Thursday, May 16, 2013

My Style // Hello, Blossom



I will confess that I had a moment while wearing this outfit where I felt suddenly overwhelmed with the fact that I was just a little too close to channeling my inner Blossom.  (Those of you too young to get this reference, I'm sorry.)  The floral dress, the denim jacket, the hat - there was a whole lotta 1990s going on with this ensemble.  Ultimately though, I was okay with this, because I felt all sorts of playful and summery and free while wearing it.  I really did.  Beside the fact that florals have made yet another big comeback, if you're going to take a walk in the park (which was literally what I did), I think having a little Blossom-style energy might just be the best way to do it.


I've actually had this dress for a couple of years now.  I picked it up for $5 at a thrift store, wore it once, and then it somehow had the unfortunate fate of becoming buried in the depths of my closet for two years.  A few days ago, while looking for a completely different dress, I saw a corner of pink and purple floral fabric peering out from behind my motorcycle jacket.  And there it was.  It's got a nice drape, the fabric is soft, and it's very summery.  Now that I've saved it from the closet abyss, I'm looking forward to wearing it a lot over the next few months. 

Speaking of things I'll be wearing a lot this summer, can I just say how much I adore my new Delmar Sandals from Blowfish?  I've wanted a great pair of metallic sandals for a while now, and as soon as I saw these, I knew they were the ones.  I think that the key to incorporating metallic fabric into accessories is pairing it with a clean, streamlined design.  These shoes are the ideal example of this - they're simple and comfortable, and they have the perfect amount of sparkle.  They'd do just as well with a dressier nighttime look as they do with this casual day dress.


Despite the crazy floral-ness going on with this dress's print, the cut is simple enough that I felt inclined to pile on lots of jewelry.  I'll take any excuse I can get to wear one of my beloved Roots & Feathers necklaces.  And the delicate turquoise necklace (made by the wonderful Miss Paige over at Oh Nostalgia) is quickly becoming one of my new favorites as well.  I also have to talk for a minute about how smitten I am with this handmade leather cuff that I recently received from the talented Lisa Leonard.   Aside from the fact that it was custom made to say 'Melissa + Robbie' (!!!), it is also amazing in its ability to be so simple and organic and beautiful and perfect.  Seriously.  The style is so me, and the fact that I was able to have it engraved makes me cherish it even more.  I'll have this piece of jewelry forever and ever, mark my words.

Dress: Thrifted  //  Shoes: c/o Blowfish  //  Leather Cuff: c/o Lisa Leonard  
Jacket: Ann Taylor (thrifted for $4)  //  Necklaces: c/o Oh Nostalgia and Roots & Feathers  
Other bracelets: gifts  //  Hat: used to be wall decor in my mom's house (true story)

Okay, spill it.  Which of you have also channeled your inner Blossom via a '90s ensemble recently?  And which of you have no idea what I'm talking about?

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19 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. Blossom!! It's been forever ago since I've watched that show. I used to absolutely adore it!! And you look gorgeous here. Adore the dress & those sandals are fantastic. xo

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  2. I totally remember Blossom! But she had more of a quirky twist and you're always so chic!
    I pulled out a pair of shoes I've had since 8th grade the other day. They're purple/magenta Sketchers and have a shiny plastic coating on them. My mom thought they needed to go in the trash, but I loved wearing them again :)

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  3. I am not channeling my inner Blossom through my clothes, but I do like to dance around the house. I like your sandals, they are super cute! And I bet they go with lots of different outfits.

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  4. i loooove this outfit - your hat and the sandals are probably by fave part of it, pretty lady! :)

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  5. I like the picture of you sitting on the steps. You look so beautiful and have flaw skin. The lighting is gorgeous. That's a great mark of a photographer. I love your jewelry. I love your floral dress. I love your entire outfit.

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  6. Blosssom! I used to love that show and I always say 'whoa' when I see Joey Lawrence.(who's looking pretty good in his old age). I used to have lots of floral dresses when I was younger. Definitely channelled blossom. now, I don't do floral too much. Perhaps if they are large floral prints I'll wear a dress.

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  7. Oooo I love those sandals! And that cuff! Swoon! My little sister loved Blossom when we were growing up =).

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  8. Beautiful pictures!!! I love the dress, great thrift find!!

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  9. Blossom! I remember LOVING Joey Lawrence back then. Whoaa!

    Thanks for featuring my necklace. Yay!

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  10. Very cute and breezy! You are a thrifting maven. Love the turquoise accents, too -- right down to your toes.

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  11. super cute ensemble. love the dress.

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  12. Thanks so much for the sweet comments you guys! Blossom forever! xo, m

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  14. dude. you look like such a babe in this post! OW OW. get it girl

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  15. i haven't channeled my inner blossom lately, but i adored her best friend and thought her bro joey was so cute back then. melissa, how fun to rediscover your thrifted dress. :)

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