How I Wear My: Florals

Welcome to the 20th edition of How I Wear My!

With botanic and home gardens in full bloom and June being the month of brides, graduates and dads (hey, some guys like flowers!), Jill and I thought it was a great time to devote this month’s “How I Wear My” to florals.

Jill of Everything Just So and my partner in HIWM, starts our floral fashion extravaganza off with her summery look of white jeans and a fuchsia Liberty of London for Target sleeveless blouse.

Tamera of Tamera Beardsley demonstrates expert pattern mixing with these phenomenal floral palazzo pants and striped tunic, both from Anthropologie.

She adds a tangerine vintage mohair sweater of her mother’s, a straw basket from an antique market, and vintage brooch necklace that Tamera made herself, creating her signature look.

Kim of Northern California Style wears a stylish J. Crew Liberty print jacket with a white sundress. She likes to mix her jacket with something with another colorful print when she wears it, like her Tom’s Ikat cork wedges.

Gracey of Fashion for Giants brilliantly took an old Liz Claiborne dress that she thrifted and cut off the dated, double-breasted bodice, making it into a skirt. She paired it with stripes & ankle-strap sandals for a modern, pattern-mixed look.

Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb wears a fruit-patterned 1980’s vintage dress that she bought on eBay a couple of years ago. The wrap-around style of this dress is cut too low to wear alone, so she added a hot pink camisole, bright tangerine heels and a purple belt to bring out the fun colors in this dress.

Don’t you love the big flower in her hair? What a statement!

Déjà Pseu of Une Femme d’un Certain Age enjoys floral prints on others, but she’s usually not attracted to them on her, with the exception of Asian and kimono-style prints which she admits she adores beyond reason. Her beautiful jacket is from Zara.

Love the red pointed patent leather flats!

Bella Q of Citizen Rosebud wears a floral sleeveless top with a pair of floral shorts and a floral neck scarf with floral sunglasses…and it all works! Her looks is almost entirely thrifted, just the sunnies were bought new.

I think I am going to have to try a little floral on floral times 2 like Bella!

Becky of Pink Cheetah Vintage wears a retro-fabulous vintage maxi dress. I love the cut, vintage yet modern and that cuff is fantastic!

Ana of Mrs. American Made looks ready for spring and summer in a gorgeous blue floral dress by Milly. So feminine and elegant!

Alicia of Spashionista Report shows us how she wore floral when meeting fellow blogger Megan (on her left) at an event at Flip Flop consignment shop (shop owner Lacey on her right). Her lovely white floral blouse was purchased last year. If you look closely at her oxfords, you can see that they have a floral pattern on them too…in sequins! The shoes are from Shi by Journeys.

Veshoevious of Taxonomy of my Wardrobe wore this Vivienne Westwood skirt while on holiday in Spain. The big botanical print is gorgeous and I think I need a pair of those white espadrilles.
Erica, a reader, wears a shorter neutral floral dress that has functional pockets, one of her favorite features of the dress but not visible in the photo. It’s feminine with the floral print and ruffle along the top, but still very casual. She paired the dress with black flat sandals and added no accessories.
This photo is from last year, it’s one of her senior photos.

This dress has special meaning to Silk Path Diary. It was the first dress she purchased after having her last baby. It made her look and feel like she had a waistline again! She was able to wear it often in many different situations. As she lost the baby weight, it became too big so she sold it and found this one on ebay in her current size. She almost shortened it but didn’t because she wanted to keep its vintage look and a very feminine style.

Suzanne of Suzanne Carrillo Style Files says about her dress, “Fit and flare dresses are one of my all time favourites. I think they are wonderful for every body type.” Agreed, Suzanne, very flattering. What a fantastic dress!

Tori, my stepdaughter, found this blue floral sundress while we were shopping together at Goodwill one day. I love the colors on her and the smaller floral print around the bottom of the dress.

I chose to wear my black Yala maxi dress, with a $4.00 thrifted floral blouse by August Silk and my straw market tote. An ideal outfit for a trip to the farmers market or a vineyard picnic..or both!

Now that the heat is on and it feels like summer has already started—at least in the U.S.—we know the one accessory that you are using every day is your pair of sunglasses!

Please join us for “How I Wear My: Sunglasses” by sending a picture to Jill or me by July 1. Whether you favor aviators or wayfarers, sleek wraparounds or oversized glamour shades, we can’t wait to see you in your sunnies!

A big, giant thank you to everyone who sent in their photos!
And this isn’t even all of them.
There are many more floral looks at Jill’s blog, Everything Just So.
Between our two blogs, this has been the biggest HIWM post yet!
We hope to see you next month with your sunglasses on!
xo, Adrienne


  1. June 4, 2013 / 4:27 am

    Everyone looks so fabulous! Miss Tori May is adorable, and please give her my congratulations.

  2. June 4, 2013 / 4:50 am

    Congratulations to both of you for this perfect post.
    So much inspiration.

  3. June 4, 2013 / 6:25 am

    Oooohh, lovely pictures, and some good inspiration!

  4. June 4, 2013 / 6:38 am

    Ah sorry I missed this one, life has been a little crazy. I already have a sunglasses picture so I’m good for next month : ) Everyone looks great, I’m inspired to find a floral blazer or blouse I think!

  5. June 4, 2013 / 8:10 am

    Another wonderfully inspirational post my dear! So very honored to be included! Bella has me wanting to go mix some more florals and Catherine has me wanting to run to make some floral head pieces!

    You look stunning and dressed to perfection for the wineries or shopping at the farmer’s market. I always love your valuable fashion insight into your area.

    Congratulations also for your post being shared on the Lucky community sight! This sight is new to me… what an honor for you! I really appreciate all the quality work you produce on your blog my dear!

    • June 4, 2013 / 8:16 am

      Ana from Mrs. American Made is gorgeous. Am thrilled to be mistaken for her!

  6. June 4, 2013 / 8:11 am

    Wow, I’m honored to be in such good company! Every one of you lovely ladies is looking gorgeous. I’m impressed by how everyone applied the floral theme to their best advantage. Lots of inspiration here for future reference.

    Thanks Adrienne and Jill!

    Spashionista (Alicia)

  7. June 4, 2013 / 8:12 am

    Everybody looks great! Thanks for including me and thanks for sharing. I could wear florals every day and here is the inspiration for it. : )

  8. June 4, 2013 / 10:01 am

    Thanks Adrienne for this fun post! Love seeing how all the other stylish gals wear their florals. I have gotten some serious inspiration today from here and Everything Just So. Love your blouse. Great idea wearing it that way and the tote is too cute..

    xxoo Kim

  9. June 4, 2013 / 12:07 pm

    I love these posts!!!!! Thank you so much for including me!!!! Everyone looks amazing, but seriously, I LOVE Tamera’s floral palazzos!!! I’ll be doing a floral link up post!!!
    Becky 🙂

  10. June 4, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    20th edition, wow! Everyone looks fabulous, I love florals this year. xoxo

  11. June 4, 2013 / 3:06 pm

    Oh everybody looks fantastic! So many floral interpretations that I just love. These posts are so fun. Here’s to 20 more! XO, Jill

  12. June 4, 2013 / 3:18 pm

    I’m not sure which bouquet I like best- yours or Jill’s! Everyone looks so lovely! i adore Lamb’s looks and Mrs Amercian Made always gets my jaw loose- what true beauties!

  13. June 4, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    popped over from Fashion For Giants
    what a fun challenge
    enjoyed scrolling your blog as well
    can’t wait to check back for more posts

  14. June 4, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    it’s so great to see so many participants these days that there are different faces on each of your blogs. Many lovely looks here!

  15. June 4, 2013 / 7:56 pm

    Such flower power in this post Adrienne! Congrats on the 20th installment. It is such fun to see all the different looks each month. Thank you for the efforts you and Jill put into making this such a lovely series. You and Tori both look fab in your florals.
    xx, Heather

  16. June 5, 2013 / 2:33 am

    All these women look wonderful. I love just a touch of floral in my outfits.

  17. June 6, 2013 / 4:37 am

    Tamera is my favourite, although not how I would normally dress, I love the outfit on her! The mixing of different prints is hot on my list at present.

    You have a really nice blog, with interesting content!

  18. June 6, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    they’re all wonderful. I am afraid the only florals I have are summer Kaftans, anything else might just be a monotone print. NIce work everyone.

  19. June 6, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    There are some cracking floral frocks here! And bags too! Love the envelope clutch and the straw baskets are a lovely summery touch.

  20. June 7, 2013 / 1:08 pm

    What a fabulous selection, Adrienne! Thank you to you and Jill for hosting this every month – your themes are great. I think Bella looks fierce, Tori is just gorgeous (what a beautiful smile she has) and Ana of Mrs America Made looks like you – you two look like you could be sisters!!!

    Thank you for featuring my fruity dress 😉 and the kind words. I’ll definitely be sending something over for sunglasses!!

    Have a great weekend

    Catherine x

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