April 6, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Flower Child

I love a floral tops. 1. When you're in a hurry, you can just throw one on with jeans and instantly look cute! 2. When the weather is rainy and yucky, it cheers up your day. Yesterday was both of these things. I was in a hurry (when am I ever not?), rushing to get to some meetings in the rain. I started with this floral shirt and decided to go 70's flower child and pair it with some flared jeans. Voila - instant outfit! :-)

Styling tip: This shirt has a shirred waistband and is already cinched at the waist. I added a belt over it purely for decoration/to dress it up a bit! Also, I'm a huge fan of using a beige cami underneath shirts instead of one that is stark white. This creme-colored is not as dark as my skin color but is also not as contrasting as white, which can make a huge difference in an outfit.

Occasion: Meetings
Shirt: c/o The Unique Closet, $34
Tank: Express, really old
Jeans: Gap, $14
Belt: H&M, $20
Shoes: Chinese Laundry/DSW, $40
Necklace: Banana Republic, $20
Charm: c/o Stella & Dot, $19
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8


  1. SaltwaterdreamsblogApril 6, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    very cute!

  2. **Love** the shirt from Unique Closet! Is it a small or medium?

  3. I have something similar that I have been putting off wearing, but now I have no idea why! Thanks for the inspiration as always!

  4. Nice outfit!!!


  5. Stevie Lynn D'AndreaApril 6, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Oh I love the top! So pretty!


  6. jseverydayfashionApril 6, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Thank you! It's a size small.

  7. Very cute outfit! I love that top, and your jeans are cute :)

  8. I really like this look - I was doing some floral and flares earlier this week!

  9. beautiful floral print shirt!! love the belt addition. :)

    cute & little

  10. Random comment... Women wearing rain boots as normal boots, at work... when they are not running around, outside, in the rain. Thoughts??

  11. jseverydayfashionApril 6, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Great question Tracy. I think it's kind of the equivalent of wearing a trench coat indoors, no? I personally don't think I would do it, UNLESS during the course of the day I needed to run inside and outside a bunch. Or unless I forgot to bring shoes to change into. :-)

  12. Yes, you are right... Not sure I'd be doing that either. :)

  13. Seriously...that is my favorite top of yours so far! Sooo cute! :)

    And yes, totally agree about the rain boots...hence the name...RAIN boots.

  14. I'm trying to buy that top right now (LOVE IT!) and The Unique Closet's website is super slow. It has timed out on my about 5 times already. Is it always this slow?

  15. jseverydayfashionApril 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Thanks Stephanie! The website is usually not slow, but they told me they sold out of the shirt this morning. :-( Sorry about that, if I spot anything similar I'll let you know!

  16. It worked! :-) I checked this morning after I saw your post and they were out of the S and M. Then I checked after work and there was a medium available. After continually trying, the site worked and now I can't wait to get my shirt!

  17. when and how did u score those $14 jeans??? ugh, i can't find deals like that!

  18. jseverydayfashionApril 6, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    Joyce, Gap runs "extra 40-50% of sale" deals in the store a lot and that's when I found these! It was sometime in January, they were marked at $30 so I got them for half! You can find insane deals there though, I've gotten belts for $3, silk shirts for $10, but it's always in the store. You won't find that deal online!

  19. you should show the outfit before the belt and after so we can see how it makes the outfit different.

  20. jseverydayfashionApril 6, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    Rachelle, just click the link to the shirt and you can see a picture without the belt on the website!

  21. You look so cute and girly. This is not a typical outfit for you. You look a little bohemian and I love that top on you, it adds some curves. I have a ton of floral tops which I love and wear a lot, myself.