The Rich Life On a Budget

One Trend, Two Generations: Floral Top

Tori and I are having such fun with our series, One Trend, Two Generations, that she’s jumping for joy!

Okay, she’s not really this excited. But we are having lots of fun selecting one trend at a time and styling it for our generation.

For our fourth post in the series, we each selected our favorite floral top and styled it for a summery look.

Tori found this cropped top with a red poppy pattern and little buttons up the front at Forever 21 a couple of summers ago.

She wore it here with black jeans that she bought last week at Goodwill, then made into cut-offs and a pair of Cole Haan sunglasses from Marshalls she found for just $20.00! Tori loves a bargain, just like me!

Her flip flops are Havianas. We bought them in Paris last spring at the Haviana boutique in le Marais.

My floral shirt is a recent thrift store score for $4.00. It was a rather surprising find because this shirt is part of Gap’s Spring/Summer 2013 line. In fact, I bought shorts in this very same pattern a couple of months ago.

It’s a size XL and I usually take a medium in Gap clothes. But I knew I could make it work somehow. I buttoned the shirt all the way up, then added a pearl statement necklace I bought almost two years ago.

I tied the shirt at the waist, rolled the sleeves up and wore it with pleated navy blue shorts I bought at H & M in Las Vegas last summer.

I notice there is a tiny bit of flesh showing at the waist in the photo below. Though that was not my intention, I am not concerned if it’s just a tiny glimpse. For me, at 45-years-old, I keep midriff baring to beaches and pools. I’ll leave the crop tops for Tori and her friends!

I also carried my Louis Vuitton Beverly GM, a 43rd birthday gift from my husband, cat eye sunglasses I wore for the last HIWM, and a pair of blue suede wedges to complete my look.

Do you have floral tops in your wardrobe?
If so, how do you wear yours?
And out of curiosity, what’s your generation?
xo, Adrienne

27 thoughts on “One Trend, Two Generations: Floral Top

    1. Adrienne Shubin

      Do you think that shirt is from a past season? I never thought of that.
      I looked for the oxford shirt online and didn’t see it anywhere. Only shorts, a dress and pants. Maybe it’s an old shirt after all.

  1. Jill

    Another great post from you and Tori. I love this series and both of these looks. I have been wearing florals with white jeans or pale khakis and loving that combo. XO, Jill

    1. Adrienne Shubin

      I remember that great look from HIWM florals – the hot pink floral with white jeans looks great on you. And I noticed people have been pinning your look on Pinterest. Did you know that?
      xo, A

    1. Adrienne Shubin

      I think part of my luck with thrift store finds is I go the right thrift shops. I have tried a few others with very little success. The two I frequent always turn up some treasure.
      I also think it’s helpful to go to your favorite shops at least once a week to check new inventory. And it’s not as overwhelming if you go often…you sort of learn where the good stuff is over time!

    1. Adrienne Shubin

      Maybe you’re just more classic than I am when it comes to style. I am always trying new things and following trends. When you dress classically and in your own personal style that has developed over many years, you might think you’re unadventurous but maybe you just know what works for you while I am still playing around with trends.

  2. kim at northerncalstyle.

    Darling post. You and Tori look so cute. I think the Gap shirt is from this season because I did see it and wanted it, but they were out of my size. Have you tried the shorts and shirt together? May be cute on you. This is a very pretty fabric.

    I’m just loving florals right now!


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