Adorable sterling silver and Swarovski crystal kitty necklace: gift from my husband ♥
Grey shrug sweater: Sears
1950s turquoise gingham wiggle dress: etsy seller Adeline's Attic Vintage
Aqua hued plastic bangle bracelets: Claire's
Skinny white bangle: etsy seller Me She Designs
Skinny grey bangle: etsy seller RecycleBuyVintage
My parents have an absolutely beautiful garden in their backyard, which they've loving cultivated since moving their current home a few years ago. Spring after spring, they've continued to build and decorate their yard (complete with a thoroughly awesome little stream that one turns the water on or off for with the flick of a switch), and it is a sight to beyond - and enjoy a spell of serenity in - for sure.
While over visiting one (surprise, surprise) rainy day, between downpours and before tucking into a meal together, Tony and I popped into the backyard to snap some photos against a wall at the base of their deck that is festooned with gorgeous tangerine-coral hued honeysuckle. Given the rather generous sized white bloom in my hair, it made oodles of sense to partner this look with a floral background.
This wonderful 1950s dress, which I bought a few months ago from Adeline's Attic Vintage (which is run by the marvelous lady behind the blog Tea with the Vintage Baroness), is a definitely favourite for me, as it combine three things I just adore: the colour turquoise, plaid, and a streamlined silhouette. Though it's technically a tad too big for me, all it takes is a little fabric folding in the back and a belt to make it look like like it's my perfect size.
The rain quickly struck up again a few minutes later, so it's a good thing that we took advantage of the brief lull while we could. Not having a proper garden of my own and loving flowers dearly, it is such a glorious treat to spend time in my parent's enchantingly pretty backyard, where floral colour combo inspiration and tranquility both abound in (gardening) spades.