Houston Texas Warmth || Floral Drop Waist Ruffle Dress

Happy Thursday loves! So I was able to squeeze in an outfit shoot while in Houston and I mean, why not, right? The weather was just too nice not to have one. I asked my lovely friend, KL, if she knew of any places in Houston that would be nice for a shoot and sure enough, she mentioned these Blue Trees decorated on both sides of a small highway.

One thing that I love about Houston, in the short time I was there, was that the city loves its art. There was no shortage of neat installations surrounding the city and these blue trees were no different. The symbolization of these trees was that art and nature could exist together, but moreso, the Australian artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos, wanted to create a piece that would invoke conversations and actions surrounding deforestation issues.

These trees were painted an ultramarine blue color that is biologically and environmentally safe. Since the paint color is a water-based colorant, which has a different composition than normal paint and was created specifically for this project, the color causes no harm to the trees whatsoever.

Since Houston had some rainfalls recently, the top of the trees have faded its vibrant blues, but the tree trunks still kept its beautiful color. I’m so happy that I was able to visit while the trees were still blue. Provided a beautiful backdrop to my floral dress below, don’t you think? =)

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Oops, KL caught me instagramming =P

Outfit: Asos Floral Drop Waist Dress // Steve Madden sandals (old, also seen here) // Rebecca Minkoff WOC // Pandora Moonlight Serenade ring set // Anne Klein watch (similar) // David Yurman x cuff and buckle bracelet // Chanel sunnies borrowed from KL // Day to Night Gem Pendant in Citrine thanks to Anjolee

Also, I am in love with my citrine pendant–so simple and delicate. If you don’t know about Anjolee –it’s a website that allows you to customize your own diamond pendants or rings and they have quite a selection of unique designs. Feel free to check them out if you’re in the market for one. I’ll need to keep them in mind the next time I need to customize something. =)

Many thanks to KL for helping me shoot these outfits and for taking me to see these trees. I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great day everyone!

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