Monday, September 24, 2012

FASHION FAVES: Fluttery Fare

     Today I am sharing one of my ultimate loves of the fashion world, flower appliques!  I absolutely adore  textured dresses, tops, and accessories.  From my living room pillows, to tablecloths and curtains, and of course clothes, flower appliques and fluttery fabrics run throughout my personal collection.  The look of flower appliquéd dresses is so romantic and feminine, and the extra texture is just begging "touch me!" so be careful when you wear a dress or sweater with these fluttery embellishments!  The 3D appeal is totally fun and funky, and there are so many options and ways to wear these fanciful pieces.

Left to right:  top by H&M, headband from Target, dress by Minuet, top by Forever 21, belt from Green Eyed Lady

Cardigan by East End Basics, necklace and hair piece by Francesca's, dress from H&M

A good option if you are not up to the bolder look of tops and dresses, is a simple flower appliqued cardigan like this one from East End basics.  It can be paired with solid colored tanks or dresses and goes great with a casual or more formal ensemble.  The soft coral hairclip doubles as a bow that you can attach to a bag, top, or belt.  The off-white flower embellished dress seen underneath this cardigan is a shift style and looks lovely with floral patterned tights and layered gold and pearl necklaces.  

How I Wear It: 
Top:  H&M, Skirt: H&M, Necklaces: Francesca's, Hair Bow: Clothes in the Past Lane
Purse:  Nicole Rae Styer

I love pinks and blues together, and I decided to play up the romance in this outfit by pairing a lacy bow and a layered pearl and gold necklace with a heart shaped purple sequin bag and flower appliquéd flats.  The high-low cut of the skirt looks great with the extra volume added to my shoulders from the flower embellishments on the top.  The contrast of colors really makes this outfit pop, and the small romantic details help it come together.  What better place to shoot this shabby chic ensemble that an abandoned house?!?!  So in short, I highly recommend seeking out some embellished tops, dresses and accessories to go with your wardrobe.  They are an awesome way to break up boring 2D outfits and give them an extra feelable, extra touchable appeal.  Flouncy, fluttery, fabulous!


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