I haven’t really been one to keep up with new fashion trends. But this fall season I wanted to try something a bit different. While browsing thru fashion magazines, I kept running into floral prints. A few of my favorite designers were using floral prints throughout their fall runway shows and I really loved the idea. Because florals seem to be strictly designated for the warm weather, it’s never really been on my radar for the cool weather.
So of course I just had to incorporate florals into my personal wardrobe change. I found this amazing Moroccan crepe fabric and I snatched up a few yards of it. The colors were perfect and the print reflected the floral trend fashions I kept running across. Moroccan crepe was the perfect option because it’s somewhat heavier than regular crepe and it’s also textured all while still feeling weightless.
To create this look I chose to make separates. The blouse to this look, I used vintage Butterick 4490 pattern. I chose to just make a collar ruffle and omitted the ruffle on sleeve cuff and the front band. I self drafted the skirt and yes, threw in pockets.
To tie the entire look together, I used this Halogen belt and old booties. So the trick to wearing the floral trend during cold weather season is to find a print with a dark background. The dark background helps bring the flowers to the forefront.
I want to say a special thank you to Shayla Givens, owner of Harmony Interiors. She literally allowed us to take a few pictures in her furniture showroom. Her pieces were so plush and beautiful. Can you tell I felt so much at home on her gray couch? Do y’all see all those decorative pieces behind me? I wanted to buy up everything. She’s also on Instagram and Facebook.