Garden Floral Dresses

I’m having a summer romance with decadent garden florals. This Alice & Olivia dress in dramatic black awash with red blooms and meandering green vines literally brings to my senses a walk amongst garden blooms. So, that’s precisely what I did for this shoot. 




      I have to say, this season that floral prints do feel groundbreaking, So what sets them apart from you garden-variety florals?  It would have to be the drama — lush, colorful and reminiscent of verdant gardens. 


    The styles I’m gravitating towards feature ornate blooms like the signature prints of Dolce & Gabbana, Zimmerman or Gucci, only this season, you can also find the most romantic blossoms at Anthropologie, Alice + Olivia, Zara and Reformation. 


    If you are looking for something more understated, innocent even, chintz and wallpapers blossoms from Rabecca Taylor’s La Vie line or Love Shack Fancy are definitely the way to go and are two brands I’ve also purchased for summer. I bought this Alice & Olivia dress in particular because it felt so elegant and classic I could see myself bringing it on a trip to Europe ten years from now, to Italy, more specifically, for my own version of La Dolce Vita.


Then I saw these Gucci pumps in almost the exact print, and of course the Marmont bag, with its signature heart stole mine, and my floral love story felt complete.  Don’t you love when clothes can spark your imagination like that? Even cause you to make plans, book that trip, or just escape for the moments you wear them. I hope I can plant that seed for you. How are you’re clothes inspiring you?