boomin blooms

The trumpeting of a season’s new trends can feel like a sartorial throw down calling on you to go big or go home. With this week’s IFB floral challenge, the contest became literal. I could have busted out the big guns and attacked this assignment arms blazing in a  floral on flowers on top of blooms with a side of blossoms ensemble but sometimes something more cloak and dagger can be fun…

jacket: TopShop; dress: French Connection; shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs; bracelets: DANNIJO; watch: anthropologie; earrings: TopShop

What’s this? A classic spring coat with a tickle of retro. This seems completely above board, I don’t think we’ll find any surprises here…

HOLY SMOKES… That floral graphic busted out of nowhere!! Its blossoming punchiness is delightfully this season. The acute deployment of the trend elevates the expression of self rather than dragging the wearer into costume territory. What else is there to say?


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135 responses

  1. Love that! coat & jacket! perfect!
    your blog is stunnig! would you like to follow each other??
    I already follow you on Bloglovin! we could stay in contact!


    • Hi Mikalee,
      Thanks for visiting! I am quite a fan of horizontal stripes and don’t believe in that old adage about them adding weight. I think it’s more accurate to say they define curves which I don’t mind in the least!!

      • Actually there was some recent research which showed that – as opposed to the general mythology – vertical stripes make you look taller but not slimmer, and horizontal stripes do NOT make you perceived as wider or fatter. So stripe away, girls!

  2. Everything about this is perfect! I can’t even stand it. That jacket. That dress. The shoes. The bracelet. Wow! I’m so inspired!

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  4. I love colours and I love stripes. The dress looks amazing! :) Great photos! Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  5. Super cute! I just bought myself a white and charcoal horizontal striped sundress with a hibiscus flower detail too! But it’s a babydoll fit. They MUST be this season :) Great blog, looking forward to reading more.

  6. HILARIOUS and cute. You’re beautiful and have a sense of humor (and fashion!). Thanks for posting and making me smile!

  7. Excellent post!
    You are a fashion girl, thanks for sharing this.
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  8. I could use a little fashion sense. Do you think my wife would mind? Your outfit is poetry personified. Come to OUR POETRY CORNER (WORDPRESS) and perhaps you’ll see.

  9. I came across this article because posted your site on their from page. I am not in to fashion, but you look great on those pictures. :)

  10. Hi, I’ve seen this blog in the first page of wordpress for about one entire week, and wonder what you wrote that became such popular. When I looked inside, I saw an admirable lady with nice clothes such as a beautiful jacket, cute pink shoes, nice bracelets, watch and earrings.
    Thanks for sharing, God bless you :-)

  11. Okay, I admit your photo drew my attention to your blog! As for style, I consider it a personal matter; as for fashion, I consider it complete nonsense. However, I prefer dresses on women–you gals always look better in dresses and skirts than in pants. The outfits you model are quite attractive, though not nearly as much as the woman wearing them. You are one good looking lady!

  12. Thank you all so much for your comments! The response to Freshly Pressed has been unbelievably fantastic and unexpected. Stay tuned for lots more where this came from!!

  13. I blog about helping parents age well and love this! The poses, the colors. So fun and uplifting! An earlier, relatively carefree stage of life that we all need to embrace if/when we experience it. Hard to believe it was a part of some/many? aging mothers’ lives many years ago. Should we at least buy our mom some colorful bracelets?

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