Wednesday, June 13, 2012

FC: This or That: Floral

 Tee - H&M, thrifted
Jeans - Divided, thrifted
Textile Flats - Cydwoq (Pedshoes)
Leaf earrings - Claire's (long time ago)

Ahh the ever internal struggle over prints. I am not a print girl. I much prefer tie-dye, interesting cuts, and solids. Prints I like: geometric/mod prints, plaid/stripes, odd prints (bugs, fish, etc). Prints I typically don't wear: floral, tribal/ikat, animal 'fur' print.

In the past I have made exceptions and bought pieces I loved because I liked them despite being a print I don't feel matches "me" or my style. I still barely have words to explain what I like, but I've learned a bit of a formula for what I DO like and what I will wear. Prints aren't usually on that list.

How ever today was a challenge day. And what better to challenge myself with than a floral shirt. I love this shirt. I've worn it a bunch. The weird neckline is comfortable and the cut, while it floats away from my body, still shows off my waist-line fairly well.



And I can't forget my favorite flower based thing - My buttonflowers! The brain children of my IRL friend, Michael, my blogger-buddy, Ally, and my own personal love of luxe fabrics. I puzzled out two different designs for these fabric flowers and have been pinning them to everything since I started. I still struggle to work them into my own wardrobe, but they've made excellent bows for presents, thank-you gifts, hat decorations, and more. Today I'm wearing a cluster of 3 minis to jazz up the neckline of this tee.


Also, I'll be a bit late in getting to everyone's post today. I'll be afk for most of the day. I can still be reached by email, but I'll probably be playing catch-up on my blogroll/challenge participants through to tomorrow.

As always, don't forget at the end of the week to send Keely [kkmkreations[at]live[dot]com] your favorite participating photo to be included in the round-up. Also remember to pop by the other participating FC members and give them some encouragement! We have 25 lovely participants so far. I hope everyone is getting some inspiration from this challenge.

22 comments:

  1. I really love what you did with your buttonflowers to dress up the neckline of this top! It really adds something! Love your red pants and bright red lips too! I really wanted to use a buttonflower for the challenge today but ran out of time as I was getting ready this morning to figure out how to work it in.

    I prefer a lot of the prints you like too, the plaid/geometric type stuff. I do wear floral, but it isn't always my favorite.

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  2. Funny, I have the excact same tee from HM, how cool is that! :) I loved it so much I bought it in three different colours, the grey like yours, a coral one and a dark grey/purple one. Love the print! :)
    Thanks for hosting the fashion challenge!! :)

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  3. The t-shirt is awesome - especially with those pants. They make the red in the shirt pop. The button flowers are a great addition. I liked how Lynne clustered many together a few days ago.

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  4. This is a great floral tee Megan! And I love how you added your super cute buttonflowers to the collar! In fact, this is a great picture of you! I like the lipstick on you! I actually went with tribal today because I have so much floral printed stuff! I personally love a good print (stripes, polka dots, floral . . . locks LOL), but I don't have a lot of tribal print, so this was a challenge a bit for me. I think you did a great job with this floral tee!

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  5. Totally cute - and you look sweet in the red lippy!

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  6. I love your floral! I know you aren't a print person, but this one really is you. Nice!

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  7. You are definitely rocking the floral trend, especially with those button flowers.

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  8. Yes, the button flowers are the perfect accent for this cute top. And I agree with Sheila, the red lips are great!

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  9. I really like that top, especially with the red skirt/pants! And, confession, until you said so, I didn't realize the flower buttons were add-ons! They look perfectly at home on the shirt.

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  10. This top is definitely a keeper. You know that I love you're wearing MMD button flowers with it.

    And I blogged about you today :)

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  11. You look absolutely stunning Megan- I really love red lips on you and the floral top with your buttons is adorable! Your least fave prints are my fave prints (esp animal print- roar!)

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  12. The buttonflowers really jazz up the t shirt! You look great :-)

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  13. Awww you look incredible. I really love this tee and it looks so special & pretty every time you have worn it. I adore it with the red pants. Also, your button-flowers are A-DO-RA-BLE!! Do you ship to Albania?

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  14. Of all the pairings posted for this shirt, I love it best with these pants. Great look

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  15. I love the tee - especially with your red jeans. Still a very "Megan" look.

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  16. I seriously LOVE that blouse!!! The color combo and the graphicness of the floral are awesome.
    I'm making "button flowers" (except I call them yo-yo flowers) in calico prints as a craft demonstration this Saturday! I love your folded ones!

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  17. This is my favorite remix of this top. Great proportions and red pants rock!

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  18. The minis are adorable too.

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  19. Love the red lipstick...and all the mini-flowers adding to the bouquet here.

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  20. That is a very nicely designed border print. Like seeing all your remixes with it. Perfect with the red jeans.

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