In Full Bloom

Fashion for spring

“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”

A Devil Wears Prada’s Miranda Priestly may have been skeptical of florals resurging each spring, but we sure aren’t. Bring on the blooms, the brights and by all means ladies, go get yourself a jumpsuit.

Mint waffle knit duster, $40
Pastel striped dress, $44
Moon and Lola earrings, $48
Necklace, $20
From Pink Magnolia
White sneakers, $26
From Vestique

Striped maxi, $35.95
Michelle McDowell earrings, $24.50
Bracelet, $28
Oka B flip flops, $30
From Bless Your Heart

“Almost all of our fashions are easy care, which is great for summer travel. You can throw it in a suitcase, pull it out and wear it.”
– Carol Edwards, owner, Something You

On Maddie, left:
Zenzii earrings, $22.95
Zenzii pendant tassel necklace, $36.95
Clara SunWoo jumpsuit $137.50
Sympli Clip shrug, $140
Charleston Shoe Co. wedges, $135

“Cropped styles are everywhere. Pants should hit mid-calf or just above the ankle.”
– Carol Edwards, owner, Something You

On Angela:
Sheila Fajl brushed silver hoops, $63.95
Sympli classic T, $105
Sympli shift smock $145
Sympli dotted floral pants, $170
Charleston Shoe Co. slip ons, $135
From Something You

“Every gal needs a pair of paperbag waist pants in her life — the cinched waist is super flattering. Paired with a ribbed off the shoulder top, this look is ready for brunch or your next weekend soirée!”
– Vanessa Boyd, owner, Swoon Boutique

Off the shoulder ribbed top, $25
Paper bag waist pants, $49
Round sunglasses, $12
From Swoon
Tortoise hoop earrings, $22
From Bless Your Heart

Spring’s mantra: “Jumpsuits, jumpsuits, jumpsuits.”
– Carol Edwards, owner, Something You

On Angela, left:
Black halter jumpsuit, $48,
From Bella Mei
Tassel earrings, $21,
From Swoon
Slides, $28 (on floor)
From Vestique

“This floral jumpsuit is super comfortable and the fit is great. Ladies think they can’t wear it, then they put it on, and I hear, ‘OMG, I can’t believe this works for me!”
– Dawn Hill, owner, Bella Mei Boutique

On Maddie:
Floral off-the-shoulder jumpsuit, $48
Tassel earrings, $12
Adventures in Bloom hand-stamped necklace, $21.99
From Bella Mei

“Animal prints are back for the spring, and we are completely in love! From jumpsuits to shoes, this season you can easily find an animal print that is right for you.”
– Taina Roman, inventory manager & buyer, Swagger

Printed jumpsuit, $44
Envelope clutch, $40
Earrings, $22
Necklace, $22
From Swagger
Ruffle heels, $45
From Vestique

“The perfect transition piece. Pair with a tee underneath on chillier days.”
– Savannah Brown, Triangle assistant manager, Vestique

Grey bodysuit, $32
Rust jumpsuit, $54
Hat, $22
Earrings, $18
White sneakers, $26
From Vestique

“Talk about this season’s top trends all wrapped into one dress: ruffles, knots, flutter sleeves and draped fabrics! Feminine looks and details are back, and we couldn’t be happier about it!”
– Vanessa Boyd, owner, Swoon Boutique

Knot-front dress, $48, From Swoon
Kendra Scott earrings, $55
From Bless Your Heart
Metallic platform shoes, $48
From Pink Magnolia

Special thanks to the Leslie-Alford-Mims House and Themeworks for the beautiful venue and props.

Leslie-Alford-Mims House
100 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs
(919) 728-0808

1125 Capital Blvd, Raleigh
(919) 833-7900

Special thanks to Reina Lawrence of Artisan Hair Cary for hair styling.

Artisan Hair
5039 Arco St, Cary
(919) 694-5755

Models Maddie Wright and Angela Centeno are with Directions Model & Artist Management in Greensboro.

3922 West Market St, Greensboro
(336) 292-2800

Shop the Trends

Bella Mei Boutique
514 Broad St, Fuquay-Varina
(919) 892-3222

Bless Your Heart Boutique
636-A Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs
(919) 586-7943

Something You Boutique
511 Broad St, Fuquay-Varina
(919) 557-9984

Swoon Boutique
2112 Werrington Drive, Holly Springs
(919) 586-7003

Pink Magnolia Boutique
Park West Village
3021 Village Market Place, Morrisville
(919) 561-1769

Parkside Town Commons
1205 Parkside Main St, Cary
(919) 518-5532

2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite 503, Cary
(919) 858-5884

Park West Village
2004 Market Center Drive, Morrisville
(919) 377-2917

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