Bold and Beauteous

Oh gosh. You probably would not believe that I am not a fan of bold prints. Well, I hadn’t been. But, I am surprisingly drawn to this season’s trendy oversize prints. And hey, the trend makes it easy for me to experiment a little.

This three-quarter length sleeve, wrap dress has a jazzy, in-your-face, black-and-white floral design. A blue cardigan is worn to tone down the print and add some color. Burgundy pumps complete the look.
Dress—Tahari via Marshalls Cardigan—Petite Sophisticate Shoes—Massimo Baldi via Marshalls


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  1. Anonymous
    April 1, 2008 / 4:49 pm

    All I can say is…The experiment is working…thats fabulous!…Capis

  2. Kim
    April 1, 2008 / 6:26 pm

    Love this look! Because of you, I’ve started an inspiration folder in an attempt to recreate some of these looks.
    P.S. Glad you’re back. I’ve been having withdrawals…LOL.

    Was the dress a recent purchase?

  3. April 1, 2008 / 6:43 pm

    Capis: Thanks for the encouragement! Stretching out like this puts me just outside my comfort zone 🙂

    Kim: That is so wonderful! You know I am going to NEED to see some of these recreations, right? 🙂

    I bought the dress a month ago. But, it is still in store. I saw a couple just last weekend.

  4. April 1, 2008 / 7:48 pm


    so nice your last adds!!

    you have an unique and nice style…i really enjoy to see you!

    akiss and a hug,


  5. April 1, 2008 / 9:22 pm

    You look great in this print. Bold does not equal impossible.

  6. April 1, 2008 / 10:02 pm

    Hey great blog. Would u like to link?

  7. April 1, 2008 / 10:48 pm

    Great look!
    the dress looks like a skirt!

  8. April 1, 2008 / 11:16 pm

    yes, bold prints aren’t also my style, but you look really awesome in this dress.

  9. April 2, 2008 / 1:01 am

    I am loving the bold prints. Your descriptions are great as well.
    The shoes the dress. The cardigan. Perfect

  10. April 2, 2008 / 1:25 am

    Loving this look of yours the black and white with a bold jewel tone cardigan trend is great on you! Very pretty.

  11. April 2, 2008 / 2:33 am

    Sooo cute!! I love the color on the cardigan.

  12. April 2, 2008 / 7:14 am

    Kira Fashion: I had fun with those last adds, expanding the boundaries of my style. Thanks for coming by!

    Enc: You must know that I love equations. I have to post this one somewhere-“bold does not equal impossible.” So true!

    Fashion Ivy: Thanks. Sure, let’s.

    Saray: I appreciate it. You know, I have not been bold enough to wear the dress alone just yet. I’ve always covered the top, essentially wearing it like a skirt.

    Seeker: So, you definitely understand. These bold prints were a somewhat easy transition only because I truly love their designs.

    Diva: I appreciate it. Prints like this one need jazzy descriptions 🙂

    Kat: Thanks for that. It is hard to go wrong with black, white, and a pop of color, right.

    Sara: You know, I had to pull that cardigan out of hiding. In that color, it was a good complement to the dress.