flower power

April 18th, 2013


You know that scene in the Devil Wears Prada, when Anne Hathaway is wearing the blue sweater, and Miranda explains (not so kindly) the origin of that color “cerulean” on the runways, and then the mass marketing, and all the way until it got to the sweater she was wearing.  It’s a crazy scene — I remember being sort of surprised and shocked the first time I saw it, long before I was connected to the fashion world in any way.  But it did make me think about how trends firter their way down into wider consumption.

And that’s exactly what these florals did.  A few seasons ago, I spent my days drooling over out-of-my-price-range options, and this past winter’s dark, moody florals were a close call.  But I wanted the real deal, and I wanted to not break the bank.

This spring’s florals are everything I hoped for — bold, bright, wearable, and totally chic.  If you’re updating one piece in your wardrobe this spring, I recommend these.

Parker dress (on Zappos! Free shipping and returns!), gifted Shoemnt heels and Jewelmint bracelet (old); Michael Kors watch, gifted NANNIS Italian Jewelry bracelet.






Tags: style

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nadine // Apr 18, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Wow, love your dress and shoes, just wow 🙂

  • 2 Amy // Apr 18, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Great dress and I love the jewelry (especially the watch).

  • 3 Sarah // Apr 18, 2013 at 11:57 am

    That dress looks incredible on you! And I remember that scene in Devil Wears Prada well 🙂

  • 4 I Showed Up In Boots // Apr 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    The dress looks so good on you. You do brights ver well!


  • 5 lili // Apr 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Love this parker dress!!! I put it in one of my clients look books!!


  • 6 Liv // Apr 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    You look great but please stop wearing those sunglasses.  They are too big and overwhelm your face.

  • 7 Elizabeth Burris // Apr 19, 2013 at 5:21 am

    The dress looks really great on you! I am loving the shoes. I think this dress really defines the Spring Summer trend.

  • 8 Emily // Apr 19, 2013 at 10:39 am

    SUCH a cute dress!

  • 9 ashley // Apr 20, 2013 at 8:28 am

    where is your watch from? i love it!

  • 10 Chantelle // Apr 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I must admit. I’ve been amassing too much of a floral collection over the past 5 years. My mom tells me I’ve got a “problem”. It’s all liessss…

  • 11 Melany Dalton // Apr 21, 2013 at 1:52 am

    You look as beautiful as ever. This dress is so awesome and is a perfect outfit for summer!

  • 12 Vanessa // Apr 22, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Love the ankle bracelet Katy!  Let’s make that a trend for spring/summer. 🙂

  • 13 P. Miller // Apr 23, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Great spring look.  Looks refreshing!

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  • 15 Kathryin // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Love those shoes!! 🙂

  • 16 tracy // Apr 30, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Beautiful dress, I too love the watch.

  • 17 Rose // May 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    This look is perfect for summer!

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  • 19 Lelde // May 5, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I love the floral dress! I usually shop at http://www.stylewhile.com as you can try on clothes and share your created styles with friends.

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  • 21 ruavintage // Apr 18, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Lovely dress, really suits you too

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