Sunday, April 21, 2013

La Vie en Rose

Rose skirt // Kellie Falconer Design
Bluebell crinoline // Kellie Falconer Design
Moss cardigan // Tulle
Ruffle tee/sunglasses // thrifted
Oxford heels // famous footwear


As I write, the rain is tapping with that indescribably sweet rhythm on the roof of my bus.  I love the rain.  Sometimes, say, when toasted cheese with pickles and hot soup is underway and I'm getting ready to snuggle up on the sofa with my sisters for a wet afternoon, there's such a nostalgia clinging to everything.  Some of my happiest memories were made during the rain.

Other times, a foggy day can put me in retrospective, sentimental mood that nothing will satiate but French accordion music and a long walk - just my dog and I.  To feel the rain fall on my face, to look on the green of the world and the smell of fresh new earth is to feel so very alive.

There's a singular romance about it like no other - and I think the Rose skirt captures that feeling.  It's glamorous, it's romantic, and somewhere clinging to it is a grace that evokes the charm of a rainy day serenaded by La Vie en Rose.


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34 comments:

  1. wow, i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that cardigan! can you pretty please provide a link for it?

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    1. Isn't this cardi amazing? I love it too! unfortunately, it's no longer online, but the designer is Tulle clothing.

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    2. oh, that's so sad! hmmm...i think i'm going to have to learn how to knit...

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    3. Same here! I would LOVE to be able to recreate this! :)

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  2. What a perfect spring outfit! The cardigan is such a pretty shade of green and goes so well with the rose skirt. Very pretty!

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  3. Your skirt is gorgeous and I love those heels!

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  4. There's that adorable cardigan again--and how perfectly it goes with your new Rose skirt! Your whole outfit is simply delightful--feminine, classy, with a simple elegance. Perfect for afternoon tea on a sunny day, wot?

    God bless,
    ~"Tom"~

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  5. What a beautiful outfit, Kelly! :) I really really love that skirt...

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  6. That is an absolutely smashing outfit! I love the lovely cardigan. Such a nice shade of green. :)

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  7. How do you find your fabrics? Simply gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! Lots of browsing and research:) I love fabric.com, linked in the sidebar above!

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  8. The skirt is absolutely gorgeous! You styled it so nicely!

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  9. Wow, you're gorgeous. Just sayin'...
    The skirt is beautiful, but what I'm really loving is that top with the ruffles. :)

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  10. So there is this modestly priced cafe close to Notre Dame in Paris where you can sit outside and just look up and see the magnificent cathedral. If I close my eyes, I can see you sitting there enjoying a cafe au lait, with the thick swirly milk, and a croissant while Edith Piaf's beautiful warbling voice is playing in the background. You are wearing this lovely outfit in the cool sunny Parisian afternoon furiously writing and sketching in your notebook for the next fabulous KFD skirt line for Fall 2013. Mademoiselle, encore un cafe? By the way, was that you sitting there the other day in that fabulous blue checked blouse and green linen skirt?? Oh, la,la La Vie en Rose jumped the big pond to be available here in Idaho! Oui Monsieur, encore deux cafes aux lait, s'il vous plait!! Oh, please show me all the delicious plans in your sketch book under the canopy of the beauty of Notre Dame and Edith Piaf to lead the way!!!

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  11. I love that skirt! I've been looking for a great floral skirt :)

    xo, Jessica
    xolovelovelove.blogspot.com

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  12. Such a cute little skirt! Between the tulle and the print and the bow-- it's kind of a squeal fest. You look like you should sipping tea and eating finger sandwiches with your favorite ladies!

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    1. That made my day - a squeal fest! Love it:) Thanks so much, Jen!

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  13. This is such a romantic look! The floral print and sweet bow make it so feminine. You look great!


    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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  14. P.S.
    I'm having a virtual garage sale on my blog from today till May 31st. I'd be honored if y'all would stop by!

    ~TWR~

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  15. That is one darling skirt! So perfect for Spring!
    Visiting from Sunday Style :)
    Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  16. That skirt is darling, that outfit is darling and I love La Vie en Rose!

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  17. You have such beautiful writing. I wish I could write like you! I love the rain when I can stay in and lay in bed with a real good book. This skirt is absolutely stunning!!!! I love floral print, I really love roses, and I love bows. Your right, it looks very romantic and vintage. I just love everything about it :] You photos are just lovely

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  18. Absolutely luscious. The outfit, the colors, the music, and why in the world has not some guy come along and snatched you up, Kellie?!

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    1. This made me smile:) Ah, that I couldn't say!

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  19. I am in love with this skirt!

    Tiff Ima
    Style Honestly

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  20. This skirt is absolutely romantic, and I LOVE the crinoline with it. Great look!

    Found you via Monday Bloom. Find me at http://greenandgorgeous.net

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  21. This is SO pretty! Love the fabric and how you've designed it, especially the little bow in front! Too too sweet!~

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  22. Thanks for linking up. I'll be featuring this outfit in Tomorrows link party.

    Doranda
    www.watchoutforthewoestmans.blogspot.com

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  23. Beautiful spring outfit.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Leather on Leather'.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  24. I absolutely ADORED this!

    Passing by from Doranda's link up. :)

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  25. HI Kellie!
    I just 'stumbled' across your lovely inspirational blog!
    I just love this outfit on you! In fact, I liked it so much I made a Polyvore set of it...I hope you don't mind :)
    Here is the link: http://www.polyvore.com/get_look_vintage_green_roses/set?id=114128447

    God bless,
    Sarah

    http://ofsimplethings-sarah.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. That's an adorable set, Sarah! Thank you so much for sharing it with me. I'm honored!

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    2. I'm glad you like it! :)

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