Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Whale Flowers

A couple of months ago Design*Sponge had a post about artist Katie Vernon, a fantastic illustrator inspired by creative floral designs. This original piece, aptly titled "Whale Flowers" is just one of several prints on sale in her etsy shop ($25). Human-faced whale aside, the gorgeous color palette and interesting variety of blooms commands your attention. 

Lately, I've been a huge fan of subdued colors and floral patterns, so this really hit the spot.  Although this style may seem more suited for Spring, I'd venture to say that any of the below pieces would fit right in with your fall wardrobe if paired with knit tights, boots, a leather jacket or an oversized scarf. Play up the earth tones, mix and match the muted colors, and don't shy away from bold patterns--let the flower whale guide you.

Pistachio cream lace dress from Ruche ($72.99, awesome online boutique!)
Coral embellished ring by Isharya ($190)
Bronze leaf headband by IceCreamCandy on Etsy ($36, tons of other cool designs)
Chiffon Blooms ribbon necklace from Ruche ($29.99)
Vintage mandarin orange maxi dress from chickdowntown.com ($150)
Ruffled Suede flats in warm maize from J. Crew ($138)
Tissue stone necklace tee from J. Crew ($125)
Prized rose ring from Anthropologie ($178)
Silk blend floral top from Heritage 1981 ($24.90)
Yellow cherries lace bow tie skirt form Ruche ($36.99)
Floral field ruffle top from Forever 21 ($15.80)
Catalina bolero from Anthropologie ($118)
Gold eattoo-etched ID case from Urban Outfitters ($14)
Nail polish in Hushed Blush by Revlon ($4-5 at various stores)
Ombres 5 Lumiéres, "Garden of Eden" palette by Yves Saint Laurent, $56 at Sephora

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