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Any time someone pays us a visit here in Durham, one of my favorite spots to go when showing them around is Sarah P. Duke Gardens. This lush on-campus oasis is such a gorgeous retreat, with 55 acres of four separate garden areas, featuring a wide variety of regional and seasonal plants. I’d been a few times before, but it truly felt like a new, magical wonderland during my visit of the Spring season. Everywhere you look, you’re surrounded by a rainbow of blooms! I loved this H&M gingham off-the-shoulder top on its own, but I just couldn’t help but throw my new Victoria Beckham for Target bee-print scarf around my neck to add a little playfulness to the look. I’ve noticed that many girls style OTS with very minimal accessories so that the neckline does all of the talking, but I think they’re the perfect tops to pair with statement-making neckwear, whether it’s a chunky necklace, a choker, or a bandana or light scarf. I’m wearing my white jeans once again (I can now assure you that you NEED some white denim for Spring & Summer!), and I kept the accessories dark to tie into the specks of black in the scarf. Now tell me- what’s your favorite Spring flower? I love daffodils! They had the cutest mini ones in the gardens hiding underneath the tulips! ?

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H&M Off-the-Shoulder Top in Blue/Checked
H&M Skinny High Ankle Jeans in White Denim
Women's Bee Print Scarf with Marigold Trim - Victoria Beckham for Target
Nordstrom Clarks Parram Luxe Sandal in Black Suede
Nordstrom J. Crew Toothpick Jeans in White
ASOS Vero Moda Off The Shoulder Top in Blue
DSW Crown Vintage Sarah Gladiator Sandal in Black Faux Suede
Marks & Spencer M&S COLLECTION Bee Print Scarf
Target Mossimo Faux Leather Crossbody Handbag with Magnetic Closure in Black

H&M Off-the-Shoulder Top (linked above)

Joe’s Cropped White Jeans (no longer available, similar options linked) Also worn here

Victoria Beckham for Target Bee Print Scarf (sold out online, similar option linked)

Target Sam & Libby Lace-up Sandals (no longer available, similar options linked) Also worn here

Target Mossimo Black Faux Leather Crossbody Bag (linked above) Also worn hereherehere, and here

April 2017

“Gingham in the Gardens” Photographed by Luke Bowes & Emily Davis

2017-04-19T05:16:11+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Fashion|12 Comments


  1. Khloe Lo April 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Love your shirt doll! The outfit is perfect for spring <3
    Khloe from

    • Emily April 26, 2017 at 12:45 am - Reply

      Thanks so much, Khloe!

  2. Kate April 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Your bumble bee scarf is just so cute

    • Emily April 26, 2017 at 12:47 am - Reply

      Thank you, Kate! I’m obsessed with bees!

  3. Brandi Matthews April 20, 2017 at 5:51 am - Reply

    You’re so stunning Emily! Loving that VB Scarf too!!!!!
    Happy Wednesday!
    Xx Brandi

    • Emily April 26, 2017 at 12:48 am - Reply

      Thank you, Brandi! Hope your week is going great!

  4. Lee April 24, 2017 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    I love the Duke Gardens! Your outfit is perfect for exploring around Durham!
    xo, Lee

    • Emily April 26, 2017 at 12:55 am - Reply

      It’s definitely such a treat to have close by! Thank you, Lee!

  5. Julie Khuu April 24, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Love the top, love the scarf! What a darling print!
    Thank you for the blog visit babe, hope to see you back for my latest!

    Xx- Julie
    Haute Khuuture Blog | Instagram

    • Emily April 26, 2017 at 12:59 am - Reply

      Thanks so much, Julie!

  6. Jessica April 25, 2017 at 5:28 am - Reply

    Gingham is perfect for spring! I love the tie detail on the cuff on your blouse too!

    Jessica |

    • Emily April 26, 2017 at 1:02 am - Reply

      It’s definitely one of my favorite Spring patterns! Thanks so much for stopping by, Jessica! I love your blog and your photography!

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