Blossoming Anew

I know, it’s only the first day of February.  But I can’t help myself.  With all the lovely weather Southern California was bestowed with this past month, well, in my head it’s practically Spring!   And while I recognize that much of the rest of the US (and for that matter most of the Northern Hemisphere) is still in the depths of winter, it can hurt to start looking forward to warmer weather.

And what better way to usher in Spring than with flowers?!  Now, calm down.  No one is dressing me in Laura Ashley, nor will my home be taken over by all things shabby chic.  No.  There is a much more subtle and (dare I say) refined way to do floral.  So, take a look at some ideas below.  And embrace the coming spring!

Shakuhachi "Day Tripper Long Skirt" ($358). Available at

I love this easy floral skirt.  While the flowers are there, the draping makes the blossoms look somewhat abstract- so this skirt is sweet without being childlike.  And you don’t have to wait for t-shirts and tanks to wear it!  Pair the skirt with a sweater (like this) for running daytime errands.

Mugal Pale Blue Ivory Hand Knotted Wool Rug available at (see site for pricing).

If the above skirt wasn’t that of a 4 year old, well this rug is not that of an 87 year old!  The flowers are over scale and contemporary.  The pale colors create for a muted effect.  This rug could work in just about any room that is looking for a warm, sophisticated touch.

Juicy Couture "Flower Cocktail Ring" ($78) available at

Looking for a way to bring flowers into your evening ensemble?  Why not try this cocktail ring?  I like that it can be a fun statement piece, enough to dress up a simple look.  Beyond being a great floral, the mixed metals (gold band/ gunmetal setting) are unique details.

Anthropologie's "Wispy Blooms" scarf ($58).

So you haven’t been able to enjoy the 70*F/ 21*C that we have had here in LA?  But if you are still looking for a burst of spring, this scarf is the answer for you.  The pink and green will chase away your blues, while the black and white will keep things chic.  If you are like me and have a tendency to where a lot of monochromatic looks, this scarf is great for adding a bit of interest.

"Magnolia Blossom Panels" from Z Gallerie ($299).

These panels are lovely.  The gold leaf detailing is very elegant and as a girl who grew up in Georgia, Magnolias hold a special place in my heart.  While the panels would do a beautiful job of filling any empty wall, I would love to see them as a headboard over an all white bed.

For more fashion check out “How To Dress A Pear” on Musings of A Housewife.


  1. Great post! Thanks for the BlogFrog response as well! I love your ideas on here- they are exactly what I’m looking for in terms of a spring wardrobe…I love the sparkly ring and the florals! That scarf from Anthropologie is gorgeous!


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