The Power Of A Flower :: black skinny jeans + floral blouse + fedora

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

floral top black skinny jeans
An all-black look is great - but you know what's even better? All black with a splash of personality! That's right, nothing beats good old fashioned floral print, especially in tropical colors AND during springtime. The contrast against a totally black backdrop is beyond spectacular. 
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With spring coming in hot on March 20th, I'm loving everything floral, bright, and colorful. This blouse is such a brilliant top and it's absolutely perfect for this transitional weather due to its fabric, structure, and neutral background. I love pairing it with all black everything because it pops so well and really makes a statement. Doesn't it remind you of a painting? 
floral anthropologie top
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Holey black jeans are back in for spring! These skinnies are a total favorite of mine and honestly it was so sad because I literally had no idea where they were for almost a year. Just recently my dad found them in the back of my family's minivan buried under newspapers - I don't want to think about how they got there. But my dad saw the holes in them and almost THREW THEM OUT! Dad! Holes are FASHIONABLE now! These may just be my lucky jeans ;) 
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NYC street style
Time to whip out your fedora again! Spring is total fedora weather and let's just say, I don't hate it. These classic toppers are sometimes the BEST way to cap off a look. They're effortless and endlessly stylish. 
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white puppy
My necklace completely matches! Amazing, right? I love when accessories compliment the main show SO well that it looks like the pieces were made for each other. This extra pop of aqua is so fun and really serves to pull the whole look together.  
blue Kate Spade necklace
spring street style
I got a bit colorful with my other jewelry pieces too, incorporating more turquoise and then adding a splash of pink. And of course I couldn't resist matching my nails. Is it obvious yet that I'm SO ready for spring? ...But it's the little things that can help tide you over, you know?
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turquoise jewelry nail polish
I went with flower earrings to imitate my floral top, however, I picked a totally neutral pair as not to compete with the main attraction. Rose gold is a great option when you want to wear something that stands out yet blends in at the same time. It's the "nude pump" of the metal department. 
Kate Spade stud earrings
Black Fedora
Soft makeup complete with a pale pink lip and shades of bronze swiped across your lids is a no-fail option when it comes to looking perfectly polished in the daytime. To get the full effect, brush some light pink blush on the apples of your cheeks and don't forget about a touch of bronzer on your nose and underneath your blush line. 
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Peep-toe booties are a must-have for every fall and spring. When it's not too hot, but also not too cold, these babies will provide you with temperature comfort, ventilation, and the best part? Duh - you get to show off your pedi! 
stylish dog
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Photos by Dan Harper
[blouse: Anthropologie (old, but I also like this one) // jeans: Gap (super similar pair here) // booties: Old Navy (super similar here) // hat: Urban Outfitters (similar here) // necklace: Kate Spade (I also like this one) // earrings: Kate Spade (I also like this pair) // gold link bracelet: Stella & Dot // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // nail polish: Sephora's Formula X // eyeshadow: Urban Decay's Naked palette // lipstick: "Obsessed" by Urban Decay] 

These photos were taken a while ago when I was back home in the Chicago area. And I'm sure you've noticed my special guest - the adorable Cody! I love featuring the family dog in my photos, I mean, just LOOK at that FACE!

I'm loving this type of weekend look for this time of year because it's honestly got everything you need to stay warm without a jacket, but it also has a springlike air to it. When dressing for spring, think: straw fedora, florals, brights, peep-toe booties. Those are your key pieces until the temps rise! 
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  1. You look so pretty! Love your top and your pooch is soooo adorable!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  2. That blouse is so pretty and just screams spring!

  3. Oh your shirt is so unique! You look absolutely gorgeous, have a great day :)

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    Tamara xxx

  4. So interesting jewelries, as always! The dog is sooo cute!

  5. awesome look, sweety!!! amazin blouse!! xoxo <3

  6. You look fabulous! Love the dark florals. It really makes them pop being against a dark background. Also, your accessories are soooo pretty. Such a cutie litle dog too <3

  7. Love the colors in your top and that doggy!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  8. This top is unreal! I LOVE the bright floral pattern!

  9. you look amazing...
    want a dog too..
    kiss from MM
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  10. Oh this is a great early spring look, at first I thought you had a dog here but then realized you were home. So cool you found those jeans. Did your dad take these photos? He did a great job!

    Allie of

  11. Looking fabulous as always!! I love the fun print on your top...and Cody is just adorable, so that's a bonus ;)
    Something About That

  12. Love this outfit on you! The floral blouse is just beautiful and your face is so perfectly framed with the chic black fedora. And what a cute pup!
    xx, Elle

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  14. Turquoise color matches you well! Perfect casual spring outfit :)
    Oh, and your maltese puppy is soooo cute, can't resist it <3
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  15. Great post! Love the outfit x

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  17. nice shirt! <3 would you like to follow each other via GFC?? let me know and I follow you back :)

  18. youlook amazing,sostunning
    I love your floral blouse

  19. I'm loving that flower top so much! And your puppy is so cute<3

    Take care,
    Rizuna from 100% Nerd

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  20. So lovely, your vibrant blouse is everything!
    Happy Friday bellissima!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  21. Lovely floral top! so cool and stylish as always!

  22. Contrast of a bright flower print against black is stunning and so much more noticeable :) xx Maja

  23. Simply gorgeous!This colors look so fab on you, peep too booties is some that I need! Cute pet :)

  24. I follow you back as 820 :) kisses!

  25. Loving your floral blouse! The perfect top to welcome spring in :)

    Fishbowl Fashion

  26. I love this bright and beautiful outfit of yours! Cute hat!

    SHAIRA // Dentistry Night 2016

  27. So perfect outfit, your style is awesome!! I love your dog, i have a maltese also <3
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  28. Hahaha, you made me laugh when you said your dad almost threw those jeans out because of the holes!!! :D That was so funny! Anyway, your outfit looks so on point as always, dear. Those booties are also perfect for transition seasons and the floral blouse is already a spring staple. Your dog is beyond adorable, by the way!! <3

  29. I love floral print on a black background (because you know I love black)! This floral top is so prefect for transitioning into spring!

  30. Nice jeans and cute dog :)
    Maria V.