The weather and the calendar have been at odds in recent weeks, but today it is unanimous, it is truly Spring!I am celebrating by heading out to dinner, cocktails first, of course, to an East Side restaurant with a nice view of the outdoors. I am wearing an abstract floral, in black and white, and topped it with a tiny cropped jacket more for contrast than for warmth!
It is delightful outside and it seems everyone is out, and why not? I must say that many New Yorkers were patient while I was outside being photographed. I am wearing a simple A-Line dress with subtle ruching at the waist. The print is a black and white, abstract floral. It is simple and is so easy to wear. I found it at Nordstrom and was pleased when I saw its small size. I have been looking for an abstract floral in black and white, and most have been too large. So I am happy. SEE?
The cropped jacket is by Miss Selfridge and was thrifted. More reason to smile. The boots are Christian Louboutin, purchased at an upscale consignment store, and the bib necklace came from the jewelry district. I love the way the necklace, though tonal, gives some oomph to the abstract floral dress. I didn't need to use color, only contrast and texture. Here is a closer look:
An abstract floral feels a bit less dainty that one that is more realistic, and the black and white theme gives it a bit of an edge, especially when I added the pewter booties. You may remember ( and hate me for) my three dollar yard sale bag. It is perfect with this; its small , structured size lending nice balance to a sweet, girlish look. Two gold bracelets add some shine.
The fedora adds a very subtle touch of masculine gravitas. I do have a lot of elements at play with this dress. Buy hey, it is Spring, and it is time to play! Happy Spring, Loves!