01 May 2011

May Day

Today I celebrated May Day at Old Westbury Gardens where there was sunshine, new lilacs and an exotic car show. It was really just a lucky surprise for Rich (who loves cars) that they were there. It was like watching a kid in a toy store, he was bouncing from car to car talking about horsepower, prices and model specifics. Yes, he knows this off the top of his head. Inside the gardens we had a picnic and looked for turtles and lizards hiding in a pond or under a hedge. Mostly I just futzed with my shorts because I've never worn them without tights and didn't realize they were quite so short. Despite my wardrobe malfunction, it was a pretty adorable day that I wish could go on forever.
Vintage blouse and shorts, thrifted sweater, BP shoes, Halogen purse

46 comments

  1. Ooo I really like your shorts. I'm always so terrified of wearing shorts. I haven't found a pair that look good on me. So the search continues...

    Also what a nice place to have a picnic and the food looks delicious!

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  2. I like your shorts and your outfit, it feels so laid back and "springy" :)
    Sounds like you had fun<3
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  3. really loving your forest green cardigan! and oooh tulips, i love them

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  4. it all looks so pretty!! what a lovely day for a picnic too!! xxx

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  5. Your shorts look great, the length is perfect!

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  6. I love going for picnics! And you look so pretty and happy :)

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  7. Great pictures and very, very cute outfit!! xxxxx

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  8. beautiful pics!you look gorgeous!xoxo

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  9. I love your cardigan. It's a really pretty colour.

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  10. I always feel like I'm the only one endlessly fiddly with my shorts. Mine always seem to ride up between my thighs, which is super aggravating. Luckily we have blog where we can look perfect and like we never have wardrobe malfunctions. I love that last picture!

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  11. Looks like the perfect day out! Love that green cardi of yours too.

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  12. Gorgeous and relaxed look that is lovely on you!

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  13. this is such a beautiful place and love the shorts.

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  14. Well I think those shorts look really good on you, with or without tights! In fact all that looks great on you. And also, that deep forest green is an amazing colour, it looks like it compliments so well your complexion and hair and eyes colours!

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  15. aw these pictures are so pretty!! You look lovely and I adore the emerald green color of your cardigan. I think the shorts look great, but I wish that it would be cool enough to wear tights forever haha. Tights are my favorite =( Anyway, this looks like an ultra fun day and I want to have a picnic like this soon!!

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  16. Nice to meet you :)
    Great pictures !!!!

    I'll follow you :)

    ilaria*
    http://ilarchi.blogspot.com/

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  17. oh, how pretty! i love your picnic picture, looks delicious!

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  18. What gorgeous photos of all the blooming flowers! I can't wait for all the plants to spring up here. I love the color of the cardigan, it really pops with you dark hair and the white shirt. Lovely!

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  19. Lovely outfit, really like the green cardigan!
    I'm craving for some berries right now. :)
    X

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  20. What beautiful pictures. Yes, the weather was gorgeous yesterday, wasn't it? You look really cute.

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  21. nice pictures....
    http://meryfreefashion.blogspot.com

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  22. Love these photos - looks like such a fun day! I've also never worn my shorts without tights...it will be interesting to see how uncomfortable it makes me feel.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  23. Such a sweet post. I love your outfit and those shorts look amazing on you. Happy Monday
    Kisses

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  24. such pretty pictures. Those shorts look amazing (without the tights). Did you buy them frayed? Sounds like a wonderful day. I know my boyfriend would have been super stoked on that show. Its like he's talking latin though, i haven't a clue about cars
    x

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  25. those are the perfect summer shorts, proving that if you get something that fits well the rest of the outfit will come together

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  26. Every time I come to your blog and look at your pictures I am in awe of how pretty you are.
    I hope this doesn´t sound creepy or anything.
    I really like the pictures, and I get the excitement with the cars; I don´t know much about them but I love looking at them, especially if they are old models.

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  27. color me jealous - that looks like such a perfect day!

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  28. Love your cardigan! I've had "I had no idea this was short" mishaps before, but sometimes a cardigan really helps!

    Thanks for stopping by - Hong Kong was totally fun!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  29. Such pretty photos. I love your shoes & your shorts! Picnics are my favorite. <3

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  30. aww this looks like the best day ever--i love your little spring picnic! my boyfriend is like that about cars too, which is totally weird considering he's such a nerd about history (the two don't seem related to me). i guess once a nerd, always a nerd, about everything :)

    also, you look absolutely beautiful, as always.

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  31. I'm a little jealous of what looks to be the perfect day! I'm itching for a picnic with my husband but the weather hasn't cooperated fully for it to happen!

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  32. Such cute pictures! Love your high-waisted shorts and your green cardigan! Please check out my blog and follow me if you like! =)

    -Christine
    http://trendenvy.blogspot.com

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  33. I just saw on Raquel of Black Sheep's blog post today that you and I came up with somewhat similar outfits recently! I love yellow and green together for spring and oxfords with shorts. You have such gorgeous photos here!

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  34. I just saw on Raquel of Black Sheep's blog post today that you and I came up with somewhat similar outfits recently! I love yellow and green together for spring and oxfords with shorts. You have such gorgeous photos here!

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  35. I'm a little jealous of what looks to be the perfect day! I'm itching for a picnic with my husband but the weather hasn't cooperated fully for it to happen!

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  36. Every time I come to your blog and look at your pictures I am in awe of how pretty you are.
    I hope this doesn´t sound creepy or anything.
    I really like the pictures, and I get the excitement with the cars; I don´t know much about them but I love looking at them, especially if they are old models.

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  37. Such a sweet post. I love your outfit and those shorts look amazing on you. Happy Monday
    Kisses

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  38. Great pictures and very, very cute outfit!! xxxxx

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  39. really loving your forest green cardigan! and oooh tulips, i love them

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  40. it all looks so pretty!! what a lovely day for a picnic too!! xxx

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  41. oh, how pretty! i love your picnic picture, looks delicious!

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  42. really loving your forest green cardigan! and oooh tulips, i love them

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  43. Every time I come to your blog and look at your pictures I am in awe of how pretty you are.
    I hope this doesn´t sound creepy or anything.
    I really like the pictures, and I get the excitement with the cars; I don´t know much about them but I love looking at them, especially if they are old models.

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  44. I always feel like I'm the only one endlessly fiddly with my shorts. Mine always seem to ride up between my thighs, which is super aggravating. Luckily we have blog where we can look perfect and like we never have wardrobe malfunctions. I love that last picture!

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