24 April 2012

Lilac-blooms, with their clustering stars...

Remember when I spoke about the weather turning unseasonably summery? Well, that was short lived. The effect this has on my wardrobe is that now my floaty cotton sundresses that were recently unpacked are too thin for cold rainy days.
I'll make do by wearing my gauzy cotton frocks with wooly winter sweaters and socks around the house while I read Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and listen to the rain fall on the street. I'm lingering over Wilde's description of that beautiful summer day in the garden, and even borrowed a description of lilacs as my post title. This past weekend I brought home a little piece of a sunlit garden from Rich's parent's house in the form of a massive bunch of beautifully scented lilacs.
I've got the best of spring right here now; reading in a cozy sweater while it rains in my flower-filled apartment.


  1. If it's any consolation it was snowing here in Scotland last weekend...so we're back in the grips of winter never mind spring or summer!! Love this outfit and been meaning to read The Picture of Dorian Gray for a while now so your post has bumped it to the top of my list :)

  2. Lilacs are my favourite spring flowers... the smell is just wonderful.  Spring is being passive aggressive here too... I wish I was as philosophical about it as you but I'm broiling with irritation!

  3. I love the smell of lilacs.  They really do invoke that spring time feel.  

  4. This is so pretty :) I love the dress, especially in combination with the sweater. Sorry there is a need for the sweater tho!

    Lilacs smell like summers during my childhood :)

  5. girlnextdoorfashionApril 24, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is my favourite book. I wrote my dissertation on it.
    I also super love this outfit. It's so... Kallie!

    Charlotte x

  6. Oh, love your outfit so much, gorgeous skirt dear! And I'm still waiting for warmer weather, Belgium is all about rain and wind these days....

  7. lovely lounging outfit. your hair is looking extra-amazing as well!

  8. Oooh the socks do look so cozy. :) I always wish there would be warm rain around here in spring/summer... but no.... if it rains, it's always chilly and windy and while I like that, I also want the warmth! haha

  9. the sweater and socks.... omg give me your coziness!



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  10. These pictures are gorgeous! 

  11. i love liliacs... and floaty dresses and knits sound perfect for the weather at the min :) x

  12. love the skirt... and  those beautiful lilacs.


  13. these colors all look so lovely together and I think your outfit is so comfortable looking too! I read The Picture of Dorian Gray a few years ago.  I don't remember anything that stood out with such a delicious quote but I do remember how amazing the descriptions were.

  14. Gorgeous colours, totally evocative of Spring.

  15. Daysha DesaulnierApril 27, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Love these pictures! You look so cozy and cute! Such a great blog :)!

  16. The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of my all-time favorites. I've heard that there's a movie about it, but I'm a bit wary of watching it.

    Anyhow, the warm weather disappeared here as well.. and of course, I brought all of my cooler clothes home a few weeks ago. 

  17. I love this look, the sweater is fantastic and fits really great with the skirt <3
    You have a lovely blog!

  18. I love jumpers over dresses! Yours is so lovely, it seems so warm and cozy!

    x Aliya


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