Most days, I feel like my style is the product of me being a modern-day Talitha Getty trapped in Sophia Loren's body. It is HARD to follow your gypset sartorial inclinations when you happen to have the height and proportions (more or less) of the definitive Italian bombshell. Do you know how many bohemian dresses and blouses allow for a proper bra? Around 23% (estimate based on my personal research regarding the return of spaghetti straps and see-thru fabric). Alas, through much trial and error, I have find a way to flatter my silhouette and honor my desire to be a bohemian babe. A halter top, nipped in waist, flowing skirt and vintage print have been an easy compromise to make, but more on that next week.
On this sunny day in gorgeous Orcutt Ranch, I was 100% channeling TG in this Free People dress. A flowing tunic style in soft nude featuring an intricate embroidery print and beaded embellishments, this was a total treasure that I found at Crossroads Trading Co. Of course, I found it a week AFTER Coachella (I mean, how perfect would it have been?) but since I was still riding my festival fashion high, I had to have it.
Dig it, so pretty right? The spray of blue, orange, purple, and gold beads arranged in a menagerie of geometric shapes is my favorite part of the dress. It's eye-catching, without being tacky. My only concern in styling this dress was what bag to wear with it, but the answer come in the form of this beautiful piece from La Bela Collection. I decided to embrace the color chaos already created by the dress and highlight it with this gorgeous handmade Mayan pouch.