va le savoir. Je fais que du 34C (taille assez standard qui est toujours en rupture de stock lorsque je désire un beau modèle lol), donc je peux me le permettre quand même. Mes seins ne sont pas assez imposant juste parfait. :) x

  • Ooo..! I know where this is! This is at or nearby Starbucks in Ubud right:?
    Hello Garance! Kisses from Malaysia ((:
    I feel the same way as you do. I just got back from Bali a couple of weeks ago and was somewhat disappointed as I was expecting something else from the island but overall, it was still good (:
    Take care! xx

    Jilly Gator

  • Quand j’étais à Bali, il y a 15 ans, il n’y avait pas d’outils informatiques. Tt le monde avait un carnet pour noter et croquer les paysages et surtout les guides de voyages. Cela change t il la manière de voyager? et surtout de rencontrer les autres?

  • Love the way she wears the maxi dress it´s really Sport chic Also the Bracelet… LOVELY!!!

  • Curly hair! I always try to keep my locks straight or wavy, smooth, weel behaved, perefct. But in Summer I just go crazy and let it be.. all frizzy and independent. You won’t see too many picturesof me in the Summer, though… :)

    PS: I love your pics of Bali, every single one of them (well, that one of the mega flat tummy not so much. It made me a little bit depressed). Thanks for sharing, Is a nice way of travelling from the office.

  • Salut Garance,
    Je suis Tout à Fait d’accord avec toi!!! J’adore le bracelet de cheville que j’enfile dès que je mets un pied à Goa, en revanche ça ne passe pas du tout à l’île de Ré… ;))) Tu passes direct de la case cool à cagole; tout est une question d’environnement…!
    Sinon j’aime bcp ta plume, je suis fan!! Bonnes vacances, bye

  • Valentine July, 18 2013, 5:47 / Reply

    ce que je note aussi sur cette photo, c’est le déplacement du rasage de cheveux. avant c’était sur le côté, devenu trop mainstream. désormais on rase derrière comme les moines, et en plus ça rafraîchit la nuque en vacances, great !

  • La plage, c’est un peu comme Vegas, tu peux craquer et personne n’est obligé de savoir, donc oui au bracelet de cheville, au chignon mouillé et autres chapeaux de paille !

  • virgule July, 18 2013, 7:16 / Reply

    En été, je porte tout ce qui me plaît sans restriction aucune.

    Mais franchement qu’est-ce qu’on est influençable en vacances, non ?

    Durant mon voyage au Maroc, il a fallu que je me fasse tatouer au henné noir (celui qu’est fait avec du plomb = danger = allergie) alors que je n’aime pas ça les tatouages intempestifs et éphémères.

    Ah ! mais y’a que les c… qui ne changent pas d’avis, surtout le temps d’un été.

  • On ne s’ennuie pas ! ;)

  • Is this you in the picture? Is that a tattoo?

  • Une chaîne sur cheville ou une bague d’orteil !

  • Cool ankle bracelet!

  • La photo est belle mais j’ai trouve dommage de tomber en face du Pura Taman Saraswati et a proximite des demeures royales sur un Starbucks installe en plein coeur de cet espace pittoresque d’Ubud !! Quelle deception!!

  • Waouw ! C’est toi qui prend les photos ? Ou c’est toi sur les photos ?
    En tout cas ton blog est super :)

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