Apple Blossom Season


While September is no doubt the busiest month on an apple farm, May is probably the loveliest. The trees all blossom in a delicate shade of pink that fades to white and the petals drift as gently in the breeze as cherry blossoms. The blossom is very fleeting; it's basically at its peak for less than a week and then it starts to fade and the green starts to dominate again. Living in the heart of orchard county means enjoying this brief moment is easy; we have apple orchards on our doorstep and Thomas's family's farm is only a five minute drive away. I knew this Mata Traders dress would look lovely with the pale pink blossom, but I really lucked out with sunshine and temperatures over the weekend that meant it was actually appropriate to be wearing a little summer dress and jean jacket! I've worked with Mata Traders before and they're a really cool ethical fashion company so I'm excited to be featuring a dress from their new spring collection. All of their clothes and accessories are fair trade and made by artisans in India and Nepal. I couldn't resist the big pockets on my dress (which is on sale right now) but you can also find this fabric in another dress style and a skirt.

sunglasses, jean jacket (old, similar), Mata Traders dress, necklace, belt, flats, vintage basket purse (more basket purses)

jean jacket (similar), Mata Traders dress, necklace, belt, flats, vintage basket purse (more here

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13 comments:

  1. I love that dress soooo much and have to agree about the pockets!
    -Madison
    www.minniemuseblog.com

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  2. That's such a little lovely print and gorgeous trees!!!

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  3. The colour blocking of your dress is perfect! So matchy with the blossoms!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  4. That dress is so pretty and I love the huge pockets! I'm always on the lookout for ethical brands that make cute clothes. I'll have to check out Mata Traders newest collection. :D

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  5. The apple blossoms are so gorgeous! This photoset is just stunning, and you're right, your dress goes perfectly with the scene! So beautiful.
    xo
    Kristina
    eyreeffect.com

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  6. These photos definitey are the prettiest Spring photos i've seen this year!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.com

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  7. Your dress is so pretty I love it with that bag
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  8. Love your dress. And your photos are absolutely beautiful!

    Linda
    Blog || Instagram

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  9. Wow, what amazing pictures! So dreamy and romantic. Having those apple blossoms so close to where you live must be really special.
    The dress really suits you too and that's very cool that you're spotlighting an ethical fashion company :)

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  10. Oh the beauty of spring, all the flowers. Yes for ethical fashion! and pockets!

    The Quirky Queer

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  11. It's amazing how your pictures always make me smile! Such pretty scenery and colors and styling of course!

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  12. Gorgeous photos!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! *heart eyes*

    Hadassah

    http://dassahphotography.blogspot.com/

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  13. Such a beautiful dress and the perfect location! I always like pockets on dresses, so comfy.

    Claudia | http://junegold.blogspot.de

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