Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday In the Park - er, Garden

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Yesterday Fella and I went to the Chicago Botanic Garden.  If you live in the area and you haven't been up there, go there now.  I'm a little embarrassed to say that I've lived here for 7 years and worked 20 minutes away for as long, and only got there for the first time this summer.  It's an oasis of flowers, plants, trails, trees, ponds and lakes hiding on the north edge of Cook County.

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To keep with the theme of this style blog, here's some outfit photos, courtesy of Fella.  And after that, a bunch of flower pictures.  Because they're pretty.  And if that's not enough, I've posted even more pictures over on my photo blog.

Tank: Old Navy (remixed - wow, has it really been since March that I've worn this?  Clearly, I have too many clothes)
Pants: Loft Outlet (remixed)
Sandals: Privo (remixed)
Necklace: Randolph Street Market (also worn on Friday, because I love it so much)
Bag: Coach, gift from Fella's parents
Umbrella: Gap Outlet

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Lily pads

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A waterfall (Look Kristen, they were on this time!)

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Brown-eyed Susans

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Pretty peach roses

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Sunflower, soaking in the sun

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This is about 5 minutes before it started POURING

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Flowers in the English Garden after the rain

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Flower in the English Meadow

12 comments:

  1. Chalkdust and BootsAugust 14, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Pretty! That last flower is amaaaaaazing... 

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  2. I've noticed that flowers never wear charcoal grey.  Hmm.

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  3. I love that bag. It's so bright and cheerful, and just the right pop of color!

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  4. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleAugust 14, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Gorgeous pictures! I love your yellow bag too, and your green necklace.

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  5. Wow the garden is gorgeous! i love that yellow bag - fella's parents have good taste :)

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  6. Fabulous, FABULOUS pictures! I am so glad you got to go back -- and as summer is in fully swing! Wow, everything looks great. Yeah, I definitely need to get back there this week.

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  7. It was so fun, though I could've used a tour guide again :)  We were all over the place without a plan!  But I'm thinking of getting myself a membership.  Trekking around the garden for 4 hours straight is fun, but it'd be cool to just stop in for a walk or something after work.

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  8. Fella's mom has several lovely bags herself, and she's picked out all kinds of great jewelry and accessories for me in the past.  I definitely lucked out there :)

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  9. Interesting observation!  They tend to stick to white, and otherwise avoid neutrals.  So they're definitely on Team Colors.

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  10. Wonderful photos!  Love the Botanic gardens...so much to see!  My fave is the zen gardens! 

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  11. These are beautiful photos. I am making a mental note to go visit those gardens the next time I go up to Chicago. Like, within the next couple months! 

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  12. what gorgeous flowers.  botanical gardens are always good spots for photos.  I'm a sucker for water lilies.

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