Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Flowers to Fashion

Last weekend I took a trip to the Dallas Arboretum before the end of Spring bloom.  The Arboretum is brimming with vibrant colors and floras in species both familiar and exotic.  We walked the grounds, admiring the flowers that spanned the color spectrum from bright whites, to shocking pinks, neon yellows, and muted purples.  I couldn't help but think that Spring dresses more than ever have been mirroring the vibrant colors of these Spring blooms.  Inspired by my trip, I put together flowers to fashion with help from Net-a-Porter and present and past Spring Runway shows.




 
Flower Images via Travelmoon
1. & 8. Pucci Spring 2010 2. Alice + Olivia,  3. & 5. Marc Jacobs Spring 2011
4. Preen 6. Thread Social 7. Camilla and Marc 9. Tibi

18 comments:

  1. Such a pretty spring post! I love the colour of the last flowers and dress!

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  2. Wow, beautiful! I would so wear all of those right now, specially the purple jumper! Just loooove the jumper, who is the designer?

    ps: Happy you like the nursery, thank you girl!

    Hugs & kisses from Rio!
    http://acasadava.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks! The purple jumper is from Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 runway show! I don't think I have the height (or the bank account) to pull it off, but it's gorgeous!

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  4. I loooooove this!! Anything to do with spring get's my blood pumping. And I'm more than happy to live vicariously through your happy spring and pretty, pretty clothes.
    Did you see my post about spring in my neck of the woods?...if anything I played it down. We don't even the little green tip of the crocuses peeping out yet. It's brown and sad.

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  5. I love this too! Wow! I love the purple and white dresses best.

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  6. What a wonderful pics.Your blog is adorable.Thanks

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  7. I love this post! So pretty!

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  8. I'll take them all:-) Such fun pops of color! xoxo

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  9. Thank you everyone!

    Brassy-I did see your post...I hope Spring comes soon for you...sounds like you could use some color in your neck of the woods!

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  10. I'm a new follower and I must say I love this post. The yellow dress really catches my eye and I have just the perfect shoes to wear with it.

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  11. I love this! What is better than flowers, colors AND fashion?!
    xoxo Marie

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  12. Hi Kate, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving footprints so I could find your gorgeous blog!

    The pairings you've done here are absolutely delightful!

    I love your blog and am your newest follower :)

    Meera xx

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  13. Such pretty pairings of petals and fashion - I've heard the Dallas arboretum is in full spring bloom these days and definitely worth the visit!
    xxoo

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  14. this is a brilliant juxtaposition post! you did a great job choosing a dress that coordinated well with the flower's color and shape. i could look at this for hours.

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  15. Beautiful! That yellow french tulip shot is my fave! That gown goes PERFECTLY with the inspriration...So many gorgeous spring colors...thanks for sharing...Happy Weekend hun!

    xo-Julie

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  16. I love this post Kate! You know how much I'm in love with flowers, gardens and arboretums. I'm starting to take some flower arranging classes here, we'll see how it goes :) By the way, I want ALL the dresses in this post...but I think I will have to settle for the flowers in my living room instead - which is not such a bad consolation prize, right?!

    p.s. did I tell you we're thinking to go to Amsterdam to see the tulips? LOVE spring!

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  17. I always think of you at any botanical garden, because I know how much you love them! You mentioned Amsterdam to see the tulips, wish I could join you! I read an article a couple of yrs ago about the flowers blooming in the surrounding area of Amsterdam in CN Traveler and the pictures blew me away!

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  18. this is such a beautiful post!!! Love love!! bold bright colors paired with nature is so fresh.

    xo Jessica Rae
    www.lovelyuglydesign.blogspot.com

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