I have a question for you? Do you like florals?
It would seem that come summer if we take our lead from the fashion designers we will be head to toe covered in flowers… I am a great listener and a reasonable follower when it comes to what’s in… and as much as I adore a flower… les fleurs won’t be taking up a lot of space in my wardrobe. ‘Yes’… to a flowery, floaty caftan… and definitely ‘yes’ to a scarf (many scarves)… but that will be all the flora I will be sporting.
French women don’t do florals… not in my observation and that is one of the reasons they look so chic and well groomed… They wear plains with the exception of a nautical stripe… and it works… I suspect I have been drawn over to the French side… It’s not that I don’t try the flowers… there is loads of trying… looking, turning this way and that… wondering if they would work… but the result is always the same… Not for me… Do you know that feeling? You want to… you really, really do… but it’s just not happening.
Flowers, as perfect as they are in nature, aren’t quite so forgiving on the body… well not on mine… and while they may fill us full of joy with the mere suggestion of their fragrance or a glance at their delicate petals… it’s quite the opposite when they graduate from decorative to designer.
Another problem with ‘the florals’… I feel like I am wearing curtains… Have you ever thought… love that dress… but I would really rather have it hanging on the windows in my bedroom?
So I am sorry but this season I will be hunting the plains a la French style and admiring the florals on others… And you? Will you be wearing les fleurs? Tell me…Am I missing out? xv