Flower Power

Well I’m finally back from New York, and although I was sad to leave, it is good to be home with my hubby and kitty kids.

First a few pictures from the end of my trip to New York.

Thursday night my mother in law, sister in law, and I had a fun night out to dinner, just us girls. I wore my white Citizen’s jeans which I absolutely love and were worth the money, along with a fun Vince Camuto printed top I got at Macy’s with a discount and a gift card, and topped with a blazer I found at Forever 21.

My last day there, Sunday, it was my sister in law’s bridal shower, which was absolutely gorgeous, and I wore this hot pink dress my mother in law generously bought me when we hit the Ann Taylor friends &  family sale (no longer online but check in store, 40% off still going on). Normally I would shy away from something with a high necklace and an undefined waist, but I really love this dress and am glad I tried it on. Don’t hold onto rules for what you wear too tightly, sometimes things can surprise you! Right now Mad Men is showing a lot of 60’s wear and I feel like this is inspired a bit from that.

Here we are at the shower, my mother in law on the left, the beautiful bride, and Michael’s grandmother, Nonna.

For today’s post, I am participating in Marionberry’s Trend of the Month Challenge: Flower Power! I decided I would try and give you all a change of scenery given our sunny day here in Seattle yesterday and take my pictures out on our condo building terrace. The wind definitely gave me some trouble, but I managed to get a few good shots. Hopefully I will be able to take photos out there more often!

Floral prints are huge for Spring and Summer, but I don’t have many unfortunately. I wasn’t even sure what I was going to do for this challenge, but then I remembered I had this floral skirt I picked up in Italy on my honeymoon so built around that (seen before here). It is a little bit of an abstract floral, but I’m working with what I have!

Are you wearing floral prints this year? Be sure to check out Marion’s link up tomorrow to see how all of the awesome bloggers wear their flower power!

Skirt – Sisley (similar), Tank – Land’s End Canvas (old), Shoes – Franco Sarto (bought with the last of my Christmas gift cards!), Necklace – Premier Designs

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Piper GIbson

Adore the pink dress, great pick!


Amy, you look amazing in that hot pink dress! Way to shop outside your comfort zone. I need to do that more often.


    Thanks Reina, I have actually been really surprised lately by some things I thought wouldn’t work for me! Just remember, it never hurts to try it on : )

Marionberry Style

Amy – so you are seriously beautiful! I adore all three looks here (the white jeans + pink dress + floral skirt). Might be 3 of my favs from you!
And the outside photos are beautiful! The wind worked like one of those fans models have at photo shoots 🙂
XO – Marion


    You are seriously so sweet : ) Thanks for hosting today, lots of fun


I bought that pink dress too! Love!


    Thanks Shannon, I’m sure it looks great on you!


You look gorgeous in all three looks! That hot pink dress fits you perfectly.



Your hair is soooo beautiful…….and I’m loving that watercolor floral skirt too 😉


    That is so nice to hear Callandra, because I mostly have a hate relationship with my hair. : ) Thanks for the comment!

Amanda E.

such bright, happy outfits! love the outdoor shots–you look *stunning* in the last pic


    Thanks Amanda, can’t wait to go out Saturday night!

Rubys N Purls

Love all three outfits! I hear ya, I’m always fighting with the wind to get a decent photo!


oh i loveee these outfits! so fabulous!