Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tough Floral

[Cardigan: J.Crew factory (old); T-shirt: Two Arms Inc.; Jeans: James Jeans via Gilt, Necklace: J.Crew factory (old); Flats: Zara]

I've had this cardigan for two years now, before these big floral patterns became ubiquitous this season. I'm still not sure what to do with it at times, because it reminds me of a dress I'd wear when I was little to a fake tea party (yes, my friends and I had those). And there's my husband's cool grey Brooklyn T-shirt, which was too small for his gym-frequenting self. We popped it in the dryer to get it even smaller for me. Yay!

It's May and I'm almost completely burnt out on the pastels, neons, florals, and pattern mixing trends for spring and summer. I love color and I love all of those things on their own, but seeing them EVERYWHERE has made me retreat a little bit. That's what I get for packing 60 fashion blogs into my Google Reader. It's really my own fault.

I love discovering and following new trends, but I see them as a starting point. I think they should be tweaked and re-worked to reflect your own personality, not simply regurgitated from catalogues and style mavens (no matter how fabulous they are). So I decided to pair this pastel, floral, five-year-old-girl-inspired cardigan with a dude's grey T shirt to give it some edge, rather than going for the Easter egg look with more pastels. Oh, and my favorite turquoise necklace. I don't care if that color is in or out, I plan to wear it until I die. Like, paint my wheelchair that color when I'm old and senile.

You'll notice these photos are indoors and not sunlit. That's our kitchen and these were taken at 11 pm on Friday night. I'm a rebel, I tell you.

All photos by Mikhail Glabets 

24 comments:

  1. Such a cute look and beautiful floral cardi!!<3
    xoxo
    Jelena

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  2. the floral card goes really well with your shirt! love your wood floors...and yeah, wear what you like. ;)

    xx heidi
    lifefullofloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Heidi! I love your style.

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  3. Love your theory about tweaking the current trends - so true! And you did it perfectly here, love the floral paired with that boys tee...such a cute look :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  4. I love the combo of a band tee and a girlie floral card! so cute!
    xx

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  5. who looks that pretty at 11pm?!!

    love that you're rockin' mikhail's shirt.

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    1. I'm more of a night person than a morning person anyways! And yeah, I like stealing his clothes. I have a polo shirt of his too.

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  6. They look good for inside photos! I can't get mine to look that good if I shoot inside! Also I adore you necklace. :)

    -Kate

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    1. My photographer husband got creative with the lighting! And thanks on the necklace. It's one of my absolute favor pieces ever.

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  7. awesome sweater- love the florals!

    http://brightandsassy.blogspot.com/

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  8. Fun look! Loving that grey Brooklyn tee!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  9. This is ADORABLE! Love how you styled it and that necklace is too fun! I have a similar cardigan also fron J Crew factory haha but the colors are brighter and in this gray weather I just haven't even had the energy to wear it!

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    1. Yes the grey weather has been a drag! Dress bright to combat that :)

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  10. are you a model in your other life?! love shots 1 & 2 - gorg

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