Sunflower Field

Connecticut is home to several farms with sunflower fields. I know the ones which get the biggest draw are Buttonwood in Griswold, and Lymann Orchards in Middlefield (they do have a maze which would probably be really fun), however why drive an hour for sunflowers when there is a huge field just a few towns away in North Branford? This field might not have a website or even an active Facebook page, but it's there all the same. Stopping for a visit was on my list of things I wanted to do last summer, however, here we are, last week of August this summer, and I finally made it!

Sunflowers might not top my list of favorite flowers, but to see the field, bright, seemingly endless yellow stretched out - I certainly have an appreciation for their beauty.

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The Rundown
Maxi Dress ASOS similar
Mules Madewell
Round Rattan Bag Etsy
Straw Boater Hat Hinge similar
Necklace "Greer V" Gorjana similar
Fatima Bracelet c/o Gorjana similar
Bee Ring Kohl's similar
Gold Wrap Ring Gift from Meg
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx



  1. With a beautiful sunflower field so close to home, who needs to venture further? You probably beat a lot of crowds this way, too, and so much the better, as far as I'm concerned ;) I have to say, I do love how you seem to have the perfect dress for every summer activity, even if you don't always get out to do as many of them as you would like. The cut of this dress is so lovely on you, and the way the blue contrasts with the bright yellow flowers is just gorgeous.

  2. It's smart to wait to the end of the summer, because they wouldn't be as big in the beginning, I would think?? And what a fabulous back drop for your blue dress, Lydia!!

  3. I think a sea of sunflowers might be the perfect background to your lovely dress. It really does make it stand out beautifully.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. Such a beautiful backdrop! Love this dress on you!


  5. Yay for scratching one thing off your summer list ! and its the perfect setting for pictures.
    I plant sunflowers every year however they're never that big but they are a real treat to watch grow.. and I usually let them dry and even eat the seeds.

  6. Kansas has quite a few sunflower fields- but I've never been, ha. I love these shots- oh-so-summer!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. So pretty! I do love me a good field of flowers! Eventually I want to go to a lavender field! Would be amazing

  8. How beautiful are these photos? I love everything about this look. Your blue floral maxi and circular bag are so fabulous!

    xx, Elise

  9. Those sunflower fields are amazing, and I just love this dress. Perfect for the photo setting.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. The sunflower backdrop is just amazing, such a good idea for a shoot! I love your outfit, that pop of blue is so pretty!
    Have an amazing day!
    xx Kris

  11. What a pretty field, and I love the dress you chose to wear. It pops perfectly against the yellow backdrop! There is a sunflower field not far from me and I always want to go there but it's always really busy and the crowds have always kept me away.

  12. OK Now I really want to find a sunflower field by me and take some pretty pictures because yours came out great. It is important as a fashion blogger to have pretty backgrounds. Love the maxi dress and that it has sleeves which makes it perfect for Fall especially with those rust mules. Great bag and hat, too. =) You always have the prettiest wicker, straw or woven bags.

    BTW, on my Friday post I wore the striped ruffled wrap dress from Loft that you own too and mentioned you on my blog. I'd love it for you to take a peak. ;-)

  13. I've never been to a sunflower field. It looks like a great time. Your blue dress looks great with the yellow flowers.

  14. All those sunflowers are such a gorgeous backdrop. I love your dress and as always your hair is beautiful! I agree with staying close to home. You're able to get the same look without having to drive far!

  15. That field is beautiful! I wish there was a sunflower field near us. I love seeing a sea of sunflowers! Your dress is beautiful on you and I love those pretty yellow sunflowers in the background!

  16. While I can appreciate the beauty of sunflowers, I don't like to get too close. I'm terrified of bee's and they always seem to be buzzing around sunflowers in groups!

    Adore your dress!

    - Marissa

  17. This looks like an incredible place! I think there's something similar near me and you're inspiring me to go! Love the pastoral look you wore, too!

    District of Chic

  18. I love this maxi dress on you - and what a spectacular, contrasting location to show it off! Karen x

  19. ohhh wonderful dress and love the location!
    kisses from the sandpit ❤︎

  20. Your blue floral dress look stunning from those sun flowers. Nicely done photos, your background perfectly brings out the beautiful color of your dress. You're looking absolutely pretty as well babe.

    Jessica |

  21. Lovely maxi dress and pictures are lovely in this sunflower field ;)

  22. Beautiful photos. I too love sunflowers. They instantly make me happy whenever I see them! Love the outfit, by the way.


  23. Looking stunning