How to style spring florals differently

It’s that time of year again. The time where pastel florals are out in full swing everywhere. Some days you’re in the mood for them, others not so much. Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against all the pretty floral prints out there right now. I do like floral prints. But I love going against the flow. Doing my own thing. This look is all about florals done a bit differently.

I decided to throw on my black and white floral skirt with a dusty lilac tee with an applique floral pattern on it. Casual yet cute. I found these cute laser wedge sandals at Ross and threw them on with this. Gotta love a good Ross deal! Only $16.99 for these wedge sandals. I find it hard to shop at regular retail stores unless I’m shopping their clearance racks. Ross, Marshall’s and TJ Maxx are my go-to places for new clothes for less.

This does not, by any means, mean that I am not going to throw on some pretty pastel florals at any point this spring. I love florals. I may even have to find some of those gigantic floral print dresses, reminiscent of the 90’s that are coming back in again. But sometimes, you’ve gotta switch things up a bit. You do you, boo.

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Fuchsia Bow Tie Top + a non-sewing tip to shorten your skirt

I got this Jennifer Lopez fuchsia bow tie top after Christmas on the clearance racks at Kohl’s. For less than $5. As usual. Ha. It has been such a cold winter and spring, I just now got around to wearing it for the first time. The top is a bit of a wrap top in the front and I didn’t realize until I was out and about in it that it looked like it had come un-sewn for about an inch and kept trying to flop open a bit too far. I’ll have to try and sew that back up again so I’m not having to keep holding it closed or put the straps from the bow over that spot in the future.


Tortoise shell sunglasses


The denim skirt a friend gave me. And while it’s a really cute style with a back slit that I love, I didn’t like that it cut off right on the top of my knees. Knees being these weird knobby little things we don’t really want to draw the eyes to, I always think the hemline should either be an inch or so above the knees or just go ahead and fall right below them so we aren’t accentuating them. Amirite?


Denim skirt + fuchsia bow tie top


So, I used the old school trick I used to do in high school to make skirts shorter and rolled the hem up one turn at the top. Because of the heavy denim material and the pockets and slit on the back, any more than that wouldn’t have worked on this skirt. Since the top was pretty long, I just tucked a little in at the front and let it hang over the now bulky waistline so the roll up wasn’t noticeable.


Fuchsia Top


The phone case is a Kate Spade. Gorgeous, huh?


Bow tie top, denim skirt, kate spade phone case + silver metallic converse sneakers


The sunglasses are from TJ Maxx but came from American Eagle Outfitters. And the shoes are silver glitter Converse sneakers.


Casual style


Yep, chillin’ like a villian. (A friend said that on a Snapchat post recently. Now the phrase is stuck in my head. Hahaha.)


Purple-pink bow tie top + jean skirt


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Denim back-split skirt


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