Fox in Flats Flower Dare


The fabulous Andrea from Fox in Flats recently issued another Style Dare – wear flowers for the Fox in Flats Flower Dare every day for a week or be branded a chicken.  As a Fox in Flats Top 50 Style Blogger, I have standards to uphold and I wasn’t going to let her call me chicken!  Bok, bok, bok …

Luckily. my wardrobe is stuffed full of floral delights, so it wasn’t too difficult to fly the floral flag for the Fox in Flats Flower Dare.


On Father’s Day, I wore a Mimco hat with a flower, and a Zara floral scarf, and some lovely Witchery beaded and fabric earrings.

On Day 2 of the Fox in Flats Flower Dare, I wore a Von Troska floral ruffled cropped jacket with Sportsgirl rust pants and a Ginger & Smart black cashmere top,  topped off with a Mimco terracotta headband.

On Day 3, I teamed Ziera old gold ballet pumps with blue Leona Pins footless lace-edged tights, a Trelise Cooper printed skirt, Country Road tan leather belt, David Lawrence blue knit, Country Road blue cardigan and a Mimco aqua hairclip.  I can’t tell you how much I love this skirt!

Today, I wore a vintage Nina Ricci blazer with Target green skinny chinos, Sussan grey tee and my beloved Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q backpack.  My shoes are Leona Edmiston black suede & patent studded ballet flats.

I bought the blazer from Rozelle Markets, and it has the loveliest back story.  The woman bought it on her first trip to Paris with her boyfriend in the 80s from the Nina Ricci boutique, and was delighted that it was going to someone who would treasure it.

I teamed a Liberty London floral shirt with a Johnston & Bell navy bubble skirt with a navy patent Marni belt.  I added a tan leather Seed hairbow to tie in with my Wittner patent lady heels, and nude fishnets.

On Friday, I whipped out my new favourite pants, these lovely floral skinnies from ASOS.  It was also Wear It Purple Day for raising awareness and support for GLBTIQ youth at risk of suicide, bullying and ignorance.

I teamed them with Florence & Fred glitter leather ballet flats and a Sussan cobalt hi lo tunic and a little bit of Colette boom pow with a fabulous statement necklace that cost less than a magazine. Bargain!

On my final day of the Fox in Flats Flower Dare, I kept it casual with G Star Raw boyfriend jeans, a Sussan navy striped tee and this fabulous resin, ribbon and fabric concoction that I bought in Accessorize Cheltenham.

I had the loveliest afternoon wandering the cobbled streets of Cheltenham all by myself, with birthday money to spend, in the midst of a family holiday in England.  I’ve never actually worn this piece before, so I have Fox in Flats to thank, because I genuinely adored wearing it all day.  It was just the right touch of girliness to offset the boyfriend jeans and slouchy tee.

That’s my week of the Fox in Flats Flower Dare.  How did you get on?  I’d love to hear all about it!


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  • B - 14 September 2012 - 8.24 pm

    Hmm…. I don’t think I own three items that are floral! How can that be! Must rectify…

    Love your floral skirts! Sweet!ReplyCancel

  • FoxInFlats - 12 September 2012 - 9.14 pm

    Champion effort Kim-Marie! I kinda had you in mind for this one x AReplyCancel

  • Jess - 12 September 2012 - 12.54 pm

    You rocked the flower dare! I have not done one of these dares, since I am quite fashion awkward. Love seeing all the interpretations of it though 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Lauren/y - 13 September 2012 - 12.43 pm

      Yes, do it!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 13 September 2012 - 7.25 am

      Loving the interpretations too. Think it might be my favourite part! And come on, give it a go! xReplyCancel

    • FoxInFlats - 12 September 2012 - 9.15 pm

      Jess you should give it a go! The dares are designed to experiment and have fun. C’mon! (Or I’ll call you chicken 😉 ) xReplyCancel

  • Kelly HTandT - 12 September 2012 - 9.50 am

    Love it! Great job of pulling off the florals! Now that I think about it, I’m not sure if I own a single thing with flowers on it… except for headbands of course. xReplyCancel

  • Catherine RodieBlagg - 11 September 2012 - 3.19 pm

    I loved seeing all your flower dare photos on IG and FB… you’re so glam! plus.. and I know i’ve said it already LOVE the fringe! ReplyCancel

  • Jane Hallisey - 11 September 2012 - 1.29 pm

    I was so inspired by all your floral outfits!! You put me to shame!! I especially adore the Nina Ricci blazer!! That would leave you feeling so happy and well springy!! All the outfits are constructed so well! XzReplyCancel

  • jouljet - 11 September 2012 - 1.16 pm

    Well done – these combos are just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • CassandraHodges - 11 September 2012 - 12.30 pm

    You and florals are a match made in heaven… your just gorgeous! I’ve been thinking lately about adding more florals to my wardrobe. I’m hoping to find time to sew a pretty skirt or something for myself with some of my lovely vintage floral fabrics.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 11 September 2012 - 7.50 pm

      I can’t sew, only shop! But I do have a very good tailor who can fix stuff for me. So jealous of the sewing possibility xReplyCancel

  • Yvette Bowyer - 11 September 2012 - 11.10 am


    #teamIBOT was here to say hello!!ReplyCancel

  • Meagan @ Cider In The Sun - 11 September 2012 - 10.55 am

    Wow lady – you are rocking the floral !!! I should have joined in.. I should have.. next time !!


    • FoxInFlats - 12 September 2012 - 9.17 pm

      Next time is gonna be bonza. DO it Meagan! xReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 11 September 2012 - 7.50 pm

      Yes, you must join in next time. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a lace or leather dare – but not together. Too 1980s hair rock! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Lyndal - 11 September 2012 - 8.50 am

    wow! all of these pics are GORGEOUS!! you have some serious style! x

  • Mumbulous - 11 September 2012 - 7.32 am

    Watch out! I’ve got my eye on those glitter ballet flats!
    Loving your work.

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 11 September 2012 - 7.52 pm

      Oh, I love them! Leather too. From a supermarket. I love Tescos! The brand is Florence and Fred – the name of my eldest niece and only nephew, bless their little cotton socks. ReplyCancel

  • Nikki | Styling You - 11 September 2012 - 7.30 am

    You are made for florals. I’m going to be doing a how to wear floral pants post soon – was a request. It scared me but they arrived yesterday and I think I can do it!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 11 September 2012 - 7.55 pm

      I don’t need to give you advice, Nikki, but I’m going to anyway! 🙂 I’ve found it easiest to wear patterned pants with a contrasting or toning block colour. Like cobalt with my purple and green-toned floral jeans. Looking forward to that post! xReplyCancel

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