TREND: Vintage Florals Heat Up Resort

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Gucci Pelham Shoulder Bag
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Is it just me, or were we just talking about all of the "new fall fashions" last week? Ok, maybe time has gotten away from me. All of a sudden the Resort lines are flooding into stores and I'm thinking Spring when I haven't even broken in my winter layers and round-toe boots. What's a girl to do? Although I'm hardly in the position to run off to Mustique for a winter holiday, I am all about indulging in one fab piece from Resort to tide me over 'til spring. My pick of the litter? The super hot vintage florals that are all over Resort. The lush botanicals reek of old money-- and my dream winter holiday in Mustique-- which makes them a super fun classic Resort pick.

For the ultimate Resort indulgence I suggest the brand new Gucci Pelham Shoulder Bag, which features a gorgeous green floral print canvas surrounded by soft beige woven leather and signature Gucci horsebit accents. The price is painful, but the look is timeless and 100% lustworthy. I think that means I can consider it an "investment piece." Hmm, wonder if my accountant will agree.

For a vintage floral look that won't require creative accounting, try the "Ginger" Dress by Staci Woo. Floral silhouettes in royal plum on a sleek grey background are super chic and perfect for lunch with the girls.

Ginger Dress in Plum Tree
Staci Woo "Ginger" Dress
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Is your wardrobe in need of a color punch after a fall and winter full of dark colors? Get a jump on spring's happier hues with this Tie Neck Tunic from Tracy Reese. The very designer-y silhouette keeps the bright orange and white floral from looking like a bad tourist shop Hawaiian shirt.

Tracy Reese Print Tie Neck Tunic
Tracy Reese Print Tie Neck Tunic
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Resort's hot vintage florals aren't just for the size 2 waifs. This super flattering Faux Wrap Dress from Kiyonna has the trend covered with a gorgeous leaf green print and is available in sizes 10-32.

Kiyonna Poet Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress
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Get the look with a sale rack find by picking up this Giant Floral Chiffon Skirt from DKNY. Sure, it's from last season, but forward-thinking Donna already had the Resort trend down pat. Take advantage of the situation by grabbing this on-trend skirt at 75% off.

DKNY "Giant Floral" Chiffon Skirt
$69.00 (was $275-- save 75%!)
Variations: Deep Red Combo (shown), Olive Combo
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Not sure florals are for you? Try on the look in a subtle way with ladylike pumps featuring a fresh vintage floral print. The always playful Naughty Monkey label has turned out a super fun springtime shoe with their floral covered "Baseline" Pump.

NAUGHTY MONKEY - Women's Baseline

Naughty Monkey "Baseline" Pump

$57.99 (was $72.99-- save 21%!)
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