Thursday, July 07, 2011

Maxi dress in the garden

This is a second round of photos (round 1 here) taken by my Dad in my parents' garden, this time with the plants in full bloom. We showed up with a sorry-looking set of herbs I'd bought for our balcony. My parents' house is like a hospital for plants that I've managed to all but kill off. A bigger pot, a little Miracle Gro, some freshly composted earth, a sprinkle of water and overnight they perk right up. In university I knocked a mini cactus off my dorm room window ledge four or five times, repotting what earth I could scrape off the carpet (ever wonder what those mystery carpet stains are?), and watched in dismay as the top gradually turned yellowish-brown. Lo and behold, after a summer at home and some TLC well away from my clumsy fingers it had grown a good 6 inches and sprouted flowers. Undeterred by the idea that maybe I wasn't born with a green thumb, B and I recently made a trip to a nursery to get some more plants for our balcony. We've been watering them diligently and so far, so good! 

I'm wearing my maxi dress with a sunny yellow cardigan and aqua sandals that suited the lush surroundings. We'd don't get to come here enough, but when we do I always feel like I'm on vacation.

What's YOUR escape?

My Dad figured I might as well water the plants
while he took my picture. See - I'm learning already!

Dress - Just for Wraps via Winners (also seen here)
Cardigan - Talbots via Winners (also seen here)
Sandals - Gifted (also seen here)
Bracelets - Aakriti Designs and gifted
Earrings - Thailand markets
Sunglasses - Boathouse

Yellow | Everybody, Everywear


  1. very nice dress, you look pretty and summery :)

  2. I love this Maxi and I love how you took it from work wear to garden "frolic" haha

    You give me such inspiration t o want to venture from my typically classic style to something more fun and flowy : )

  3. I really like your maxi dress the colors are too cute!! By the way nice blog i am your new follower hope you can take a look at my blog and follow back :)

  4. Such a lovely backyard! :)


  5. Wow that dress is amazing on you! We have a Florida get away but it's not very convenient LOL!

  6. haha I have no idea why but the first two pictures are so scenic it looks like you've been pasted in! :) It's a great dress! So dressy and summery! :)

  7. I love an outfit with lots of color, especially that bright burst of yellow!

  8. I've seen this outfit on you ;) Totally summer chic!

  9. This dress is amazing! I always find fabulous things at Winners!

  10. That dress is gorgeous and I like the hint of whimsy with your yellow. (:

  11. I love the yellow cardigan! It's so summery with that maxi dress. I miss Winners.

  12. That dress is so gorgeous! I love how you tied the top over it.
    Such a great EBEW look!

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  13. That is such a lovely dress! You look great!

  14. this is a very lovely outfit! i loved how you paired that gorgeous dress with that gorgeous yellow color! ;)


  15. What a beautiful, beautiful dress, the colours in it are fabulous. It reminds me of Nicole Richie's winter Kate line!


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