En Fleur!

Cardigan: Brooklyn Industries, Blouse: Jennifer Glasgow, Belt: H&M, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Soda (from Modcloth). Photo by Christian

There’s a few weeks in April and May that are fleetingly perfect. The sun is out, the breeze blows, you can wear stylish layers, but not overheat, and still not freeze if you happen to forget your jacket. Flowers pop and everywhere you look there is renewed energy, color and vigor. This past weekend was an oportune time to pay a spring visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens where, thanks to a strangely warm spring, the cherry trees and lilacs are in full bloom several weeks early.

Azaleas at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

In planning my outfit I wanted to dress to match the colors I knew would be in full effect and also dress to around comfortably. Azaleas, lilacs, cherry trees, tulips, and peonies are all in bloom right now…  I knew the color palate would be pink, fuchsia, lavender, magenta and rose, so I put together the hot colors of the season: tangerine and bright pink, with the print of the season: floral. It was the perfect time to introduce my new shirt by Canadian designer Jennifer Glasgow that I bought in Montreal. With transparent tangerine and floral prints its on trend and timeless. Also, do you like how my pants disappear into the azalea bushes? Finally, did you know you can check out the status of the cherry blossoms at BBG on their bloom map?

Photo by Christian

I love the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in any season, but in early spring it is over the top with color and flowers. It’s wonderful for a weekend morning wander with friends and as a word to the wise, if you get there between 10 am and noon on Saturday entry is free! What is your favorite thing to do in spring?

Walking among the cherry blossoms

Lilacs are on of my favorite flowers. Couldn't you just smell them all day?

Cherry blossoms and blue sky. I tend to take the same photos every year at the Botanic Gardens.

Celebrating under the cherry trees. Photo by Christian

Tulips at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Skirty Spring

More red, black and grey today!

Vintage Vera scarf, H&M Skirt, Ellips Shoes

Oh my, it’s finally spring. I can finally break out some old favorites and take skirts I got at thrift stores and clothing swaps in the past few weeks out for a trial run. Now that it’s not so cold I could also pair them with some of my very favorite pairs of shoes, many inspired by my favorite French bloggers. Thanks to my obliging co-workers for the pictures!

And today I love my Ellips #shoes from #France!

Ellips shoes detail

I first found out about Ellips on Dee Dee’s blog, which you can read about here.

All shades of white and grey today!

Antoine et Lili scarf, Uniqlo shirt, Anthropologie skirt, American Apparel tights, Robert Clergerie shoes

I'm in love with my Robert Clergerie #shoes today!

Robert Clergerie shoe details

I first saw these shoes on Aurelia’s blog and fell hard for them. I cannot get enough of them, as you know.

Bringing some sassy southwest style back to Brooklyn.

Skirt bought at a Tucson thrift store, Dolce Vita shoes

Have I showed you my new shoes? I'm obsessed!

Dolce Vita shoes detail

These shoes were also influenced by Aurelia, and also Stephanie on her lovely blog By Glam (who always has the best shoes and looks).

Petite Frenchie Style

Mariniere sweater American Apparel, skirt from Housing Works, Swedish Hasbeens shoes

This outfit was inspired by French blogger Eleanore Bridge!

Details: skirt, shoes, socks

American Apparel socks, Swedish Hasbeens shoes detail

Details: stripes, chains

Stripes, chains details