Although I mostly abide by the New York City unstated dress code of black, white, grey and…umm…more black, there is a ruffle-flower-color lover inside of me that’s always just waiting to burst out! As I mentioned this morning J.Crew is drawing me in with its ruffle-adorned workwear (take note please, dear Anthro).
Meanwhile, it looks as though Anthropologie is nailing it with flowers, florals and abstract interpretations of gardens for Fall 2015. I’ve got a lot of favorites at the moment — too many to actually list out, but inside are some of the items I’m really drooling over. And I’d love to hear your favorites too!
Anthropologie’s dress section is overflowing with gorgeous patterns in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. I absolutely love this Brindille Sheath ($158) and the way the print scale is mixed on each of the three panels. Yes, I am absolutely hunting this down for a review this week. Every color in this dress is perfect to me. The sheath silhouette kind of scares me, but hopefully it will have enough of a release over the hips that I can wear it, shapewear or no.
Other floral frocks catching my eye include this beautiful silk beauty, this super-fun late summer mini, a Corey Lynn Calter print I love so much and am happy to see back, the denim interpretation, a crazy expensive but admittedly beautiful dress, this flattering fit-and-flare I saw on someone in Rockefeller Center today and she looked gorgeous(!), and a dress that looks made for garden parties to me.
A floral skirt is a fall and winter must for me, especially on those super-short days when I need something to cheer me up against the lack of daylight. Noir by Sachin + Babi had a sample sale last week here in NYC and I went hoping to find this piece (and perhaps a few of their gowns carried by Anthropologie). I came up short but my desire for this skirt is no lessened.
The only problem is that there are about a billion other flower skirts I want from Anthro too. Like, oh, the new version of the Tearoom Pencil Skirt ($88) the community is raving about, the very bold Tropicale Skirt ($118), the lusciously rich Belladonna Skirt ($178) — and I like the styling option Anthro shows for the blue motif version.
Nothing brightens up a solid-colored bottom like a floral top! I love the swooping strokes of the Tachisme Tank ($168) above and the similar artistic leanings of the Brushstrokes Tank ($118) and Pani Peplum Tank ($68). The more intricate pattern of the Garden Tapestry Blouse ($148) also caught my eye, as did the simple fun of the Embroidered Kilda Pullover ($128). And of course you already know I’m quite in love with the Florilege Coat ($248).
I have one more beach trip planned for Labor Day weekend, and while neither the Seafolly Beach Rose set ($112/$77) nor the Zimmermann Embroidered Lucia Maillot ($375) would work on me, a girl can dream, right?
Which of Anthropologie’s florals are you dreaming about?