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

looking glass leather jacking painting print maxi dress 2

looking glass leather jacking painting print maxi dress 3

looking glass leather jacking painting print maxi dress 4

Photos by Andres Markwart

JACKET: ALIEXPRESS | DRESS: GOLDIE LONDON | BAG: ALDO

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26 Comments

    1. Maria 16/05/2016 at 18:37

      Thanks Alice!

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  1. Style Tomes 16/05/2016 at 11:56

    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.

    xo
    N
    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

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    1. Maria 16/05/2016 at 18:38

      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.
      xx

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    1. Maria 20/05/2016 at 17:03

      Thank you Deborah x

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  2. DownTownSofie 17/05/2016 at 04:28

    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
    http://www.downtownphilosophy.com

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    1. Maria 20/05/2016 at 17:04

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

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    1. Maria 20/05/2016 at 17:04

      Aw thank you Diana! x

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    1. Maria 20/05/2016 at 17:04

      Thank you beautiful x

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  3. Christina Gliati 17/05/2016 at 11:09

    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!

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    1. Maria 20/05/2016 at 17:04

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

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  4. Izzy 18/05/2016 at 12:28

    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 🙂
    XO,
    Izzy
    http://www.nearnoise.com

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    1. Maria 20/05/2016 at 17:05

      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.

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  5. Elena 18/05/2016 at 13:03

    Oh that look is just awesome! I am absolutely in love how you combined the bikerjacket with the girly maxidress! Love that contrast! 🙂
    XO
    Elena
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    http://saintjeans.de/

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    1. Maria 20/05/2016 at 17:08

      Thank you xx

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    1. Maria 20/05/2016 at 17:08

      Thanks girl! xx

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    1. Maria 20/05/2016 at 17:08

      Thanks Edita xx

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    1. Maria 26/05/2016 at 15:20

      Thank you babe! xx

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