Laila Laperriere

Saturday, August 6, 2011

~Apricot~

When I was a little girl, we had a huge apricot tree in our backyard. It gave plenty of shade for hot summer days, sweet fruit to eat when ripe, and a mess to clean up when they would fall to the ground and rot. This tree had a huge trunk, that my sister and I would climb up on. Countless of scabs on our knees and elbows from the scratchy bark, and ouch, this tree sported some mean switches our mom would use on our behinds. I believe I was about 14 when the tree was chopped down. I was sad to see it go, it had been a part of my childhood. Not since then, have I seen an apricot tree as beautiful as the one we had.

Week number 40 in the COLOR CHALLENGE and we have hit the final quarter. It is just a matter of time before our color challenge comes to an end.  I will save my feelings for the end, but I know so many of our bloggers feel as I do, when a sadness comes over us, knowing we are coming to a close. Okay...so enough of the walk down my memory lane, and frowny faces with week number 40.
Here is my choice for Apricot. I chose one of my fav designers, ZAARA for this beautiful apricot blend dress. Shoes, (to die for) are new from MAITREYA GOLD, and in nude. From what I have seen in magazines and a recent royal wedding, it seems nude heels are in this summer! This sweet side swept pony, with a sexy poof is from EXILE, and is gorgeous with included options of with or without root color. I matched up the jewelry from none other then the jewelry diva herself, DONNA FLORA.  With the sweet, pouty face of  LAQ's Linnea, I added FASHISM's eyes in one of his newer colors called Lagoon.
And there you have it, this week's look, and now I want apricot jam. =)


12 comments:

Alexandra said...

Perfection !

Rudhmellowen said...

WOW what a gorgeous summery apricot look... you never fail to hit the nail on the head!!! I am in awe!

samayalin said...

You look absolutely amazing!

Veronica Ogleby said...

OMG I chose the same dress for this Challenge. Great look!
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Anichka Savira said...

Such a great dress, you look amazing as usual.

Kaelyn Alecto said...

I had this dress picked out to use for this weeks color, I love it soooo much! But well I simply had to change my outfit last minute! You look soooo cute! Love the whole look!

Eliza said...

Stunning, Laila, you did an amazing job with this color!

Laura18 Streeter said...

AW Laila what a lovely pic and perfectly styled! I was just at Maitreya and missed those some days ago.. Fab!
And such a sweet story about your tree :)

bourbiedoll said...

Wow! You look fabulous! Shoes, dress, hair, pouty face, pose... You got it all together:)

Yume C. & Stopaa M. said...

Very Nice <3

LisaMun Aronowicz said...

Beautiful pic!

Ygrey Auer said...

Laila: PERFECT!