Hints of Spring: Sharing Floral

               "Where flowers bloom so does hope."
                                         - Lady Bird Johnson

Spring is in the air ... can you feel it? I can, but not completely, due to the fact of the on again, off again weather relationship  from cold to freezing and cool to [very] tolerable. However, it has been a great way to bring out the purposeful goods from a fashion perspective.

Now I am anxious for the beautiful palette of floral prints, some that will be interrupted with a stripe or two and others held up by intense saturated colour.
This skirt brings a smile to my face, it's more of the watercolour-like print rather than the silhouette that makes it so charming to me. And I don't actually believe that I've worn this skirt the way it was intended (to be tied as a bow in the front) even when I first acquired it.
Here, I used the front tie-belt as suspenders. It has a halter style about it since it's attached to the front of the skirt. A suspenders type of mood came upon me, yet I did not want the bother of fastening actual ones on the skirt. When this idea entered my mind I felt it was appropriate because I was off to an artsy dinner party with friends. Although most attendees seemed to be wearing muted or dark colours ... I did not.

This look would be my version of a business art-casual ensemble or what my friend Zoë called it, my "Thanks for brightening the room outfit!" I guess a punch of colour, a romantic print, and a smile is all we needed that night with hope of beautiful weather to grace us with her presence.

The goods: Skirt-seen here, Shoes-Charles David, Striped shirt- H&M, Necklaces-red bean-thrifted & wooden-H&M.

"The Amen! of Nature is always a flower."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes


  1. Love the flowery skirt and the bigger pics, so I can see your pretty face, too.

  2. Lovely outfit! I adore your skirt and how you have styled it! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

  3. Melina Dulce de Leche22 February, 2012

    greeeat look, love it!
    last day to enter my Chloé Giveaway:

  4. I love spring colors on you! That floral skirt is so cute and adds just the right amount of color to you. I love how you paired it with stripes, too.

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! I think transitional spring is one of my favorite fashion looks- the lightweight floral print dress with bright colored tights is a look that looks good on everyone and esp you!

  6. This is a work of perfection! I love how you mixed
    floral trend with colors. So cute. :)

  7. Thanks Lauren! I just thought, why not keep my business shirt on, lol! -xo

  8. HA! They are actually the same size, but thanks I know you  would appreciate it!-xxoo  :)

  9. Muah! Thank you Bella dear! :-)  
    Have a great day. xx

  10. love this look! the floral skirt is soo cute!

    love from San Francisco,Britt+Whit 

  11. ADORE this outfit!  You look amazing!  I'm dying over the tights with shoes - perfection.  xRachel

  12. Jonna Hammarén22 February, 2012

    Lovely spring look!
    nukleopatra xx

  13. Courtney Thomas22 February, 2012

    Wow, how awesome are those tights??!!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  14. Such a pretty look! J'adore the tights!

  15. Ooh I love that print! The skirt is a great finish for the outfit :D

  16. Absolutely gorgeous look, darling!
    Loving the mix of prints!


  17. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle23 February, 2012

    Your outfit is so cute and LOVE your shoes!

    xo Mary Jo

  18. Love how you did this skirt! It goes really well with those leggings!

    Shasie of Live
    Life in Style


  19. The skirt is really lovely!!!! And you do so a beautiful job of flirting with spring despite temps.  

  20. I am all about bright tights!  This is such a fun outfit. :) I admire your creativity.

  21. Beautiful! :)

  22. That skirt is just beautiful on you. And I LOVE the way it looks paired with the mustard-colored tights and turquoise pumps. You look incredible!  :)

  23. very cute photos! im loving the mustard leggings!

  24. tracy pakoua23 February, 2012

    nice outfit !! xx

  25. What a delcious skirt. There's much hope where there's flowers indeed. No wonder it brought a smile to you beautiful face. xoxox

  26. WOW WOW WOW! This has to be one of my fave outfits... the floral printed skirt and the mustard with deep teal shoes! Perfect way to brighten up my day for sure!

    Thank you heap for the RT and also for your kind words today! Totally blown away by wonderful people in blogosphere!
    Still can't believe it took me this long to share a pic.

  27. WOW! Those yellow tights are amazing and sweet florals.
    xo Annie

  28. BestofPBConsign24 February, 2012

    Loving the skirt and using the belt as suspenders. I am now open to wearing floral prints a few years ago, I was very anti-flowers. 

  29. your floral dress is so pretty, and i love the mustard tights!

  30. lol I just saw the new name "refined pursuit." Thanks for the update.   Glad that you're pro-floral now! -xxoo ;)

  31. OMG doll of course! I loved your post, so happy to see your pretty face!

    Thanks for the kindest comment. :-) -xx

  32. Love the floral print. HOT!

  33. aww, thanks! -xo Have a lovely weekend Alexis!

  34. oooooo, belt to suspender situation is cute! I wonder if any of my skirts will do that. And friend Madd, I bet you brighten any room on any day ;)

  35. Heather Fonseca02 March, 2012

    Love your outfit!  I like how you mixed the floral skirt with the stripe shirt.  I haven't experimented much with print mixing but it's a trend I just love so I'm going to have to start!  Thanks for the inspiration.

  36. Thanks! Yes, I always just tend to look at it like art, if I think it looks good to me, just do it. Much less pressure that way. :-) Happy weekend to you, lovely.


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