Colorful Circle Skirt at Carlsbad Flower Fields

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Last month while visiting family in CA, I was particularly excited to check out the Carlsbad flower fields as a break between our San Diego to LA drive! These fields are usually in bloom March through early May, so they’re gone already for 2019, but mark your calendars for next year if you’re in the area (p.s. the Carlsbad outlet mall including a Theory outlet is right around the corner)!

I wore my trusty block heel sandals (I never travel without these!) and this circle skirt from Uniqlo for a punch of color. The skirt comes in a few different variations (see below), all of which fit me perfectly at the waist, are lined, machine washable, and have generously sized pockets. Their XXS (online only) runs very small and fits 22 to 23″ waists, while XS fits 24 to 25″ waists. I do wish they’d offer petite lengths, as these are a longer midi and hit at my calves. I didn’t mind the length as much for this style since it lends a retro feel with the fitted waist and swingy circle silhouette.

1. Uniqlo seersucker circle skirt (3 colors)

(The skirt pictured in this post) Made with a slightly textured 100% cotton seersucker material. The white version has “no show” skin-toned pocket lining which is a detail that I appreciate!

2. Button front circle skirt (3 colors and in stripes)

This one fits just like the above skirt but with a lighter weight, smooth finish material and button-down detail down the front. The button placket is lined so you don’t have to worry about gapping.

3. Linen tuck flare skirt (4 colors)

This skirt has a partial pleated design and A line cut that is less full than the circle skirts. 50% cotton, 50% linen blend.

Also worth mentioning…

This pleated long skirt (how pretty is that light blue?) is an updated version of mine from last year that I’ve been living in this spring. The new one looks longer and is likely a maxi length on someone my height instead of midi.

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Accessories: faux pearl hair clips, KJP bracelet (bends to fit narrow wrists), Milly bag (similar), AT sandals 5.5
Nori’s outfit: chambray onesie, heart sunglasses

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By luck our visit to Carlsbad coincided with a Field to Vase dinner that night, hosted by American Grown flowers (with upcoming dinners at VA, OH, and other CA farms). They extended two press tickets to Nick and I while my brother Ed took Nori out for pizza, aka mostly Nori intently watching him eat pizza ; ) The family-style dinner was set up right amidst the 50 acres of ranunculus flower fields and it was an absolute DREAM at sunset. We then got to take home the gorgeous “field to vase” centerpieces as souvenirs, which totally brightened up my grandmother’s day the next morning!

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18 thoughts on “Colorful Circle Skirt at Carlsbad Flower Fields

  • Reply Janine May 30, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Ahh I love everything about those photos, the colors, those gorgeous flowers, your outfit and little Nori of course! That skirt really is super cute, what a pretty color 🙂 Makes me very excited for summer 🙂
    xx Janine

  • Reply Mireia May 30, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Oh wow these shots are too beautiful!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  • Reply Rena May 30, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Adorable pictures and look!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 30, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Beautiful photos! The vibrant colours of the flower field with your dress is amazing. Thank you for sharing! ❤️✨

  • Reply Annaliese May 30, 2019 at 7:17 am

    What a gorgeous outfit- you and Nori both look wonderful!! And I can’t get over those flowers!

  • Reply Roses for Fridays | by mia May 30, 2019 at 8:53 am

    I love ♥️a great Theory outlet, one of the best fittings out there. Love their clothes. Your photos are so beautiful with the cute outfits and delightful flower fields.

  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style May 30, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Wow such stunning photos! X

  • Reply Gary Melican May 30, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Wow, what an amazing dress and backdrop!

  • Reply Daijyoobi May 30, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Hi Jean! The seersucker skirt looks so summer perfect. Do you know if Uniqlo can shorten the length for free?

    Thanks,

  • Reply GLG May 30, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Beautiful post. Nori looks as cute as ever. The hat looked great on you. I had to return it because it was huge. Does it come in sizes?

  • Reply Anika May May 30, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Everything in these photos is so pretty! Absolutely gorgeous.

  • Reply Sharon Rausch May 30, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    I learn so much from you as well! Thank you so much for sharing your helpful information. Keep it up.

  • Reply Lex @ Flecks of Lex May 30, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Love the color of that skirt!

  • Reply Marta May 30, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    The pictures look gorgeous, I wish I had flower fields like this in my country. That’s a gorgeous skirt, it looks so flowy and romantic, it’s lovely.

  • Reply Kate May 31, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Jean, I bought the Uniqlo skirt today and just want to say thank you for your note about the fit! We have the same shoes size so I have been greatly benefited from your detailed notes about shoes/work clothes! As a working on woman I definitely appreciate your blog!

  • Reply Elizabeth T. June 1, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    I went to the flower fields last month too, and even though it was a gloomy day, the blooms were so breathtaking <3 🙂 They look even more stunning with the sunny glow! In love with your circle skirt as well, Jean!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • Reply Liz June 6, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Hi, what do you wear inside nori’s romper? I’ve always wanted to put my baby in romper but concerned about too much exposure 😛

  • Reply MK Ahn June 9, 2019 at 1:38 am

    where did you get that gorgeous hat?? looks perfect for stylish sun protection!!

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