Blossoms, Brush Strokes & Biker Jackets

Blossoms, brush strokes & biker jackets … some of my favourite things about spring. I’m not a painter so when I say brush strokes I mean all my pretty lightweight printed skirts and dresses that I finally get to wear. I have a thing for abstract, artsy prints (see some here & here). I also love how they look paired with tough biker jackets – another thing that feels so good to wear after months of heavy coats.

These photos were taken about a month ago on a street a few blocks from my house when the cherry blossoms were still blooming. Usually it’s the most average residential street, but during the cherry blossom season it becomes the prettiest street in the city with its cherry blossom roof. I go there almost every day when the blossoms are out, it’s a sight that never gets old.

Now they’ve being replaced by bright green leaves and bigger flowers. I really miss them though, there’s something so magical about those little pink blooms. After a long and mostly grey winter the trees that looked so gloomy suddenly become fresh, light, and fluffy. It’s natures best makeover, in my opinion. Even the ground looks pretty covered in little pink petals. There really is no better flower to represent spring and rebirth.

Sometimes I think New Year’s should be in spring. That’s really when everything is new and the extra sunlight and greenery give us more energy. Plus, getting dressed for NYE would get so much easier because I wouldn’t have to worry about layering.

Thanks for reading! Does your city have cherry blossoms? x

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Photos by Andres Markwart


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  • alice

    hat’s so cool, love your style!

    Alice Cerea

  • Style Tomes

    I absolutely love the pairing of the soft dress and a harder edge of the jacket. I have an abstract shirt that I always wear while painting to make me feel more artsy!

    Also, I totally agree that NYE should happen in spring!! Everything rejuvenates and blooms anew.

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    • Maria

      Thank you!
      It’s true, for the week of New Year’s everything seems all new and everyone makes resolution but then I feel like it just goes back to boring old winter.

  • Kyanna James

    Loving this look!

  • Deborah

    Love everithing in this outfit, you look super cool!


    • Maria

      Thank you Deborah x

  • DownTownSofie

    These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I like the abstract prints as well!
    I have to say the color of the skirt matches the blossom trees in the background a little 😉
    Lovely look and lovely post dear! x

    • Maria

      Thank you! I guess it does even though the skirt has no pink. Complementary colours! 🙂

  • Diana Cloudlet

    This has to be my favorite outfit! Can’t wait for the new one!

    Diana Cloudlet

    • Maria

      Aw thank you Diana! x

  • Paola Lauretano

    In love with your maxi dress!!!
    Adorable pics!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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    • Maria

      Thank you beautiful x

  • Christina Gliati

    Maria this is a lovely outfit and really really nice on you! I don`t see any cherry blossoms here in Athens but I hope to sometime. Have a nice day! Kisses!

    • Maria

      Thank you! I hope they plant some for you too xx

  • Izzy

    Really great pairing of that soft and poetic dress (so pretty!) and the more rugged jacket – I love contrasts!!
    There are cherry blossoms where I live, just not a full street; unfortunately so, it’s such a gorgeous and happy sight when they’re in full bloom. I would love to go to Japan in the future, it seems so fascinating and they have a huge thing for cherry blossoms 🙂

    • Maria

      Thank you! Contrasts are the best. I read not too long ago on another blog that if you’re ever stuck for an outfit just take two completely opposite things from your wardrobe and wear them together, the result will probably be amazing 🙂
      Aw I hope they plant some more where you live! It’s so pretty when they fully line a street.

  • Elena

    Oh that look is just awesome! I am absolutely in love how you combined the bikerjacket with the girly maxidress! Love that contrast! 🙂

  • Dakota D.

    Absolutely gorgeous! So inspired.

    Dakota D.

  • Edita

    Love, love, love your skirt!

  • Neguine

    I’m OBSESSED with the pictures. They look beautiful and so do you. Love this skirt on you my maria <3

    • Maria

      Thank you babe! xx