4.06.2012

Friday's Fancies::Flirty Floral

Happy Friday!

What a week it has been!  I got back from NYC yesterday and am going through withdrawals already.  I had such an amazing time, I can't give you just one recap so I will be filling you in on the trip next week. 

I chatted over at Fashion Truffles awhile back, sharing my feelings about floral.  My feelings have not changed since.  Floral pants are not getting near my body.  They're just not.  That being said, I still love a pop of floral.  I am a firm believer in investing in the basics and not spending a fortune on the trends that you may not be too crazy about in a few months. 


Basics: Sweater | Jeans
Floral: Scarf | Flats | Clutch | Sunglasses

All of the floral pieces are under $100, as they should be in my opinion.  The scarf and flats are especially a steal.  But like I said, the less I spend on a piece that's following a trend, the better. 

My personal preference would be to add a pop of floral with a scarf. I had one in my hands at Zara when I was in NYC, but let's just say Julia and I were not pleased after waiting in line just to try pieces on for 20 minutes and getting lots of sass along the way.  Waiting in line just for a scarf for another 20 minutes seemed ridiculous.  And now it's not on the website.  Tear.

Have your views on floral changed at all? Do tell.

14 comments:

The Now said...

Oh my gosh I love that clutch!!!!! Great post! Xoxo

Georgina Si said...

Great price points for such lovely things!

Have a great weekend xo

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

I hear you hunnie! I can't imagine what my legs would look like in them, however I do want to try for giggles, but I have a feeling my floral would turn into a jungle. not to cute. xoxo

Laura said...

I love these floral touches - perfect!

Laura xo

Susan said...

I really love that clutch! I'd definitely do that. I don't gravitate towards florals as much, but I like them in doses or not heavy heavy prints. Yours are gorgeous! Happy weekend Carly! Good for you for enjoying your break, as it should be girl!

Landi {The Lifestyle Guide} said...

Really loving that clutch, Carly!! I couldn't agree more on the whole "don't spend a fortune on trends" deal. Great advice :)

Samantha said...

I have this outfit just waiting for a warm day - I am so in love with that Steve Madden clutch - just need some floral flats to make the outfit complete!

Caitlin C. said...

I love floral! I actually like floral pants (SOME of them) but I'm really picky about the ones I like. These are great pieces you picked out!

Taylor said...

now THIS is the way to do floral, lady! I completely agree that floral jeans are not an option for me. love the white jeans with the little pops of floral!

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Sheri Ann {Sprinkles and Style} said...

I love all your picks for a floral accent! The scarf is perfect!

Emily | Recently said...

I couldn't agree more! I still won't pay much for skinny jeans because I'm convinced they won't be "in" for long. Ha! :)

Sarah said...

OK this sounds silly but I didn't even KNOW they made floral shoes! These are too cute - love how you paired it with all of those neutrals. I need to get me one now :)

la petite fashionista said...

I'm a fan of floral sundresses! but i do like that clutch; so cute!

xoxo

Julie and Lauren said...

Agree! Love the flats. Xox