Monday, March 3, 2008

Flowers 'n Stripes

A few weeks ago, I sat on the floor of my room in a dazed sort of bliss, surrounded by piles of fashion magazines. I was flipping through at random, letting my fingers slide across smooth pages as I sought any sort of inspirational pictures I might have previously missed. Beside me was a stack of torn-out pages, edges ragged and surfaces gleaming, that particularly caught my fancy.

I began to notice a trend in the torn out pages. You see, in many of them, the stylist had chosen to pair stripes with flowers. And it worked so well! With Nubby Twiglet's fashion notebooks fresh in my mind, I grabbed a glue stick and began assembling a stripes-and-flowers collage, my excitement mounting.

Then I realized that Lost was on. The collage tumbled from my hands and slid under the bed, forgotten.

It's really not my fault. That show is like a drug.

Anyway, what I'm trying to say in a long, rambling, and possibly boring way is that today, when I saw how Queen Michelle paired her beautifully altered floral dress with a striped shirt, I remembered my collage.

Here it is, dug up and dusted off. The girl in the white hat has a blue-and-white striped shirt on, but the stripes aren't visible with the picture in such a small format.

And here is my collage's virtual sister that I felt the need to make:

There's no doubt about it; stripes + flowers = styling success! I'll have to keep that in mind when mixing prints and that type of thing.


Ashe Mischief said...

There are some lovely stripes & floral combinations in there! I particularly love the black & white stripes paired with the bold red and pink flowers.

WendyB said...

Well, you know I love that top on SJP!

soph n terr said...

Agreeed! but LOST definitely always wins out over fashion mags :)

Natasha said...

ooh, I really love the combo. I wouldn't have thought of it otherwise.

susie_bubble said...

Stripes are a great way of de-girlying the florals...

Kori said...

ashe mischief- That color combo is my favorite too!

wendyb- Your post about it is the reason it occurred to me to include that picture in my collage.

soph n terr- Not always, but certainly most of the time, if the episode is new:)

natasha- I love it too, and I'm happy to bring it to your attention!

susie_bubble- Agreed! Florals often feel to girly for me, and I am constantly toughening them up in some form.

Eli said...

after seeing the stripes flowers combo on KOS the other day, I am totally in love too!

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