Category: Flowers

Florals to the Max

Dress, New York & Co (via consignment); necklace & shoes, J. Crew
Dress, New York & Co (via consignment); necklace & shoes, J. Crew

I saw this dress in the window at Red Pony, and I had to try it on right away. Lucky for me, it fit perfectly. Very lucky, considering it was NWT, and only $30. For someone who loves florals as much as I do, this one was a no-brainer. And, of course, I couldn’t wait to wear it. Since I was wearing it to work, I had to throw on a blazer. But, look — still cute (and now, office appropriate):

blazer, J. Crew (thrifted); bag, Marc Jacobs (via eBay)
blazer, J. Crew (thrifted); bag, Marc Jacobs (via eBay)
close up
close up

I love how easy it is to accessorize bright prints like this one; there are so many options. The sage bag and jade shoes were a nice, non-matching but non-clashing option. These J. Crew Dulci pumps are quickly becoming favourites, and I really wish I had bought them in more colours when I found them on sale. I’m afraid to look online to see how much they cost regularly… #sadface.

As for the dress, I’m not super familiar with the New York & Co. brand, but judging from what I’ve seen online, they have a ton of cute dresses in this “scuba-like” material in a variety of lovely prints, and reasonably priced. I will be keeping my eye open for more, both on eBay and consignment stores. One can never have too many loud florals, after all.

holy florals, Batman!
holy florals, Batman!
going undercover at the florist ...
going undercover at the florist …

Camo Floral

Dress, Simply Vera (thrifted); cardigan, J. Crew Factory; belt, H&M; bag, Longchamp (thrifted); boots, Bandolino (thrifted)
Dress, Simply Vera (thrifted); cardigan, J. Crew Factory; belt, H&M; bag, Longchamp (thrifted); boots, Bandolino (thrifted)

I loved this outfit, you guys. You can usually tell how much I like my outfit from the number of photos I put up, so consider this your warning – it’s going to be a picture-heavy post. I thrifted this Simply Vera dress at Goodwill (which meant it cost me a whopping $7 – yay, Goodwill!) and there’s nothing too special about it, I guess; I just adore the colours in the print. A friend of mine said it reminded her of camouflage, but I see watercolour-like florals. Regardless, moody green is where I’m at, currently, as far as colour goes so this dress is totally my jam.

Outlander homage?
Outlander homage?
mah bag!
mah bag!

I also thrifted the boots and bag – for under $20 together. Not bad for leather boots and a Longchamp bag, right? In fact, the most expensive single item I’m wearing here was probably the belt, which cost something like $30.

knitted scarf/shawl thingie - can't remember where; vintage brooches
knitted scarf/shawl thingie – can’t remember where; vintage brooches

Another thing I’m loving at the moment is displaying my vintage brooch collection on chunky knits. This mild fall has been fantastic for that – no heavy parkas in sight.

Ok, a few more photos for the road. Happy Monday, y’all!

feeling pretty
feeling pretty
... you know, in case the bazillion photos was not a giveaway
… you know, in case the bazillion photos was not a giveaway
last one, I promise
last one, I promise

Summer Uniform, 2015 Edition

Skirt, Anthropologie (via eBay); top & shoes, Old Navy; belt, J. Crew Factory; bag, Longchamps
Skirt, Anthropologie (via eBay); top & shoes, Old Navy; belt, J. Crew Factory; bag, Longchamps

My 2015 casual summer uniform is the same as my 2014 casual summer uniform. What can I say: the heart wants what it wants. And what my heart wants this summer (apart from Brandon Flowers 80s-inspired pop songs) is cute floral Anthro skirts, and this Old Navy top.

all the prints
all the prints

Since stripes and florals is such a safe combo (sez the fashun blogger), I decided to add another print into the mix. This J. Crew Factory belt has an elastic back, so it’s nicely accommodating, but I’m not sure if it’s as versatile as I originally thought. The (ikat?) print is interesting, but maybe a little busy? I don’t know, help me out here, peeps.

not my green-thumb :(
not my green-thumb 🙁

Speaking of things only fashun bloggers probably understand, the nice thing about posing in my parents’ extra long driveway is that I can engage in all manner of twee poses without feeling quite as silly as I would on my own, considerably more exposed property. Of course, my husband-slash-photographer is always there to remind me of just how silly I look. He’s awfully reliable that way. (Love ya, babe!)

the very finest in twee fashun blogger poses
the very finest in twee fashun blogger poses