WIW: A Floral For Me!

Happy Tuesday!

Well I told a small fib on Angie's Floral blog post.  I forgot that I actually have two floral items of clothing, not one.

I bought this dress Summer 2013 on a whim.  I wanted something soft and pretty!  But I always felt like a bit of a brick in it and struggled to give it edge.

Perhaps due to Angie's post, I was inspired today to try it out with a cropped sweater over it.

Dress:  Espirit
Sweater : Katies
Shoes : Rubi

It is a slightly different silhouette for me I think?  I also think it looks better IRL with movement:)

What do you think?  Have I succeeded in making this 'mine'?

Thanks for looking.
xxx Deborah

PS... apologies for #3... I think I just fell into what is commonly referred to as 'resting b*&%% face'.. that must be my don't mess with me face lol

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  • Jenny H replied 9 years ago

    What a pretty floral! Looks great!

  • replied 9 years ago

    I like this - and not just because from a distance the florals look like skulls :)  (or maybe that's just me - lol)  This is a very pretty look on you , without being too blah. Which is how I feel today.  And re the resting b face?  You have a great one too - (I have one of the best, apparently, or so I'm told in meetings) !

  • AM replied 9 years ago

    I like this too. Feels very in keeping with your style. And you little fibber. I wouldn't have guessed that you would have had not one, but two floral pieces? But you've done this so well. 

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 9 years ago

    I like it too.  I am finding a newfound love of curved hems.  I find they work with so many different clothing pieces and seem to take a lot of the work out of mastering proportions.  Great way to take the blog and put it to work to save an orphan.

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    This is incredibly pretty on you! What great styling, Deb. Curved hems are brilliant. This is what I love about semi-tuck -- it creates the illusion of a curved hem. 

  • Sal replied 9 years ago

    Yes this looks like you, and it looks a very comfortable outfit.  It is nice to have a chance to wear it.

  • merwoman replied 9 years ago

    What other beauties have you got hiding in your closet? This is gorgeous on you - it has a beautiful airiness, along with your trademark edge.

  • JamC replied 9 years ago

    It's different for you but it looks good! I think hiding some of the floral works for your style.

  • Karie replied 9 years ago

    Happy Monday night! 

    This looks fantastic on you! I like the addition of the sweater. The curved, cropped hem makes it look like you!

  • Keturah replied 9 years ago

    Oh wowwwweee! You look fab! The sandals and curved cropped sweater give it some sass and edginess. I love it on you! And I even like your face in 3 :D It's like...hey, you looking' at me? Cause you should be while wearing this lovely little outfit! :D

  • trekkiegirl replied 9 years ago

    This is a much softer look than I am used to seeing on you. It looks good, but I'm not sure I like it as much as your other outfits. (I have chronic BRF as well lol)

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    Looks great. As my profile shot suggests, I am on team resting bitch face!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 9 years ago

    It does strike me as different for you, but still within your style. The pullover gives the dress your artful touch. I really like the two together. The sandals are also just right with this look.
    I have a serious case of RBF. I would resent the term (as in, how come there isn\'t a male equivalent??), except that I can\'t argue with its applicability to moi. :)

  • Dimity replied 9 years ago

    Yes, you've succeeded. This looks like a pretty, soft version of you. The cropped jumper works really nicely. 

  • Ingunn replied 9 years ago

    Yes, this totally works. I second what Suz said about the curved hem. I like your RBF, it makes you look very confident :)

  • Olivegreen replied 9 years ago

    Does not seem to fit your slightly tough, minimalist vibe, which I like very much. In fact, on you, it is a little staid. Which you are not.

  • lyn67 replied 9 years ago

    I think, this is exactly your very own way of florals!  I think, it matches your overall style perfectly!:-)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    I really like this on you Deborah. Yes, it's a bit different for your style but equally flattering and lovely.

  • MTBGirl replied 9 years ago

    Wow! It looks like the top was made for that dress! You look FAB!

  • Staysfit replied 9 years ago

    This is a very soft version of you. It's nice and definitely recognizeable as your unique style. I like it!

  • Lyn D. replied 9 years ago

    I don't usually love dresses, but this one looks so lovely Deborah !
    >(  RBE :)

  • DonnaF replied 9 years ago

    The way you've styled the dress you certainly look very slender and very far from a brick.  The shorter length also shows off your very lovely legs.  That's actually a FLORAL?  You had me wondering if you were going to show us something with yellow or pink flowers. . .

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