Kate Middleton is a longtime favorite modern style icon of mine, and one of the things I love about this Ann Taylor dress is how much is looks like something she'd wear. Because I'm a printphobe, I don't own a lot of items that aren't solid colors (or plaid or striped). But I found this floral print to be non-intimidating because it's so delicate, and also because it looks rather timeless.
I think one of my fears about prints is that they have a higher likelihood thank do solid colored garments of looking dated after a short passage of time, and since I'm so interested in investing in classic items that I can keep for a very long time, I get concerned about prints that might not hold up to that test.
I'm quite interested in streamlining the shoes I own so I don't develop a collection that is out-of-control large. I do admire the large, all-inclusive shoe collections of others, but it's not a goal I have for myself to own every single pair under the sun. I only purchase shoes when I don't already own a pair that will do what the new pair does.
I had known for a while that I needed a pair of blue shoes, and I was delighted to find a used-but-new pair of elegant Banana Republic stilettos at the secondhand shop. Strappy stilettos are some of the comfiest high heels out there, because the straps provide a bit of extra stability. These shoes certainly aren't built for a jog around the neighborhood, but I was able to navigate a fair amount of walking in them (in the rain) with considerably more ease than a non-strappy pair of stilettos.
Happy Sunday, everyone! And cheers to florals in February, and the power they have to suggest that spring is not that far away.