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the calm before the storm…

02/08/2012 18 Comments

the calm before the storm…

02/08/2012 18 Comments

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Antonio Milani blazer | Anne Klein scarf | LC Lauren Conrad twill crops (Kohl’s clearance) | Mossimo peasant blouse | Dollhouse sandals | Big Buddha clutch via Hautelook

This is the time before every holiday that I start wringing my hands and biting my nails. We’re doing all of our Valentine’s prep — getting vases ready for flowers, making dozens of bows, counting balloons, and routing deliveries — and it’s eerily quiet…

So naturally, I panic. Everyone in town forgot about Valentine’s Day. This will be the worst holiday ever. No one will place orders. What am I going to do with 100 dozen roses?!

What I should do is savor the peace and enjoy these final moments of blissful quiet before the chaos sets in. And remember that this particular holiday is typically the opposite sex’s responsibility, and they’re not the best planner-aheaders. In about 48 hours when dudes all over suddenly realize Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, it’s going to get wild around here. The phones are going to ring off the hook, my fingers will be full of rose thorns, and my only form of sustenance will be Diet Coke, Valentine’s chocolates, cupcakes from the bakery next door, and Lara Bars (because healthy eating is important). The madness will continue, unabated, until Wednesday when we’ll close the shop for the day to recuperate from the love fest.

I’m going to try to maintain some kind of normalcy around the blog through the madness; including a couple of guest posts from my friend, Iris! Bear with me if I look like an extra from Night of the Living Dead in upcoming outfit posts.

UPDATE: A few of you asked for a how-to on tying a scarf this way. I made a little video to give you an easy step-by-step!

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I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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18 Comments

  • […] There few things we can count on in our unpredictable flower business. One of them is that, during the the week before a major holiday, we’ll have one or two days that are mind-numbingly slow and boring. Today is one of those days. […]

  • […] last week’s Calm Before the Storm post, several of you asked for help on styling a scarf the way I did in that outfit. Well, ask and […]

  • chill air & perfume (@chill_air) 02/15/2012 at 6:20 pm

    Very pretty! Love the cropped pants and their pretty blush tone.

    xo,
    Hannah
    http://www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

  • Dee from www.stringsanduttons.com 02/15/2012 at 11:08 am

    Nothing can top pastels like a touch of lace! Love this outfit! Glad I came across your blog. Thanks for sharing! x

  • Bre Clifford 02/15/2012 at 9:00 am

    I hope you were not too crazy, but also sold all those roses.
    In any case, you look great! That scarf looks so cozy and chic!

  • Rlutz 02/13/2012 at 3:12 pm

    Fabulous outfit…I love the mix of neutrals. Good luck with the Valentine’s Day rush!!

  • Anne 02/09/2012 at 6:15 am

    After all of the Crazy~ we should do dinner!!! You you beautiful as always, love those pants!

  • shannon 02/08/2012 at 10:22 pm

    You look lovely. Enjoy the calm. :)

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

  • Melina 02/08/2012 at 10:02 pm

    Oh good luck with it all! I’m sure it’s going to be crazy, but that’s obviously fantastic for business!! Love the color of those pants too!

    xx Melina

  • Heather 02/08/2012 at 9:04 pm

    That dusty rose color is perfect with the other neutrals – gorgeous look!

    XO
    http://www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

  • Amy 02/08/2012 at 8:46 pm

    cute look

  • aflgirl 02/08/2012 at 4:40 pm

    Oooo I second that! Do I see a scarf tutorial post in your future?? Please? <3 Iris

  • Kayla 02/08/2012 at 4:36 pm

    You have to share with us how you are wearing your scarf. I can’t seem to figure out how to get that same look! Pretty please!?

  • Terri 02/08/2012 at 4:29 pm

    Excellent scarf choice today!
    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

  • Anita 02/08/2012 at 3:11 pm

    a very nice outfit! the scarf -lovely!
    I wish you all the best for the valentine weekend!
    xxx Anita

  • Candy 02/08/2012 at 2:12 pm

    I adore how you did the scarf!!! You look fab! Here’s to hoping a good stressful weekend for ya!

    http://intoxicatedchameleon.blogspot.com

  • elizabeth 02/08/2012 at 12:57 pm

    this scarf is beautiful! good luck :)

  • rhiannon 02/08/2012 at 12:53 pm

    you look gorgeous! i love your scarf.

    http://www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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