Fall Florals

As you know, I'm not big into rules. No white after Labor Day, no double denim, this color is "too wintery", this dress is "too summery" -- toss 'em all out.

It all goes back to the principle, the 2-Part Fashion Cocktail: You can wear anything you want to wear, if you add the right vodka or cranberry to perfectly balance it.

Last spring I lived in Cambridge, England for a month {house-sitting for my darling friend Briony} and packed expecting sunshine, only to be met with freezing temperatures. The weatherman was still in winter, while my heart was oh so in spring that I could not get enough of floral. Pinterest, magazines, catalogues, I was craving it like water, so ready for a change of season. So I purchased this maxi skirt to get my fix. and then promptly layered it with a tee, blouse, sweater, fur collar, tights, leggings and socks. 

You can wear a summer/spring print like floral in fall/winter, as long as you balance it out with some cold weather pairings. Chunky boots and warm layers and voila, this light fabric and floral print is wearable all year round.

So as the temperature starts to drop, don't put away your pastel, flowy, floral favorites. Add some winter vodka to anchor it and you'll be chic all season long. 

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Shop this Style { Cream Cableknit Sweater : Forever 21 : Similar | Floral Maxi Skirt : Primark : Similar | Fur Collar : borrowed : Similar | White Necklace : Ann Taylor : Similar | Tan Boots : DSW : Similar | Gray Hobo Bag : Melie Bianco : Similar | Gold Watch : boutique : Similar }

 Punting {riding in the above boats} down the River Cam is one of the most charming activities and I highly recommend it! Actually if you read Briony's blog you'll know all of Cambridge is charming! Also, this is the debut of my Dad on Dean Street Society! I was raised by Anglophiles {aka lovers-of-all-things-British} so thankfully historical boat rides, used book stores and a tea room were all on the docket this day back in April. Oh my, now I want to go back ...

 

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