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When I was a baby, my parents took me to a hot air balloon show. There are photos of me in a baby book somewhere, in my mom’s arms with super colorful balloons rising in the air behind us. I think it goes without saying that no matter your age — and whether you can even remember it or not — there’s something so magical about hot air balloons. To float gracefully over the earth, listening to the wind and seeing things from an entirely new perspective is always an inviting proposition. Unless, of course, you’re like me and developed a small fear of heights as an adult.

No better way then, to admire hot air balloons then with great style alongside it. I’m loving this photoshoot from J.Crew, which takes the idea of ‘desert colors’ to completely new heights.

Check out more shots from the photoshoot, as well as my favorite items from the feature, right here:

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 Silk Dot Blouse | Printed Shorts | Silk Tunic | Striped Sweater | Panama Hat

Clubmaster Sunnies | Necklace | Edie Handbag | Metallic Sandals | Sequin Houndstooth Skirt

{Image Credits: J.Crew}

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  1. Kenzie Lee wrote:

    What a gorgeous shoot!

    X Kenzie


    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  2. Samira wrote:

    love J.Crew!!!

    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  3. kim wrote:

    j. crew is my happy place. i’ve been seeing a ton of polka dot tops & pants lately, and i love it!


    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  4. Bevin wrote:

    Fun photo shoot! I had the opportunity to attend Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque once several years ago and it was something else.


    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  5. I saw those printed shorts this weekend at jcrew and I immediately wanted to be on a trip on some island far far away. ah I wish.

    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  6. Peyton wrote:

    These photos are gorgeous! I love the mixing of patterns with the houndstooth skirt and striped top.
    Happy new year to you!


    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  7. Beautiful! I love the blue sequined houndstooth – so fun. Happy New Year my dear!

    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  8. Chelsea wrote:

    Seriously, JCrew got me again! I cannot wait for their spring line to come out!

    Haute Child in the City

    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  9. The printed shorts and sequin skirt are AMAZING. Adore the photoshoot but the idea of being up in a hot air balloon terrifies me!

    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  10. whitney wrote:

    jcrew can do no wrong, this proves it! happy new year!

    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  11. Lauren wrote:

    omg those ice earrings are calling my name! i just got this catalog in the mail too and i want to see everything in person!


    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  12. Loved this shoot- my dad proposed to my mom in a hot air balloon that subsequently crashed, but they’re still happily married after 25 years!

    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
    • vmacandcheese wrote:

      Um, that is terrifying. But, maybe it ended up being a good omen!! :)

      2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  13. julia wrote:

    happy new year victoria!

    xo julesinflats.com

    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  14. Emily wrote:

    Adore these photos! I’ve never been in a hot air balloon before – Perhaps 2013 is my year.
    Isn’t That Charming.

    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  15. Jessica wrote:

    I might have to live in a cardboard box for a month, but I want the houndstooth skirt SOO much! J.Crew seriously killed it with their latest collection – how fab is that yellow print!?
    Happy New Year!

    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  16. Happy New Year! Loving the polka dot blouse! Then again, I love J.Crew full stop! xx

    2 Jan 2013 · Reply
  17. Sophie wrote:

    I just wish there was a J.Crew here in London. Their jewellery is gorgeous.

    3 Jan 2013 · Reply
  18. Christine B. wrote:

    I love hot air balloons. Where I grew up in OH, every July the pro football hall of fame has a week (plus) long festival. Two of the evenings are dedicated to balloon liftoffs. It’s definitely a huge part of my childhood memories. It may have helped that my bday falls during the festival and I was convinced all the fuss was for me! :)

    3 Jan 2013 · Reply
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