I’ve fallen asleep again at the blogging wheel. And I completely missed ‘What to Wear’ for St. Patrick’s Day, but I can assure you that my display was pathetic and likely didn’t include a stitch of green. For shame! However, when I received the reminder about this weeks theme being “Floral”, I really couldn’t resist… I do love a floral print.
When I started looking through my house for all things floral I realized that there is a touch of it just about everywhere. Subtle. Little tiny prints. Curtains in my sewing room. Duvet cover. Blue roses on my handmade laptop case. Aprons. Fabric swatches. Jewelry. Trinket boxes. and Photographs.
In my defense…I was raised by a florist.
And here is the next shameful part of this post…I didn’t even bother to take a photo of myself in any of the outfits. But I did snag out my favourite pieces to show you. (There was, as could be predicted, plenty of floral print options in my closet).
This dress, and the one that follows, were two finds that I picked up while on vacation this winter in Montreal. It rained the whole day and we hopped from one micro-brew pub to the next…eventually stumbling on a large stuffed to the brim kinda vintage shop with a huge sale…hooray! There was an abundance of cute dresses. The pink one is my favourite as it combines two things I love: lace trim and tiny floral print. I’m not typically a big fan of pink, but lately it’s been catching my eye. I was drawn to the ‘girly’ nature of these dresses. Although I spend all winter in jeans or yoga pants, I’m pretty much all skirts and dresses once the warm weather hits. In truth…I actually hate pants. And shoes. I truly hate shoes.
This top. It didn’t fit me for a long time and it probably should have made its way into a donation bag at some point, but I held out with hope. And hooray, it fits again! I have never owned the right kinda bra to put under a top like this. So sometimes I go ‘sans-bra’ and just blush a whole lot throughout the day. Maybe that’s too much information and maybe fashion belongs only to those who properly contain their breasts, but I won’t judge if you won’t! If you’re keeping track it also means that on top of hating pant and shoes…I also hate bras.
i was going to show you the blue and white floral print apron that I used to wear over top of everything (because I used to think aprons should be worn everywhere and honestly I still do), but I thought I’d shorten this up and just end with one of my all-time favourite floral print items…this cotton scarf. Bought it at a garage sale somewhere in England (yep, real specific…you know the place right?). I think i was wandering around lost. Initially I bought the scarf for the small carrying bag it was in so I would have something to stuff my journal into. But the scarf has been a regular ever since. I’ve used it as a curtain, table cloth, scarf, sarong…you get the picture.
summary: most of my clothing can be used alternating as home decor. hates pants, shoes and bras.
if you are taking fashion advice from me…oh i’m not sure there is help for you. none whatsoever. but best wishes.
Oh and I almost forgot…this link-up stuff is all new…but head on over to Nicole’s Blog Gypsy in Jasper to check out all the other great “What to Wear” floral combinations!