Todays fashion post is one you don’t see very often - it’s me in a dress. I probably own three dresses, which is nothing compared to the amount of other stuff in my closet. I have over thirty pairs of jeans and at least sixty t-shirts, but only a couple of dresses?! This is something I’m planning on changing, I’m starting to avidly search for them when shopping and I’m pretty shocked at how much I enjoyed wearing this particular piece. Originally, I bought it as stock for The Trip (my online Depop shop), but when putting it on to shoot it, I instantly fell in love. I’m surmising it’s the tie-dye that has won me over, as it’s always been a print close to my heart. Surrounded by surf culture as a kid, tie-dye is just second nature to me. There’s no love-hate here, it’s simply heart-eyes and childhood memories. So, I kept the dress, it well and truly won me over, it’s like it spoke to me and told me this one was made just for me.
it’s a vintage number I picked up from a local second-hand store here in Manchester, it’s one of those places where you have to have the energy to rummage because if you don’t, there’s no chance you’ll come out with a bag full. I had my searching hat on and came out with more than a bag full, all of which I took a gamble on. The trouble with vintage clothing is that it doesn’t sell itself on the hanger, it can look limp and out of shape, it needs bringing to life to make it look good. This dress was one of those pieces, it simply looked like a huge bit of creased up fabric, but because I saw tie-dye I had to have it. It wasn’t until I tried it on at home I could really see it in all of its glory. Yes, it was quite an over-sized piece, most definitely three sizes too big for me. But, with the help of a belt, it could soon be cinched in and given some shape, Because of the size I could slouch it off of my shoulder for a real relaxed, boho vibe which is a habit of mine anyway. Anything big with a scoop neck is just begging to be off the shoulder! I also got a lovely surprise when my leg got a showing, I had no idea that it had splits down each side - just another thing you miss when seeing it on the hanger!
This dress was full of surprises and it holds a high place in my wardrobe right now. Sadly though, the end of summer is in sight so I’ll be wearing this as much as I can until then - although, with a lot of thermals and some knee-high socks, I could be bringing this into A/W with me!
I’m looking at my favourite bohemian blogger babes for inspiration when buying and styling dresses. Woman such as Sara Waiste, Monikh Dale and Whitney Scherillo are always making me sway more and more towards them, and now I’m going in headfirst and finally taking the plunge. Although the dress is very ‘me’ with its print and style, I did feel the need to make it a little more my style with a classic pattern clash and leather jacket combo. Now, I’m swooning over my own look!
VINTAGE DRESS / TOPSHOP JACKET / DEICHMAN BOOTS / VINTAGE SUNGLASSES - SHOT BY THE UNIDENTIFIED ROCKER