Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Painting with Watercolors

Oh my goodness, the summertime heat has arrived in the Bay Area.  Time to pull out a wide-brimmed chapeau and top it off with a parasol to hide from the sun.

This is not the perfect blouse for me (still searching!), but I do like it quite a bit, and it gets a lot of wear.

The watercolor print was something that I fell in love with after seeing it on, and it turned out to be even better than what I was expecting when it showed up at my door (don’t you just love when that happens!).

I just wish I had purchased more of the fabric while it was available.  But I did manage to squeeze a dress and this blouse out of the yardage, so that’s something!

The rayon with just a hint of stretch is the perfect fabric for staying cool.  That reminds me . . . I have more of this fabric in another print . . . I may have to do something about that . . . just as soon as it cools off, and I once again have the energy to move.

Blouse:  Made by me, Simplicity 4047
Skirt:  Banana Republic
Shoes:  Colin Stuart for Victoria’s Secret
Earrings:  Liz Palacios


  1. Colourful vintage or vintage appropriate florals are a perennial favourite of mine, and I just adore this cute, summery blouse. I love how it's vivid colour palette means you could pick out any number of hues and build a look to match or compliment any one of them from it.

    Wishing you a splendid Thursday,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. That fabric is gorgeous! I love that you always seem to squeeze out two things from your fabric yardage. I have a terrible habit of buying short and then running out., lol. :]

  3. Beautiful fabric for that top, and it looks very summery and cool. Love it with the fluttery skirt.
    I was in Marin last weekend, expecting a nice break from the Phoenix heat, and was surprised when it hit 80+ and I was quite unprepared!
    It definitely is more difficult to dress nicely in the sweltering heat, but if anyone can do it, you can!

  4. I love the entire outfit. Gorgeous from head to toe!

  5. That entire outfit is darling!
    You look so ... summery :D

    Liebe Grüße