Embracing Bold Prints for Spring 2016

When I was in Curacao last month, I did something that I rarely do on island—I shopped for clothing. The hotel I stayed in had a fabulous mall on the first floor. Every day I was there, I had to pass right by a Mango store with the most striking window displays. I was eventually lured into the store by this Mango print flowy dress sitting prominently in the window.

I loved almost everything about this dress. The print had a global chic flavor. It was sleeveless and belted. The fit though? Horrible on me. When the store associate saw how disappointed I was when the dress didn’t work, she let me know that the print was also available on a top. I tried that top on immediately, loved it, and bought it. Here it is today.

Blouse: Mango

Jeans: c/o Denizen

Hat: c/o Brooklyn Hat Company

Shoes: J.Crew
Bag: Tory Burch
Earrings: Kendra Scott
Ring: Kendra Scott (on sale)
Lip: Mac “Starlett Scarlet” lipstick, Mac “Kiss Me Quick” lip pencil

I may have wanted the dress version of this print, but the top brings more styling possibilities. Today, I created a funky look with cuffed jeans, but the top looks equally well with shorts, a pencil skirt, or dressier pants. It’s a breeze to dress up or down.

I capped off this fun look with my new hat for spring—a Brooklyn Hat Company Green Point Toyo Fedora. You may recognize the company name as it is carried in stores like Free People and Urban Outfitters. I envision rocking this hat all spring and summer. It fits well (I’m wearing a men’s large because I have big hair and a big head). The color combination is ideal for wearing with everything too.

My d’Orsay pumps in Flame added a perfect pop of color. Admittedly, when I first unboxed these pumps, I thought they were a tad bright. Who knew that super bright pumps could be so useful? I’ve worn them all week long.

I’m also wearing my go-to tote for the spring and summer—my Tory Burch Small York Buckle Tote in French Grey. If you’ve been eying anything at Tory Burch, now is the time to get it. There is a massive sale on right now. This bag at Tory Burch, for example, is 20% off with the code BLOOM (valid through 4/25). Discounts like this one at Tory Burch stores are rare.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. April 22, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    Those pumps are definitely very versatile and beautiful. I love the way you paired it with this outfit.

    • May 3, 2016 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks so much, Beauty! I can't believe I considered returning them. I always want to wear them now.

  2. April 24, 2016 / 12:08 am

    Love the top and the outfit!!

  3. April 26, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Very cute! Love how your mixing prints and poppin colors!