photography Celia Smith

hmmm Indian Summer, Fall in New York is gorgeous, the temperatures as opposed to Northern Europe can still get very pleasant, and with the falling leaves and all I get really into a soft color palette and everything cozy, I started to channel Florals,

I actually really really wanted this Mink Pink dress, but since I’m on a budget I had to go on an Ebay search and found this one for about $15, The Roper boots are a $20 Ebay find too,

117 Comments on going floral

  1. L
    November 3, 2009 at 2:20 am (9 years ago)

    I love you, Chantal!!!! You’re just perfect.

    Wish you all the best =)

  2. Jacqueline
    November 3, 2009 at 2:44 am (9 years ago)

    gorgeous dress on you! you look really good in florals. I love the lighting in these photos too. The boots are amazing as well.

  3. Mary @ StyleFyles
    November 3, 2009 at 2:49 am (9 years ago)

    Fantastically ’80s! I love it. I saw Yeardley Smith on the Food Network last night wearing an awesome floral dress underneath a cardi w/more floral detailing. It rocked and made me lust for some serious florals. Nice Ebay finds, I need to get a better handle on scoping out those online deals myself (I never want to pay for shipping- ha).

  4. Hippie Frou Frou
    November 3, 2009 at 3:02 am (9 years ago)

    You have such great style!! love this girly look, and esp adore those boots. I have been in search for a while now for the perfect pair of these!

    jess s//

  5. Macy
    November 3, 2009 at 3:24 am (9 years ago)

    love your boots! And the lighting in these photos is perfect.. you look really beautiful.

  6. Lorra
    November 3, 2009 at 3:28 am (9 years ago)

    totally 90s! cute πŸ™‚

  7. Jess β™‘
    November 3, 2009 at 4:00 am (9 years ago)

    Ahhh what an excellent buy πŸ™‚ The dress fits you so well, you look adorable!

  8. victoria w.
    November 3, 2009 at 4:05 am (9 years ago)

    I’m loving your boots. ((;

  9. u-ung
    November 3, 2009 at 4:15 am (9 years ago)

    really cute and gorgeous dress,coco…!!!so girly yet rocks!!!

  10. Adri
    November 3, 2009 at 4:51 am (9 years ago)

    That dress was made for you….it looks very cute on you. The way you styled it was right on.

  11. Anna G
    November 3, 2009 at 5:02 am (9 years ago)

    I jumped on the floral trend. I bought and wore the cutest dress. I need to post pictures but my camera is being lame.

  12. Red Lipstick Style
    November 3, 2009 at 5:20 am (9 years ago)

    I love this outfit! So fun and feminine with alot of edge! Adorable concept!

  13. Cookies
    November 3, 2009 at 5:42 am (9 years ago)

    WONDERFUL. I adore this outfit <3 You’re so beautiful !

  14. June Paski
    November 3, 2009 at 5:47 am (9 years ago)

    love ur floral dress πŸ™‚

  15. Alia
    November 3, 2009 at 5:59 am (9 years ago)

    It cute!

  16. Natalie
    November 3, 2009 at 6:58 am (9 years ago)

    Such a gorgeous look! i love ur dress and for 15 bucks, u cant beat that!
    and thanks so much for the lovely comment! ur blog is awesome as well! πŸ™‚


  17. lolizzie
    November 3, 2009 at 7:27 am (9 years ago)

    i love this so much! beautiful! πŸ™‚

  18. aliomi
    November 3, 2009 at 7:45 am (9 years ago)

    this is fabulous! it is kinda warm, but getting cold! love the dress & the boots are AMAZING. love your blog–you’re added to my list.


  19. KAELA
    November 3, 2009 at 7:45 am (9 years ago)

    Cute dress! Love the boots with it.

  20. Mila
    November 3, 2009 at 7:49 am (9 years ago)

    you look gorgeous in floral πŸ™‚
    Stunning dress!!!

  21. Faridah
    November 3, 2009 at 8:21 am (9 years ago)

    Gorgeous as always. It’s great to see some floral again!

  22. Krimly*
    November 3, 2009 at 8:50 am (9 years ago)

    You really look gogeous!! I love your dress and your boots so much!!!!
    there is still a good temperature in Spain too, but I would like to be in NY! I love it!! πŸ™‚

  23. Joan D.
    November 3, 2009 at 9:33 am (9 years ago)

    Really cool and easy outfit! Is lovely!

    Like the photos and the boots! Cool find!

  24. // Lisa
    November 3, 2009 at 9:36 am (9 years ago)

    gorgeous Chantal! bisous

  25. Meho
    November 3, 2009 at 9:38 am (9 years ago)

    As gorgeous as ever.. that floral dress with those boots is such an amazing mix. Love it!!
    Feature is up next on my blog πŸ˜€

    Meho xx

  26. YoQueSe
    November 3, 2009 at 9:46 am (9 years ago)

    ¡Qué guapa chica! Ese vestido te sienta genial, de verdad. Y bueno, las botas… ya ni te cuento, me encantan, las quiero igual jaja. Dios, quiero unas botas así.

    (in english: you look so great, darling, as always, of course)


  27. Fuksjanna
    November 3, 2009 at 11:21 am (9 years ago)

    U are so happy for each of your photos, and when i’m sitting here i smiling to myself when i watch yours stiling:)
    U have very “fresh”look & this stiling is so cute,girly,funny that i want look like u:D
    Have a nice day! πŸ™‚

  28. the gorgeous
    November 3, 2009 at 11:27 am (9 years ago)

    I love this dress, much better than the pink one!
    the boots are awesome too! u look great!
    You’re so lucky to have this wonderful fall, we are cold in BCN!

  29. Sam
    November 3, 2009 at 12:56 pm (9 years ago)

    Je ziet er echt super uit! Ook super mooie foto’s!
    Ik ben overigens best jaloers dat je in New York woont, haha. Ik ben er vorig jaar augustus voor de 2e keer geweest en het was zo geweldig.

  30. PUNKIE
    November 3, 2009 at 1:31 pm (9 years ago)

    love both the dress and the shoes! you look so cute!

  31. ellevictoire
    November 3, 2009 at 1:36 pm (9 years ago)

    Absolutely adorable outfit. and all for such cheap prices!

  32. Paulina
    November 3, 2009 at 2:06 pm (9 years ago)

    your’re wonderful!

  33. AΓ―cha b.
    November 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm (9 years ago)

    Waw i’m so in love with your boots ! You’re really lucky to have found some on ebay ! I don’t know what to write to find some like that haha and the dress is lovely !


  34. allthatshewants
    November 3, 2009 at 2:12 pm (9 years ago)

    awesome look! love your boots! πŸ™‚

  35. Sole
    November 3, 2009 at 2:17 pm (9 years ago)

    Lovely, you look so happy all the time! When was this? Here in CT it was pretty chilly all weekend, yet we are only 45 minutes away… Strange!
    BTW, do you want to exchange links?

  36. Jenny Cindy
    November 3, 2009 at 2:48 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow that dress is such a great find! Love the floral print.

  37. Sade
    November 3, 2009 at 3:02 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh gosh, you look so gorgeous + those boots are just mmm…..


  38. Iole
    November 3, 2009 at 3:02 pm (9 years ago)

    loving her boots!

  39. miss bicyclette
    November 3, 2009 at 3:16 pm (9 years ago)

    This is fantastic, I love your boots. I’ve been eyeing a number of Mink Pink items as well, they do florals so well!

  40. Katya
    November 3, 2009 at 4:40 pm (9 years ago)

    very nice!

  41. Marla Singer
    November 3, 2009 at 5:39 pm (9 years ago)

    you look gorgeous in floral! and the boots are almost exactly like mine! just without the fringe thingy. hihi. love them <33

  42. Eva Ana
    November 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm (9 years ago)

    i like this. makes you feminine.

  43. Karoline
    November 3, 2009 at 5:58 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow, you look stunning!
    I simply just love floral print, and the way the light hits you looks beautiful!

  44. Isquisofrenia Style
    November 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm (9 years ago)

    you look fantastic!!!
    i bought this minkpink dress and i washed it and the color faded a little bit but minkpink have the cutest floral dresses ever!!!!


  45. Suusje Q.
    November 3, 2009 at 6:38 pm (9 years ago)

    Wauw, wat een geweldige schoenen! Ze lijken precies op schoenen die ik bij Paul Warmer in Amsterdam heb gezien vorig seizoen!

    X Suusje Q.

  46. Margaret
    November 3, 2009 at 7:05 pm (9 years ago)

    beautiful photos!!

  47. suzie
    November 3, 2009 at 7:24 pm (9 years ago)

    i love your boots! nice to know you’re in a so much better temperature than i am :(!

  48. The other hobby
    November 3, 2009 at 7:48 pm (9 years ago)

    LOVE IT !, and it looks so confortable with boots!. you look great !

  49. Hanako66
    November 3, 2009 at 7:59 pm (9 years ago)

    you look perfect…the hat and boots are the perfect complement!

  50. Isabella
    November 3, 2009 at 8:16 pm (9 years ago)

    That dress is perfection! I can’t believe it was $15

  51. lara
    November 3, 2009 at 8:39 pm (9 years ago)

    Love your dress and your boots!!!

  52. emilyjanehodgkin
    November 3, 2009 at 8:41 pm (9 years ago)

    you really are totally gorgeous and so are the photo’s on this blog.
    who takes your photos for you? whoever they are seems to be a talented photographer.
    I love reading

  53. geisharock
    November 3, 2009 at 9:23 pm (9 years ago)

    FAVOURITE OUTFIT POST FROM ANY BLOGGER IN THE BLOGOSPHERE FROM A LONG LONG TIME… Absolutely perfect Chantal, you take the best pictures πŸ™‚ The huge smile on your face just makes the picture everytime xoxo

  54. Krystal
    November 3, 2009 at 9:29 pm (9 years ago)

    sooo gorgeous love!

  55. Krystal
    November 3, 2009 at 9:30 pm (9 years ago)

    love this!!

  56. fashionable palette
    November 3, 2009 at 10:07 pm (9 years ago)

    Love this! You look adorable and so happy. The lighting is wonderful too.

  57. Ale.
    November 4, 2009 at 2:51 am (9 years ago)

    The outfit is so cute, you look gorgeous! Love the dress & the lighting is amazing.


  58. Anonymous
    November 4, 2009 at 3:44 am (9 years ago)

    I absolutely LOVE this outfit! So effortlessly chic

  59. Dannie
    November 4, 2009 at 5:44 am (9 years ago)

    you have the best looks! i think your blog is my faaave of all b/c i really relate to your original grungy style!
    i looove this look as well, im sure i’d wear this amazing dress in a very similar way! i love your finds, and just everythiiiing!

  60. Valencia Lia
    November 4, 2009 at 5:54 am (9 years ago)

    Beautiful dress and gorgeous taken photos in the sunlight !

    Stunning boots too <3

  61. Danushi
    November 4, 2009 at 6:04 am (9 years ago)

    wow what great finds, the photography is really nice as well.

  62. Coconuts and Coppertone
    November 4, 2009 at 6:47 am (9 years ago)

    your photos make me miss new york so much!

    the dress is FANTASTIC on you- such a find πŸ™‚

  63. Laura
    November 4, 2009 at 10:17 am (9 years ago)

    I would love to wear that dress but in Spain is really cold now, anyway is gorgeous!

  64. rossovelvet
    November 4, 2009 at 12:06 pm (9 years ago)

    It’s crazy, it really look like spring !
    And it’s good to see a fresher look when we’re wearing scarfs and gloves and coats… !!

  65. lavender summer
    November 4, 2009 at 12:35 pm (9 years ago)

    Beautiful photos!
    I love youor outfit.

  66. Chloe L
    November 4, 2009 at 1:03 pm (9 years ago)

    AHHH!!! I love those kind of dresses!

  67. emmisusanna
    November 4, 2009 at 3:53 pm (9 years ago)

    Your dress is beautiful! And photos are great, too πŸ™‚

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  69. Clod
    November 4, 2009 at 10:13 pm (9 years ago)

    dont know how I hadnt visit this blog!
    it really rock

    my humble opinion: muchmuch better the ebay dress!!! I lovelovelove it!
    which is its brand? πŸ™‚

  70. Fashion Cappuccino
    November 5, 2009 at 12:16 am (9 years ago)

    The cutest floral dress ever!! I love that it exposed your shoulders and it’s just the right length! I’m too lazy to browse on ebay and I’m envious of your great finds! xoxoxox

  71. Raez
    November 5, 2009 at 2:00 am (9 years ago)

    so pretty, i love florals on you! the lighting is great too, you’re shining like the sun:)

    xx raez

  72. Meg
    November 5, 2009 at 6:47 am (9 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, I love that dress! What a great ebay find!

  73. Anonymous
    November 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm (9 years ago)

    Your legs are amazing.
    What type of workouts do you do?

  74. Giovanna β™₯
    November 5, 2009 at 5:45 pm (9 years ago)

    Great photos! You have a very unique style and I love the free spirited feeling of these photos πŸ™‚
    I just came across your blog and I think is so cool! Love your style!
    This is my blog, in case you want to check it out:
    Have a lovely day!

  75. Nahna
    November 5, 2009 at 10:34 pm (9 years ago)

    Great and really beautiful finds. I love this <3

  76. FashionXK8
    November 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm (9 years ago)

    adorable dress and I love it with those low key boots.

  77. elsalvador
    November 6, 2009 at 1:07 am (9 years ago)

    Beautiful dress! U look amazing in it.

  78. leflassh.
    November 6, 2009 at 10:43 am (9 years ago)

    this is one of my favourite outfits!
    you look so gorgeous.
    that dress + boots are total perfection.
    neeeeed a dress like that!!

  79. johanna
    November 6, 2009 at 4:50 pm (9 years ago)

    you/that look = perfect. just simply gorgeous photos!

  80. Luxe.
    November 7, 2009 at 12:26 am (9 years ago)

    These pictures are so fresh and pretty!.x

  81. Miss Lia
    November 7, 2009 at 3:46 am (9 years ago)

    perfect shots!! πŸ˜€

  82. Maria
    November 7, 2009 at 6:45 am (9 years ago)

    One of my favorites! I love the floral with the black shoes! awesome combo xo

  83. diamondsinchampagne
    November 7, 2009 at 8:52 am (9 years ago)

    I love those boots, been trying to find a similar pair with no luck!

  84. Posh
    November 7, 2009 at 9:06 am (9 years ago)

    Wat zie er leuk uit, echt zo’n schattig jurkje!

    Jah, ik vind die schoenen er ook niet mooi bij! Sowieso zijn die schoenen een hele andere kleur en stijl en ben sowieso geen fan van de rode Louboutin zool maar verder vind ik de outfit echt TOP! πŸ˜‰

    Ik zet je bij mijn daily blogroll!

  85. Emily
    November 7, 2009 at 4:04 pm (9 years ago)

    i LOVE this look!!!

  86. mariebelle
    November 8, 2009 at 5:47 pm (9 years ago)

    it looks good! the shoes, the hat – great together!

  87. village snowflake
    November 9, 2009 at 3:25 am (9 years ago)

    cute photos :).
    i am from northern europe too – where abouts?
    (also live in NYC)

  88. Charlene
    November 9, 2009 at 4:09 pm (9 years ago)

    O iv actually seen this on lookbook Great style! Love that dress

  89. 'Lee
    November 13, 2009 at 11:40 pm (9 years ago)

    I really think this look is so cute,
    I really want your dress and I’ve wanted a bowler hat for ages,
    your outfits never cease to amaze me.


  90. Tayler
    November 14, 2009 at 11:18 pm (9 years ago)

    this dress is gorgeous!

  91. by Helene
    November 15, 2009 at 7:06 pm (9 years ago)

    This is Amazing!

  92. LagrandegentilleLou
    November 27, 2009 at 5:53 pm (9 years ago)

    In love with this outfit !!!
    You look so cute πŸ™‚
    xxx Lou

  93. Anonymous
    November 29, 2009 at 4:16 am (9 years ago)

    really great, i love the WHOLE outfit, but did you know those almost EXACT same boots can be found at urban outfitters? πŸ™‚
    not not that you would want another pair, and i’m not sure if you’ll even read this BUT heres the link:,+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=36&navAction=poppushpush&color=&pushId=W_SHOES_BOOTS&popId=WOMENS_SHOES&prepushId=

  94. Dulcette
    February 21, 2010 at 11:42 pm (9 years ago)

    Absolutely adore these boots – they’re tough and dainty at the same time, and make me start to go off my own!


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