Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Boho Chic: ootd

    Forgive me for keeping my background rather plain this week.  I just felt that this dress didn't need much help to stand out.  This look is a new-to-me outfit.  The dress is Anthropologie's Daleka Day Silk Dress by Maeve and it's been on my search list for over a year.  Normally running at about $60-$90, I never found an excuse to pay so much for what would essentially be worn for running errands in the summertime and trips to the beach.  But, it is undeniably lovely, so I kept looking.
    ThredUp to the rescue again!  I swear, I don't work for them, I just really love this place. (And if you've never tried ThredUp here's a link for you to sign up and save $20 off your first order   http://www.thredup.com/r/WKVOY )  For $30 this little beauty joined my wardrobe and it is just as stunning in person as it is in the photos.
    The one thing I didn't care for about this dress, or any dress of this style is the waist. Which is to say, it doesn't have a waist.  It has a chest piece that goes right into a skirt.  The chest pieces itself is rather unflattering.  It smooshes everything while simultaneously making it look droopy thanks to the frowning arch created by the halter string.  If you're like me and already pretty small, it can make your chest look non-existent.  This in turn can make your bottom half and belly look bigger.  To fix this little issue, I added a thick belt at the bottom of the chest piece.

 Overall, I love this dress.  It's light and flowy, colorful and yet simple.  I kept the jewelry simple as well, but just using brass filigree pieces that I made myself.  And I put a few flowers in my hair.  After all, what's life without whimsy.



Shop the Look:
Maeve Daleka Dress and J. Crew Cardigan from ThredUp
Evelyn Thong Sandals are old and from Target
Samba Sash Belt from ModCloth

 
 

3 comments:

  1. What an improvement! Beautiful job, thanks for the idea :)

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  2. I Absolutely LOVE how you transformed and CLASSYfied this dress!! That unsuspectingly perfect belt really brings out the tiny details, the bottom hem, and like you said fixes the top. P.S. DIY filigree O_O super inspired right now! ^_^ ~~~~~<3

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  3. I Absolutely LOVE how you transformed and CLASSYfied this dress!! That unsuspectingly perfect belt really brings out the tiny details, the bottom hem, and like you said fixes the top. P.S. DIY filigree O_O super inspired right now! ^_^ ~~~~~<3

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