Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Looks from Life - Peonies

I'm still hooked on the whole "spring-is-tomorrow" idea. It's too bad, though, because the rains really started here in Seattle yesterday. It cleared up for the most part by the end of the day, but I have a feeling this is the beginning of the time of year when it rains until June. *sigh*

Well, I'm just going to keep naively daydreaming. Imagining beautiful outfits you're planning to wear once the clouds clear never hurt anyone!

Today's Look from Life comes from this calming photograph of peonies (one of my favorite flowers of all time) from Flickr photographer honey.huckabee.

I love the little details hidden throughout the photo: The little bird on the vase, the corner of the silver picture frame, and the pop of orange from the center of the pink peony. It also incorporates a lot of one of my favorite colors, shades of "boring" beige (although what makes it more interesting is the fluttery texture of the flowers contrasted against the almost cold, linear wall panels).

Once again, I was unable to choose one look (I just couldn't turn down the pink dress, and the skirt was too perfect!), so I made a couple of similar looks which are rather versatile and can share similar accessories.

The only thing you need now is some sunshine!


Peonies #1
Miu Miu cotton shift dress
Boden flats
Balenciaga giant city bag
Vera Wang scarf (to tie on the strap of the bag, or to drape glamorously around your face a la Audrey)
Swallow studs (via TopShop)

Peonies #2
J.Crew Kya cami
L. Erickson silk Dupioni-wrapped headband
Dooney & Bourke patent leather fold-over clutch
Acne full knee-length skirt
Feathered earrings (via Forever21 - my secret place for the best unique, cheap earrings!)
Cream patent leather flats (unfortunately, I don't know the brand or the original source of these; if you recognize them, let me know!)

1 comment:

  1. Paige,

    Your blog is wonderful! I'm happy I noticed it on your facebook page. You have a wonderful eye and the way you create outfits from other things you happen to see is amazing. DC is not a place for fashion and I have really been missing it. This blog is just what I needed!