I Like Big Florals and I Cannot Lie | Thriftanista in the City

9.15.2014

I Like Big Florals and I Cannot Lie

My closet never has enough tops. I buy tons of skirts in funky prints from yesteryear but never quite get around to filling up on shirts. I have a substantial tee and blazer selection too but blouses are lacking which is how I came to thrift this floral shirt.

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I like how simple yet well constructed this one is. The big tropical floral prints caught my eye first. It's comfortable and soft. I loved the small shoulder pads. I think they add a unique look to the top and a nice straight line to my rounded shoulder / back area. 

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My first thought was to cut some of the bottom off and turn it into a boxy crop top. That could still happen but I decided not to let it take up space in my closet waiting. I'm wearing it as is.

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Shell tops are a thrift store regular. They're a nice way to build a closet cheaply as they are in the $3 range. I see them all the time and I think it's time for me to grab a few more for my closet. Nice and easy for quick dressing but still adding some visual interest. I just need to find the baby shoulder pads and good fit all over again. 

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I struggled with how to wear this top without looking like I'm wearing a costume. I wanted a florals and stripes repeat but I think a pencil skirt would take this look totally 90s. Skinny jeans turned out to be a better choice.  A modern cut jean or shoes will work every time to cut the vintage and make old clothes look less dated.

Do you like big florals?

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5 comments

Ashleigh said...

I must have went shopping on the wrong day. I went thrifting today and actually walked out of the store with nothing, a first for me. :( I want to add some more blouses to my collection too.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

The Real Arnolds said...

Love the colors of the top with your fun hair. Can you have too many tops?! I always seem to be searching for them too. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

xo, Amy Ann
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BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What a fun print! Reminds me of home!

Alexandra Stella said...

Great print! The pink part would maybe hold me back from wearing it myself, but I definitely like the color combo. I think it is fine as is, but I can see how it could be a nice crop too with the added volume on the shoulders. I've got myself three button-down shirts with pads for 50€Cents each recently. They are way oversized haha, but I am determined to make them work!

I think adding a modern cut skirt, pant or jean (and/or shoes ... or accessories) to a more dated top makes for quite the deliberate sophistacted look. I like it very much.

Alex - Funky Jungle

Ayana said...

Love the top! I am definitely one for big bold prints and this one is definitely giving me life. You are right, very easy to thrift as well!

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