Saturday, March 31, 2012

April Flowers!

Hi, all! Sorry for being largely absent since my 100th post, but I've had a class project that is now thankfully done. I simply couldn't miss Sophistique Noir's Monthly Theme Day, though. When I first saw the theme, I wasn't sure how I'd incorporate it-but then I had a "duh" moment and realized that though I don't exactly have a lot of "floral" stuff in the Laura Ashley sense, I'm certainly not lacking in flower-y things!
Black dotted lace shirt-Savers
Black ruffle-collared vest-Recycle Boutique
Black velvet skirt-Savers
Black patterned tights-TJ Maxx
Black slip-on wedges-Recycle Boutique

Here's a close-up of all my lovely flower pins-I brought so many pins with me to NZ, and I keep forgetting to wear them! So I decided to go a little hog-wild with their flowery awesomeness.
 The purple and silver rose pins were gifts from my best friend. The silver and green flower was inherited from my grandma. The gold and pink roses were both thrifted. The red rose was stolen off a doll-it matched my outfits more than it matched hers, after all!
I also had flowers on my shoes and in my tights:

Sorry the tights picture is hard to see, but these tights are really fantastic-they have a lovely combination floral-paisely print that is subtle but cool all the same. 
And, as long as we're on flowers, I must admit to being a huge lover of real-life ones. My personal favorites are lillies and roses; stereotypical, I know, but there ya go! Here are some lovely fall flowers I've found around Wellington:

I don't know what kind of flowers any of these are; they're all pretty and all smell good, though, so that's enough for me! Next weekend, if the weather is good, I want to take a trip to Wellington Botanic Gardens, which isn't that far from my university, and get some more pretty flower pics. Brightest spring blessings to any of you whose seasons are turning for the warmer, and to anyone else in the southern hemisphere, stay warm and enjoy the lovely weather we have left! 


  1. All of those brooches are so pretty! I love visiting botanical gardens, my mom and I usually make it a whole outing!

  2. That purple rose pin must be my favorite, it looks elegant and somehow... mysterious? A very nice brooch.

  3. What a beautiful collection of pin flowers! I grow the orange flower "nasturtium" every summer in my vegetable garden, it looks nice when they swirl around the cabbage plants. The blue one is called African blue lily, there is a white one as well.

  4. I really like the gold rose pin :)

  5. Oh wow! I love your collection of vintage flower pins! I have some that were my grandmothers and I never think to bring them out of their box. Very nice!! :)

  6. Your rose pins are lovely. I don't see things like that often, which makes them even more delightful! :) LOVE LOVE LOVE the tights, too!! Looking forward to some photos of the Botanic Garden (and whatever outfit you wear for the excursion, of course!).

  7. Brooches are SO charming! Thanks for reminding me with your creative post.

  8. I have some brooches with flowers on them made of fabric. I had already forgotten about them, but now I'm going to dig them up! Thanks for inspiring me!