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Catching Rae

Live What You Love

Occasion: Meeting, Client Appointment, attending a lecture
Dress Code: Business Casual
Outdoor Temps: 70°F
Activity Level: Low
Wearing: Altuzarra for Target top (flea market), Max Mara coat (Ebay), custom jeans (company went out of business), Brahmin Bag, "Live What You Love" bangle (gift from Love CEO Institute)

I received this awesome inspirational bracelet from Natasha McCrae for being her guest speaker at her A Year In Love series last weekend, and it really got me to thinking about the important role of love in our wardrobes...

For example, I have a total love-hate relationship with florals! Every year, I'd try to buy floral prints to get in to the "summery" mood - and every year, I'd end up tossing those pieces at the end of the season. It took a long time to finally realize that it wasn't actually the idea of wearing flowers that I was attracted to, but the feeling of spring, freshness, and optimism that comes with the season. 

Now I know that I shouldn't buy just ANY floral print. Every flower is different, just like every person is different. I wait for flowery prints that suit my personal style - instead of wasting money on daisies and cabbage roses that don't feel like me, I am much happier waiting to find a moody orchid print like this one! Sometimes I have to wait until winter to find a floral that really resonates with me, but it is worth the wait.

Wearing what feels like you is part of living a life that you love - and loving the life you live. :)

How do you feel about the florals that come out every Spring? Do you wish designers would use a wider variety of flowers, like exotic bromeliads or delicate cherry blossoms? Do you avoid florals altogether? Do you buy florals and then find them tough to style with your other clothes?