Girl with a Pearl Button
Roger Williams Park holds more memories for me than I first realized -- a few years ago in the fall, one of my girlfriends came to visit and we went to the park's Pumpkin Spectacular. That spring, I ran my first 5k with my students, which commenced at this structure, through a Girls on the Run program my school was participating in. The next fall, A and I spent a random weekday off from work walking along a narrow stretch of woods that extends out into the park water. And last spring, we explored the whimsical fairy exhibit in the botanical gardens.
In the summer, you'll find visitors floating on the water in swan boats and riding around the park's indoor carousel. I was happy to find this structure -- one of my favorite architectural structures in Rhode Island -- nearly empty on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
Ever have that moment when you find a piece where every detail is so you? This blouse was love at first sight! The deep jewel-tone green color and silky fabric (which were difficult to exactly capture), the ruffle and pleats on the high neck and slightly cropped sleeves, down to the pearl buttons. I paired it with these jeans, another love at first sight find, and my lace-up block heels (also featured here).
I plan to style this blouse with an ivory skirt for a more classic look, leather-like leggings for an edgier look, or under a chunky knit or even the right shift dress. It's a gorgeous piece that I can't wait to wear into the fall and winter!
I still can't get enough of this structure, set by the water on one side and enclosed by a small arena on the other, at the bottom of a green hill and an expanse of land. The setting feels as if it exists in another time -- worth checking out if you're in the area!