|Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget).|
With botanic and home gardens in full bloom and June the month of brides, graduates, and dads (hey, some guys like flowers!), Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I thought it was a great time to devote this month’s “How I Wear My” to florals.
This post is another perfect case in point that florals can be done in so many wonderful ways. I love all these looks and I think you will too!
Adrienne, above, of The Rich Life (on a budget) looks gorgeous in a floral shirt by August Silk she found at Goodwill worn over a dress by Yala, made from bamboo material!
|Veshoevius of The Taxonomy of My Wardrobe.|
Veshoevius of The Taxonomy of My Wardrobe wore these amazing floral-print pajama trousers on a recent holiday in Spain. I love that shade of blue in both the pants and the sweater.
|Heather of Vintage French Chic.|
Heather of Vintage French Chic is carrying a wonderful floral bag by Kim White Handbags. Heather writes of the designer, “She uses vintage deadstock material to make her bags, including a great selection of vintage car fabrics. Fun stuff!”
|Sheree of It’s Not That Deep.|
Sheree of It’s Not That Deep never fails to inspire me with the way she puts clothes together and she has done it once again with this edgy take on florals. She is wearing a thrifted Dickies shirtdress over a thrifted romper. I love this look!
|My, those are long legs!|
|Sarah of Cloud of Secrets.|
Sarah of Cloud of Secrets admits she does not have a lot of florals in her closet. This dress, however, caught her eye—and mine too because it is perfect on her. It was designed by Clinton Kelly of What Not to Wear (I love that show and I love that guy). Read here about what he had to say about Sarah in this dress when he saw it on her!
|Serene of The Elegant Bohemian.|
Serene of The Elegant Bohemian stays true to her love of the bohemian style with this floaty (and flirty) floral dress paired with boots.
|Heather of Stylemindchic.|
Heather of Stylemindchic wears a great gray, white, and black maxi floral dress in her kitchen on Mother’s Day. I say yes to the dress and to the strawberry tart she is sprinkling sugar over!
|Silk Path Diary nailing it in black & white!|
Silk Path Diary writes of her look:
“The black and white dress is by an Italian label and is so easy to wear dressed up or down on the warmest days and layered up for cooler weather.”
|Aya of Couturgatory.|
Aya of Couturgatory is wearing a thrifted dress that mixes florals, stripes and a black bodice in a very unique way. This is great for summer!
|Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo Style Files. I love this skirt!|
Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo Style Files says of her skirt:
“I love 1950s-style full skirts and this one is so pretty. It was a bit large but I took it in and took it up by about 3 inches. Now I love it.”
|Paula of Fashion Over Fifty.|
Paula of Fashion Over Fifty sent me a funny email saying that the way she wears florals is abstractly! I love this photo collage, her floral skirt, and her tipped cardigan as well.
|Maryna of Antares: Alpha Scorpii.|
Maryna of Antares: Alpha Scorpii is currently living and working in Thailand. She writes of her skirt:
“As you know I still live out of my suitcase and I don’t have many pretty things to wear. But I have this floral skirt that saves me on every occasion when I want to look a little bit fancy (at least fancier than shorts and a tee). This picture was taken during the celebrations of Thai New Year (Songkran). The skirt is thrifted.”
|Jeannie of Gracefully 50.|
Jeannie of Gracefully 50 is a gal after my own heart pairing florals with stripes and black!
|Teresa is wearing a beautiful vintage Escada silk blouse. Photo by Denton Taylor.|
Teresa is one lucky lady. Not only does her very talented photographer husband Denton Taylor take her picture, he likes fashion as much as the rest of us—he told me how they scored multiple pairs of Prada hot rod heels, some on eBay, and a pair at a Prada boutique for ½ off at the end of the season. What? Why do I never have this luck? This lovely vintage Escada blouse Teresa wears is no exception—it was purchased on eBay!
|Sacramento of MIS PAPELICOS.|
Sacramento of MIS PAPELICOS looks so lovely in this mix of stripes and florals. It is perfect with the patterned skirt!
|I love the details in this picture.|
|Trying out the new J. Crew striped floral tee. What do you think?|
As for me, I like my florals in small doses, in one of two ways—either big or mixed with stripes. This is my new J. Crew striped and floral tee that I broke my shopping ban for since it was on sale. It is really comfortable and I love the colorful blooms with the navy stripes, but I think this might be too many flowers for me all at once so I am probably going to wear it with a black jacket or cardigan just to bring the flowers down to a minimum.
|Tippi the cat, on the floor, is either overheated or not impressed. Or both!|
|I added a black jacket to tone down the florals a bit.|
Another floral I have in my closet is the Liberty of London for Target blouse my mother gave me a few years ago—which I have yet to wear! It is sleeveless, and when you have skinny stick arms like I do you are not having Michelle Obama moments of flashing them every chance you get. You put on a jacket or sweater as a courtesy to other people’s eyes.
Or maybe that’s just me.
I may actually wear this out somewhere because I love it with white jeans and the Kelly & Katie metallic wedge sandals I bought last summer from DSW. But there will definitely be a jacket over my arms!
|Liberty of London for Target blouse.|
|White jeans with metallic strappy wedges. I am ready for summer!|
|Where’s my jacket?|
Now that the heat is on and it feels like summer has already started—at least in the U.S.—we know the one accessory that you are using every day is your pair of sunglasses! So please join us for “How I Wear My: Sunglasses” by sending a picture to Adrienne or me by July 1. Whether you favor aviators or wayfarers, sleek wraparounds or oversized glamour shades, we can’t wait to see you in your sunnies!
Do head over to Adrienne to see the other great floral looks.
And thanks to all the fine foxes who participated this month! This is the 20th post in the “How I Wear My” series and our biggest group to date. Thank you to all the people who make these posts so fun to do!