Automatic Flowers

All About the Outfit:
If this skirt looks familiar to you, there's maybe a few reasons for that.  For one, it's been on ModCloth for give or take...roughly forever (until it's recent sell out...#sad), so if you've ever browsed that site, you may have seen this popular skirt.  I also featured this skirt earlier this winter on the blog!  I got this skirt at the end of 2015 and I love it so much that I've decided to feature it every season for the next year to show off how versatile it is.

Though it's the 11th hour of spring, it still is technically spring!  So for the spring outfit involving this amazing Ikebana for All Skirt in Floral I decided to show off it's purples.  From the moment I got the skirt I knew I wanted to wear this J Crew Factory top that I've had forever with it.  Florals and stripes are possibly amongst the easiest to mix prints with and this purple top was an obvious choice for this skirt.  Initially I was thinking of wearing one of my purple shoes, but at the last second I decided to go for these white G by Guess pumps and pair my new (to me) Dooney and Bourke bag with them.  This outfit is not only easy for spring, but also serves as an early summer outfit as well.  I added in some subtle whimsy with a purple gorilla eating a banana brooch, for both some color matching but also to add some eccentricity that I'm known for in this otherwise classic outfit ;) 

Outfit Details:
Top- J Crew Factory
Brooch- Erstwilder via Pinup Girl Clothing
Skirt- ModCloth
Bag- Dooney and Bourke via Poshmark
Shoes- G by Guess via DSW

Music Time!
I decided to go with a floral song name to call this blog post, and I landed on an Our Lady Peace song, "Automatic Flowers."  Though I claim to be good at music trivia and such, I actually have no idea what happened to those guys!  Seriously, does anyone know if they are still around?  They're something of a forgotten band in my immense musical memory, but the second I do hear them so many memories of 8th grade come rushing back to me and I recall that they were one of my favorites as an early teen.  8th grade kind of sucked though, so maybe that's why I block them out??  Anyway, I listened to their Clumsy album (where "Automatic Flowers" is from) recently and while I find the sound to be ever so slightly dated, I did enjoy it and don't feel embarrassed by liking them!  Here they are!
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PS- If you're in the states be safe on this holiday weekend!  Please have a DD lined up or call a cab, Lyft, or Uber if you're  going to be drinking!  I'll be back Monday and will resume my book series next weekend.  Catch me on IG in the meantime or on Monday here.  EVERYONE have a great weekend, whether you have a holiday or not! <3 Lauren-Blair


  1. REALLY digging the florals and stripes!

  2. Such a lovely outfit and it looks super comfortable too x

  3. So true! Florals and stripes go so well together! This skirt is abdolitely darling. You're right too about it being on Modcloth forever. It was on my wishlist for the longest time and for whatever reason, I never bought it. Im kind of sad now that its sold out! Anyway, Im really digging that bag too and these white heels. White shoes go with just about everything haha. Have a great holiday weekend!

  4. You are looking gorgeous my dear <3 Not everybody can wear these colours but on you they look totally stunning! Perfectly combined, love it <3 Happy Friday beautiful

  5. I love how you mixed stripes and florals! They go together perfectly! I've been kicking myself for not ordering that skirt (now that it's sold out, I NEED it)! It's so pretty and definitely versatile!

    I hope you have a great weekend, Lauren!


  6. Beautiful as always.. I love the contrast of your red hair and your yellow skirt.. Gorgeous!!

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  7. Terrific outfit! You're tempting me to mix stripes and florals far more often than I presently do (and that isn't a bad thing at all! :)).

    Many hugs & happy weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  8. Love everything about this look! Especially the white shoes!

    Je M'appelle Chanel

  9. Love the stripes with the skirt! Amazing! I have considered getting this skirt forever, but I always end up thinking I won't be able to style it as well as the ladies that have it already.
    Anyway, you look fantastic! So beautiful
    Hope you are having a nice weekend.
    Much love,

  10. I like your skirt as always but this one is pretty different because of the fabric used. I like the flowy effect of it :) Btw, love the idea of pairing it with white pumps ;)


  11. I love the mixed patterns! The skirt is just a dream! :-)

  12. great post and blog :)

  13. Love the mix of floral and striped prints Lauren! ;)

  14. I LOVE Our Lady Peace's song Innocent (hahaha how mainstream of me :p)Your brooch sounds freakin' cool and that bag :O um yes please!

  15. You look so lovely! I adore your bright and vibrant skirt!
    Red Reticule

  16. I love how you combined your prints , that skirt is so pretty .

  17. Such a fun and beautiful outfit! I'm loving the skirt and stripes combo! You look great.


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  18. What a gorgeous skirt! Loving it with the stripes and your white heels. One of my favorite outfits of yours!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  19. Stunning as usual! I love the stripes and florals combo, and the brooch sounds so fun! Hope you're having a good long weekend!

    Chow Down USA

  20. Love your print mixing and love how flowy this skirt looks on you! Gorgeous Lauren!

  21. I'm late to the game but Our Lady Peace is still together lol. They are not doing too well though.


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