Friday, January 21, 2011

Flower Child

Forgive me for a moment if I brag, won’t you?

For the past week, it has been absolutely GORGEOUS in Los Angeles. I’m talking sun shining, blue skies, 75 degrees gorgeous. And even though I am more of a fan of cold weather than hot, even I can’t find anything wrong with a week of summer weather in the middle of January. Especially because it’s giving me a chance to break out some new clothes that I had thought would have been staying in my closet til at least April!

Something about this weather is getting me excited for spring, and I can’t help but drool over all these pretty candy-colored pieces that are rolling out all over the place. Remember, it’s a well-known fact that I love prints, and right now, I’m really feeling flowers – big ones, small ones, on dresses, shirts, skirts… you name it, I want it all!

I wore this sweater at my White Elephant Party a few weeks ago and got a ton of compliments. It’s one of those pieces that I admired on the Anthropologie website, but when I saw it on person, I KNEW I had to have it. I’m so glad I bought it when I did, because it’s now sold out everywhere – sorry pals! Aren’t the colors and the huge blooms gorgeous?

Speaking of tops from Anthropologie, I came across this one today and have a feeling it will be making its way home with me, too. I love the loose shape and the bright poppy colors – it would look fantastic with skinny jeans or a pair of black pants and heels. Love it!

I can’t resist including one more top from Anthro – this silk top is a dream, and perfect for people who tend towards darker colors. The little bursts of flowers add just the right amount of color, and it’s totally appropriate to wear to work, too. I could see this shirt looking great over a simple pencil skirt in the spring. Beautiful!

I saw this black flowered skirt in Forever 21 over the weekend and it almost came home with me – I was too lazy to try it on so I left it behind, but I’m seriously considering going back for it. And the ruffly pink one - well, that has Jordan Marisa Rose written all over it, doesn’t it?

I bought this Free People dress last month and knew I wanted to wear it to Anna’s baby shower. I assumed it was going to be cold, so I had planned on wearing it with tights, boots, and a big sweater. In reality, I wore it with a short-sleeved black cardigan and sandals, but it was still a hit. I love the metal beads/sequins at the top, and it also comes in shades of pink – plus, it’s currently on sale on the Free People website. Fits like a dream - I highly recommend it!

Other gorgeous flowered dresses I’ve come across? This one from Topshop – I LOVE the hot pink little buds. And this pale blue one from Forever 21 – it would look so cute over leggings! I also seriously might need the Diane von Furstenberg cotton caftan, and the Rebecca Taylor shirtdress is right up my alley with those pale pink flowers!

I’m not going to lie – I want it all! I am planning on going shopping this weekend and I am seriously going to have to refrain from buying every flowered piece I see. Wish me luck on that front…

I’m off to enjoy the sunshine (I had to rub it in one more time) – hope you’re staying warm if you’re somewhere cold! Have a great weekend :)


Grace said...

looove the blouses - esp that second anthro top! i adore!!!


Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous selections!

And I am so jealous about your weather situation... it snowed another 6" in CT last night... And this weekend it's going to be in the teens...


Jennifer said...

umm i need that last anthro top -- in both prints!

Hannah said...

ththis post totally put me into the floral mood, just went shopping and got like 4 things that all have flowers on them. MISS YOU!!