|Michelle Morin- Instagram|
Well, I'm entering my habitual 'obsession with plant life' phase that usually begins just about the time that all the leaves drop off the trees (seriously, it's all pretty and colourful and then one day, fwoosh, you look out the window and the trees are grey and naked). I pretty much only wear florals in winter.
My local store had this hiding between layers of nondescript pullovers, a beautiful and delicately painted nighttime garden scene from artist Michelle Morin (check out her website here. I loved the pastel colours and soft linear shapes against a black background. And there was just one, in my size. It's the last-item-in-the-vending-machine rule...sold! Plus it goes with everything from a tweed skirt (below) to mustard or...stripes...
|Flamingo garden pullover, vintage tweed skirt, Chie Mihara oxfords|
|Michelle Morin Wild Roses print|
The incomparable Lulie Wallace is also finally offering some of her floral prints for sale- I think it only happens once a year. I wish I had found her sooner- I like the vibrant colours and harder edges of some earlier pieces. But this is still pretty lovely- I adore the shape of these petals against stripes and geometric patterning. Maybe one day I could afford one of her paintings. You know, if I stopped buying wearable art!
|Lulie Wallace, Flowers for Jane|
So, what else did I bring home, in this line-and-colour inspired mood? I couldn't ignore the siren song of this swingy, watercolour-toned stripey skirt. And it's a good thing I found it, because I think they sold out instantly at my store! It goes with literally every colour (including a subtle silver stripe...) and has a beautiful sway and drape.
|Elspeth sweater skirt|
I went pretty simple for the first trip out of the house, just a simple dark brown sweater and brown shoes. But the skirt speaks for itself. With a little swirl of blurred colour and line.
|J Crew Tippi sweater, Elspeth sweater skirt, Chie Mihara oxfords|
I'm dragging myself off the couch tomorrow to take in two art shows, a book fair, a craft fair, and then mashing up a big batch of guacamole for movie night with friends. Whew- 'tis the season! Have a great weekend!