There’s something about the change of the seasons that gives the feeling of renewal, change, and new life. I think this feeling especially rings true in Spring. Finally, we can see the actual ground! Grass (albeit brown)! Puddles! I decided to celebrate and welcome these changes with flowers, stripes, bright colors, patent leather wedges…and of course, mustard tights. Thanks for coming, if only for a day, Spring. I’ll miss you when we get another foot of snow tomorrow, but I loved you while you lasted.
“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” -Hal Borland
Top: Fringe via Nordstrom Rack ($11 marked down from $80)
Skirt: Soprano via Nordstrom Rack ($16 marked down from $60)
Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70)
Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender via Nordstrom Rack ($100 marked down from $350)
Tights: Hue ($3 marked down from $15)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Let’s talk power clashing. My sister and I were recently talking about how power clashing is kind-of confusing because there’s seemingly no “rules,” but that it seems complicated, yet easy. I definitely hear that and feel the same. There really aren’t rules, just what looks good to you.
For me personally, thus far, when I’m putting together two completely different patterns or colors, I just try and stay within the same hues/gradient of color. Example: I probably wouldn’t try a pastel skirt with a jewel toned top, but I would wear all different color jewel tones. In this outfit, I stuck with heavily saturated colors.
Additionally, I try and tie together the two pieces in question in some way. In this skirt, the black and white actually partially matched the small parts of the top that are also black and white. These, of course, are just my tips. At the end of the day, you have to just wear what you love and forget the rules.
2) Nordstrom Rack has been rocking my world lately. Their winter clearance has continued for the past few weeks, and really, was not all that picked over when I was last there. I also got their debit card to start using their “point system.” The great thing about their card is that you don’t have to open a new line of credit/credit card, as the card is just a debit card for Nordstrom tied to your regular checking account. Clever, clever, Nordstrom. I’m not sponsored by them at all, just FYI; I just like their debit system. If you want more information about how it works, you can check it out here: http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/rewards
Anyone else using their card? Liking it? Loving power clashing?
Thanks, all, for reading and stopping by!! I love reading your comments and getting your feedback!
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43 replies to “refreshing floral”
Your style is so fun and funky -it takes a lot of balls to rock it…and I love that!
love this skirt
LOVE how YOU look in this outfit but on me, it just wouldn’t work. I think you have a lot of courage and gumption to put something like this together for one, and then to wear it. Loved your post and loved looking at what you put together. I think you write very well, FYI …
Very Cute!!!! Love that skirt!!
I really like you rule for mixing patterns. Especially that you should just wear what you love! I think that’s why your outfits come out so stylish…because you can tell that you love what you’re wearing!
Rock it, sister!!! Loving the mash-up and the great poses!!! xxx
Love this look, you look great like always xx
I love this outfit, and now feel like I need a skirt like that! You always get such good bargains too
I do hope spring will not skip it’s turn 😦 your outfit is perfect for the transitioning weather!
Love the striped skirt 🙂
You are right, we have to enjoy this warm weather while it last. It will be cold again around here tomorrow too. Love the skirt!
i know they said it already, but ill say it again. Lovely skirt! 😀
Loving that top with your skirt and how it “clashes”… in a good way!
Love the skirt and how you mixed the prints! Looks great!
Loving the stripes and floral together! 🙂
I’m loving the skirt and top combo. I love mixing different prints and color blocking…it’s fun and like saying hey world here I am:)
Love the mix if prints. The skirt is my favorite piece. Classic black and white, which means endless possibilities.
I love the way you mixed your prints. It looks young, daring and beautiful. Sara
Love the floral and stripes combo!
I am loving this outfit!!
Love the way you pull this look off! Fabulous! And I’m going to join the chorus here and say that I really love that skirt!
Spring is here and I can’t wait to wear my floral dresses and tops…I am a die hard fan of floral prints!! 🙂
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Wow, I’m loving your mix of patterns! Would have never thought of putting that together. It works on you!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com
I am IN LOVE with that skirt!!!
First of all I LOVE this outfit, I’m really digging the floral mixed with stripes. Secondly, I adore that Borland quote, very timely!
Very cute skirt ❤
This outfit combo is beautiful !
love the stripes and florals together, such a chic and flattering look!!
aww dreamy! I adore this styling and photos are so pretty ❤
very pretty skirt !
Love the bold stripe on that skirt.
Pattern mixes are my favorite! You look super! 🙂
LOVE how unexpected everything about this outfit is! Stunning!
I always enjoy hearing the process that other women use to put an outfit together, your explanation on colour-clashing makes a lot of sense. I really love the top you’re wearing, too – there’s definitely a spring vibe in these photos!
I just love this outfit! such a perfect combination. Love and love. 😀
Nordstrom racks clearance section is amazing. I always find some fab pants on the racks.
I love mixing florals and stripes – the combo looks wonderful on you.
OK, I dont know how I missed this..you totally rocked these floral top!! Wow..loving the color combos and the bursts of floral patterns..I am waiting for NR to open up here in a month, and then I will be planted there firmly all weekends..ehhee 😀
What an inspiring look! I love this combination!
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Yay for warmer weather! I hope it last for you and us too 🙂 I love your mixed of patterns, prints and colour here. And those mustard tights are great! I need to take note from you. I agree with you there are no rules yet, I’m always so cautious when I do mix prints…I tend to play it safe 😦
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Love, love, love the stripe skirt- literally the next thing on my wish list!
YAY! I’m so glad everyone was on board for this mix and match!! This was my skirt black and white skirt- so I’m pumped I tried it out!! XO you guys!!
Good job..!good outfut…!