She seems fairly severe, as if she has a heart of glass...I think the cropping works better in terms of balance... but your signature is gone now. With the crop, the escaping bird-like flowers create a much better dynamic as we bounce off and around the frame.I really like the looseness of those flowers..
Ditto what Rick said. Also, I like the relative flatness and simplicity of her chest and garment, and the chair as well. These, along with the loose flowers, are a nice contrast to the detail and volume you've created in her face and hair.