I do love a nice black floral

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I wore one—a dress—to my mother’s birthday party, and my brother Todd said I looked very “Morticia in springtime.” But that is sort of the appeal; black florals are pretty and feminine, but also have a bit of an edge. This appealingly clean-lined kimono is on sale right now at Net a Porter.

I like the flattering neckline here, and the print is perfectly lovely.

I’ll get comments on how pricey this dress is—it’s right on the outer limits of the GOACA price ceiling—but it is just divine.

This plus-size option nips in at a pretty universally flattering spot.

Just a really easy sundress.

This wrap dress strikes me as both sweet and work-appropriate.

This top is a very faded black, but I’m including it because it’s so damn cute.

A very moody rose print.

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9 Thoughts on I do love a nice black floral
    Meegan
    8 Jun 2017
    8:17am

    Morticia in springtime’ is my new bench mark.

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    joannawnyc
    8 Jun 2017
    9:23am

    Is this the same brother who critiques your taste in shoes?

    Fab collection!

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      DeDe
      8 Jun 2017
      9:25am

      I was wondering that, too! We definitely need a post along the lines of “Shoes My Brother Would Hate”.

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    DeDe
    8 Jun 2017
    9:26am

    Ok ok these dresses are nice and all, but HOW ABOUT THAT DATE.

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      c.w.
      8 Jun 2017
      3:11pm

      I’m with DeDe because I’m nosey and curious and also hope you had a fabulous time.

      Florals in general…meh. But that’s me.

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    MariaO
    8 Jun 2017
    10:48am

    If I had the type of income that would justify it, I would DEFINITELY buy that Marc Jacobs dress – it is just gorgeous!

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    Mary Alice
    8 Jun 2017
    1:04pm

    I’ve always been obsessed with a dark floral. I want everything!

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    Cola
    8 Jun 2017
    11:14pm

    I never really considered a black floral even when you sang its praises in a post about 3 or 4 years ago. Then two years ago I bought a black floral dress (I think you were whispering in my ear) and I have to say, it’s my most worn, most useful, most complimented dress. Thank you!

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