Victorian Textures

It's always so nice to find a little gem close to home. Lately, I can't get enough of floral gardens. I just love them! I especially love a messy little garden with lots of winding paths.  The manicured splendor of Filoli is probably the dearest garden to my heart, but the casual lovliness of Gamble Gardens in downtown Palo Alto was the perfect place for a day date with my husband recently. As the weather steadily marches toward autumn, I absolutely love being outdoors at midday.  The sun still shines, but the breeze takes on a slightly cooler tone that foreshadows the impending need to bundle up. I'm enjoying richer fabrics and darker colors this season. Here I chose silk and velvet. I cannot get enough of that striking cobalt blue.  I have several favorite items in the color. 

Hope you had a nice weekend and a little time to stop and smell the roses!

Top (old) - Kate Spade New York * Leggings - Adriano Goldschmied * Boots (old) - Clarks * Basket (old) - Kate Spade New York * Necklace - Tiffany * Watch (updated) - Lacoste