Guest Post: Kelly Ann from the Flowerchild Dwelling

 Hello lovelies! I'm Kelly Ann from The Flowerchild Dwelling, and I'm filling in for Moorea today while she is getting better. :)

I've always been fascinated by fashion, and I absolutely think that creating beautiful clothing is an art form. I also think how you wear clothing is an art form... everyone has different tastes and styles, and we all put together outfits in our own way by adding our unique personality to it. Whether it be relaxed, outrageous, bohemian, sophisticated, or just. plain. weird... I love that everyone can wear clothing exactly how they want. Clothing looks different on everyone, and I think that's what makes fashion so special, and so personal.

I'm so not the type to have rules when it comes to fashion, but one thing is certain: if it's not comfortable, I won't wear it. I just won't. Maybe it's because my vibe is more laidback, or maybe it's a bit of laziness. ;) But seriously, if I feel uncomfortable in any sort of way, I probably won't wear that particular outfit again. I love watching the red carpet for award shows... but sometimes I'm baffled at the things women choose to wear. I remember watching a red carpet interview where some actress said something like, "Yeah, it's really hard to sit down, and it's a bit of a challenge walking. Or breathing. But the dress is just so pretty!" Really? How is that fun? You might look like a million bucks, but feeling like you're going to pass out can't be a happy experience. You can definitely take risks and look fantastic every single day, without depriving yourself of oxygen. Clothing is supposed to make you feel good!

I always find myself being really drawn to flowy, loose-fitting pieces that are easy to move in... I love pieces that remind me, even the slightest bit, of the 70s - the vibe then was so relaxed, carefree, and fun - I think that whole time was very inspired by the west coast, and maybe that's why I love it so much. The great thing about 70s inspired fashion, is that I can take a look from day to night so easily. Sandals and floppy hats during the day, and platforms, blazers, pretty hairpieces, and piled-on vintage jewelry & fancy shmancy things at night. Not to mention... I'm comfortable. And if I'm comfortable... I'm happy. And if I'm happy... I'll have way more fun. ;) Maybe it's the arrival of spring (not that Orange County has much of a winter), but in the last two weeks alone - I've filled a folder on my computer to the brim with pretty and fun and fresh outfit ideas. Here are just a few of my favourites. What is your style like? What are you particularly drawn to right now? I would love to know!

Click to find the outfit source ! :)
1 & 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 & 6 . 7 . 8

Click to find the outfit sources!
9 . 10 . 11 . 12 . 13 . 14 . 15 . 16 . 17

A note from Moorea:  I'm obseeeessssed with all of these outfits that Kelly Ann chose!  But none of the models have boobs!  Do any of you, ahem, well endowed ladies like me have recommendations on how to pull off these styles while still flattering your curves?  I'm afraid that if I wear a big flowy dress that my big boobies will make me look like I'm wearing a huge poofy bag, haha.


Marisa said...

A belt at your natural waist goes a long way, just under your ribs. Plus, it can add a cute pop of color or some neutral texture to the outfit. I find it easier to pull off shorter, flowy pieces... when it's long I feel like I am engulfed in fabric, but that's just me. It sure does look pretty on those skinny models though! Hah!

Zoe said...

Gasp! That flowy green one at the bottom!! I would feel like a princess if I wore it! Good finds miss Kelly-Ann!! xo

jackiek said...

I have boobs and i still like wearing the flowy pieces. I agree that a belt is the best way to show off your waist. another way that works for me is to add a long, statement necklace. adding something like this to a flowy top helps to break it up and add show of your curves!

kelly ann said...

hahaha, SO funny - after I made put this whole thing together I noticed the SAME thing! One day, there will be more well-endowed models out there, I have hope. ;) I have big boobs, too, and so far, I think I've pulled off the flowy look pretty well... I usually gravitate towards dresses with more of an empire waist and less of a tent shape (as much as I love it), and adding a belt, just to give the girls a little support and structure. ;) Or something like #5 - I love the fitted top with the flowy skirt. It is so doable, I promise!

If only we lived close to each other, we could be shopping buds... dang ittt. Thanks, sweet friend! <3

Theresa Cowan said...

hey moorea, I have the same problem as you! I've found with the flowy shirts or dresses, it helps to wear a statement necklace that falls in-between the girls. This way it sort of separates them from the swath of fabric you're wearing!

Hannah Ruth said...

I love love love these choices, especially 1-8. I've been looking to get my hands on a big long flowing dress but haven't found one yet...

Vanessa said...

I'm in LOVE with numbers 3, 5 and 9!! Great guest post Kelly Ann! <333 Feel better Moorea xo

Mattie @ Odelma said...

I knew I love you, Kelly Ann!
1. Clothing being a personal art form -- speaks measures to my heart! Amen, sister. Amen.
2. 1970's is my FAVORITE fashion era. My jaw is still dropped over these beautiful pieces.
Thank you so much for sharing and getting me all inspired and pumped up!
Love you and Moorea both. Feel better, Moorea!

x.o. Mattie

Michelle said...

This post is reason #29873952847928346 that I love Kelly Ann. :)

And Moorea, I totally have the same problem. I'm a huge lover of maxi dresses, but my boobies make the looser fitting ones poof out and I'm always nervous that they make me look pregnant. SO I'm all about belting them. My favorite thing right now is a maxi dress with a cardigan and a cute belt, since it's not quite warm enough yet just to wear the dress.


Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

I have a humungus crush on the 70's lately! Lovin all your choices, floppy hats, flaired jeans, maxi skirts and lace lace lace! :D


Violet Bella said...

love all of kelly ann's choices. her style is right up my alley. great finds!

olive green anna said...

I really love these outfits.

I need some more flowy skirts. Pencils are sometimes too hard to ride bikes in..

Thanks kelly ann

Jennifer M. said...

Very cute!! As a "small boob" woman, I am happy to finally see some styles that would go well on me! Lol. I feel like every outfit out there assumes everyone has a lot to fill out the top. ;) Not all of us!!

Nnenna said...

I'm one of the more-endowed women and it's good to know that I could possibly pull off these flowy looks too! Thanks for the tips everyone!

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