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Are you all digging the florals right now? I know I’ve written about my love of the flower before here and here, but right now, with Spring in every little corner here in Northern California, I am feeling floral love more than ever.
I’ve been wearing this J Crew floral ‘popover’ shirt a lot. Probably too much. It goes with everything and it’s comfy and feels fresh. It’s a silk/cotton blend and is a lot more blue than it shows online. I think it’s on sale and additional now too.
I’ve been planning a few strategic additions to the ole wardrobe for the warmer months and I am considering the addition of a few more flowery items.
They just make me happy!
Did you know if you Pin and item on Pinterest from another site, it will notify you if that item drops in price? Probably I’m the last to know about this, but it’s kind of cool. It’s especially nice if you’ve forgotten all about that piece. Very clever, actually sneaky, marketing
This notification thing happened to me twice this week. Once with a Pottery Barn item and yesterday with this Tory Burch sweater…
|Tory sweater HERE|
It’s still a bit pricey for $195, but the print is gorgeous. Might be the one thing to splurge on.
I’m really trying to buy less, and buy better. I’d rather have perfect pieces that I love than a big closet full of sales and seasonal impulse buys. Makes life simpler too.
I can see this sweater with khaki shorts, distressed jeans or a flowy white skirt, all items I own already.
Yesterday I found this beautiful space on Pinterest and I had visions of doing our tiny dining room all in floral paper.
I like that this isn’t fussy and the bare woods, glass and white walls give it that California vibe.
Also, I was excited when I found this little lovely from Zara. More affordable and think how many ways this could be worn. It’s longer and I could even see it as a beach cover-up.
I have to say blouses are now my go-to items daily. They cover a multitude of sins by skimming over you, not grabbing like a tee or sweater, and you always look more put together. Maybe this is an over 45 thing, but has anyone else rediscovered blouses lately?
But back to flowers, How adorable is this MZ Wallace Tote? It was in my Nordstrom catalog and I’m crazy about this. MZ Wallace totes are super lightweight and perfect for travel as well as your day bag to chuck everything in, like I do.
I like to get one good tote for the Spring/Summer season. Usually I’m quite rough on warm season bags as they go on travels, trips to the beach, pool, and park. They often need replacing by the next year. (I won’t even mention that particular people around here felt a Jamba Juice could be carried in my tote last Summer!)
Even the inside is the print! LOVE.
No Jamba Juices will enter if I own this!
|MZ at Nordstrom|
Lastly, I realized this week I have almost no cute skirts in my closet! I don’t know how that is possible, but I need to fix that quick.
Next week, Adrienne, from The Rich Life on a Budget and Jill from Everything Just So are having their How I Wear My for skirts, and I would love to find a floral one to wear.
I love the skirt Reese Witherspoon has on here.
She lets the skirt be the star with her simple accessories.
|Reese’s skirt by J Crew.|
If you don’t know about How I Wear My, it is a spot for readers and bloggers to send in photos of how they wore or styled a particular item. It changes monthly. Very fun, so check it out and maybe even participate! Entries are due by March 31.
Just also wanted to add these darling floral pants worn by my friend Andrea, of A Della Dress’s, daughter. Her name is Helene Yorke and she’s one of the stars in a Broadway production of a Woody Allen’s, ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ play right now. I can only imagine!! They interviewed her for Broadway.com and in her photo shoot she wore these pretty Tory Burch pants.
I love the juxtaposition of flowers with tough motorcycle jacket. Very modern!
Thanks for sharing with me Andrea. Wish I could see this show. Looks like it’s getting some great reviews too. If you are in New York, and get a chance, check this show out.
Lastly, in flower chat, this is the scene here in California right now.
If you haven’t seem my Instagram, I’ve been spotting California poppies all over the place this week.
I love how they give even the most cruddy little curb charm. . .
Clearly, these are volunteers, or seeds that blow about and find a home.
Also these trees in my neighborhood are this pretty pink for about 2 weeks.
I’m trying to take in all the beauty while it’s here.
Our Wisteria has already started to drop blossoms!
I’m hoping we get another week or so of this!
It was hard to get a photo of the whole thing.
Honestly, it’s hard to drive the car in the garage right now.
|(Don’t look at our cracked driveway that is being lifted by the Giant Sequoia to the right.)|
Are you enjoying Spring’s little gifts? 🙂
Hope you all find a little flower today, wherever you are!
P.S. There is still one day left to get your Savvy Sleeper Pillowcase is you missed, with a discount! I love these beautiful cases and Dale has generously offered a special 15% discount to Northern California Style readers now through March 28.Use the code ‘NorCal’ when checking out on Savvy Sleeper Site.