Faux because I’m not exactly a flower child, though it seems as everyone now a days that wears a crown of flowers seems to hashtag their pictures with #flowerchild or the likes. I love the earth but have no right to claim myself as a true tree hugger. I recycle at work bc the bins are there. At home the only thing I recycle are beer bottles so that my boyfriend and I have some for when we brew. I don’t hug trees, but I do have a “money tree” that sits on my desk and gets water on a weekly basis. I also don’t live a simple life, my closet is too full of evidence for that.
Funny thing is I swore myself away from the floral crown trend when it first boomed. All I saw were filtered pics everywhere with girls in flower crowns high waist cut offs and crop tops, throwing up peace signs. And I rolled my eyes at it thinking “what now everyone is suddenly a peace Mother Nature lover? Just bc the crowns are a trend?” Now don’t get me wrong it’s a cute outfit but it was a little redundant and to my point, people were wearing it how they thought it had to be worn instead of wearing it in their own way.
My office was in sample sale mode. I fished it out of a bin, passed up on it, where it later fell into my hands again within ten minutes. I stared at it. The flowers were obnoxiously huge, could I really pull this off? Then decided heck, why not, it’s a penny steal, I could challenge myself to find my own way of wearing it and if not well then it could make for a good centerpiece/Christmas decoration? I let it sit in the bag when I got home, and it stayed there for another few days.
It was a presentation day. My team was going to present their designs to the execs, and so I wanted to wear something a little more striking. I don’t know what it was but I thought about those flowers. They were a pretty loud accessory and couldn’t be easily ignored. But what to balance it? My favorite sheer long black maxi, in place of a long vintage floral one, my Bcbg feather printed v neck, in place of a billowy blouse, and a black belt with sleek gold hardware. I wanted to give the flowers a taste of my style instead of the other way around.
I pinned my hair so it fell to one side, then wrapped the florals around my head.
It indeed said something. Something enough to generate a small conversation about it during the meeting. Thankfully good things.
So go ahead, try something new, but do it in your own way. This goes for all aspects in life. But you know that already.
Happy hump day!