Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Jacaranda Season

Jacaranda season, which usually starts and mid-May and lasts until June, is in full swing here in Southern California. I think I do a post on Jacarandas almost every year and every year I always proclaim them as my favorite tree. I love the vibrant purple flowers that, unfortunately, create a sticky mess on lawns and cars when they fall from the tree but, luckily, I can just appreciate the beauty without dealing with the mess! (Jacarandas truly embody the spirit of a beautiful mess!) Last weekend, we went to Santa Ana in Orange County where you can find several streets that are lined with these beautiful purple trees. I don't know if I've ever seen so many Jacarandas in one place! I decided to wear a yellow dress from Target for our visit, because purple and yellow are complementary colors and always look lovely together!

At first, I thought that I would take a picture in the middle of the street, surrounded by the Jacarandas on each side. However, due to lighting and some other factors, including cars coming by, that plan didn't work out as well as I thought it would. Luckily, I found this lovely place on the sidewalk that had not only a beautiful Jacaranda in the background but also just a hint of bougainvillea as well. It was a happy accident that the bougainvillea was a perfect match to my bag!

Dress: Target here
Shoes: Old Navy similar espadrilles here
Earrings: c/o Zenzii here

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  1. We have Jacarandas flowering all over the Algarve too and it looks beautiful! I haven't seen any quite as beautiful as yours in California though! Your photos are stunning.
    Suzy xx

  2. Wow! Those are some beautiful trees and your yellow dress just pops out! Pretty!

  3. I've never seen a jacaranda tree before and it is absolutely beautiful! Love your chic yellow dress against the purple backdrop!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  4. What a cute yellow dress! I love Jacaranda season here too - although it's a South African tree there are so many around here in Brisbane and it's always fun to take a pic when I see one! :)

    Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you! It's a fun one here with kids birthday parties :)

    Away From The Blue

  5. What a great dress, Katie! And the background is so beautifully vibrant. I can understand why these trees are your favorite!


  6. Such a pretty dress! The jacarandas are beautiful! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx


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