For some reason blue, red and yellow florals make me think of The Netherlands even when they're not tulips. Consequently, I get the urge to wear my hair in maiden braids. I don't kid myself that either of these things is representative of modern Dutch fashion, but sometimes you want to look like the girl on the windmill cookie box. You know, those terribly overbrown windmill cookies your mom used to buy you at the health food store?
So, I just googled that and discovered there actually never was a girl on those boxes, so I have no idea where my image of a stereotypical Dutch girl actually comes from.
But the point is that some days you want to wear a costume, and you want to feel like a girl in braids and primary-colored florals and possibly wooden shoes who stands in a field (possibly of tulips) in front of a windmill. And, last week, I was having one of those days.
Also stripes and florals look rad together. The end.
"Buttoned & Blossomed Sailor Shorts" - Anthropologie
Red and white mariniere breton top - J.Crew
Candy-striped open-toed flats - Modcloth