I used to believe
I wasn’t much of a floral person
It’s a smidge hard to sell that line these days when this post represents my third, consecutive no less, featuring me in a cornucopia of flora and bloom and blossom. I’ve been a walking flower garden and taken it down a petal or two. But what’s irrefutable is that I can no longer lay claim to being a non floral person.
That card is clearly off the table.
In true Sheela form, I’ve migrated from the dark side and leapt over to where the sun never goes to bed; yellow brick roads zig zag here there and everywhere; and flowers actually do talk. In fact, they’re rather sassy, they often give lip, and they’re certainly nowhere near being on a wall.
Instead, they’re plastered on clothes and embellishing shoes and adorning lapels and prettying up one’s tresses. One could surmise that flowers (much like love and money and sliced bread) can move mountains and make the world go round.
Perhaps what’s ringing truer is that I’m not a head-to-toe floral sort of woman. I’m comfortable with a spot of blooms, an accent or two. Perhaps an entire item of garment even but I must admit, I feel odd walking around covered from top to my toes in flowers. I mean, Anna makes it look easy peasy. So too Sacramento. And Eve, and she’s a teenager (albeit her sartorial choices far belie her youthful years).
I NEED TO REALLY THINK ABOUT IT
Yes, even when it’s florals in small doses.
Pairing prints together doesn’t come easily to me, nor does it come naturally.
That said, as I mentioned earlier, I’ve been on a bloom high of late and when Dawn picked florals as this month’s theme for The Fab 40s, I wasn’t as apprehensive as I thought I would be. Granted, initially, I wasn’t certain as to the ratio between print:solid I was going for, but then I figured I’d wing things (as always), and I’d like to think things turned out
For now, how about we talk about the other ladies and their floral interpretations first? I have to say every single one of the Fab 40 outfits completely took my breath away this month, for different reasons.
Here’s Ann and her handmade skirt. There’s absolutely nothing this woman can’t do once she’s set her mind on it. And those socks!! We all know how I feel about rockabilly socks.
Pretty in pink and pretty in flowers. That about describes Dawn Lucy to a tee :) and that finishing touch of a rose? So clever!!
I’m infatuated with Diane’s outfit. Yellow is something I’m intent on wearing more of this year, and her pairing of gingham with florals is so charming.
If there’s an item of clothing in this line-up I covet, it’d be this coat of technicolour flowers Jennie’s sporting. It’s SOOOOOOO gorgeous, I’m positively swooning.
Mary, Mary, quite contrary. How does your garden grow? Ever so beautifully, with blooms a-plenty, setting our hearts a-glow. Yes, it warrants a spontaneous ditty.
Sam claimed to be a tad apprehensive of florals but look at her. Somehow, everything adds up, and she looks amazing. As always.
Allow me to now introduce Andrea, our guest blogger for March. She has such a feminine and delicate approach to style, and this month’s theme was a perfect match made in floratopia (I can’t help it!!). Her wearing of a chambray shirt with the most exquisite vintage skirt is ever so pretty. I mean, look at that skirt with its creamy mint colour and divine trumpet shape. Andrea, you’ve a new fan in me🙂
Then there’s me. Embracing print like there’s nothing else in sight.
Navy Blazer & Floral Top (thrifted) | Leggings (JCPenny) | Sunnies & Brooches (Poshmark) | Camellia Booties (Shoe Dazzle) | Polymer Clay Rings (Etsy)
SO TELL ME
Would you wear head-to-toe florals?
p/s photos by Sofia Touassa
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