In the 80s (as a 20-something) I wore A Lot of Florals…it was the era of Laura Ashley and overscale floral dresses with hairbows and pastel flats…this eventually turned into 90s grunge and ditsy (read: tiny) floral prints over boots and sneakers with tattered denim…and then I was a MOM and everything was just STRETCHY. And I felt sort of “over” florals. They felt dated and too stuck in my mind as being part of that MOM look.
But now I’m trying to add some florals back into the wardrobe mix, in a more modern way. I think a non-repeat pattern is important…and I also like a lot of white space in the design. These are not hard and fast rules of course…they’re just more like guidelines I’m following as I try to put a little “pretty” into my wardrobe. I also like to set them against something patterned – a stripe or dot or geometric – and/or pair them with something not so “girly.” Like jeans opposed to a skirt. I’m not a girly girl.
This is a Bobeau floral top. I think Bobeau is a Nordstrom house brand. I like their items, I currently have a few. The quality is very nice and the price point is reasonable. I’m not getting a dress for $7.99 like at Rainbow, but…it’s still in my price range to have several items. Check them out (no I am not affiliated with them in any way, I just like recommending things I sincerely like).
I don’t even give “sleeveless” a thought anymore, after a LIFETIME of refusing to go sleeveless in public…but I do need a cardigan or kimono in my chilly air conditioned office.
Are there any types of things you used to wear a lot…that at a certain point you got sick of and omitted entirely from your wardrobe?
What I’m Wearing:
- Bobeau floral top (similar here), 3x
- Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda jeans (similar here), 22W petite
- Gold Lauren Conrad flip flops
- Artisan handmade hammered bronze earrings from Brooklyn Flea