Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Good Morning Tulips











Blouse: LOFT (similar style); Skirt: H&M (similar); Shoes: BCBG via TJ Maxx

I tried three different shirts on with the skirt and the first two were rejected by sleepy-Ben, the Ben that makes outfit calls in the early morning hours before I head off to work. Apparently black and navy is still not okay and my green military style blouse looked "just meh." This blouse got a pass, but that might have been because I really needed to get out the door and into the car.

Behind me are some gorgeous tulips I bought last week for my desk at work. I ended up taking them home for the weekend because tulips are short-lived and look so beautiful in the morning, when they just start to open up and reach for the sun. Don't they look so eager to greet the day? I try to take inspiration from tulips with their friendly faces and open petals - they make the mornings look like something to welcome, rather than to shun. 

In the same vein, I really love having a fresh bouquet of flowers on the table, or sill. They make every single day just a bit more beautiful, and it's a pretty affordable expense. I'd recommend tulips in the winter (these were three five-stem bunches for $12), roses after Valentine's day ($12.99 for 18 roses at Safeway), carnations when the budget is tight (a bunch will run $6.99 at Safeway and last upwards of a month), and then farmer's market bouquets in the summer. The bouquet at a farmer's market will cost about $8-$12, where the same bouquet from a florist would be in the high $30's.

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26 comments

  1. Love the print on this skirt!!

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  2. I love this skirt! So cute, girl!

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  3. That is just such a lovely skirt and I love the twinkle lights behind you!
    xo
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  4. It's good that Ben has good fashion taste! Because these definitely match, you look divine. It also really brings out the color of your eyes, which are gorgeous!

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  5. I also ask the boyfriend for outfit approval in the mornings...haha.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
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  6. The skirt is stunning :). Honestly I think it'd look great on pretty much any top.

    Mega
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  7. The print on that skirt is fabulous, and those tulips are so pretty! The lights behind you on the wall give the room such a pretty, warm glow, too. :)

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  8. I love this outfit! The skirt is so pretty!

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  9. Lovely outfit! I love the purse and those shoes!!

    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  10. YOur skirt is so, so pretty...love the lace!

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  11. Hi, lovely! This skirt is heaven; love how you've styled it.

    I'm in desperate need of some tulips in my life! Currently buried under a foot of snow- the tulips are a ways off, I'm afraid.

    Keep in touch!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  12. That skirt is beautiful, I think it would have looked nice with some navy though.

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  13. Your freckles are so cute! I'm a freckle lover, haha.
    I never really understood the "no navy and black combo" rule. Either way, your outfit is very sophisticated and classy. The skirt is so elegant. I want!

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  14. Love your skirt! Your blog is great too.

    K.
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  15. Really love the skirt!
    xx, Kira
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  16. Ccuutteee skirt!! Love it with that top! Adorbs

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  17. Definitely love fresh flowers :) And that skirt is gorgeous - love it with that blouse!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  18. Fabulous look! Loving the print of that skirt!

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  19. soo cool pictures!
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  20. great outfit, love the skirt!

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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