Boden’s Flora Bloom in French Navy
Happy day, reader dear!
Let me start right off by saying this is NOT a sponsored post. Not in any way!
I’m simply sharing a craving that has been flung upon me.
F. L. U. N. G.
As in: I want to buy every single piece.
I regularly have style obsessions. It might be for a color. Or a color combination. It could be for an accessory, like Souvenir Scarves, or a particular pair of hoops. (FYI: I still love those hoops and wear them regularly. Just not almost every day like I did that summer…)
For a variety of other Style Obsessions I’ve run through, pop on over here!
I’ve even had a Style Obsession with other patterns. But this one is crazy.
It’s ALL wrong and ALL right at the same time!
Is this spring fever striking early?
Where It Started
The spring catalog. First, I saw the dress and Ooooh. Not just in my head. Out loud. Then a few pages further on I saw the bag. And the scarf. And THOSE trousers!
You know how I feel about scarves. And bags. It was ON.
Our days have been grey and gloomy. The pattern is bright and sunny. It’s got all my favorite colors! Pinks. Reds. Yellow. Green. Blue. It’s obnoxious and has a vaguely 1970’s feel. (Yes, those both count as wins in my book.)
So I pasted the images to my Spring/Summer 2022 Inspo Board on Pinterest. And all heck broke loose.
Style Vibe Derailed
So what can happen when a pattern like this takes over your life?
In this case, it derailled the direction my inspo had been heading.
I went from here:
Soft. Light. Taupes, Whites, Pinks with a bit of Wine for contrast…
A heavily blue based color riot. Good grief! I definitely need some style clarity for spring…
Floral overdose, anyone?
It’s time to take a deep breath, step away from the keyboard and put down the credit card.
I need to regroup and pull out my Spring/Summer pieces from their storage box to see what here would play nicely. I don’t have the energy for any bullies on my style playground BUT I expect at least one of these pieces to make it onto the final version of my French 5 board. The question is, Which one?
I did mention I want ALL the pieces, right? Even the ones that aren’t practical. Like the bag. And the shirt. And the shoes.
The shoes! No, they aren’t exactly the same pattern, but they are so close! And SO fun! How could you be grumpy with these on your feet?
But that would tip me over five. Sigh.
How About You?
Have you ever found yourself in the throes of a Style Obsession? As an adult? What was or is your Style Obsession? Please let me know I’m not alone out there… Which of the 5/6 I’ve shown here might you add to your wardrobe? None? All? Do tell! I love to hear from you!
And because I couldn’t resist…