Evidently I don't eschew all florals for myself, just bright, busy ones. :D As it turns out, low brightness ones that look kind of Asian make me go "Ooh!"
Shirt shell: handmade (thrifted)
Black underdress: H&M (thrifted)
Mermaid chambray skirt: Bebe (thrifted)
Pendant: handmade (old)
Platform boots: ALDO (thrifted)
There's a little bit of tiny old Asian lady going on, so I'm going to add some darts to shape the garment better. It appears to be handmade!
It actually reminds me of this shell I was staring at the other day, only for 1/15th the price.
This is what I was wearing underneath:
The buttons have figure-eight loops so they sit side by side down the front! I was very charmed. Almost as charmed by how it doesn't breathe at all so it keeps me warm. Even if I have to wash it immediately after one wearing. >.>