fall florals

Fall florals…groundbreaking, I know. I mean, I bet even Miranda Priestly would agree with that statement, although she did say that about florals in the Spring.

Nonetheless, it’s a trend that I will continue to cherish and love. Florals and other feminine details, like ruffles, bows, and scalloped edges will always be fashionable to me – and I’ll always have pieces like that in my closet.

But florals are my absolute favorite. I love how the pattern is so versatile. Pale pink posies on a dusty lavender dress paired with grey booties gives off a feminine and boho vibe. Large, bright florals (prob featuring palm fronds) on a white backdrop gives off that tropical, vacation vibe.

But florals don’t have to be “stuck” inside those stereotypical styles. Mixing florals with other patterns or textures really adds to an outfit. I love pairing florals and stripes; it’s the easiest combo for those that are unsure of how to mix patterns. And those mules that all the bloggers wore last year were perfect. I love that florals can add a little romance to a tough, leather jacket or break up the monotony of your work ootd.

Sooo, can you tell that I’m a little obsessed?

Those that read the previous subscription box post (click here to catch up!) know that I picked out this Bohemian Smocking Blouse as part of my first Rent the Runway Box.

Those that have been following along also know that I don’t purchase items for more than $60 (on most occasions and with some notable exceptions); and this blouse is $300.

Once again this is why I chose to take part in the Rent the Runway, unlimited plan.

I ended up wearing this blouse twice: once to work and once to brunch. I chose to pair the blouse with some white skinnies and peep-toe wedges for work and with a mini skirt for brunch.

The vibes of each of these outfits is different, and it’s nice to know that one floral piece can be versatile. We just have to figure out how to make it work with what we have.

Kinda love that the red came out in that last picture. Different kinds of light bring out the red that Wes at Lambs Eat Ivy, in Thornton Park, did. Didn’t he do a great job!?

Ok – and check out the snaps below from brunch? Not the best (or my fave – in the least!) pictures but it at least shows how I styled the top.

All I have to mention is: don’t get bottomless mimosas before snapping photos for the blog. Your hubs won’t be able to take pictures (bc he had one too many too!) and you’ll be stuck taking “selfies” in your bathroom.

All in all…you’ll have pictures but they won’t be the best.

Ok. I’m gonna stop “complaining”. I mean, I get what I get. Right?!

So who out there love fall florals? What’s another way you’d style this top? Let me know and comment below!


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