Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Start With Flowers: Cherry Blossoms

In an otherwise extremely unremarkable outdoor mall, we found this lovely tree (proving that if you look for beauty, you WILL find it):

photograph of cherry blossoms

I'm pretty certain it was an ornamental cherry tree - I'll check back later this summer to see if, in fact, it produces cherries!  But what really caught my eye was the juxtaposition of the grey/taupe of the tree bark, and the surrounding pavement, with the green, white and yellow of the flowers.  So (you know me) I thought of color schemes for travel and summer...

a photograph of cherry blossoms and a color scheme drawn from the photograph

Linen dress – Sandwich, seersucker shirt – L.L.Bean, shorts – Mint Velvet

Cardigan – Majestic Filatures, dress – Rag and Bone, tee shirt – Dash, shorts – Uniqlo

Top – East, trousers – Nicole Farhi, sweater – Uniqlo, white tank – Velvet, capris – Dorothy Perkins

Green cardigan – Proenza Schouler, earrings – Allurez, bracelet – 
IAM by Ileana Makri,  tee shirt – Madewell, scarf Burberry, bag – MZ Wallace,
 taupe flat sandals – Matisse, green sandals – Office, ballet flats – Repetto

bracelet – IAM by Ileana Makri, green cardigan – Proenza Schoulercardigan – Majestic Filatures
 sweater – Uniqlotop – Easttee shirt – Madewell linen dress – Sandwich, seersucker shirt – L.L.Bean
shorts – Mint Velvetdress – Rag and Bone, tee shirt – Dash, shorts – Uniqlotrousers – Nicole Farhi,  
white tank – Velvet,  earrings – Allurez, scarf – Burberry, bag – MZ Wallacecapris – Dorothy Perkins,
 taupe flat sandals – Matisse, ballet flats – Repetto, green sandals – Office
Lots of lovely options available here!  If you have some nice floral photographs, send them on - theviviennefiles@gmail.com.  I'll do what I can....



          NIC+ZOE (NICANDZOE, NIC&ZOE)             

17 comments:

  1. Love the taupe and white neutrals with the pop of colors for summer. What a great wardrobe combo.

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  2. Love using nature as inspiration!

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  3. So soft and beautiful. I love dressing this way...inspired by nature and art. Thanks for all of the inspiration and ideas you bring, Janice!

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  4. This is so fresh and pretty...Thanks Janice!

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  5. Lovely fresh colour scheme.

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  6. I love this shade of green! Gorgeous!

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  7. I have a serious crush on that green dress!

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  8. My hunch is it's a crabapple, which are in bloom in Chicago right now, so look for little apples instead of cherries. Beautiful color combo -- I have an Eileen Fisher linen cardigan that shade of green that I have had for several years and look forward to pulling out and putting on every spring. Ahh, Spring!

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  9. Gosh that's pretty! And I could see this particular color combo being very flattering on women with both warm and cool coloring. That's the beauty of taking inspiration from nature - its colors suit us all so well.

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  10. Wonderful, divine, thanks.

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  11. Wow, what an amazing combination. All things can be defined in nature!

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  12. The green dress is perfect!

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  13. So that's why I bought a green linen dress from Hobbs last year?! ;) To go with my sandals and grey drape cardigan, of course… and this year the white linen tunic, ditto…?!
    Lovely colours.

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  14. I agree with sisty - it looks like a crab apple. The colors are beautiful. My only quibble is the length of the sleeves on the green dress. If they were slightly shorter you could layer some of the tops over the dress when it gets cooler out.

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  15. Love apple green! And yes, I'd put down money that those are apple blossoms. :-)

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  16. Thank you for brightening my day every time you post, Vivienne.

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  17. Nature is never wrong. Whenever one sees an ugly flower colour, it is usually a "man-made" hybrid. Great place to take inspiration from.

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