Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Save or Splurge: Floral Prints
Last week, the weather led me on by bring warm and sunny for a few days before crushing my spirit with snow. To celebrate the warmth, I decided to wear a floral print. To my surprise, I only have one floral print item in my closet that doesn't look more Asian than spring-like. It's a silk, floral skirt from Express. I got it on clearance for $23 from $80 (this required intense stalking). I've decided I need more floral items.
While at K-Mart a few weeks ago, I spotted this abstract floral skirt (pictured). Sadly, they did not have my size. It's lined, well-made, abstract and dark enough to wear in the fall, and only $24.99. Earlier today, I posted a bunch of cute florals from Target, all of which are under $50. Vintage shops, thrift stores and resale shops are all packed with floral prints from days gone by.
Since florals for spring really aren't groundbreaking, they can be found at amazingly low prices. This is why I view floral prints as a save. I would normally declare such a feminine classic a splurge, but with florals popping up as such great prices, why not save?
Are floral prints a save or splurge?