Thursday, June 7, 2012

Flower Bed of Irises
















This photoshoot, in a courtyard near my office, led me to a beautiful patch of irises. Who knew that in the chilly pre-summer of Washington, that I'd find a gorgeous blooming flower box? By pure luck, my outfit colors seemed to correspond - rich navy and deep plum skirt and tank, a white cable knit sweater with black piping, mimicing the center of the iris. We've had an unfortunate cold snap recently, but I wore a skirt as my office is under construction and it's ridiculously hot and muggy inside. This combination, and the open front sweater, made for a cool outfit that still looked work appropriate.

Cardigan: Forever21 (similar); Tank, shoes: Target (similar tank, shoes); Skirt: The Gap (similar style); Bag: Coach (thrifted); Three-strand pearls: graduation gift from my parents 

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  1. I'm a little jealous. Not only of that sweater, but of the fact that you can WEAR it right now there! It's already 90+ degrees here everyday. hehe. Fantastic outfit!

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    1. oh my goodness! i'm jealous that you're able to enjoy some sun! it has been just torrential rain and fifty here for ages!

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  2. Cute look - love that cardigan! Very classic :)

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    1. thanks i'm a sucker for cable knit!

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  3. Very nice look! ;)

    http://themadcreationist.blogspot.it/

    Kisses from Italy

    Giuseppe

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  4. Nice outfit and shoes. I prefer high heels but these shoes are amazing.

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    1. thank you! i think this would have looked good with a simple heel too!

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  5. Ciao!
    Love the flowers and I followed you!
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  6. in LOVE with those sandals!!

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    1. thank you. target can be the best, unsuspecting place for good deals.

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  7. Hi Kelsey! Thanks for swinging by my blog and saying "hi"! I'm so glad I found yours - you have such a pretty, chic style! I love that cardigan paired with the pearls - you just can't go wrong with classic black and white.

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    1. thank you so much. i completely agree. black and white will forever be chic. we're following you and really love your blog. :)

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    1. thank you so much! it's an instant fave of mine.

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  9. I really like the classic look of this outfit = love black and white together!
    xx
    The Fashionable ESQ
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you. they're certainly styles that'll never go out of fashion!

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  10. The cardigan looks sooo utterly chique on you! And the best thing is you can combine it in a million ways, it would even be perfectly beautiful with a pair of (distressed) skinny jeans.

    XOXO, Sam
    http://sammthing.blogspot.com

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    1. this is the sweetest! thank you! following you now as well.

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  11. I love the cardigan and plaited sandals, Just Gorgeous!

    TL. Xx

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    1. thank you! :) target does a great job on their sandals

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  12. I absolutely love this cardigan! If I ever find one like it, I'm definitely buying it :)

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  13. I love love love your cardigan! It's so beautiful.
    Also I'm really excited to follow you and I hope you'll return the favor. It would mean so much coming from you!

    xx Amber
    http://amberleetea.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks, amber! and thanks for your lovely comment. we're following you now and love your inspirational postings. so cute!
      kw

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