Blue Stripes in a Field Full of California Poppies

No poet has yet sung the full beauty of our poppy. No painter has successfully portrayed the satiny sheen of its lustrous petals. In its abundance, this colorful plant should not be slighted: cherish it and be ever thankful that so rare a flower is common. -John Thomas Howell.

If you live in California, you know we are in the middle of a major heat wave. I usually don’t love the heat, but I am actually really enjoying this week’s weather. Maybe it’s because I know there is a break in sight, with cold rain in the forecast next week. Either way, 80-90 degree weather makes for the perfect day to go out and explore flower fields… right?! Well, even though we have had pretty hot weather lately, we have had way above average amounts of rain this winter. And, with that comes lots of green grass, fresh air, and spring flowers. My sister and I have found small patches of blooms here and there, but nothing like this enormous field of poppies in the hills off the freeway near our house. I don’t ever remember seeing poppies in California in the amount that I saw these. It was gorgeous. I loved the way the golden orange flowers complimented the sky, making it seem even more blue than ever before. It was so much fun to prance around on the hill to take these photos. I can’t wait to go back to shoot more!

Top (on sale) | Skirt (similar) | Sandals | Hat (similar) | Karen Walker Sunglasses

Off the shoulder tops are HUGE this season. Walk in to any store anywhere and you’ll see the racks filled with these types of tops. I love the way they look and I think showing some shoulder can be really feminine and pretty, but #LetsBeReal… How dang annoying is it to not be able to move your arms up past your belly button without your shirt springing off your shoulders up to your neck?! Ugh. Maybe I am just not graceful enough to wear them haha. None-the-less, I can’t get enough of this outfit. It’s perfect. I purchased this denim skirt (also a huge trend this season) on sale for about $10 from Express a long while ago, and it’s been collecting dust, just waiting for the perfect top to come around to pair it with. And… here it is! Plus, my sun hat from my trip to Hawaii seriously (and literally) tops it off. Now all I need is to work on my tan 😉 .

 

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xx, Amanda

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21 Comments

  1. Reply

    Nicole Leffew

    March 17, 2017

    Omg you look absolutely adorable!! How beautiful is this scenery and I’m in love with your outfit!

    • Reply

      Amanda

      March 17, 2017

      Thanks so much!!

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    Kimberly Lane

    March 16, 2017

    These pictures are so stunning! LOVE the flowers and your outfit is on point! This makes me so excited for spring <33

    XO, Kim

    http://www.simpleyetchic.com

    • Reply

      Amanda

      March 17, 2017

      Thanks girl! I am so excited for spring as well!!

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    Courtney Bentley

    March 15, 2017

    Totally crushing on the sandals! and that weather! hmmmm looking good in this outfit 😉

    Love CC – Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

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      Amanda

      March 16, 2017

      Thanks Courtney!

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    Brandi Kimberly

    March 15, 2017

    Love this, I have a OTS top similar. You look stunning!

    -Brandi Kimberly
    http://www.cutebrandik.com

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      Amanda

      March 16, 2017

      Thanks so much, Brandi! You will have to try your OTS top with a denim skirt this season! 😉

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    Brandi Kimberly

    March 15, 2017

    Love this, I have an OTS top just like this. stunning photos!

    -Brandi Kimberly
    http://www.cutebrandik.com

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    Jannine Pampu

    March 15, 2017

    Super cute summer outfit! I especially like how you tied it together with that hat and those heels!

    xo Jannine | http://www.happystylishfit.com

    • Reply

      Amanda

      March 16, 2017

      Thanks girlfriend! XO

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    Shannon

    March 15, 2017

    How adorable are you in these fields?? I love it! That top is seriously gorgeous!! xx Shannon

    http://champagneatshannons.com

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      Amanda

      March 16, 2017

      Thank you so so much Shannon! XO 🙂

  8. Reply

    Laura Mitbrodt

    March 14, 2017

    What a beautiful place to take photos, I love your top!!
    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Reply

      Amanda

      March 14, 2017

      It was so gorgeous Laura! Thanks!!

  9. Reply

    vanessa

    March 14, 2017

    The field, gorgeous. The top and denim? Perfect. The sandals? LOVE!

    Great post girl!

    Vanessa | http://www.vanessarenae.com

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      Amanda

      March 14, 2017

      Thank you Vanessa! 🙂

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    Leanne

    March 14, 2017

    Love this off the shoulder top! You look gorgeous!

    xo,
    Leanne
    http://www.thestyledsuburbian.com

    • Reply

      Amanda

      March 14, 2017

      Thanks so much Leanne! <3

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    Brooke

    March 14, 2017

    These pictures are gorgeous!! I just love how bright the fields are. 🙂 Send some of that heat my way, it’s cold and icy here today. booo

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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      Amanda

      March 14, 2017

      I love the bright flowers too 🙂 🙂 Thanks girl!! Hopefully it warms up where you are soon! XO

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