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On my 5 Style Goals for the Summer, I confessed that I hadn’t own a floral item in a while. My winter wardrobe is all made of neutral solid colors and I tend to follow that criteria when picking Summer pieces. I decided to challenge myself to buy and style a floral piece for an outfit post and here it is. But of course, being as ‘cost-per-wear’ conscious as I am – I cheated haha.collage2

Here is what happened, my first option was to thrift a floral dress and after visiting a few charity shops I just couldn’t deal with the fact that most of the floral Summer pieces looked worn and had ‘that smell’. So to thrift a floral piece became a no-go. Then I headed to a store full of sales and I thought ‘I shall find something here’. And I did! I had a few floral tops in my hand and narrowed my choice to a t-shirt with a beautiful mix of colorful flowers and when I was on the queue to pay and saw some floral shawls on clearance I had a realization – ‘I can spend a lot less if I make a top out of a shawl!’. I immediately put back the t-shirt, left the store empty handed, went to a charity shop and bought this floral shawl at the lowest price possible – win. Making a bandeau out of colorful shawls is such a viable idea, especially for beach vacations! For an everyday city outfit it might come with the struggle of constantly having to re-tight the top which is exactly what I had to deal with while shooting this outfit. Everything for the blog post! 

That’s the tale folks. That’s how I was able to save some bucks and still create a pretty flirty Summer outfit. It’s all because prints can easily bore me and therefore get much less wear so for the time being, I won’t spend on them.

Now let’s quickly talk about mini-skirts…suede mini-skirts in particular! I am completely hooked. The one I am wearing here is my second one (this is the first one) and I got it recently from Primark. I knew it was a good deal because it’s so simple and classy, one can’t even tell it is dirty cheap lol. I obviously went for a neutral color and yeah, I am really happy to own this piece. I cannot wait to style it during Fall/Winter, you guys will be able to see how versatile it is.

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Let me know your thoughts on the comments!

 

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Yara Mel

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56 Comments

  • Reply Vanessa

    So chic! This top is stunning on you!

    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    September 18, 2017 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Sweet Poppy

    Lovely outfit! Amazing top 🙂

    http://www.sweetpoppy.dudeklatero.com

    September 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Poppy! x

      September 17, 2017 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply Erica

    This top is so beautiful on you! Makes me miss summer as well 🙂

    Erica
    http://www.eggcanvas.me

    September 15, 2017 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Theoteom Michael

    Good evening Yara! or Mel! I don’t know which is your name! You are so Fabuous anyway! I like your vibe on the pictures! First of all what a nice outfit! Full of red colors! (Yes I’am talking for your hair too!)
    You look a girl with chic style! Keep blogging amazing Yara!
    I am Teo, a lifestyle blogger from Greece!
    My blog is Euframe.blogspot.com! If you want to see my work see you there!

    Teo kisses from Greece
    Euframe

    August 28, 2017 at 9:27 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Will visit you now! Thanks! xx

      August 29, 2017 at 1:11 am
  • Reply Vanessa

    LOVE the floral top! Seriously so chic, babe!
    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    August 28, 2017 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Radi

    So original! I love the shawl wrap and the lovely floral print.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    August 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Dear! x

      August 27, 2017 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Rina

    I love how that floral top wraps in such a unique way! You styled it perfectly too!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    August 25, 2017 at 10:25 pm
  • Reply Andreea

    Loving the vibe of these photos and the diy top! Wishing you a great day! xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

    August 24, 2017 at 8:42 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks so much Andrea!

      August 25, 2017 at 4:35 am
  • Reply Emily

    This outfit is to die for! Love the top! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Isn’t That Charming.

    August 24, 2017 at 4:03 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Aww thanks Em xx

      August 25, 2017 at 4:35 am
  • Reply Joyce

    You made that shawl look absolutely gorgeous, it looks great on you as a top! Love the way you tied it, it looks soo chic!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    August 24, 2017 at 2:28 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Glad you think so!! <3

      August 25, 2017 at 4:36 am
  • Reply Olivia Poncelet

    Love your top !!!
    http://www.oliviaponcelet.com
    Have a wonderful day 🙂
    Olivia

    August 24, 2017 at 11:50 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Glad you think so! Thanks 😀

      August 23, 2017 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    That colour looks amazing on you. Great post x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty 

    August 23, 2017 at 10:35 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Tiff <3

      August 23, 2017 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Jessy

    Love your style dear! You look amazing.

    xx Jessy Kleidermaedchen Fashion Blog

    August 23, 2017 at 9:52 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Jessy!

      August 23, 2017 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply caroline

    Love the way you wore that top, so original !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

    August 23, 2017 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Melanie

    This top is made for you! It fits you perfect and looks great :-*

    Melanie / http://www.goldzeitblog.de

    August 22, 2017 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Kate einney

    Such a beautiful top and styled so well! A great post hun, keep it up!

    Kate xxx
    http://www.littlemisswinney.com

    August 22, 2017 at 4:40 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thank you Kate! x

      August 22, 2017 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply gail

    The top is very pretty for real girl!

    http://www.thequinoxfashion.com

    August 22, 2017 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Ioanna

    Amazing idea! I love how you styled it! Perfect outfit!
    Kisses,
    Ioanna | http://thecolourfulbouquet.com/

    August 22, 2017 at 9:05 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Glad!! 😀 Thanks Loa!

      August 22, 2017 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply Gabrielle

    The style of this top is literally SO perfect on you, especially against your red hair! Love everything about this look.

    aglassofice.com
    x

    August 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Glad you liked it 😀 Thanks Gab!

      August 21, 2017 at 11:19 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    That’s very creative! Love the floral pattern too x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

    August 21, 2017 at 10:58 am
  • Reply April Nunez

    Woooow! I really really love your outfit, you look so chic! You nailed it.

    April: https://beybiapril.wordpress.com/
    IG:@Aprilnunezzz

    August 21, 2017 at 4:45 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks April!

      August 21, 2017 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Katherine

    I love the colors of the top, you rock it!

    http://myclusterofthoughts.com/

    August 21, 2017 at 4:11 am
  • Reply Camila

    This top is just so stunning, looking super gorgeous girl!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

    August 21, 2017 at 3:28 am
  • Reply Yana

    Love this cute and flirty look! I really like that this top ties in the front, and the colour kind of matches your hair. Gorgeous outfit! 🙂

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

    August 20, 2017 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply Claudia

    This top is amazing and perfect for summer!

    – Claudia
    http://www.justalittleblush.com/

    August 20, 2017 at 9:38 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Claudia!

      August 20, 2017 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Siffat

    This top was made for you – it suits your small frame perfectly!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

    August 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply elaine

    The top suits you so well.
    Beautiful!

    x
    http://www.dontbearunaway.com

    August 20, 2017 at 5:28 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Elaine 😀

      August 20, 2017 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply MArina

    What amazing idea!!
    so inspiring!!
    kisses
    marina
    http://www.sweetlavanda.it

    August 20, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Glad you like it ! <3

      August 20, 2017 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    You are rocking your floral top big time! I love how it looks like a wrap and has a legit summer vibe going on.

    https://exquisitely.me

    August 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Nancy!! x

      August 20, 2017 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Scarllet Marie

    The top is amazing, it looks amazing on you!

    http://www.luxurysmoland.com/

    August 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Scarllet! 😀

      August 20, 2017 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Cindy Elena @iamcindyelena

    Such a cool idea and those heels!! PERFECTION!!

    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

    August 20, 2017 at 4:31 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Awww Cindy! Thanks!

      August 20, 2017 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Olga

    I´m obsessed with that top!You look gorgeous:-)

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

    August 19, 2017 at 10:40 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thank you Olga!

      August 20, 2017 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Kris

    You look amazing! The floral top looks so cool!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    August 18, 2017 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Simplement Lui

    Very nice outfit with a great top!

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/tuscany-my-name-is-lucca/

    August 17, 2017 at 8:16 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Lui!

      August 17, 2017 at 9:36 pm

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