31 Jan Turning Heads Linkup: Wearing Dark Florals in Winter
Halleluia! Today is the last day of January, and I am ready to kick this month “to the curb!” Besides the no Vitamin D, gray days and cold temps, lets just say I prefer the upcoming month as a precursor to Spring. Before I go on to talk about today’s post, I would love if you stopped by this Friday, when I share my experience with professional teeth whitening, sponsored by a local dentist here..Its not glamorous by any means!
I hope you had a great weekend. I had a good time going to the gym, keeping it low-key with the pups and going out for Charlotte’s restaurant, Webb Custom Kitchen. What was so cool about it is that it used to be an old-fashioned 1920’s movie theatre now converted into a Restaurant. Charlotte’s Restaurant week has so many great choices with excellent wine and food pairings, we decided to head to this unique location. The setting and decor was amazing, and next time we will request to sit in the balcony, where a view of the movie screen playing old classic movies ( quietly in the background) could be seen.
By now, you know it is no surprise that I do love florals. They have to be the “right kind ” of florals though, not the teeny tiny flowers indicitive of what my Grandma wore. When I think of patterns, I think of stripes, florals, chevron, plaid, polka dots and so on. Have you wondered where the floral pattern originated? According to “the Fashion Archives” Long ago, flowers held significant meaning and symbolism in which people wanted in their clothing. It has always been a symbol of femininity, and was present in different cultures, in India, China, Europe and the US.
Besides having a total mental block as to the clothes I wore in high school or earlier, I do know that I enjoyed wearing some floral dresses, floral jackets, and I think I remember a floral print pair of jeans..
I think you also know I like to have a feminine touch to my outfits. I loved the large, bold floral print in this dress with more red, olive and pink tones with a black background . The vintage style is one of my favorites and I can’t get enough of the collar creating the v-back. In the Spring, the dress was worn with a red clutch, white sandals. In the Winter, I have added these burgundy block heels, my Ann Taylor burgundy moto jacket, and my black leather Kate Spade bag. Just these additional accessories can change the look. Perhaps you want to wear your sandals with tights, a black tight with red sandal would work in this scenerio to create a more “wintery look” and by taking a trend ( tights with sandals). If that isn’t your bag, then a bootie or knee high boot will work here as well.
How are you adding a “Spring touch” to your winter outfits? Are you a fan of dark florals?
Now time for the linkup! Please let others know of Turning Heads Tuesday, as now the linkup is not on the homepage. I want to thank you all for participating, as I look forward to seeing your outfits each week. Your comments make my day! xo
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Most clicked: Olga of Local Fashion and her gorgeous embroidered peacock dress. So stunning!
Pinterest Pic of the Week: Bogi, from Hampton Roads, make me want to go out and buy some fancy sleeved sweaters. I need to get with the program!