shoulda been a florist // wild and wonderful

There’s something about wildflowers, daises especially, that make me think of summer. When I went to the flower market (this is my favorite one here in Seattle) this month, I didn’t really know what I wanted… it was more about whatever felt right and of the season. I immediately saw the daisies and got inspired. These tiny little blooms have always felt very darling to me with their straightforward simplicity.

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The flowers I used in this arrangement are:

  • feverfew, but I always think of them as daisies!
  • scabiosa – the creamy white blossoms with frilly petals.
  • maidenhair ferns.
  • dianthus green trick – those funny little green pom poms.
  • alchemilla – the greenery with little bits of yellow on the ends.
  • plus, a few poppies!

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Despite the diminutive size of the feverfew, I knew it was time to try my hand at a larger flower arrangement. I gathered up a pewter trophy-inspired vase that I found in the studio (here are two similar options from Terrain and West Elm). I feel like the vase itself makes quite the statement, allowing the flowers to remain gentle and sweet.

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The maidenhair ferns kind of stole my heart. They are just so delicate, but also feel quite modern thanks to their super-skinny black stems.

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When selecting my outfit for this shoot, I knew I wanted it to be simple and clean, but also really comfortable and airy — just like the arrangement! Taylor Stitch sent over their latest design, the Katherine shirt with cornflower blue summer stripes, and I knew it would be totally perfect for this day. The shirt’s pre-sale just wrapped, but it will be available for purchase the last week of July. In the meantime, I recommend looking at the Caroline shirt, a beautiful summer-y weight chambray available now for purchase.

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More flower inspiration, right this way.

My outfit: summer stripe Katherine shirt c/o Taylor Stitch, white jeans from Target, rings c/o Prismera Design

Photography by Meghan Klein. Styling by Jojotastic.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this Wild and Wonderful Flower Arrangement tutorial! And if you make one, be sure to post a photo and tag @jojotastic on Instagram so we can see.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest digital influencer and former textile designer with an eye for beautiful things. Jojotastic is a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress home, interior styling, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style.

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4 Comments

  1. 7.7.15

    Beautiful arrangement! I love this series.

  2. 7.7.15
    Katie Oakes said:

    I think ‘should been a florist’ is my favorite series of yours now! So gorgeous :)