Fear of Florals


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Anyone who knows me probably knows that floral prints are NOT my thing.  It’s something about flowers on fabric that sends me into a matronly, grandma zone.  You know what I mean?  When I think about it, I really don’t do floral scents either (other than the fabulous Marc Jacobs Daisy).  Last summer, I purchased a red based floral print from a boutique in Memphis, but not without the push of someone else (Hey Toya!).  Well, one reason I started this blog was to fashionably challenge myself and conquering my fear of florals is first on the list.

 

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 Style File: Distressed denim – J.Crew/ Tee – The Limited/ Kimono – H&M

Shoes – Steve Madden/ Pouch – American Apparel/ManiPedi – CND Vinylux Blue Rapture

The red floral button up was a loner in my closet until recently.  I’ve added another floral piece to my closet in the form this kimono, which happens to be one of the under-the-radar trends for spring.   Traditional kimonos are long and heavy, I know.  I love that this season’s kimonos are asian inspired, but have shorter hemlines and can be found in some great solids and prints.

 

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I chose this one because the floral print was subtle and on a light background.  I paired it with mixed metallic & nude accessories, but decided to play up the red in the kimono with my zippered pouch/clutch.

 

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I thought this outfit was comfortable and easy yet classy and sophisticated…perfect for the wine tasting I attended!!  You know how I love my tee, jeans, and blazer outfits?  Well, I can easily see this kimono as a blazer substitute all spring/summer long.  I’m already thinking of others ways to remix this piece!!!

 

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According to Q, the kimono trend is flying under the radar, but is an easy way to add a little extra “something-something” to an outfit.  Whether it’s errands, a casual lunch, or a festival, you can use the kimono as a stylish substitute for a cardigan or jacket.

What do you think of kimonos? Will you be trying this trend? 

Yours (taking a huge step) in a FLORAL kimono,

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