Who says florals are just for summer?

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I like florals all year round, and in the winter they’re especially sweet and even optimistic, reminding us as they do of balmier days. This Vince dress has such a pretty, almost impressionistic print.

A stretch silk button-down that’d be great under a V-neck sweater.

The print here is so appealingly watercolor-y.

I’d wear this dress with black tights and big clunky boots.

A pretty, filmy top that’d be great layered over a long-sleeved tee or turtleneck.

Such a deeply cheery skirt.

I am crazy for this sweater: the floral pattern is both subdued and statement-y.

A Madewell wrap top that’d be aces with an oversized cardigan.

This band-collar button-down would be so good under a black blazer.

I’d wear this pretty ruched dress with tights and high black booties.

 

I like how flowy this dress is, and it’s well-priced too.

A sexy kimono top that’s very 70s groupie.

I like the ruffle neck on this subtly sophisticated dress.

And I like the improbable combination of light blue and rust on this dress.

 

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    HickfromStyx
    17 Jan 2020
    1:49pm

    I like these soft, flowing, feminine shapes, after all the skin-tight sausage casings out there in retail land for so many years.

    Black with floral prints takes away the prissiness. The green and black floral skirt is a fresh, modern take.

    So many great choices. Say, is that the Frame dress from the other day?

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    Martina
    18 Jan 2020
    6:10pm

    I bought the Vince blouse last week…the fabric has a little texture to it, and it falls really nicely. Most expensive blouse I’ve ever bought, but worth it. 😁

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    Megan
    17 Jan 2020
    11:37am

    Unrelated: Could you do a post on things to wear on curvier bodies? One of the benefits of aging is that I have put on weight in strange places where I’ve never carried weight before, and my boobs have, frankly, become enormous. As has my ass…but it’s, like, wider? What is happening. Anyway, I no longer understand how to dress. Suggestions welcome!

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    Kathi
    17 Jan 2020
    12:30pm

    Such an excellent smiley post on a cold wintery day.

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    c.w.
    17 Jan 2020
    10:07am

    I am not a floral person (even though the one summer dress I wear over and over is a floral) mainly because my mother was super into florals and I am so determined to not be my mother––no doubt take another two years of therapy to get me past that one. Despite the disclaimers I am so tempted by the Ditsy floral number from Nordstrom even though it’s rayon which I find hot and it has to be HAND WASHED because it looks so perfectly comfortable to throw on with sneakers or sandals in the summer and, as you point out, so easy to pair with boots and a sweater in the winter. You are KILLING it this week, Kim!

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    susanm
    17 Jan 2020
    9:09pm

    These are so good! Really appreciate your eye in this post (and always). Is it too micro to do a followup on florals for short people? I am barely 5 feet, size 14, very fit and always have to think about proportion so I don’t look like I accidentally decided to wear a sofa or a lampshade.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    17 Jan 2020
    7:54pm

    Thanks for the reminder of how great a floral hippie top can look styled over a thin turtleneck or tee.

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