Peonies Please


Top: Forever 21 
Skirt: Made (Similar)
Shoes: Cato's
Hat: Forever 21
Bag: Hobby Lobby
**Pictures by my sister Taylor**

As you all might guess I have a weakness for flowers in every shape and size! Usually that involves stopping to pick wildflowers on the side of the road but at times it involves driving 15 minutes to Trader Joe's on a Sunday afternoon just so I can buy a bunch of pink Peonies that they recently got in stock! I don't know about you but Peonies are about the most fabulous flower in color, scent, uniqueness, and beauty. They start out as a tight round bud that looks completely unappealing and quickly blossom and bloom into the most beautiful flower with a slew of unfurling petals. 

To be honest, since I had decided to traipse and go buy Peonies I persuaded my sister to tag along to take pictures for me (she was thrilled.....sarcastic comment). Therefore, I of course had to plan an ensemble that would pair perfectly with my Peonies :) I discovered this lavender pin stripped skirt hidden in my closet that I had made back when I was probably 15. As someone who loves stripes, lavender, and bows it surprises me that I had forgotten about this gem which also happens to look very similar to a Hannah Everly skirt (whom I didn't even know about at the time I designed this skirt). I wore this skirt to work on Friday and got so many compliments so I guess I should resurrect it for my spring wardrobe.....though I don't think you will hear any argument from me because this skirt has captured my heart once again and was the perfect piece to pair with a bunch of peonies. Top off the look with a hat, "Totes Adorbs" bag, DARLING magazine, and a dozen macaroons and I was good to go! 

I hope all of you lovely readers are enjoying your spring so far and take time to pick a handful of wild flowers or take a trip to the store (even if it means driving a distance) and pick up some delightful blooming flowers to brighten your day! 

"Earth laughs in Flowers" 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you like Peonies? 
Have you bought Peonies this year?
Do you buy flowers when you have extra money (or even when you don't)?

-Madison

11 comments

  1. I love your skirt; that purple is one of my favorite colors. Plus the bow, too cute.
    Our soil isn't great, so we don't have many flowers of the cutting type, but pink peonies are one of the few. My sister put them in these cute teal green lantern type jars for her graduation party, country chic style.

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    1. Isn't this purple great! Glad you love the color too. Your sisters graduation decorations sound like something I would love:)
      -Madison

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  2. Love this! Your outfits are always so lovely and light and elegant. (And the boater hat is the perfect touch!) <3

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    1. Thank you so much Carmel! I find that hats are the perfect touch for spring.
      -Madison

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  3. I think we are in need of another hair tutorial! You always manage to be so lovely and spot on with the vintage finger-waves! Goes with your outfit perfectly. (You've also left me wondering if the trader joes close to us has peonies...)

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    1. You are sooo right!! #1 on summer blog to do list is film a hair tutorial:)
      -Madison

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  4. SO PRETTY! I love your whole outfit, and peonies are indeed the absolute best <3

    xoxo,
    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingersblog.com

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    1. Thank you Charlotte! I think Peonies might be a close second to Daisies:)
      -Madison

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  5. Beautiful ensemble and photos! I'm head-over-heels in love with that pun-tastic tote bag. Giant smiles over that, I tell you! :)

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. Isn't the bag the greatest! I could t help getting it because I LOVE puns:)
      -Madison

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