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Spring florals redux

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A week or so ago  I posted some loud floral tops—because there are a lot of them around this season, and because I believe it’s worthwhile occasionally to give careful good taste the bird and have some fun. I thought they were cute, but you guys didn’t agree so much. And ever since—and I say this while proudly standing by my (possibly a bit much) loud floral print choices—I feel like I’ve owed you a new post. One that’s full of really pretty florals that nevertheless pack a little punch. Like this handkerchief top, which could go over the top but doesn’t, because the pink and the brown play together so nicely

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Prints and shoes do not go together in my book, but this totally works, mostly because everything’s so muted except the pops of pink, and they’re not overdone.


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This is so pretty and painterly, and of course I love any floral print with lots of black in it.

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The stripes as a backdrop for the flowers is so improbable, but it totally works. 

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I can’t even bear how elegant the red, cream and black look together on this peasant top. I want to say it’s very 70s YSL but I don’t actually have any idea of how true that is.

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Posted on March 12th, 2013 8 Comments

8 Responses

  1. Maria says:

    I love that last blouse – gorgeous!

  2. Stakra says:

    Ditto Maria’s sentiment.

  3. amorris says:

    You have chosen some beautiful unusual pieces! Can we do sandals next, ones we can wear with jeans while walking around all day that give a little height?

  4. Shirim says:

    That short movie was absolutely beautiful. Mesmerizing.

  5. Diane says:

    Wow, as an earlier naysayer, I guess there are florals, and then there are florals. These are all lovely and I’m especially coveting that last one — kind of a high price point but it’s so tempting.

  6. Sue says:

    That last one screams Biba/Celia Birtwell at me. Swoon.

  7. c.w. says:

    Sorry. I’m still seeing my muther’s bridge club. Oy and Egad.

  8. frances says:

    Again, I like the first and the last, but as a whole I still like the loud ones better.