Wednesday, March 25, 2009


So Spring has sprung and I've been noticing the prints popping up everywhere as they should be.  Of course florals are huge this year but I have been finding myself wanting to not jump totally into the lilypad pond! Ive been wanting to
 pair my florals and softer prints with something a little more structured such as a cardigan, dressy structured top, or mens wear. I feel like the the hardness tempers the popping florals just enough to make you seem less like tea party princess and have a l
ittle bit of edge to your ensemble. I've been noticing starlets 
and those fashionably forward sporting
 this trend.
 Ashley Tisdale pairs a floral dress and a structured blazer black blazer and simple belt. 

This shot of City-girl Olivia Palermo was shot in Marie Claire for styling tips and paired a DVF dress with a vest, grommeted belt, and black booties.

This looks is very easy to pull off. I've been noticing in stores such as H&M or Forever21 that they are putting out floral skirts with structured waist bands or pieces alike. You could do it in seperate pieces or if you find them all together thats even a better find especially in this economy!
The minute I saw this dress at Forever21 I wanted it because it was so different and didn't look like anything else anyone had. I wore the Julianne Silk Dress with gray ankle boots. I have the dress in a blue, gray, and lilac floral print. The gold belt and pleated structured top tone down the florals.
This is a polyvore set I created with a chiffon floral
 dress by Morgan McFeeters, a light creme blazer by Diesel, gray peep toe booties, and a punchy pink Longchamp to match.



morgan said...

i wanted that dress at forever so bad, they had there a few months ago i'm glad they brought it back, but its way too short for me it makes me sad.

DawnKyler said...

i tried that dress on too but what do ya know! too short! they need to start making dresses for me and morgan! love the blog...can't wait for the next one!

Opé - Style Artist said...

Yes, a very haute trend! I love florals in the spring.