First off, my apologies to the owners of this house. It's not my fault you chose to live in such a cute place. All you bloggers reading this, just go ahead and raise your hand if you have done this also.
I was recently watching one of my favorite movies (this proves I am basic), "Devil Wears Prada" and the line where Meryl Streep says, "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking". It has me laughing every single time.
This week I was really inspired by the Dolce & Gabbana editorial in Vogue. I think floral print can be versatile and doesn't have to be associated with spring only. A look back in history shows that flowers held a lot of deep meaning to our ancestors all over the world. They were a symbol of femininity and oftentimes were believed to have some power (hence flower power, maybe).
In Asia, flowers symbolized spirituality as well as beauty. For example, the lotus flower in China - a flower that grows out of the mud and becomes this beautiful vision once bloomed. Chinese women incorporate florals in their clothing, china (no pun intended) and embroidery. Similarly, in Japan, florals have been around for centuries also. The Japanese kimono is one of the most ornate and gorgeous styles in Asian cultures. The intricate design and rich fabrics have inspired many well-known designers all over the world.
In Europe, florals have especially taken off in Italy, hence why Dolce & Gabbana puts so much emphasis on the floral print. In fact, this entire look was based on a google search "Dolce & Gabbana floral pieces". Here, I am wearing a pair of pants that I got as a gift from a lovely friend. They are so comfortable and look so chic. You can pair them with flats, like I did here or even with some high heels. These pants would make a great piece for the office, too.
I am currently obsessed with the lace up shoe trend, just like the rest of the world. These shoes just cutesefy everything and yes, I do realize that is not a real word.
The purse is by Rebecca Minkoff that I snagged on Poshmark. I love the Celine-esque style of it and the beautiful cobalt blue color.
I have had this white blouse for years now and it's still in great condition. It's by Old navy and has traveled with me overseas. I think a white blouse is such a staple in any woman's closet. You can create endless looks pairing a basic white blouse.
How do you guys like to wear florals? I would love to hear your ideas! Share them with me in the comments section below. And remember that you are one awesome human being!
LOVE & STUFF,