Thursday, February 26, 2015

Going Dutch

Fashion and art tend to go hand and hand together. One example would be the trend this season for what I and apparently J. Crew would call the "Dutch Floral" print. These floral prints are directly inspired by the dark, moody and sumptuous still life paintings done by Dutch artists in the 17th century. Google "Dutch Floral" or "Dutch Still Life" and you will see plenty of these types of pictures that my dress today pays homage to.

While J. Crew came up with several pieces in this style of floral for Fall/Winter, my dress today is actually an "inspired by" version, or if it were a painting I guess it would be a "forgery" of J. Crew.  It gives you the beauty of this type of print, but at a slightly more affordable price at $29.99. Now all I need to do is wait for an exhibit of Dutch still lives to come to my local museum and I'll blend right in with my affordable floral frock!









Linking Up With: Fashion Friday
Rachel the Hat 

Dress: Forever 21 here
Sweater: Kohls 
Shoes: Miu Miu similar here
Bag: Clare V. Leopard fold over "Supreme" clutch here
Necklace: LOFT
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque"

11 comments:

  1. Another gorgeous floral dress in your collection. I love pairing floral with red.

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    1. Thank you Ada! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  2. Very nice outfit!

    Greetings from Prague!

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    1. Thanks Martina! Thank you for visiting all the way from Prague! :)

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  3. Such a beautiful floral dress & love how you styled it!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Thanks Marta! This dress was definitely a great value and something you can wear during any season. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Super pretty dress and print! Love the leopard bag with it too! Very fun! Thanks for participating in FUN FASHION FRIDAY! Hope to see you back every week!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Dawn! I thought the leopard would add just the right amount of fun to the dress. You can't go wrong with a little leopard! See you next week at the linkup!

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  5. I love this whole outfit. I am really about florals and I love the colors and the accent with the red cardigan.Your shoes are adorable too!
    from the link up,

    please stop by, jess

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

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    1. I definitely love a good floral print! These darker, bold ones are a perfect way to transition in between seasons. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I really like how you styled this rich, floral print! Fun and classy.

    https://countrygirlcityfashion.wordpress.com/

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