This outfit was sitting right on the edge for me, a little too boho maybe? I love the dress and the hat, and kinda knew they had to go together, but I needed to make sure it wasn’t all dragged too far into the bohemian end of things with the shoes. What better way to pull away from boho than with metallics and a slightly pointier toe? I feel like this is something well worth noting, because sometimes outfits can sit right on the edge of not being so much your style, but with something like a more modern shoe (or maybe in your case a more boho looking boot), it can pull it back into YOU. This gives you so much more room to grow your wardrobe! I find lots of pieces that I love that don’t immediately scream my personal style, but by adding in pieces that are right on the nose with my style, the outfit becomes even more mine. Does that make sense at all? It’s Monday morning and I was sick all weekend with sinus junk, so gimme a break.
P.S. You should really hop on over to Raven + Lily (where the dress is from), and check out what they are doing. The dress was hand made by a woman in Phnom Penh who has turned her life around through opportunities sewing things like the dress above. Raven + Lily was founded on a passion to help alleviate poverty among women all around the world. Clothing and other goods you can feel good about wearing!
Photography by Randy Tran