My favourite time of year in Victoria is Spring. I was lucky enough to get part of the long weekend off so Dave and I headed to Victoria after work on Thursday. We were able to spend a weekend with my family and our friends and it was a much needed getaway. Seeing all the beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom is my favourite part of Spring, as well as smelling all the beautiful flowers popping up around the city. It was beautiful, sunny and warmer than Ucluelet and Tofino, it really felt like Spring! Now we are in for 2 straight weeks of rain on the 'Wet Coast' so I am every thankful for those three days of sunshine.
I decided I had to match my blooming blouse to the amazing cherry blossom blooms around Victoria. While in Vancouver two weekends ago before heading to the mountain I was able to stop into my favourite shop, Topshop. I had tried this top on in February and wasn't sure about it. However, after thinking about it for over a month and drooling over it online I decided it would be a perfect Spring staple in my closet. I am consciously trying to pare my wardrobe down as I realize what really suits my body type and shape.
I do however, sometimes find myself gravitating away from basics and picking up a trendy piece to make me feel on trend for the season. This blouse is evident of that. It has billowing sleeves and the bodice is smocked. I love how this trend has come back after so long. When I was a kid my aunt would make smocked dresses for me that I absolutely loved, so this top definitely takes me back. I paired it with a simple outfit, denim and booties. However, I pulled out my basket bag since it was Easter weekend and Spring is definitely in the air. This bag is going to be worn with everything once the weather warms up. It is my favourite accessory in my closet and very on trend, you will be seeing a lot of basket bags this summer! My sister gave it to me for Christmas and she found it in the market in Bangkok. I can definitely see myself wearing this top and bag with high waisted denim shorts and slides this summer and I can't wait for it!