Sunday, 11 March 2012

Floral Fabrics featuring Frightfully Fugly Pockets


Burberry Floral Shirt
Thrifted Polo Ralph Lauren Knit Cardigan
Lee Jeans
Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoes
Whenever I contemplate about wearing one of my floral shirts, I can't help but recall a particular line from The Devil Wears Prada movie, delivered by Meryl Streep with disdainful precision.


Now I'm not quite sure why this little line has struck a chord with me, but after acquiring a large collection of floral shirts during the summer break, I can't help but feel like she was talking directly to me. Am I being unoriginal wearing floral? Should I opt for plaid instead? Or maybe I should just go for the understated basics. Curse you Miranda Priestly for making me second guess my outfits! Luckily here in the southern hemisphere, we have now moved into Autumn and her words no longer echo in my head. (OK, I lied, the voices will never go away but now I feel less guilty about wearing floral patterns)

So when my friend suggested to go out for dinner during another day of torrential rain, I thought I'd be ironically original and wear my floral shirt in such gloomy weather. This particular shirt I chose has come under some harsh criticism, people tend to really dislike the pocket and comment on how it reminds them of pyjamas. Many friends have even suggested that I should unpick the seams and remove it all together! Only one person I've discussed this with actually likes the pocket and how it matches the detailing around the inside of the collar. So should I? Please voice your opinions and let me know what you think of the said pocket.

The offender. Photographs by Lola.

35 comments:

  1. I love it!
    and the pocket is sweet, I like the contrast between the two prints, floral being feminine and the stripes being the typically masculine print. While florals in spring may not be ground breaking they are definitely suitable for an Ironic Autumn outfit!

    I love your shots as well, the photography style is beautiful.

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  2. I don't mind the pocket all that much :) The floral print is such a great way to brighten up dreary days and I love how you have styled this shirt with the clashing plaid cardi! :) Very original! Love this look :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  3. I love your knitted cardigan, it stands out beautifully with what you're wearing. Just came across your blog, enjoying it thus far. Your photos are amazing, too.

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  4. really like the shirt on you!
    xo

    mydutchfashionstyle.blogspot.com

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  5. Wear floral shirtss yes! They are amazing...this one of yours especially! I love it..but I think I would love it even more without the pocked, don't midn me saying :) You look very good tho! Xx

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  6. Thank you so much for the comment and YES i think so too. Love the outfit!

    and your floral shirt is totally not my style but i must admit it looks good on you! You have style ;D

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  7. I love your floral shirt, I need one! Seen this amazng one in zara, must get my hands on it and lol @meryl, loved that bit from devil wears prada! XX

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  8. yeahhhhhhhhhh...not sure about the pocket... I think I'd prefer it without it!

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  9. Hahahaha I love reading your writing, you seem to be a fun person. It's okay.. we can always wear what we want to wear. And about the pocket? I hate it, go do whatever you can do to take it off. Even though it matches the detailing of the collar but seriously nobody can really get to see it. So what your friends have said is true, take it off! :D

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  10. I find this whole post funny and I appreciate your naturalness.
    You seem having great fun mixing and matching different patterns.
    When you feel proud of the pocket you can wear the shirt in this way, when you prefer hiding it you can always put a v-neck sweater on! So problem solved!
    Alessandro

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  11. Your Burberry shirt is amazing. Give me prints and I'm obsessed.

    xx

    Luis

    www.ChicOverload.com (my blog!)

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  12. i love the mix of different prints, really amazing, and the shoes are fab too
    thanks for the comment on my blog, it was actually my first try on french toast ;)
    xoxo
    http://leopardandsalmon.blogspot.com

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  13. love the cardigan color! <3
    nice post!
    mind to follow each other?

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  14. love the floral shirt!
    and the cardigan is amazing
    haha the gif it's hilarious, one of my favourite lines from the devil wears prada :)
    xxx

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  15. really nice look! i love the flowers on you!
    lovely greets
    maren anita

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  16. I love your shirt my bro!!!
    Awesome outfit!
    :D
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  17. What an awesome post! LOVED reading this! I like the pocket, I think it breaks it up, grabs your attention to itself and adds a little something more to a repetitive floral print.

    Thanks for stoping by and commenting on my blog! Wanna follow each other?
    xoxo
    daringcoco.blogspot.com

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  18. Your floral shirt is amazing :-)

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  19. ahah love Miranda!
    like your look, the shirt is great!

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  20. The shirt looks really cool.However, if you don't like the pocket,which looks sort of out of place, you can just rip it off :)


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  21. that shirt is amazing. i love the whole outfit xx

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  22. Great shirt, want it for myself!

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  23. love your colorful outfit! haha omg miranda is the best isnt she?

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  24. Very cool shirt!

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  25. haha! meryl streep is the best.

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  26. Floral is very original when you wear it with such an awesome cardigan!

    Lucy x

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  27. Love this look! The contrast of the shirt with the cardi is great! I say keep the pocket! It is a little "pajama-ish" but I like the contrast with the floral!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

    p.s. you should definitely get the floral bomber! it'd be fierce!

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  28. you look so hot in floral!
    i am in love with the striped contrasting pocket.
    and grounding the whole yum ensemble with the "so what" sperrys?
    fuck yes.
    don't be mad if i post a girl version of this on my blog.
    you are rad.
    xxx
    fashionbater

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