What I Wore: Walking Garden


Apparently I was feeling floral yesterday. With the jeans, obviously, but also on the shrug which has a subtle burn-out floral pattern. Add the leaf necklace in, and I’m a walking garden. 🙂 Though, I think, a not-in-your-face-with-my-pattern-choices one. I hope. Regardless, I liked the color scheme, and it was comfortable to wear all day. Win win.

These pants are tricky to pair things with. Well, maybe I should say, they’re tricky to pair things with in a way that I like. Because I could pair with a coral or green shirt easily, pulling on the colors in the pattern. But that seems too loud. And unrelieved brown on top seems too dark. So I’ve stuck to cream/white-based neutrals, layering as needed. I may try them with a purple top, though, because I think that could work. Or a darker wine color. Thoughts?

Not too much to update on since the Things of Note at the end of yesterday’s post. Work as usual. Life as usual. Tonight is date night, but it’s the boy’s choice, so I don’t know where we’re headed yet. This weekend we have a comedy show, a birthday party for a friend, and maybe some farmer’s market action. We’ll see.

How’s your week going? Any interesting plans this weekend?







Colors: Khaki, Hunter Green, Cream, Chocolate, and Salmon.

Jeans: Target (no longer available).
Shirt: by Michael Stars, on super sale from Ideeli.
Shrug: I honestly can’t remember, but it’s by A. Byer. Kohl’s a long time ago maybe?
Sandals: Adele sandals by Groove, on super sale from HauteLook.
Necklace: from Studio Botanica on Etsy.
Ring: from Another World Designs on Etsy.

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Kiwi Womens Style, Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said So, Lena B Actually, and Two Thirty-Five Designs.


  1. Pretty patterned pants! You accented them well with a cute top and accessories. Beautiful colors.

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  2. I agree with your thought on toning down the pants with a neutral/brown combo… it totally worked! Great spring outfit 🙂

    1. Thanks!! I love the pattern on the pants, but I feel it could so easily go too loud depending on what they’re paired with. Glad to know I’m doing it right! 🙂

    1. I thought about that, too, I’ve just yet to find the right shade so it’s not screaming-in-your-face bright, you know? Thanks for the input, and for stopping by! 🙂

  3. I like those jeans! I like the ivory top too! I’d tend to go that direction probably also. BUT if you could find a soft muted coral, that might be pretty!

    1. Thanks!! A soft coral/salmon is what I’m currently on the look-out for. I have some bright coral tops, but when I tried them on with these pants it was a yikes fest, haha.

  4. Those are so cute! I haven’t tried floral jeans yet either! Sheesh… what am I waiting for?
    Thanks for linking up!

    1. Thanks!! I waited awhile, because I hadn’t found a floral pattern I liked – but then I spied these at Target. Maybe you just haven’t found the right floral pants yet. 🙂

  5. Your jeans are gorgeous! Like you, I always struggle with what to wear on top with highly patterned pants, but I love your pairing of a neutral top and shrug. The layers feel effortless 🙂

    Found you via the Passion for Fashion linky.