I know I am going through something new, because lately I am drawn to patterns with bold florals…maybe it is all the flowers blooming around the city.  Typically, I do not like floral patterns at all.  But, I went straight for that window dressing which I displayed on Would You Wear It Saturday (more about that later)…it was the prints calling me to come on over! So, here I am wearing a new top I found at Marshall’s over the weekend.

This outfit met all of my adjectives.  I believe it communicates:

Creativity – through the color and pattern, the gold shoes, and the bracelet (Soft Surroundings)

Current – I feel very youthful and stylish wearing this.  You will notice that pattern is very popular with the younger ladies and it is very much in style right now.  I told you sneakers were on trend right now and I am sporting a new pair with a little gold sparkle to them.  Very comfortable.  Nurture is a new brand to me.  I purchased two pair at Dillards and both are in the slide show below.

Approachable – I want to wear styles that make me smile, and give me the confidence to reach out to strangers and friends around me.When my look says I care about myself, then it naturally follows the message will be I care about others as well

Chic – the look says chic and classic through the button down blouse design and choice to style it with the casual, utility jacket.  The Jacket on top tones down the floral so it is not so loud.  I do not think I would wear the top without a jacket…but we will see.  My denim are the Metro Leggings from Soft Surroundings…also in the slide show below. These fit more like a skinny jean than a true legging.

Strong: A well styled look projects strength in a woman.  Stacy London says this about us over fifty ladies, “Reverential allure comes from a woman’s power, wisdom, and experience.”  I like that.

ABOUT THE WOULD YOU WEAR IT OUTFIT

First let me say, kudos to Anthropologie at The Shops of La Cantera Mall in San Antonio for their window merchandising display.  I was drawn to the beauty of the spring display immediately.  I liked the print in the long skirt and would wear a top in that print in a heartbeat.  However, for some reasons maxi skirts make me feel big and old.  I have only tried on one I believed to be flattering and it had very carefully placed seams.  I also have not found a shorter jean jacket I felt confident wearing, so I currently do not own one.  For me, this is a no…I would not wear it.  But, I loved looking at it!

Obviously since I am wearing this blouse, I do like an occasional bold pattern, but under control.  What about you?  How are you with wearing a bold floral if it is on a garment you feel confident in.  This would definitely be a style I would keep for retirement years….whenever that happens.

I hope you like the slide show below…and that you are looking at a fun week ahead………..make sure you……………………………

KEEP SMILING!!

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