Friday, May 13, 2011


I've done a bit of gardening recently; this pot of flowers is one of the last projects. Between this and our new hummingbird feeder, our patio is now swarming with hummingbirds, all trying to defend their favorite new feeding spot. I can't wait to see what happens when Georgie gets too close to these flowers. I suspect she'll go skittering inside when she realizes that hummingbirds, despite their diminutive size, will not be intimidated by larger animals.

The color of this top was described as "mink," but to me it looks like more of a soft purple. I love the movement of the ruffles when the breeze picks up.

This skirt (and the other ones I have in different colors) is truly an all-season one; during the cooler months it's an excellent layer beneath another skirt or a dress, and now that it's warming up again I'm looking forward to wearing it more on its own. The dusty purple color also transitions well from one season to another.

Top: Asos
Tank: Forever 21
Skirt: Noa Noa
Shoes: Bettye Muller


tinyjunco said...

so pretty! i love floaty garments. i BET you're getting hummies, all that red!! i've fed them for years, in fact once a little man got in the house and was trying to get out the window when i saw him - i was able to scoop him in my hands and take him safely outside. they are so so tiny!! and mighty aggressive, too!

i think it's more soft purple as well - either way, those two colors look really beautiful on you. happy weekend! steph

Sheila said...

What a beautiful outfit - I love the loose, louche look of it, and the colours are perfect. All hail the Noa Noa layering skirts!

I have a total brown thumb when it comes to gardening. *sigh*

Fawn said...

There's something very Thirties about that outfit -- gorgeous!

Hummingbirds love my yard because of the flowering fruit trees in the spring and the ripening plums in the summer. I can sit in my living room, working, and watch them zipping around just outside my window. I wonder if they'd like a little house?

WendyB said...

I feel like there's a '30s quality to this outfit.

Unknown said...

What a pretty, flowy outfit! I love the purples on you. =)

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Your garden looks lovely. I can't believe you have hummingbirds. How exotic.

Love the mix of soft colours here.

Shybiker said...

The colors are right down my alley and I love the shape of the skirt. Hummingbirds are a wonder of nature.

Stacy said...

I never know what to call that color, but I definitely wouldn't have thought to call it "mink." Lovely ensemble!

Cel said...

Ah, I love little hummingbirds, they're so cute! I really like this outfit, that to especially. I seem to have a thing for ruffles lately.

Becky said...

So summery! That skirt is so lovely and cool.

Marie said...

So lovely in the sun!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge