Tulips in Full Bloom at Yale University

Tulips at Yale University Kim with Tulips and Flowering Tree at Yale University Kim with Tulips and Flowering Tree at Yale University

Kim with Tulips and Flowering Tree at Yale University
Kim with Tulips and Flowering Tree at Yale University

Kim with Tulips and Flowering Tree at Yale UniversityTulips at Yale UniversityDan and Kim at Yale University Standing with tulips at Yale University

Happy May Day, Everyone!

Everyday as part of my commute to work, I walk through one of the most beautiful paths at Yale University. And everyday I think to myself, this area is so beautiful that it needs to be photographed! Although to be honest, Yale’s entire campus is photogenic. Last weekend, I decided to revisit this blossoming tree and patch of tulips to finally take the photos I had been envisioning.

Mother Nature works so quickly. Unfortunately, we weren’t quick enough. Usually the tree has more white petals, but as you can see, most of it had already started to shed onto the ground. Now the tree actually looks less full and a bit more green. Still beautiful though.

Someday when Dan and I get a real house, we would love to plant patches of colorful tulips in the front. By no means would they look like the tulips in Holland, but I would try anyways! They sprout so early in the spring compared to other flowers. We all need deserve that pop of color after surviving the harsh white winters in New England! Luckily, we’ve had a sudden growth of flowers in our apartment’s backyard. It feels like it happened overnight! Aren’t flowers funny that way? Now the yard looks really lush and colorful. I will have to go out and try identifying these new flowers for you soon.

Style Guide

Striped top (similar) | High-Rise Shorts | Pearl Earrings | Watch

My outfit is on the plain side, but it really gives way to the colorful tulips behind me, which are the real show! My top and bottoms are from Hollister. Hopefully the olive high-rise twill short shorts are still on sale (mine were about $20). They run true to size. By the way, it feels great to wear shorts again!

What are your favorite flowers? And what are you looking forward to most this Spring?

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  • Micaela O’Reilly

    Tulips are my favorites during this time of year, and I love seeing your beautiful photos of them! Personally, I would love to see what your walk through Yale looks like, it must be gorgeous. Happy May!

    • Kim

      Feel free to visit me when you have time! Then I’ll show you around 🙂

  • Such a pretty spot! I love early bloomers like tulips and daffodils. 😀 Love your outfit too!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Kim

      Thanks so much, Brooke! We had some daffodils in the yard too!

  • Tulips are actually my favorite flowers and they’re gorgeous! Although, yes, Yale as a whole really is photogenic 😂
    I love your top! I like how it’s denim and is sleeveless, perfect for spring!
    I hope you do get to grow tulips once you get your own house. I’m sure they’d be lovely 💖

    xo, Gillan

    • Kim

      You are so sweet, Gillan!

  • Violette

    These tulips are so pretty and you look so cute!


    • Kim

      Aww thanks so much, Violette!

  • Bella Skoog (Bella)

    These photos are so pretty! I love tulips so much, they’re really pretty.

    I would love if you’d like to check out my outfit of the day! XO Bella, http://nouw.com/bellss

    • Kim

      Thank you, Bella! And I just checked out your website now.

  • The tulips are so beautiful, Kim! And I’m totally loving your outfit by the way. I’m surprised they’re actually from Hollister!

    • Kim

      Thanks, Eena! Yeah, I feel like Hollister is pretty irrelevant now. But I worked there in college, so they’re one of those things I can’t shake off!

  • Beautiful pics! I visited Yale University once as a friend of mine was studying there. Good memories.


    • Kim

      Such a lovely school. Lucky friend!

  • The tulips at Yale are beautiful! It’s great that you took advantage and got that photoshoot in ;). Even though the tree wasn’t at its fullest, it still looks great! Planting flowers can take a lot of work but it’s totally worth it with all of the cool picture-worthy views.

    Lilies are my favorite type of flowers. I love watching flowers bloom during the spring :). Oh, and it’s shorts season!

    • Kim

      Turns out, I got these photos at the perfect time because the tulips started wilting the following week! Wow lilies are beautiful. Unfortunately I don’t see them often enough!

  • Kirsten van Brederode

    These photos are amazing! I love your outfit soo much!
    xoxo Kirsten

    • Kim

      Thanks, Kirsten! I really appreciate your comment!

  • All of the flowers are so pretty!

    • Kim

      They are!

  • Wow these tulips look so lovely! I’ve always wanted to see a whole field or garden full of these flowers heehee <3

    Great outfit too, you carry youself pretty well and this makes your outfit look great! 🙂

    • Kim

      Oh thanks so much, Claudine!!

  • Kara Aragon

    Wow those flowers are beautiful! And I really love your hair like that!


    • Kim

      Thanks, Kara! You could find tutorials on this type of braid by googling rope braid. Super easy!

  • Kate

    Such a cute post! I love the tulips.

    • Kim

      Tulips are so pretty and colorful! Thanks for reading!

  • Great photos! I love that everything is starting to bloom. We definitely deserve it after such a long winter!

    Caitlin | http://sunnystyleblog.com/

    • Kim

      Totally agree! Thanks for reading, Caitlin!

  • Courtney Livingston

    Beautiful photos! I love the sunglasses! I have never been to Yale but these pictures make me want to stop there next time I’m in the area! courtneylivin.com

    • Kim

      Definitely! Yale is the best part of New Haven, to be honest.

  • Love this blue top! And those tulips! Gorgeous.

    • Kim

      Thank you, Caitlin!

  • My favorite part of spring is all of the flowers that are in bloom =o) We have some tulips in our backyard and they just finished blooming =o) We bought them in Amsterdam as bulbs last year and it’s great to see them now =o)


    • Kim

      Your backyard must look so amazing!

  • What a pretty setting! Those tulips are lovely.
    Gotta love this time of year. Happy Spring!


    • Kim

      Spring is short but quite beautiful!

  • Tulips are such resilient pretty flowers haha. Love your natural smile in the second pic – so beautiful!

    xx Hannah

    • Kim

      Aw, you’re so sweet!

  • Kimberly Samantha

    That looks so beautiful! I wish my morning commute included tulips! <3

    • Kim

      Thanks! Perhaps you can grow them in your garden for when you come home!

  • Tulips are such a pretty flower! Thanks for following lovely I’ve just found you via one of my posts and cannot wait to follow you guys along 🙂

    Sarah | More Than Adored

    • Kim

      Yay! Thanks Sarah, I love your blog!

  • Tulips are one of my favorite parts of spring – these are gorgeous! You have the most wonderful commute. Love your preppy look xx


    • Kim

      I will be sad to see them go—the spring flowers don’t seem to last very long! Thanks for visiting Quinn. Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Yulia Kuzubova

    Happy May, Lovebirds!
    Such a beautiful tulips bloom at Yale! I’m looking forward to get my favorite Peonies this May : )

    xx, Yulia

    • Kim

      Thank you! Aww I bet they will look lovely!!

  • Tulips are unfortunately very expensive here because the weather does not permit it. And I unfortunately, can’t grow it where I live. 🙁 That’s beautiful though. And such a scenic route to work, too.

    Teesh ♥ || Adventures of Cupcake Girl

    • Kim

      Aw luckily there are tons of other beautiful flowers to pick from!

  • Reminds me of the tulips in Madison Square Park. Just gorgeous!

    • Kim

      Oh totally! Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Kim

    Thanks, Ashley!

  • Kim

    Great comparison! I hope to visit Cambridge someday because I bet it’s just like Yale’s campus.

    Thank you for reading my blog, Allie! Hope you have a great weekend.

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Such a lovely pictures and post!
    Mónica Sors