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:

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