Lilacs and Lace

Lilacs: the heavenly scent of springtime. I wish spring would last all spring!

The weather keeps changing: one day it’s warm as summer and the next day it feels like autumn.

white lilacs

White lilacs inspired me to wear my white lace blouse that I bought online from RoseWholesale for $10, I love this romantic vintage look. White lace isn’t just for brides in love. I will wear it with jeans for a dressed down look.

lace blouseI removed the thin shoulder pads and it fits small.


magenta and white lilacs

The lace is a lovely rose design and reminds me of a blouse I had in the 60s. It has a peplum look with little pearl buttons.

white lace and lilacsNo matter where I go, I’m surrounded by the glorious sight and fragrance of lilacs!

lilacs by the ruins I picked some fresh lilacs to take home.

lilacs by the ruins lilacs by the ruins

I love the delicate, lacy look of the violet phlox in the garden.

DSC01754violet phlox on porchviolet phlox

Now I can relax on the covered deck with a cup of herbal tea, read a book while the aroma of the lilacs fills my senses!

lilacsyou are an amazing womanTo all my women friends and readers … this book is for YOU!!!


❤ carmen

Special thanks to Dawn Lucy for featuring me in FUN FASHION FRIDAY!

Linking up with Top of the World Visible Monday LinkupwithLisa


About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health.
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28 Responses to Lilacs and Lace

  1. Lovely lavender flowers, and lovely lacy lady.

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  2. Michelle says:

    I adore lilacs, and you look wonderful in the colour. I’m quite envious of you covered deck area, it looks like a really great place to chill out and have some ‘me’ time x

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  3. Cecilia says:

    I totally love lilacs. Your outfit is stunning! Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Lor @ Lovely & Cozy ♥ says:

    Absolutely gorgeous photos!! The flowers, your wardrobe…all of it is simply beautiful!!

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  5. Olga says:

    Beautiful post! And you yourself look as beautiful and delicate as those flowers!

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  6. karenstrand says:

    This post is stunning on so many levels! The colors are so pretty and I really feel as though I can smell the lilacs as I read through it! Thank you for sharing them!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Karen! You are very welcome! Our senses of sight and smell can truly evoke pleasant feelings: they are like what music is for the ears!

      What a wonderful world!

      ❤ carmen


  7. Alena says:

    This is such a cute look! I simply adore the skirt you are wearing
    Alena &

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  8. Patti says:

    So fresh and pretty! I love this combination of feminine boho pieces. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you dear Patti! You are a real inspiration! It has been fun joining Visible Monday from my first time, my daughter Jean was the one who got me started linking up.

      I’ll be by to say hello during the summer.

      ❤ carmen


  9. dan says:

    Everything is romantic in the post! The place, your outfit, the covered deck and also the cup in your last photo! A very quiet, Spring atmosphere! And I can smell the perfume of those beautiful lilacs … Is there a best way to start my week??? 🙂
    Have a nice Monday!

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  10. Bob says:

    It is always a pleasure to read your blog….it simply flows….the artistic and linguistic talents are amazing.In these photos, even your curls in your hair add to the “flowing effect”. Well done.

    ❤ 😀

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  11. Dawn Lucy says:

    What a pretty look and lovely photo shoot! Always love your style, Carmen! Thanks for your sweet comment. Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & I hope you’re having a fab weekend!
    Dawn Lucy

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  12. ILEANA says:

    O, lilac..the flower, the scent, the colour – beautiful and lovable! Is your skirt made from lilac petals? 🙂
    You gave me a great idea to visit the site of Rose Wholesale. The lace blouse is simply beautiful!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you my dear Ileana! The blouse fits very small, and it’s only one size.
      See you at dance, I will wear my palazzo pants. 🙂

      ❤ carmen


  13. Ralph says:

    What a beautiful post Carmen. Lilac and lace really suits you 😀 ❤

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  14. utesmile says:

    Carmen I need to tell you that I found out that Rose Wholesale is shipping to the UK…… I have ordered some items… I am so excited! It will take some time but I don’t mind… how wonderful! Love you, you make me a lady! 🙂

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    • carmen says:

      You are soooo sweet my dear Lady Ute! I am interested to see what you have ordered. The blouse I bought says “ONE SIZE” fits X small – medium, but it will only fit X small or small.

      Love you too! 🙂

      ❤ carmen


  15. utesmile says:

    So are you my Carmen, amazing. Your outfit goes so wonderfully with all the lilac beautiufl flowers out there. I do love the lace blouse. You have such beautiful surroundings near you, it must be so wonderful to walk through and see and smell the flowers on the way. I wished I was there. Big hugs from Ute ♥

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    • carmen says:

      My AMAZING UTE! I’m glad you like lace blouse and lilacs: spring is truly a glorious season here with lilac trees everywhere in every colour! Absolutely stunning! You would LOVE it!


      ❤ carmen

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