As a pattern-loving child of the eighties and a Southern girl named after my great-grandmother, Rose, I think it’s safe to say that florals are in my DNA. I insisted on clinging to my Laura Ashley “Bramble” bedding all the way through college (and trust me when I say, that was not cool at the time.) So after a long pattern-phobic decade, I’m excited to see florals return this spring in the form of unexpected headpieces, decadent gowns and a few over-the-top photo backgrounds. I even tried to make one myself! My favorite applications of florals have always been bedsheets and romantic dresses, but this season I’m looking for new ways to incorporate it, too. Are y’all liking this trend? How do you incorporate florals into your wardrobe or home decor?

*images {row 1} scanned stock on deviant art, Elle Fanning photographed by Will Cotton for New York Magazine, Jessica Stam shot by Sølve Sundsbø {row 2} Oscar de la Renta gown photographed for Neiman Marcus by Erik Madigan Heck, cake photograph by Jeremy Beasley found via the lane, tablescape via martha stewart weddings, portrait of Frida Kahlo by Nickolas Muray {row 3} pomegrante and purple basil gin smash by bakers royale, roses found via tumblr (original source unknown) {row 4} flowers found via weheartit (original source unknown), girl in water by Anna Kozhukalo via ya-photography, floral gown by Oscar de la Renta available at Neiman Marcus

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    Quinn Cooper | March 18, 2013 at 7:20 am

    I’m loving this trend. It’s girly and feminine without being to over the top. I just bought myself a pair of floral jeans for the spring. Very excited to wear them. I also purchased a rose printed silk scarf a couple of years ago at a flea market and I am now thinking about framing it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Quinn Cooper Style

    • Jennifer Rose Smith | March 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

      Framing the scarf sounds like a great idea, Quinn! That would be a cool way to bring some pattern into a room. And I just bought some floral jeans for myself, too. They totally remind me of the ones Elisabeth Shue wore in Back to the Future. Very feminine!

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    Sarah | Sarah The Architect | March 18, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Gorgeous!! These florals are so dramatic!

    • Jennifer Rose Smith | March 18, 2013 at 9:59 am

      Thanks, Sarah! I think the bold colors make these florals feel fresh and (like you said) very dramatic.

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    Lotoya Vongrechin | March 18, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I love flowers, they bring out the girly girl in me. I have to incorporate a piece of summer clothing in the my wardrobe. I like the jeans Quinn mentioned, some for some online shopping. I am so inspired, thank you!

    • Jennifer Rose Smith | March 18, 2013 at 10:02 am

      I agree, Lotoya! Florals bring out my girly side, too. I know that boys love it when girls wear pink, but I think they can appreciate a feminine floral sundress just as much!

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    Alyssa | March 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Beautiful! I’m craving spring so badly. This post just made my snowy cloudy day a little bit better.


    • Jennifer Rose Smith | March 18, 2013 at 10:05 am

      Thanks so much, Alyssa! We’re lucky to be feeling warmer weather already down here in Austin. Spring has definitely “sprung” in the past few weeks. I’m sure it’s on it’s way to you soon. Hang in there!

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    Emily | March 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I love the collage you put together! I have an entire pinterest board dedicated to floral inspiration. I’m also glad that floral prints are so popular this spring. I plan to add some floral throw pillows to my couch, and find a light floral top.

    • Jennifer Rose Smith | March 18, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks, Emily! I would love to find some great floral accent pillows for my sofa, too. That would make a fun touch for summer!

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    ash | March 18, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    my favorite to date! just gorgeous! xoxo

    • Jennifer Rose Smith | March 18, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      Yay! I definitely thought of you, Ash, when I was making this board. We miss you (and your beautiful flowers) so much around here!

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