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Monday, March 26, 2012

Full Bloom


As I've mentioned before, I wasn't sure about the floral trend at first, but after putting together the collage for this post, I kept going back to the Zara blouse.  So, as soon as I had earned enough eBay money, I pulled the trigger.  The colors of the print combined with the sheerness of the blouse feel so fresh, feminine and perfect for spring.  I only wish we'd had sunshine instead of gray skies & a steady drizzle when taking these pictures!




What I'm wearing:
Zara blouse (here), Gap trousers (similar on sale here), ELLE pumps, ASOS clutch (here), J. Crew & vintage bracelets, Style & Co. watch

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60 comments :

Natali said...

Beautiful pants and clutch!

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Styleclouds said...

Fantastic look! I love this blouse and with the white pants it becomes a very classy summer look! Beautiful! Have a wonderful Monday! xo, Christina

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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

you look so pretty :) love the blouse and your hair is just gorgeous :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

BritneyN_0518 said...

You look very beautiful in these colors. And the outfit makes me super excited it's spring!

PS-I've got a giveaway going on at my blog! http://britspolkadotlife.blogspot.com

Britney

Di - City and Burbs said...

I'm so with you. I wasn't sure if I was going to jump on the floral bandwagon. Not only did I jump on it, I'm driving it! I love how you paired theses two, classy! :-)
Xoxo,
Di

Mere and the Mister said...

What a lovely outfit and beautiful hair!!
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Mere and the Mister said...

What a lovely outfit and beautiful hair!!
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Tiffany* said...

Love this blouse and the photos are gorgeous! Love how you kept the outfit simple and let the blouse do all the talking!
beijos,
Tiffany
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Tiffany* said...

Love this blouse and the photos are gorgeous! Love how you kept the outfit simple and let the blouse do all the talking!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Erin said...

I've been craving one of Zara's floral blouses (and pants)! This looks beautiful on you!

Crystal @MissCrystalMakeup said...

Yeah, I'm not really into the floral trend either BUT this looks really pretty! Love the pairing with the white pants.
xo~Crystal

Christinah715 said...

Love this outfit... the floral blouse paired with the pants and clutch are like a breath of fresh air for spring! Your hair looks gorgeous, too!

Alyson said...

Great floral find and I adore it with the white pants. You just need more sunshine to match the flowers.

My Dressy Ways said...

I love floral prints and need more, especially this beautiful blouse! You look great Kimberly, you are always so flawless!

Jolie Jouel said...

Cute! Great buy :)

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOVE the blouse and your hair looks so pretty!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

MiniMeStyle said...

I'm also hesitant about florals, but this top is so pretty!

Really Petite said...

I like floral in small doses and this is perfect. I like how you paired it with white pants and clutch. Beautiful!

Christine said...

Your shirt is beautiful! I have been thinking about finding some lovely white trousers like these. You're great inspiration today!
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Phuong said...

you look beautiful

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Mary said...

Love the look and the feel of the blouse! Makes me so ready for spring/summer!
I think a neon clutch would look bomb as well! :)

xx,
Mary

With Each Passing Day said...

I'm glad you decided to get the blouse. The blouse looks stunning on you.

Fashion By Alicia said...

Love that blouse! Perfect for spring!!

Giovanna said...

Fresh look! Love your blouse!

xx
Giovanna
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Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

great top, love it.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

LOVING your look, and your blog ) just love it all!

Vale said...

Beautiful pics!!!Amazing blog!!!
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Emily Devine said...

Love the floral blouse with white pants! Perfect look for spring.

~Emily

Irina said...

you look great!

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TaraMixandMatch said...

The blouse is totally gorgeous..and perfect styling with the white pants and pretty clutch!

Britt+Whit said...

umm you look sensational! love this whole outfit!


love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

Ahka Vintage said...

Those pants are perfect! Perfect fit and works so well with the floral!
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Bravoe Runway said...

This blouse is beautiful, my Mom and I went to Zara this weekend and saw it and both liked it. Sadly my size sold out so I picked up a different patterned item! Love the pairing with the envelope clutch as well :)

QT said...

LOVe your outfit!

Kristin said...

That blouse is gorgeous! I've been drooling over that clutch...Pretty sure I need it now!

Katie's Bliss said...

That blouse is gorgeous! I love it with that lavender clutch! So spring!

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Bridgid said...

Ohh I LOVE those pants! You look gorgeous - the floral top really suits you :)

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Alana said...

I ADORE this outfit! so chic. The blues in the shirt and that lavender compliment eachother perfectly.

Jasmine Sinclair said...

This blouse is perfection!!! It is so nice to see someone looking amazing on a budget!!!

Laura said...

Absolutely adore your floral blouse and pink clutch!
this whole outfit has been put together exceptionally well, probably because of your wonderful style!
also just found your blog, and its super lovely so consider me a new follower :)

Girl Unfound
xx

Danielle Celeste Couture said...

I love it. By the way, how did you get your pin it button to line up with you goolge dummy inline social bar. I just spent the last two hours trying to add the html to my code. Much thanks for a clue. Thank you, danielle aka clueless

Danielle Celeste Couture said...

I just pinned a piccy. i would really appreciate your help. Thanks, Danielle

Kimberly said...

Hi Danielle - thanks for noticing the new PinIt button...I just added it Sunday evening. Here's a link to the tutorial I used for Blogger (if you have Wordpress, the steps will be slightly different). Hope this helps (feel free to email me if you still have questions & I can walk you through it)! http://www.spiceupyourblog.com/2012/03/pinterest-pin-it-button-blogger.html

Real Girl Glam said...

Love this floral pattern! So pretty and different. Looks great with the white pants!

A "cheery" disposition said...

beautiful outfit. so perfect for spring.

Sandy a la Mode said...

i had that blouse in my shopping cart a whole bunch of times.. and now i really want to buy it!!

Kayla said...

I LOVE the colour of your clutch!
We should follow each other :)
xx

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Nuha said...

that blouse is killer! and that clutch is the perfect complement to the purple flowers on your shirt :-)

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Katie said...

Beautiful combo - loving the shirt!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

LOVE that blouse!!

Amanda said...

Love the blouse! I am full force into floral. BTW, your hair looks great in these pics. Did you use a curling iron or hot rollers? Thanks!

Amanda said...

I am full steam on the floral bandwagon. Love it! BTW, your hair looks great in these pics. Did you use a curling iron or hot rollers? Thanks.

Kimberly said...

Thanks Amanda - lots of people commented about my hair on this post! I think it's probably due to the fact that I had JUST blown it out & curled it (with a curling iron) right before the shoot. Plus, it was drizzling and my hair is naturally curly, so that gave it even more body than usual! :)

Emily said...

Love this outfit! I just found your site and definitely going to be a follower!

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Erika of Style Activist said...

those trousers fit you like a glove! perfect fit. and that blouse - of course you know I love it too.

xx,
E

Nagehan said...

Can I just tell you how much you inspire me to look better everyday? I love the sets you put together and walk your readers through how you've come to pair certain pieces together.

Can you put together a post about 10-20 items all women should own according to penny pincher fashion? xo

Kimberly said...

Hi Nagehan - thank you so much for saying that...I really want my site to be helpful for other women, so I'm glad to hear that it has been for you! :)

I have done posts with 10 key pieces for each season that you can go back & look through - just type "wardrobe essentials" in the search box & they should all pop up. Let me know if you have more questions! :)

Eloquent English said...

The clutch is to die for! I love it! xoxo A-

Ali said...

Wow!! beautiful blouse!!

Ali

www.alilooks.com

Yvonne said...

Beautiful colors! I got that same clutch myself after seeing it on your blog earlier. Love the lavender.

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