GOLDEN AFTERNOON

Last weekend Freddy and I got to explore the Zilker Botanical Gardens for the very first time! This beautiful plot of land is nestled just outside of downtown Austin, yet once you walk inside, it feels like you've fallen down the rabbit hole and discovered a wonderland. 

Speaking of wonderland, I used the ever curious Alice as my inspiration for this outfit. I paired my Tibi skirt with a J. Crew striped tee for a more relaxed, yet playful look. I'm usually not one to gravitate towards fuller skirts (not to mention pops of color!), as I tend to dress in more tailored silhouettes, but I'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone with this purchase.  The skirt has a lot of movement, and is so much fun to twirl around in, too! I'm excited to get more use out of it this Spring by pairing it with different neutrals and a fun pair of flats.

As for the garden...this 30-acre oasis is home to a variety of plants and flowers such as herbs, roses, cacti and succulents. It also features a tranquil Japanese garden with koi ponds and beautiful bridges. You can even get a pretty decent view of downtown from one of the lookout points. Hanging out here for the afternoon was a nice little getaway from the city. We walked around and explored and just enjoyed being together. I can only imagine that in Spring there will be even more blooms to swoon over!

Have a great weekend!

Blushfully, 

Belle

Posted on January 29, 2016 and filed under Fashion.