Striped palazzo pants + white front tied top

Spring is in full swing now, so off we go in search of spring fun and flowers! Whoot Whoot! We ended up at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon. The flowers were in bloom all around the property, with hints of more yet to come. What started off on a more serious ‘down-to-business’ note ended up on a rather goofy note by the time we made our way up to the top of the gardens.

White top + silver hoop earrings

This outfit was perfect for a romp around the botanical gardens. The lightweight wide leg striped palazzo pants make it a comfortable, yet whimsical outfit. Tying the white button up shirt in a knot at the bottom also adds to the casual day look rather making it look too business-y for a day in the park. Add on comfortable velvet sneakers and a denim jacket for walking in the shady parts of the garden and you’re all set for a fun outing amongst the trees and flowers.

Striped palazzo pants, Kohl’s; velvet sneakers, Ross; silver earrings, Kohl’s; Betsey Johnson bow bag, Marshall’s; denim jacket and white button up shirt, old, given to me.

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.

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Fall time is Poncho time!

I’m seeing so many ponchos for sale in the stores and online right now. It totally reminded me it’s time to drag out my poncho before the weather gets too cold for wearing them. Fall time is definitely poncho time. Not sure why spring isn’t also a big poncho wearing season. Perhaps if they just brought ponchos out in spring colors it could be a thing. Let’s make that happen come spring!

 

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag

 

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We took these photos last week when I was just starting to have a pain flare-up at the base of my spine. At some point I sat down on the ground and was so stiff I wondered if I was going to be able to get up again. Ha. I did. The pain was only about at a five out of ten, so I was still smiling through the pain at that point. A few hours later and I wouldn’t even have been able to do the photo shoot. Such is my life now…

 

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbagGray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbagGray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag

Poncho, given to me by a friend, top, also given to me. Jeans, Kohl’s Rock & Republic, Gray bow boots, Kohl’s, Betsey Johnson sunglasses, Marshall’s, Kate Spade purse, gifted to me courtesy of Kate Spade New York

 

I hope you all are enjoying the fall weather. It has started to rain more around here and those pretty fall leaves are getting pummeled off the trees. Sad. Winter is coming. Boo. In the meantime, here’s to ponchos!

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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