Lilacs In Bloom

April 24th, 2017

I love the time of year when the lilacs bloom. The lilac bush in my front garden is in its prime, and every time that I walk by on the way to or from my front door, the air is filled with its intoxicating scent.  I have come to associate the arrival of spring with this fragrance and I fall under its spell.

City Park has a lilac garden filled with color and magic. Daniel and I traveled across the street from my home to take in its magnificent beauty.  It’s a floral show that I’ve been witnessing for years and it appears more brilliant than usual this spring.

The natural light of the approaching sunset changed the color of my vintage blue suit, dependent on the sun or the shade.  I discovered this suit in my favorite vintage store in the early 1980’s, and it was featured, as it is today, with the “crone cone crown” on Style Crone in May of 2012 HERE.  There have been so many changes since that time, including my hair color, but my love for this suit and turban remains unchanged. My undying affection is not dependent on the sun or shade.

Photos By Daniel

Welcome to spring and all of its radiant splendor!

Vintage light blue suit – vintage store, vintage multicolored blue straw cloth turban and vintage jewelry – estate sales, silver heels – retail.

Linking up with Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike HERE at Not Dressed As Lamb and Patti’s Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style.

26 Responses to “Lilacs In Bloom”

  1. Merlr

    Wonderful! Btw, Iva is making me a hat to
    Match with a jacket I just bought!
    Thanks to you!

  2. Judi

    You look like a Vogue Model!

  3. Helene Marshall

    Judith, It is so uplifting to read you and delight in the beautiful pics you send our way. What a great beginning to this Spring week. Love. Hélène from Montréal, Canada.

  4. Donna

    Hi, I’ve just checked out your 2012 post….I find you are far more beautiful now,
    Perhaps it’s simply the exuberance and confidence that comes through with the photographer. No matter what, congratulations!

  5. Jennifer Lively

    Beautiful shades of blue and lavender. The suit and the hat compliment you so beautifully. I loved seeing your lilacs in bloom. Happy Spring!

  6. Linda

    OMG what a beautiful suit. What comes out of your closet, as always, is stunning. Our lilacs here in Oregon are almost in bloom as well and your post makes me wish I had a complementary color to don. Spring is inspirational.

  7. Gail

    How beautiful you look among the lilacs. I love their perfume and they’re magnificent this year.

  8. chicatanyage

    Very elegant. Love the colour

  9. Patti

    The lilacs are intoxicating! Don’t you love the new season? And you look splendid in your Spring blue suit. Thanks for linking up, xox


  10. Tami Von Zalez

    I usually always love your hats but this one, not so much. The suit now is a keeper. I think the hat makes me think of an ice cream cone.

  11. Ksenija

    You look absolutely beautiful surrounded by gorgeous violet shades of lilac! Your ‘vintage’ style ROCKS!! I discovered your blog recently and am really impressed by your life journey, incredible style and passion for HATS xo

  12. Anonymous

    Remembering a stroll down your street with a certain redhead not that long ago.
    This post certainly brought memories of the Widow Boyd trying to find her way.
    Love u. D

  13. Margy Houtz

    So beautiful…you AND the lilacs!

  14. Vix

    I used to have a vintage suit almost identical to yours back in the 1980s, it was my lucky interview suit, i always got the job whenever i wore it and, when I lent it out to friends, they did, too.
    I hope yours brings you as much success, you certainly look a million quid in it!
    Wonderful photos and spectacular setting. xxx

  15. No Fear of Fashion

    You and Daniel are a great creative team. Lovely post.

  16. cynthia pastor

    So full of wonderful artistry and hope for Spring !

    That suit! Judith, you remind me of the etherally beautiful heroine in Vertigo, Carlotta Valdes, so remarkably brought to life by Kim Novak …

    Thanks for this lovely photo journey xox

  17. Andrea

    Amazing look and photos, I could see this in print. The colors suit you to a tee and are stunning.

    I want to participate in Catherine’s Will Wear What I Want but the link didn’t work.

  18. Shelley

    That suit is such a lovely colour. The nipped waist and shape of the shoulders look like 1940’s, am I right? You are blooming beautifully amongst your lilacs.

  19. Anna Parkes

    Your turban reminds me of those wonderful candy coloured icecreams Judith – what a wonderful confection! And the backdrop is just perfect for this classic suit. You look beautiful in lilac. Hurrah that spring is here at last!
    Anna x

  20. Elizabeth g. Arthur

    Judith, your post from 2012 was beautiful but you are much more beautiful now – and this blog post also. The light playing with and changing the colours as it pleases, just fabulous. Happy Spring! xx

  21. Niladri Sharma

    Lovely post and very nice dress. The overall combination is awesome

  22. Andrea

    So glad that spring is now here … great outfit!

  23. Judith Boyd

    !940’s it is. Great eye Shelley!

  24. Suzanne

    What stunning photos! You chose the perfect outfit.

    I agree with you…my lilac tree will bloom in about a week and I’m waiting patiently to inhale that lovely scent that signals the beginning of warmer weather and the summer to come.


  25. Lyn Preston

    So good to be back reading your blogs. I lost contact when I closed my StyleGenies website, and forgot that my emails would eventually go too. Love your amazing pictures and writing. Thankyou Judith, you bring me much joy. As a stylist for 28 years I will always be interested in fashion, despite my career change now to a therapist.
    Warm regards,

  26. Karan Jamal

    Great outfit. I must say that overall combination is awesome.

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