Tuesday, 17 March 2009

colour trails

I love bleak colours, winter grey, soft twiggy browns, feather whites, but as spring rolls in thicker and faster pretty brights are weaving their way through my life. I have been bestowed another Joules dress, this time for a May wedding I am attending, its such a happy dress I want to wear it every day. Colourful marzipan sweets and delicate candy hued garlands will have to tide me over until I can debut my floral explosion!

I need to get a pair of shoes to go with it. These wedges are a good match but there is no way I could stand in them all day. Have you seen any shoes you think would suit this outfit?

I thought the tea set in the picture above would make a good best friend for my dress. It is from the book Afternoon tea parties with beautiful photographs by Martin Brigdale, it is available from Ryland peters and small. It is such a great book. I think I am going to invite my girlfriends to a few tea parties this summer.

Now on to matters more serious. I am off to bid a sad farewell to Gill Grissom.

bye x

23 comments:

naturally nina said...

marzipan is one of my favorites! yummy and so colorful.

p.s. i tagged you today! :)

Katy said...

That's a gorgeous dress! And I can't wear yellow myself with my skin/hair, but I love the yellow cardigan paired with the dress!

heartkorean said...

those marzipan sweets are so pretty

nadia said...

this is all to lovely!

LissyLou said...

The outfit is really lovely, and some great piccies today! x

The domestic novice said...

Beautiful post.

Sophie Appleby said...

I just heart that little yellow cardigan and those divine shoes! Just beautiful!
Sophie x

blue moss said...

lovely pics.....love the dress.

charlie said...

Oh..don't tell me..what has happened to Grissom? My OH will be devastated... Lovely dress by the way!

Liz said...

Oh Gill, what will we do without you!

spilling beauty said...

just about the loveliest little post i've ever seen..i feel like you've just adventured us through a field of wildflowers.
thank you!
xox
jennifer

E. Floyd said...

This is a lovely photo grouping. I like how blue and gold are throughout the images.

PS. I really like the outfit as well, and like the wedges but understand comfort is also important ;-)

woodley park-zoo said...

Ah, love all the images gathered together here!

Urban Outfitters has various flats in some blue shades this season (like these) that I'm kind of daydreaming about here and there... maybe blue would be too matchy matchy, but you could get a neutral and they'd be versatile?

Karin said...

So pretty!

Lobster and swan said...

cheers guys!

thanks for the tip woodley : )

Shalini said...

Such lovely colors!

The Cherry Blog said...

yay someone who loves gil grissom like i do! he can't leave!! :( cute dress too! x

koralee said...

every image is so beautiful...i could just stare at this post all day...marzipan looks so yummy..the dress is beautiful..would love to have it hanging in my closet..enjoy!!

valerie said...

i just came across your site and i think i'm in love! you have the most day-making pictures i've ever seen...and i just checked out your etsy shop...the postcard garland is a must for any bon voyage party! i'll be sure to make my way back here. happy thursday! xo

Marie-Eve said...

I love grey and big scarves and sweaters, but when spring's coming (or looks like it's coming), i also want flowers, bright colors and soft textiles. I get excited, just by thinking about it, can ou figure when my home is full on sun?

Nina said...

I wish I had a gorgeous body like yours, I'd definitely wear dresses every god given day. :)

Sara said...

perfection! the dress and the shoes and the cardigan... just beautiful :)

michiko said...

LOVE these colours and the dress is so pretty!
Hadn't had time to visit your blog for a while, now I'm catching up :)