Sunday, April 13, 2014

All Kinds Of Beauty


When beautiful Sacramento a.k.a. Mis Papelicos invited me to participate in her Share-in-Style, and I learned that the theme was Flowers, I couldn't resist. There is something about flowers for me this Spring. It's every Spring, and in general any season when I can admire flowers (thankfully, it's a big chunk of the year in the Pacific Northwest), but there is something very special going on this particular Spring. So here is my take on Share-in-Style: Flowers challenge.

WARNING: not many words, but many of pictures of flowers taken today! :)



  
  

I often think that women are just like flowers. What is the point for flowers to be so gorgeous? And what's the point to have such an insane variety of flowers in nature?
I like to think that it is strictly because it's nice. And there is no other reason we need so seek.
So many flowers are blooming everywhere - in gardens where we tend them and can admire them openly. And in wild nature where no person ever walks. They still bloom beautifully, even if nobody looks at them.
And so are women. There is such a huge variety of all kinds of beauty in women - no less than there is in flowers.
And we bloom in gardens (I like to think of blogs as gardens in that sense), and in our everyday life. Even if nobody looks at us. Just for ourselves. Just because it's nice.











Red outfit:
Floral cardigan - thrifted. Pants - Chico's. Cami - Lane Bryant. Shoes - Toms (and oh do I love them!)

Black and white outfit:
Floral skirt - Chico's, thrifted. Cardigan and cami - Lane Bryant. Shoes - Me Too. Purse - Nicole Lee.

Location: Tacoma and Bainbridge Island.

Linking up with amazing Sacramento's Share-in-Style: Flowers
and beautiful Bella's Shoeshine: April Showers
and Anne's 52 Pick-Me-Up: 50s - come over to see all other wonderful bloggers!

34 comments:

  1. oh natalia - gorgeous flower-y outfits!
    i love that you think of women as flowers. yes!
    sadly i see too much women who seem to think they´r vegetables - practical, useful, functional. pretty is not in the cards, but i think this cards got mixed from others, the girls itself secretly craving for some beauty........
    did i say that i love your smile? I LOVE YOUR SMILE! :-)
    (the 17 random facts are on air)
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Beate! I definitely placed myself into a category of veggies for about three years in the past. But I was busy blooming in all other areas back then! And you know that some flowers bloom once every few years or so, yes? But as people, I do firmly believe that we all are capable of blooming any time we wish! But you are right that the cards get mixed by others. We just have to remember that the cards are actually in our hands all the time. That's the whole secret to life. In my humble opinion. :)

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    2. yes - you´r blooming in your passion and creativity. but out there are women who don´t have a chance to bloom - in no way. and they don´t know that they have the cards in they´r hands........
      but I did not want to spread bad mood :-)

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    3. I don't think you did, and I agree with you that there are women who don't know or forget about their ability to bloom... Sad, but true. I hope that we can inspire someone with our creativity here. One woman at a time. I know that style bloggers woke up my visual creativity. :)

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  2. Gorgeous florals! loving that sassy jacket and that divine floral skirt and your nails make my knees go weak! I love the effect the sunshine has on other women but Beate's comment about vegetables is sadly so very accurate. xxxx

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    1. I love your description of clothing, Vix! You sure have such an intimate affair with this field of creativity! :)

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  3. I like how you think of women as flowers! It's a lovely connection and so true. Enjoy the vibrance of these florals. So bold and visible and pretty in the contrast with the flowers. I love the red, red always delights the eye. You look great!

    blue hue wonderland

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    1. Thanks, Ann! Red makes one to stand out, that is very true! :)

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  4. You are blooming like a lovely flower here : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Blooming madly as our lovely Bella Q says! :)

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  5. Natalia, you look fantastic in both outfits. Thinking of women as flowers is really nice and true. Women like flowers find a way to flourish with or without tending! xoxo

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    1. Yes, even if for some time it doesn't seem like blooming... Flowers too have their quiet sleepy period, we can't forget about that!

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  6. Natalia, you look beautiful in among the sunshine and flowers with your gorgeous floral cardi, skirt and bag. I love the way you think of women as flowers and our blogs as gardens where we can flourish . . . xx

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    1. This realization came to me while visiting a garden... which I love to do! Thanks, Janey!

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  7. Such pretty outfits! I love big abstract florals and your cardigan and skirt make my heart flutter! The flower photos are gorgeous and the spring blooms are so lovely but you are still the most beautiful flower among them! Beate's comment about vegetables is both funny and sad. I'm glad you are a flower now and not a vegetable. I am sitting on my sofa today, blooming in blue and teal.
    xo

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    1. I think it's all about how you look at things. :) I was not paying that much attention to my outfits back in those crazy years, they simply DID NOT interest me. :) Jeans plus bright top plus some funky shoes (always was a fan of funky shoes) did just fine for a while. I was blooming like a crazy gorgeous flower in other areas, and there was very little energy left for my own personal self. I can totally see myself forgetting about style and clothing for my next crazy creative period. Easily! There are more than one way to bloom. :)

      I am happy to hear that you are blooming in teal today - that is a lovely color on you, my dear friend!

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  8. Wonderful ensemble, and magic flowers. You are the best of flowers. I am soooooooooooo lucky to have you in my world.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thank you, my dear! The feeling is completely mutual! :)

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  9. What a beautiful sentiment, we bloom in our gardens, I love that! I think you are right, how many of us do bloom and gain confidence and colour through our blogs, it's such a poetic and accurate description! and you are gorgeous in floral, so pretty and in wonderful colours - what a pretty post! I feel all summery! x x x

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    1. Thank you, my dear! Blooming is such a fun thing to watch and to do! And you do it beautifully yourself :)

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  10. Natalia, you looks so beautiful in floral prints. You know I am a big fan myself (of florals and of you!) so I guess I am biased, but they suit you so very well. I especially love the bright red outfit, but the monochrome stripes and flowers with yellow/chartreuse is genius too. And such gorgeous flower photos.
    How brilliant to think of our blogs as our gardens, where we cultivate our style and confidence to provide a fabulous colourful display! xxxxx

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    1. So happy to hear from you, Curtise! I missed you! :)

      Thank you for your kind words. Yes, you are The Floral Lady in my circle for sure! I would love to find some gorgeous floral dresses similar to yours some day. :) So far, only skirts and cardigans. :) Glad that you enjoyed the comparison with the garden! It came to me while strolling in a beautiful garden a couple of months ago. :)

      Love!

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  11. You are looking so gorgeous in all these beautiful floral outfits. I have a weak spot for floral prints myself so girl I feel ya. I love your analogy about women and flowers we have so many varieties but the best part about what you said was a flower will still bloom if no one ever sees it, I want to try to be like that everyday. You are such a beautiful person inside and out. The best compliment I ever got was from a woman who stopped me to say I was a human flower, made my day.
    Lotsoflove
    Xxxooo

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    1. Oh that is a wonderful and generous compliment - and I fully agree that you ARE a human flower, Krista! :)

      I am just learning... :)

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  12. What a flowery post, Natalia! Real treatment for the eyes. Love your floral skirt and cardi, very beautiful. And I like your comparison of women with flowers, very poetic.

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    1. Thank you, Olga! So glad you liked it! I am off to read your post now! :)

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  13. Floral prints are beautiful and refreshing like all women are. You look wonderful Natalia! I love the full skirt with striped sweater combo.
    xo
    Carelia

    MySmallWardrobe.com

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    1. Thank you, my dear! We are all flowers! :) I'm glad I included both outfits - it's always interesting to see what appeals to different people. :)

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  14. Gorgeous woman. Gorgeous flowers. You bloom!

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    1. Thank you, Bella! Blooming madly just like you say! :)

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  15. Just lovely. That is all. I love that you do close-ups of the details of your outfits. I like to do that too. I take such joy in the details.

    I very often photograph flowers for my posts too, especially lately as it's well and truly spring in our part of the world, while those in the east are still barely into crocus season! For me, it's about beauty, whether in clothes, or nature, or wherever.

    http://www.sublimemercies.com/

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    1. I love details too, they very often make outfit! And something really special to me about flowers this season!

      We live in such a gorgeous part of the world, it inspires endlessly! :)

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  16. I love the boldness of the florals and stripes pairing and that's one of my favourite shades of green. It's interesting, the idea of one's blog as a garden. Not only a space in which to bloom, but one on which to cultivate ideas too.

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    1. I'm so happy that you liked it. I too love bold combinations which is one of the reasons I enjoy your style so much! And yes, don't we actually do all sorts of gardening here in our blogs? :)

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