Monday, June 3, 2013

Outfit Post: Florida Florals


Warning: There are a lot of florals in today's post.

It's unseasonably warm summer weather, here. I think my boyfriend summed it up best when he asked me if was retiring anytime soon to Florida  I guess my big bulky blue sweater and riotous mix of pink florals and tourist white sandals,  that I am looking a bit like a Florida retiree. 




I am loving these flat practical 1990's era white leather sandals. They look like classy Birkenstocks, which remind me of those "it kicks" by Celine" and therefore, cool. Ha ha. 

What IS super cool is this top- the vivid colors and prints remind me of the Helga-Sarah-Vix mix, the print is something I can see in a jumpsuit for Sarah, a shift for Helga and a maxi for Vix. I've been wearing it a lot- somehow it seems to go with everything. So warning: the next outfit post may possibly also feature this top. 

Today's outfit is 99% thrfted. The sunglasses were from Target, purchased for $12 nearly 5 years ago. So not exactly new. And they aren't going into retirement anytime soon.


#SHOPSECONDHANDFIRST 99% Thrifted. 100% Blooming
Now Wearing:
  • floral wayfarer sunglasses
  • 1960s floral scarf, thrifted
  • 1960s Hawaiian top, thrifted
  • 1960s white painted flower brooch, thrifted
  • floral rayon shorts, thrifted
  • St John's Bay sandals, thrifted
Linking up to other rosebuds of substance over at Not Yet Dead Style

33 comments:

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Super fun Bella! When I saw the black and white photo, I immediately thought of DoodleArt, in a good way! I just got an itch to fill in the colour with my sharpies.

Sue xo

Anne M Bray said...

I've seen some double floral mashups that are in dire need of an intervention -- you, no surprise, mix masterfully. I'll issue them a visual violation fix-it ticket and send them to the Bella mixology school.
(Why am I so grumpy today?)

Terri said...

You're a veritable bouquet! Note to self: check into white sandals.

Val Sparkle said...

You're a garden of earthly delights! Your boyfriend's comment sounds very much like Curtise's partner saying she looked like she was dressed for a church picnic! Men just don't get it.

Shybiker said...

You're lookin' good, buddy.

juli said...

Lovely pairings! And the shirt is just smashing.
xx juli

fragmentsofmyclothing.blogspot.com

teatimewithtrina said...

Your bouquet ensemble is just what the summer florist asked for. Leave it to you, Bella to mix floral with floral and still make it a masterpiece.

Sacramento Amate said...

You know how much I love mixing patterns, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Frocktasia said...

I love the print and colours of your fabulous top and I can totally see that on A jumpsuit for Sarah, shift for Helga and maxi for Vix :)
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Sara said...

Great pattern mixing! That shirt is so lovely. We've had incredibly hot weathers here too :S

Vix said...

What a compliment! I love this colourful and eclectic mix on you, it even works in monochrome! xxx

pastcaring said...

Lots of fabulous florals, no problem with that! You look very summery and very good! xxx

FASHION TALES said...

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Susan Liberatore said...

lol!
I think you look gorg. The last 2 to bottom photos?? Stunning!
And florals work for you. Me, not so much.
Happy Monday.

Patti said...

"Rosebuds of substance" - I love that. And I love your flowery look and white sandals. You glow. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday! xoxoxo

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Ah! Beautiful!

menopauselsupermodel said...

You are a glorious garden!! I love how you mixed the floral prints!!

Franca said...

I don't really know what florida is like but this is not what i'm picturing! It looks great!

spashionistareport said...

I lived in Florida for 25 years and you do NOT look anything like a retiree LOL! I'm jealous that your legs look so terrific in shorts. What a great, easy warm weather outfit ;-)

Spashionista (Alicia)

Krista Gassib said...

OMG I think my look is a Florida tourist....I bet your BF would say that if I met him :) I'm totally down with all kinds of florals mashed up! See ya soon Bella Bo!

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Sweet combos, our Bella. You wear them so well. Great stuff, and you look lovely.

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

That shirt WOULD make a fab maxi!! Please order two, one for Vix and one for me. I admire your mixes and laughed at the comment from your sweetie. Nowadays Joey doesn't say much since people on the street will often give me compliments on stuff I've made. In the beginning he didn't get it at all. No problem, right? That's part of our allure, being ourselves despite the lovingly raised eyebrow. :-) Love you!!! Stay cool.

Hippy At Heart said...

really a lovely outfit, love the shorts, amazing!

The Style Crone said...

'Riotous mix of colors' is so right on! Your eye never ceases to amaze me. The scarf and pin only add to the allure of this ensemble The black and white photos allow the patterns to be seen in a unique way. Brilliant is all that I can say.

Adrienne said...

This Florida girl is seriously loving this floral pairing. You look fab :)

Adrienne
What Lola Wants

Ariane Lasalle said...

Nice Bella! i love how you mixed the 2 florals very pretty
Cold in Montreal these days!

Ariane xxx

Marissa said...

You've got me in the mood for summer! I would never think to mix two different floral prints, but it totally works.

Ava Grayson said...

It's quite warm here in central GA too. This is a great mix of florals, which I love! The shirt is fab and I can totally see the print on Sarah, Helga, and Vix too!

<3

Jill said...

Love the double floral look! I also like that sweater. Thank you for sharing your floral love with us for the "How I Wear My" post! XO, Jill

Linda Wolf said...

Fun, Bella! LOVE your crazy retiree look! Sometimes, ya just gotta do it! Wacky-tacky has a way of lifting one's spirits. :)

I've got a couple of short, super loud, vintage mumus from places with names like Peg's Tiki Togs. Their names alone cracks me up! I wear them when it's way too hot here in SoCal for clothes in general. I refer to this as my "retirement community hairdresser" look.

Rock on with your bright and flowery self, girl!

Joni James said...

You have a Fantastic way with words, and Fffflorida Ffflorals!

Ofelia said...

Boyfriend is right! I see many people dress this way here in South Florida.
You just need to add some high socks and some runners and start to complain about the heat and the drivers and I feel right at home.

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

you're a garden of awesomeness!

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