It has been noted that while not a huge floral print fan in the past, the idea has been growing on me of late. I still find myself steering clear of tiny floral prints, but when done in a larger, more graphic way, I find myself gravitating towards them. Imagine my pleasant surprise, then, when I rediscovered this dress after doing a little spring cleaning in my closet.
What I really love about bigger, bolder floral prints is that they read more sophisticated, adult woman rather than sweet, little girl making them a print that can be both work appropriate when paired with a tailored blazer or cardigan and play appropriate when paired with a few key accessories.
Because I am currently on spring break and we are busy flitting about town finding family friendly things to do, I decided to play up the feminine cut of the dress by adding some sparkly accents that play off the grey in the floral print. Remember, that bolder floral prints can just as easily make the transition to a day of work with more subdued accessories. Take it from me, though, that it is far more fun to face the day with a little extra sheen!
Style Notes: Classiques Entier dress via Last Chance (spring 2009; great for spring) / Gap belt (winter 2011; great for spring) / Enzo Angiolini shoes via Last Chance (winter 2013; similar style) / H&M necklace (summer 2012; similar style) / Michael Kors watch via Last Chance (spring 2012; similar style) / Forever 21 bracelet (fall 2012; great for spring) / Coach bag (spring 2009; love this)