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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.


  13. 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,

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