Ferns and Flowers

I can’t believe it’s already March!  That only means spring is right around the corner!  Flowers and embroideries are fashionable this spring and I, for one, am quite happy even though I am more of a tomboy by nature.  Initially, I had found florals and embroideries to be a little over-the-top this season.  I have slowly realized, however, that there is actually a place for me in this blossoming trend.  Perhaps its due to Bae’s influence in the Peter Rabbit movie, as I alluded to in my previous post, Blooms n Blue.  Or, maybe, this year I have simply acquired a different kind of spring sensibility, one that leaves room for pretty details, flowers and even romance.

Botanical Peasant Top by Ranna Gill_Anthropologie

The Botanical Peasant Top from Anthropologie is made of a light, breezy, and a beige gauze cotton fabric.  It has a slight smocking around the neckline that can be secured with a tiny button.  What I find especially refreshing about this blouse by Ranna Gill are the fern embroideries in two different shades of green.  We only get hints of colors from small clusters of pink and yellow flower embroideries along the sleeves.  It’s a peasant top that I have come to love because of its earthy, yet, feminine feel.


It comes in both regular and petite lengths.  At 5 ft. tall, the regular length ends around my hip, just the way I like it.  Because the sleeves are a little long, they create an unintended but a pretty blouson effect.  The fabric is on the thin side, which it needs to be, but wearing a camisole underneath might be necessary.  I like to wear it with a pair of gold earrings, distressed light blue denim and rich brown sandals.  Think spring breeze, earth tones and boho chic.


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