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Friday, April 27, 2012


Every spring I get so excited when all the cherry blossom trees transform from their baron winter skeletons into spring leaves with a bright flourish of pink. 

This is probably my favorite spot in town during the brief period that they are blooming.

I decided to do a little research, and apparently this variety is called Kanzan.

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The Rundown
Snake Print Dress Gap - Seafoam Cardigan H&M - Shoes Seychelles Gypsy - Bag Big Buddha - Necklace Aldo - Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Bracelets Avon, Coco's, Ebay, Kohls - Nail Color OPI Mod-ern Girl
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The Fancy Teacup said...

Such beautiful colors in your look! Pretty scenery, too.


Eli said...

Beautiful outfit, perfect for springy weather. Gosh those blossoms in the back are beautiful! We have quite a bit in San Francisco too, they make everything much more pretty.

Gray Skies said...

You got some AMAZING shots! I'm obsessed with photographing cherry blossom trees - for the short while they're in bloom, I head out with my camera pretty much every sunny day to take pictures of them, even if my photos turn out looking exactly the same as the ones the day before :)

The Pretty Pinhead said...

I'm a new follower of your blog! Would love the follow back :) Stunning outfit and gorgeous trees!

The Pretty Pinhead

Playing Hooksies said...

The green against the pink is so striking! I love cherry trees as well :)


Porcelain complexion said...

The blossom is just beautiful <3

I love your dress too, especially with that cardi, love the colour combo

Federica said...

very nice pic!!!!


eek said...

Those gorgeous flowers make the perfect backdrop for you and your lovely outfit!

Lyosha said...

very pretty! love it!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Sooo pretty! I am loving these photos :D :D

Natasha Fatah said...

Beautiful pictures!
Yeah, I'm waiting for the Cherry Blossom tree behind our building to come into full bloom to take some nice pics.
Have a great weekend!

~Natasha Fatah~

Courtney Erin said...

That green cardigan just pops against the gorgeous floral background - such a great look!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Tashia said...

Love the beautiful cherry blossoms and all of the color in your outfit. Yay spring!

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

These photos are AMAZING. Seriously they could be in a magazine, you look so gorgeous and the scenery is breathtaking.


Nnenna said...

Ahhh the cherry blossoms are so pretty! And I love the color combination of green and coral in your outfit! :)

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Ive come to realise, after looking over a load of your outfits that you have a really great fun collection of jewellery! i am always fancying your bangles and necklaces! Just thought I'd let you know!
Daisy Dayz
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Frannie Pantz said...

Gorgeous photos as usual Lydia. Our blossoms already fell off. :-( I went to take pics by them yesterday and they were gone! :-O At any rate, I love the teal and pretty coral heels with these pretty trees!

Lorena said...

Such a beautiful set of shots Lydia - these are fabulous.
I think almost everything that blooms here has already bloomed. You make me want to go out and try to find a late bloomer to take pictures with. Maybe this weekend as Monday is a holiday.

Elegantesque said...

lOVELY OUTFIT! those flowers are pretty !



Elegantesque Blog


Amber said...

this is my favorite time too. I just wish they would stay in bloom for longer. They are just the prettiest trees.

Alex Elizabeth said...

I think all the sakura are gone in New York :( I love this dress! And I think you should totally try to do the seafoam cardi with the seafoam pants. It would either be ridiculous or awesome. At least instagram a photo before you take it off, haha.

Also, Laura (The Blog of Worldly Delights) would like to join our petite group. If we can ever name it, that is.

nikki said...

the sakura!!!! awe. I miss japan. you look lovely.

xo, nikki


Bre said...

So so so cute! I love the one of you holding the flower up close.

Christiana said...

Awe Spring! What a beautiful outfit. You're so lucky, we are still waiting for Spring to arrive.


TaraMixandMatch said...

Everything about this is gorgeous!

Nic said...

i love the colors in this outfit! cherry blossoms are do pretty--we have a festival for them in DC every year.


Fashion Tales.... said...

I love cherry blossoms. You look pretty, & love those shoes!

~Jeimy~ said...

beautiful colors and lovely pictures that dress is super cute!

christine said...

Such a lovely post Lydia!! From the trees, the outfit, the details - everything comes together just nicely. I love that you did some research about the trees.

dela chic

Katie Q. said...

I love the beautiful print on your dress and then all of the bright colors you wore it with, those sandals are fab! (And those flowers in your photos are just beautiful, I bet it smells so wonderful around those trees!)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Gorgeous picture Lydia and definitely very spring like!

Oh and thanks for the recommendation on Manfrotto tripods. The newer ones look pricey, but are well recommended. Now to narrow it down (Argh!)

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Jessica said...

Gorgeous colors! I love the color of your cardigan paired with the pink blossoms.

(And, yes, if you wouldn't mind updating your blog roll to add Bedknobs & Baubles instead, that'd be amazing! Eventually I'll put up a "Blogs I love list" and I'll include you.)

Natasha said...

I love the coral shoes with this outfit...great color combo :)

Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

Ali said...

Oh my, oh my! What an absolutely gorgeous set of photos. The pink of the flowers and the texture of them is caught so well in some of those close ups. The picture of your heels with the fallen blossom is too lovely, as well. And the one where the tree is framing your ever-so-gorgeous face. I like these photos. I like them indeed.

Of course, your outfit is lovely as well. ;) I love the contrast of those orange-y red heels and the seaform cardigan.

The Fashionable ESQ said...

Hi Lady! You look lovely. I would have liked to have seen what the dress looks like without the cardi, but I love the green color, regardless.
The cherry blossoms look great as a backdrop!

The Fashionable ESQ


Shawna said...

Amazing pics as always. Your look is bright and cheery.


angie said...

Lovely color mixing in the accessories.They make this patterned dress look so special.

monica said...

cherry blossoms are absolutely gorgeous! beautiful pictures

Annie said...

These photos are gorgeous! And I LOVE the blue, teal & orange combo - so pretty :)

The Other Side of Gray

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

Gorgeous dear, I love that snake print dress!