Power Flowers

Springtime and florals go hand-in-hand.  They are reliable companions; perennials, if you will.  So it’s no surprise they are back this Spring.  But they’re back in fun, perhaps brighter, arrangements than ever before.  With the lingering popularity of neon and bright colors of all kinds, florals get a boost, and they come in an array of eye-popping options.

When I first viewed this floral print blazer by Stella McCartney, I swooned.  (It’s also available in this skirt and this dress option, as well as this strapless number, which might just be my favorite.)  It’s so modern and bright (while hewing to the floral theme so prevalent each Spring).  But given that I prescribe to a cost-per-wear analysis (I can more easily justify a fashion splurge if I am assured of wearing it many times, thereby reducing the cost-per-wear of the item), and I wasn’t sure if I’d tire of the print, I passed.

Well, then a sign in the form of Zara replication came in the form of this blazer.  (Please tell me you believe in signs of sartorial destiny.  No?  It’s just me?  Well, I’m comfortable with that too.)  I jumped at the opportunity to take part in the glorious bright floral moment, and snapped up the Zara option before it disappeared.  (The same print also comes in a top,  shorts and a jumpsuit.) So here I am in the aforementioned.

Wow, I had no idea when I started this that I’d be discussing so many of my important fashion philosophies– cost-per-wear and sartorial destiny. . .  ?  All at once?  I hope I haven’t overwhelmed you.  But, I’m also thinking there may be a book here.  Hmmm. . . .

Jacket: Zara / Tee shirt: ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo / Jeans: J Brand (last seen here) / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Bag: Celine


  • This is such a pretty spring look Ali! I was totally drawn to Stella’s florals too and this jacket is a great alternative. Great find, and you look incredibly lovely!


    • Thank you so much, Theresa! I love Stella! I’m still kicking myself for not getting something from her collection a few seasons ago with all the mesh cut-outs!