Thursday, March 10, 2016

Florals for Spring?

February 2016

Hello! While florals for spring may not be groundbreaking (cue an irritated-looking image of Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada), I can't help but to be drawn to florals in the spring. As flowers blossom all around me, I'm attracted to incorporating that element of nature into my wardrobe. As spring slowly (almost impossibly slowly) encroaches upon us, I've begun incorporating floral patterns into my wardrobe again. 

For this outfit, I pulled a sixties-inspired, mod floral dress out of my wardrobe. The retro-inspired print, rich warm colors and breezy silhouette make it one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe. Well worth the $60 I spent on it at Urban Outfitters this past fall! If you know me, I hardly pay more than $20 for anything in my wardrobe so $60 for a dress was quite a splurge- but definitely a good investment. 

As much as I'm ready for spring, it's not quite spring yet and still chilly so I layered a vintage Boy Scouts jacket over my floral print dress. I love the juxtaposition of the masculine, utilitarian nature of the jacket with the flirty femininity of the dress. The combination of the olive color of the jacket with the lavender color of the dress contributes to the unique sixties feeling of the look. 

Playing off the interesting color combination of this outfit, I slipped on a couple multi-color stone bracelets and interesting vintage golden rings. I also slipped on a couple golden necklaces for major style impact. Freshly painted, light purple-colored nails matching my dress and a bright pink pop of lipstick pulled the look together. 

Floral print dress: Urban Outfitters
Rings: Vintage
Bracelets: Vintage
Boy scout jacket: Vintage
Circular necklace: c/o Robert Matthew
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Golden collar necklace: c/o DressLink
Purple nail polish: Pure Ice 

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