Friday, May 6, 2011


Spring has sprung for the Citizen Rosebud
IN Just-
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman
whistles far and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
when the world is puddle-wonderful
the queer
old balloonman whistles
far and wee 
and bettyandisabel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and

balloonMan whistles

(first published in May 1920)

"Bloom Madly!"
              -Bella Q, the Citizen Rosebud
Now Wearing:
  • vintage gold/black/grey reversible patterned jacket, circa 1970's
  • vintage '80's black rayon floral skirt, worn as top
  • vintage silk burgandy sash
  • white nylon chiffon crinoline slip, worn as skirt
  • cream colored tights
  • gold wedge platforms from Target
  • vintage gold leather handbag
This post is a part of a Full Time Fabulous Community Event. If you'd like to learn more about this event, participate or  like to see the other Full-Time Fabulous community entries on Spring, please visit Kristy Elena at the Sunglass Hut's fashion blog,  Full Time Fabulous.


Please may I? said...

Supper cute outfit!

X x

mispapelicos said...

Everybody is still sleep. I am having my first cup of morning tea with your wonderful blooming self.
You are sooooooooooooo beautiful.
I had to tell you.


I just had to view this before I rushed out to work. This adorable dress is so appropriate. I love it w/ the gold! lovely e.e. poem as well! Have a wonderful Friday! -xo

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Our favourite rosebud has bloomed and oh what a GLORIOUS beauty you are my dear! This is the best way I have EVER seen anyone wear a skirt as dress - you are a marvel to me - ooooh and I lurrrve the pattern on the 80s jacket. I need white tights!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

I would swear that this was a dress...until I read the "what I'm wearing" part!
I like this floral pattern very very much!! :)


TM said...

Very beautyfull dress!!!!
And nice pictures of the flowers :)

Ofelia said...

This outfit is outpouring with Spring and bounce!
Love the flowers pictures.
Have a lovely Mother's Day with your Mami.

jessica said...

Cant even tell you how much I love that dress so wonderful especially with the tights! Hope your doing well and the stress of the new venture isn't too much, it certainly hasn't affected your posts anyway! Keep it up and stay positive! :)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Oh my goodness look amazing in this is so cute and fun!! You do look like a spring flower! BTW...I would love the honor of being on your blog roll!! :)

Franca said...

oh my, you look beauticious! I love the dress!

Sweet said...

you are like a flower that blooms in the most mysterious places...A wildflower indeed my darling Bella...

I couldn't believe I really went home early just to check out the post of my beloved favorite bloggers...not only I am way too excited for this post...but I am so proud that I am part of this community...

I love the dress and the floral prints Bella everything is just so perfect...I love it!!!


Anonymous said...

Bella you look great!! That dress is so my-little-tea-party. Very cute and the edginess of your tattoos balances out the tea-party aspect.

I love rough edge mixed with refined and poise.

Lauren Nicole


Super girlie! I love it! Happy Spring!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! I love skirts as dresses... and I love how happy you are! I love a floral and you are absolutely bloody spectacular.

Sarah xxx

Audrey Allure said...

Super cute outfit! Love the dress :)

Dusk said...

Oh sighhhhh... Citizen Roseinfullbloom... you look so... sigh ... wonderful, whimsical, sweet and wicked!

annimal said...

So freakin cute, love your skirt as dress with crinoline! I must copy that look! Bloomin like the spring I've been waitin all winter for! You are worth the wait, so great!

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! I love your jacket especially!

Nikki Mortham said...

Diggin the gold lady! Hope to see ya Saturday at Velo!

Casee Marie said...

Bloomin' lovely, you are. That floral print is to die, just perfect. I saw a similar one on a pair of sky-high Jeffrey Campbell platforms. Yes please! And the sash and the slip just add so much character. You just never stop with the inspiration! x

Anonymous said...

You are gorgeous. The end.

Rebecca said...

That dress is really pretty. I like the flirty crinoline.

Stephanie Loudmouth said...

Oh my gosh, I'm obsessed with that dress! WANT!!! You look absolutely adorable, my dear. Added to my list of favorite outfits of yours :)

Love the poem & pics. Happy spring!

Porkchop Rules said...


WendyB said...

You need to give me "jumping for photos" lessons.

My Heart Blogged said...

That photo of you jumping is fantastic. This dress looks fabulous on you, and the gold shoes really give your outfit more oomph.
My Heart Blogged

Unknown said...

OMG ADORBS!! Bella dear, I have to say this is my favorite look of yours so far (since I've been a reader)!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the dress and the heels, Bella! You are definitely the definition of spring :)


The Semi Sweet said...

You are looking fabulously gorgeous per usual:) I love the floral top/skirt with the crinoline skirt.

Anupriya DG said...

Bella dearest!! You are Spirng impersonated! :)

That happy smile, that springy step, that fun attitude & those beautiful make me smile honey! :))

Loving the floral pattern, the sash, the silhouette & the tutu-esque look fo the skirt!

Jenmarie said...

This dress was seriously made for you! I picture you going to a whimsical tea! Lovely post!

Adrienne said...

You are a sweet, Springtime confection this look! Amazing, creative post :)

Reddest Roar said...

You're killing me with your white tights and your e.e.cummings quotes. Thanks for the uplift (so to speak) Bella! xx

Marissa said...

Oh, hey there pretty lady! You couldn't have picked a better poem, and you couldn't look any more gorgeously springy. Great job with this theme, Bella!

Kimberlee said...

Such a fun post! Floral dresses are the best in the Spring :)

Kara Endres said...

Such a pretty dress... I love the white tights with it, very fresh. And your tutu/crinoline is so fun! I looked at one at American Apparel and it looked horrible on me :(

Thanks for stopping by and for the comment- love the pun!!

xx Kara
Sprinkles in Springs

dressingup-everyday said...

I especially love the contrast of the floral dress and the tatoo.Really cool.:)

Unknown said...

ooooo looking gorgeous girly :) and super feminine too :)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

How adorable are you? And you look like you're having SO much fun! Don't you just love those DV wedges? I've been wearing them everywhere!

Jill said...

You look both adorable and very naughty in this outfit. Somebody needs a spanking! You are the best! Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

You are so adorable! I LOVE this look. You have such a style that is all your own and I love it-these pics make me happy. <3 Heidi

Unknown said...

there are no words to express how I feel about that dress... the burgundy satin belt... ay dios mio... QUIERO!!! I love your tribute to spring... :)
Diva in Deep Thought

Unknown said...

Amazing dress. Love it love it love it. Tulle is ...always good.

Fabienne Jach said...

I'm going to get in my car, drive my patootie to Sac, pick up you, put you my big pink bag, (the one I don't have yet), drive you back home and plant you in my flower garden. Just like that.

You're a ballerina cupcake flower.
xoxo, f
The House in the Clouds

Claire Justine said...

Lovely photo :)love your dress....

Sara Kristiina said...

Bella, you are so *adorable*!
That dress suits you very well:)
And the words are pretty!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

your name is so perfect for this post, isn't it? you look great in that floral dress hun!

Luna Tiger said...

Lovely look and flowers, make me think to japanese lolita !

Rosalind said...

Ah, you would look particularly perfect strolling around an English country garden in this ensemble. Spring is SO green and abundant here in Britain at the moment. I wish I could invite you for afternoon tea and scones!

Señora Allnut said...

whouuuu, you're awesome in your floral springtime outfit!!, love to see you so lighten up!

The Holly Rivers Show said...

skippeddy whooopeeedeee dooooooooo!

Kristy Elena said...

LOVE!!! everything from the e.e. cummings poem to your fabulous outfit, to that adorable jumping pose!!! this post makes my heart sprout wings and soar. btw, i hope this doesn't sound creepy or nothin' but i love your back!! it's so gorgeous!!!

Kristy Eléna - Full Time Fabulous
Vogue Gone Rogue
Twitter: @kristyelena

JTWisdom said...

Hi Bella,

It's been a lot going on in my next of the woods.

Very cute indeed. Love the tights with those shoes.

Those flowers are so pretty.


Anonymous said...

Whaaat?! I can not believe that is not a dress!!! Clever, clever lady.

You definitely look like Spring :)

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE your dress!!! With the white crinoline underneath, it's amazing. Your jumping photos is adorable :)


Beautifully Invisible said...

That photo of you jumping is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Love it, and I love your take on Spring!

Heather Fonseca said...

I love the photos and you're cute outfit Bella, but the poem makes it really wonderful! Thanks for sharing it.

Much love,