Floral 2 (Dressy)

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florals for the 50's, 60's & 70's

Floral for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: The Dressy Version

Quote of the Day: “Everyone has their own special gift.  In some it is speech, in some, silence.  The world has need of small perfections as well as great achievements.” Anonymous

If one thing represents girly, flowers are definitely it!  Personally I am not a flower girl—they seem like such a waste.  You spend a lot of money on them and they die in a week.  However, put them on clothing and I’m can handle it to a small degree.  In the fashion sense, floral can be images of delicate flowers, groupings of greenery, or even brush stroke images.  For this post, we’ll pretend we’re going out to a fabulously nice restaurant—meaning get dolled up!!  The Floral Discussion 1 (here) uses these exact same pieces only in an office setting.

Florals for the 50's. 60's. 70's Florals for the 50's. 60's. 70's

50’s Floral: Of course it would be so much safer to pair this bright yellow dress (crazy bright, I know) with nude heels…but what’s the fun of safe?  Why not add some different colors to the mix…life is too short to dress boringly!

Shoes: Kohls (similar here)~~Dress: Joseph Ribkoff (similar here)~~Cardigan: Loft (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Florals for the 50's. 60's. 70's Florals for the 50's. 60's. 70's

60’s Floral: This red dress is such a perfect backdrop for the floral jacket.  Since the jacket is suede, it also acts to warmify it!  (I’m allowed to make up words….it’s my blog).  Besides, realistically, you almost always need some kind of jacket after dinner since it cools down so nicely, here in Denver.  Sometimes, you even need the jacket in the restaurant!!

Jacket: Chicos (similar here)~~Dress: Peter Nygard (similar here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Florals for the 50's. 60's. 70's Florals for the 50's. 60's. 70's

70’s Floral:  Adding a silk blouse, which has a fabulous shine, and heels are a great combination for getting spruced up!  Incorporating mom’s pearls is another  way to add an elegant touch.

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Blouse: Impressions (similar here)~~Shoes: Bally (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

Since we were dressing up in this post,  I located some floral skirts you might find tempting to check out:

  • Everyone looks fabulous – that lace trimmed red dress is my standout fave!
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  • Rafaela

    Such a nice post!! Love it!!

    http://fashionwalkinbrussels.blogspot.com/

  • Your Mom always rocks it and I love your shoes!

    • Thanks Delilah…coming from the queen of fabulous shoes, that’s quite a compliment!! My mom & I tend to butt heads about her looks at times (I actually talk about this on next Monday’s post)…so it’s nice to hear that other people like it!

  • nancy siegel

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I especially like the trim at the bottom of Nancy’s dress. Remember that Grandma always bought and wore floral–LARGE FLORAL–dresses of polyester. She’d be right in style today, wouldn’t she!!!! Aunt Nancy

    • Thanks Aunt Nancy…Of course grandma would be in style…I’d just have to find her some better shoes…ha ha!

  • I love your fun and vibrant yellow dress with these bold shoes! It shows your self confidence! So pretty for spring!

  • dan

    I like very much floral prints! The necklace in the first photo looks nice on the yellow dress…

  • Jodie, you are the QUEEN of shoes–I never paid much attention to them til I started reading your blog, now I find myself clicking on every shoe-site link that pops up on my computer! Gotta disagree with you about fresh flowers, though 🙂

    • Sharon—Shoes…yes, I feel they are the cherry on top, the jelly to my peanut butter & everything in between! But really, would I have looked as nice with teva’s paired with that dress? The shoes make the outfit in so many cases, in my humble opinion!! Glad I’m giving you the fever also! As for the flowers, I like them when other people have them….does that count?

      • Those shoes are perfect for that dress–to coin an overused phrase, they absolutely add a fun and charming pop of color to the whole look. Guess I need to start expanding my shoe wardrobe beyond one good pair of tennis shoes, one old pair of tennis shoes, cowboy boots, and mucking boots. lol

        And yes, it counts that you like other people’s flowers 😀

        • Really, you only have 3 pairs of shoes? Crazy….I can certainly help!!

  • A couple of things…
    1. Today’s post got a ‘Love’ from me
    2. I feel the same exact way about flowers…they are such a waste! When I was a teenager, I dated the son of a local florist. He brought me flowers all the time. 🙁
    3. Love, love your outfit!!
    4. Warmify…LOVE IT!! 😉
    Darlene
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

    • Let me thankdify you tremendously…ha ha (I was terrible to play scrabble with)!
      ps…I still have a bunch of dried flowers from when my hubby & I were dating…I keep wanting to toss them, but he always says no….ugh!

      • You are too funny! Don’t ask him…just toss those dead flowers!!!

    • Let me thankdify you tremendously…ha ha (I was terrible to play scrabble with)!
      ps…I still have a bunch of dried flowers from when my hubby & I were dating…I keep wanting to toss them, but he always says no….ugh!