Les Fleurs

"Yes, but we occasionally get the breezes." *

“Sort of…but occasionally we get the breezes.” *

While I appreciate the ease of No-Brainer dressing, sometimes it’s fun to play a bit more and build an outfit around a specific piece in my closet. This Zara jacket was from last summer, and while I don’t wear it as often as some of my solid jackets, I do enjoy the pop it adds to a simple outfit.

I wanted to find a backdrop with a lot of flowers to complement the jacket, but as we’re in a severe drought, much of the vegetation around here is looking a bit parched. While I was taking pictures, the breeze picked up (as you can see from my hair) and the sky definitely had a “rain possible” look to it; sure enough later that evening the light rain started and continued through to the next morning.

French Kande necklaces

Jacket: Zara from last year, similar  // Tee: Eileen Fisher // Jeans: AG “The Stilt” // Necklaces: French Kande, from the new collection here and here // Shoes: Sole Society from last year. Same style in different colors (runs small, size up 1/2 to full size).

Sole Society ankle strap shoes

*one the many great lines from one of my favorite movies. Can you name it?

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30 Comments

  1. Pamela
    August 4, 2014 / 3:45 am

    Love the outfit – specially the Zara jacket and the red shoes. So pretty.

  2. plutrell
    August 4, 2014 / 4:37 am

    I love these shoes with this jacket! Great job…you look lovely in this style!

  3. August 4, 2014 / 5:19 am

    The Philadelphia Story! Love that movie too. Great look and fabulous necklaces to complete it.

    • August 10, 2014 / 3:28 pm

      Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, too. xo

  4. Ellen
    August 4, 2014 / 5:31 am

    The jacket is a definite 10, it deserves more time out of the closet!

  5. KPL
    August 4, 2014 / 5:56 am

    Love the outfit and the necklaces are really great, especially layered as you have them.

  6. August 4, 2014 / 6:16 am

    Love the whole outfit…but those shoes are terrific.

  7. August 4, 2014 / 6:34 am

    I really like your style choices. I’m going to head over to the necklace site. Those are incredibly gorgeous! Have a great week!

  8. Amber of Butane Anvil
    August 4, 2014 / 6:40 am

    This is one of my favourite looks on you! Gorgeous!!!

  9. August 4, 2014 / 8:46 am

    That’s such a lovely jacket – looks great with jeans and the red shoes.

  10. Northmoon
    August 4, 2014 / 9:11 am

    Great outfit. I must try the layered necklace look, thanks for the inspiration.

  11. katemcivor
    August 4, 2014 / 11:07 am

    I LOVE the jacket. Must make one for myself!

  12. August 4, 2014 / 12:24 pm

    Florals can go tacky very easily if not done right, and that jacket is oh-so-right! It’s floral without being in-your-face or Laura Ashley 90’s nightmarish. The shoes are to die for, too!

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

  13. nell
    August 4, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    My favorite of any look I have seen on you. Color is GREAT on you– playful and enlivening. Also, accessorizing with those necklaces and shoes gives you a completely individual and striking look.

  14. Mustangs
    August 4, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    I absolutely love your style – and this outfit might be one of my favorites!

  15. jangrahammcmillen
    August 4, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    I have such a thing for this jacket. Looks lovely on you, and the shoes are right up my alley. So happy to hear you had some rain … I’m sending some ours to you kids out home.

  16. August 4, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    I’m such a fan of red shoes as outfit accents. That jacket is fabulous, too. Very nice look!

  17. Mh
    August 4, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Why,oh why do you not wear more colors like this! En years younger ,girl!

  18. August 4, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    This is great dressing and proof that simple is elegant. I love the laid back with the statement floral jacket. It speaks quietly, and yet powerful at the same time.

  19. sisie
    August 5, 2014 / 3:51 am

    Well it is so nice to see you in colors!! I have to admit that the black everywhere does no favors

  20. texasaggiemom
    August 5, 2014 / 6:19 am

    Great outfit – love this look on you, especially those shoes! In the past year I have discovered Ann Taylor LOFT as a great source for tall jeans and skirts. They only carry the tall sizes on line, but the combination of their “tall” and “curvy” fits has become a favorite of mine. Old Navy also has tall sizes on line, as does Ann Taylor.

  21. August 5, 2014 / 7:48 am

    That jacket is such a dream, my dear friend, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Thank you sooooooooooooooo much for joining and sharing your style with us.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

  22. Kelly M
    August 5, 2014 / 7:56 am

    What a great outfit! The colors are so flattering on you. I am seriously coveting everything French Kande. Located a shop that carries the line in one of our Fall vacation destinations, so I’ll be checking it out in person soon. Also wanted to mention that I recently was perusing your Pinterest page and was surprised when I saw you with red hair (I’m a new follower). It was fun, but you look like you were born to be a blonde! Love the current style and color – it really suits you.

  23. August 5, 2014 / 11:16 am

    Love the blazer! There was a pencil skirt with it and I still regret not buying it last year!
    It is a gorgeous floral print and dresses up jeans so well.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  24. Leslie in Portland, Oregon
    August 5, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    This is a lovely jacket…the best floral I’ve seen in awhile!

  25. August 10, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    Great jacket! This is a nice change, but still very much ‘you’.

  26. August 10, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    Just perfect! Love everything about this look – colour combination, accessories, styling.

  27. Jess
    August 11, 2014 / 8:13 am

    Love this look! I always liked florals and am a huge fan of Zara, so a winner! I like to see women style denim and this is a great look espceially with those hot red shoes!
    from the link up,

    please stop by, jess

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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