Modern Day Flower Child
This month, the Thrift It Clique was challenged to create an outfit based on a floral theme. To be honest, I don’t usually wear a lot of floral printed items. I’ve always been more of an edgy abstract and geometric print type girl. I thought I would have to go searching for an item at my local thrift store. Luckily for me and my wallet, I discovered a cute shift dress that met the requirements as I was shopping my closet. Plot twist! The item I found in my closet did not have a floral print. It is actually a lace dress with floral details. Much more my style. I tried on the dress to see if it still fit ( ’cause all this brunchin’ and lunchin’ is finally catching up to me and my thighs) and fortunately it did.
The dress is a 70’s inspired bell sleeve lace shift dress. I’ve seen some dresses similar to my thrifted dress in retail shops recently for at least 3x the price I paid. The sleeves on this dress immediately captured my attention and I knew I had to add it to my wardrobe. The best part: the dress was only $5! It reminded me something a festival goer might have worn to Woodstock back in the day. When I thought about how to style the garment, I knew I wanted to do a modern take on the 70’s flower child look complete with a flower crown and peach and coral accents. Thank goodness for Jess at Root + Bloom Floral Designs. She helped me bring my vision to life by providing me with a beautiful living flower crown!
Lace Dress: Thrifted (Thrift World Lewisville)
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Shoes: Calvin Klein via Nordstrom
Flower Crown: c/o Root + Bloom Floral Designs
Photos: Addie of Old World New.
I love how the outfit came together! It’s so feminine and flirty. It’s also a versatile piece. I have plans to wear this dress in a variety of ways throughout the summer and maybe even in the fall.
Be sure to check out how my girl Addie transformed her floral garment from dud to stunning here.
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