Sometimes, I can be more literal with style challenges (see last week’s SIA post), but at other times the inspiration can seem a little distant, even if it makes sense in my head. This week is the latter.
I took inspiration primarily from Rebecca’s floral-and-stripes print — for her, patterned jeans from her new denim collection; for me, a dress with large-scale print that mixes florals and stripes along the bodice. I also followed Rebecca’s lead in combining the print with a simple top (in her case, a white tank top; in my case, a light chambray button-up) with a base of neutral shoes. Her ensemble also felt on-target for patriotic style, and this is what I wore on the 4th of July. And yes, this is my new eShakti dress, as seen in my most recent clothing budget post.
Details: Floral print dress: eShakti, new and on clearance / Chambray button-up: Target, last summer / Pewter sandals: Target, spring / Silver hoops: Kohl’s, old
And below is a proper pic of the entire dress. I’d still like to take a few inches off the hem — maybe I’d have enough fabric left over for a headband? I love this fabric, including the overscale floral print and striped trim, as well as the texture, which is a linen-like cotton. Perfect for summer!
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