queen anne's lace
Let's get a little romantic shall we? From runways to street style, bohemian-inspired looks have been sprouting up in a big way and I am not complaining! It is no secret I currently earn a living working for Free People in Pittsburgh so; of course, I have a deep love for 70's inspired looks and always will. That was a decade that just got it right in terms of style and attitude. When I decided to start this creative journey there was no other choice in my mind than to start with a company that never ceases to lack breathtaking inspiration.
This dress from Free People, with its dramatic bell sleeves and mesh bodice featuring intricate floral embroidery, was love at first sight. Coincidentally, this one-piece is named With Love Dress. The ivory color is a shade that doesn't wash me out, but illuminates my skin making the dress, on me, very ethereal. There will always be a bit of rock, a bit of edge, to each of my looks so my accessories were solid black with textural detail. This military-inspired hat, the Off Duty Lieutenant Hat from Free People, is a new shape for me, but I was instantly drawn to it. It is a little quirky with its rope detail and embroidery on the brim, but I love the modest, yet distinct, detail. Hats are a wavy-haired girl's best friend! I typically place hats further back on the crown of my head to still allow my hair to be the main focal point.
STYLE SCOOP: For all my fellow tall girls out there, you can still rock those flowy mini dresses. Stick a pair of denim or lightweight fabric shorts underneath to provide more coverage and comfort.
STYLE SCOOP: A slip is included with this dress; and in hindsight, I would have removed it to have the bodice stand out against the black bandeau. The contrast would have really shown off the detailing of the embroidery. I love that about styling; though, there is always one or two minor alterations which can completely change the look.
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