Wish List: Clover Canyon Flower Tracers Maxi Skirt

Today’s Wish List item: Clover Canyon “Flower Tracers Maxi Skirt”

I’ve had the tropics on my mind lately.  Maybe because I haven’t spent much time outside of the house, but the idea of beautiful beaches and lush landscapes sound like the perfect escape.  I know, I should be pining over New York and Fashion Week- and I am – I am just saying some time on a tropical beach wouldn’t be so bad either!

Clover CanyonAnd while Atlanta doesn’t offer a beach (alas!), I did find this tropic inspired maxi skirt and it definitely takes me there!   I love the sheer maxi trend that was so huge last year – and in fact, have two skirts like it already.  But what really caught my attention about this one was how the print reminds me of batik.  I love how the pattern gives the otherwise bold colors a softer edge as though the color almost bleed into one another.

I like how it is paired with a relaxed tank (plus the vintage Chanel bag!), but I also can imagine dressing it up a bit with some fantastic gold jewelry.

Tell me- (Given the appropriate temps) would you wear the Clover Canyon “Flower Tracers Maxi Skirt”?  If you could getaway for a bit where would you go?

Final Florals: How I wear them!

Well a week of florals has all cumulated here.  That’s right.  This is where I show you how I wear a flower pattern.

Now I have to admit, I RARELY (read: almost never) wear floral prints.  But this top worked for me because the colors are subdued and the pattern doesn’t feel too intense.  The skirt is actual the more dramatic piece due to the color and volume.

I paired this floral Rebecca Taylor top with a vintage satin maxi skirt (via my grandmother’s closet), pewter flat sandals (that you can’t see), a pewter clutch (liberated from my mother’s closet) and vintage jewelry (what can I say, I like old stuff!).

My youngest sister played first time photographer (I think she did a good job!) and we shot the photos among some of my mother’s hydrangeas (remember them from Monday’s post?!).  All and all a fun little photo shoot!

Floral Frenzy: Spring 2012 Ad Campaigns

I know what you are thinking.

“What more could Alexis possibly say about florals????”

Well the answer is: Plenty.

So, we carry on in our flower inspired week!

Today I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the designers who embraced a floral theme for their Spring 2012 ad campaigns.  Perhaps embrace is to weak of a word.  These designers committed to florals:


Cynthia Rowley, photographed by Tim Barber.


Prabal Gurung, photographed by Daniel Jackson.


Stella McCartney, photographed by Mert & Marcus.


Tell me, what do you think of these ad campaigns?  Love or hate the floral themes?



Image Source:  All images via fashionologie.com.