Thursday, July 8, 2010

Floral Fever

Giorgio Armani sunglasses, Franco Sarto wedges, Forever 21 dress, Anthropologie belt, Michael Kors watch, Francesco Biasia bag, Dogeared necklace






I admit that I was initially hesitant to jump on the floral bandwagon. There was something so 1993 about this look that I couldn't shake. But the more I saw it, the more it grew on me and now I can't get enough. I recently bought this dress from Forever 21 and I couldn't love it more. It's comfortable, stylish, and perfect for any day to night activity. What are your feelings about floral prints?

55 comments:

Katie said...

Definitely understand being hesitant about florals, but this looks great! Love it.

Stephanie said...

great outfit, i love the florals!!

Kisses,
Stephanie

Kim Neill said...

awww so pretty! I love your Wedges :-D xxx

Naina said...

Valerie-you and I think alike! You'll know what I mean when you see my post today. Love the last picture. And love the yellow belt with the dress. I have that belt in Brown!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love florals too...This dress is like a dream...so pretty and the belt really looks great with it:)
Hope you are having a wonderful day,sweetie
Muah

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Can't believe that dress is from Forever 21! It looks amazing on you. Love the ensemble, those black espadrilles pull everything together!

Lovely B. said...

I'm always hesitant to buy any type of pattern and typically go with solids (safe and sometimes boring). So I know where you're coming from on the whole floral thing, but its always good to mix things up. You are definitely rockin this look! It's fun, modern yet sophisticated all at once. Plus those espadrilles are to die for. I'm also loving how much use you're getting out of this belt!! So cute :)

xo,
Lovely B.

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Looks great on you Valerie!! You can pull anything off girl! :D

Nikki said...

Gorgeous colors in that dress! It looks great on you and love the wedge sandals.



xx
Nikki

Jess said...

LOVE the blues and purples!

xoxo

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Well, I think you look like a doll!! The print is gorgeous, and I love the belt! The shoes are perfect!

Basically, I love it all Valerie! Happy Thursday! xoxo

Gabriel said...

After seeing these pictures I now have floral fever. You look amazing as always!

Jammer said...

I was hesitant too, but some of the prints and styles are so pretty I just couldn't resist!

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Andrea said...

I hear ya, I was feeling the same way at first about florals, but you can totally pull it off, you look gorgeous!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love this look on you. Your waist is so teeny tiny!!! I too am loving florals now. Especially when you can get your floral fix from F21 etc.. so when you grow tired of it, you haven't invested that much into it.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, you just look amazing! That dress and those wedges are gorg!

Personally, I was scared of floral prints at the beginning of the summer, but I thought I'd give them a try. Surprise, surprise - half of my wardrobe is now adorned in floral prints and I wear them all the time! :)

Viv said...

love the floral print on you, looks great, i'll need to get myself a floral dress too




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Marie said...

You look lovely!:D I like wearing florals but I can get picky too.:D

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Lisa Griffin said...

I was a little hesitant on florals too and still have dived in completely, now these shoes are another story...i love!
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Siri said...

When we DO eventually run into each other in the town in which we both live, please do not judge my t-shirt and jeans uniform, I have a child. You look awesome : )

Anna Jane said...
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Anna Jane said...

I never tire of florals.

PS your wedges are so frickin' cute that I can't even stand it! I need them immediately.

xx

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Lindsay said...

Love anything print. This is adorable. I LOVE those wedges! Where did you get them?

Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow I absolutely love your dress! I didnt see it at F21 when I was there yesterday which is a bummer. You look so gorgeous!

xo

this free bird said...

Val - adorable look. Rock those florals like the 80's and the 90's! Bring it!! ps - there's the belt again...i'm telling you these belts are completely worth it!!

Have to get back to work, but saw your comment and wanted to answer ASAP - the shorts are true to size! GET! You will love!!

Elle Sees said...

LOVE florals. And you're so lovely as always!!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Fabulous look, my dear! I love the belt too! Floral dresses are my favorite thing to wear right now.

Tasha said...

I have yet to buy a floral print, but I must admit I want something!! And this floral dress is fantastic! I love Forever 21! You look really pretty!

Phoebe Rose said...

I love this outfit! Nothing beats a pretty printed dress! You look lovely

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BarelyVogue said...

totally with you when you say hesitant abt florals. You pulled it off well doll. You look amazing :)
xx
sahi
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Taj Acosta said...

check out my post today and you'll see exactly how I feel about florals! hugs

Marcie said...

Val,

I just love the belt with this dress. I never would have thought of it. You are a great accessorizer. I don't have any floral prints right now, but I am in need of a shopping spree.

xo Marcie

Mandy said...

Such a darned cute dress! I love the way it looks with the cute.

hiyaluv said...

you are so freakin' cute-i can't even handle it.
smiles,
gina

Whitney Molder said...

I love this post so much. I feel the same way. I have some pieces I'm trying to get used to as well. LOVE IT!:) Hope you have a great weekend.

xoxo,
Whitney

Pretty Pleased said...

I am totally entrenched in floral-land now but it took me awhile to get there too:) This dress is adorable with your wedges. Just discovered your blog~we're your newest followers:)
MaryChris+Catherine
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A.Co said...

Gorgeous, beautiful!

Glad you jumped on the floral bandwagon ;)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

PS - your waist is TINY!!!

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

There are some floral patterns that totally remind me of 1993, but this one you're wearing has a decidedly modern feel especially with the way you've accessorized it (love the belt and bag!!)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Hello lovely. You look fab in your floral dress. And I love your wedges! You are such a fashionista!

Erica said...

Absolutely love this outfit! The 90s are back, girlie! Isn't it weird when you are reliving a trend for the second time around? ; )

xshumzx said...

you're so prettty! love florals

B a la Moda said...

I think this floral dress looks very nice on you so it is nice that you jumped on the wagon.


xoxo
B* a la Moda

Josie said...

I also was not stoked about the whole floral thing but now I'm crazy in love with it! I can't get enough easy flowered sundresses. You look ridiculously cute here -- I love your Anthro belt!
xo Josie
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Krystal said...

I love the belt!

Annie said...

you look sooo cute! Love that outfit!

Kate said...

Ah, you look adorable!! Loving the floral on you & the wedges are awesome, too! Cute, cute!

Bionica said...

Floral prints =)

I totally love those wedges!!!!!

-Bionica

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I was hesitant too but when done right they can be adorable. I added a few to my wardrobe this spring. You look absolutely amazing as usual :)

MarchMusings said...

I caved in a few months and bought some. They are still in shops in winter too!

Jamie said...

OOOOH Valerie I love this! I am with ya, florals give me anxiety, but you really nailed it with this!!

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Jessica said...

What a great dress! You look incredible!

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maverick diva said...

such a precious outfit!
love it
now following! :)

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Nina said...

its a beautiful dress, everyone needs some florals in their wardrobe! thanks for your sweet comment, keep in touch!

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Jonna said...

I'm not a huge fan of floral dresses but this one looks lovely! So beautiful colours x

Lana said...

Love your outfit!! Thanks for the visit :)