Wednesday, May 27, 2015


boho hippie black dress summer style

Philosophy by Republic Clothing dress, Ross

     I usually avoid buying dresses with a ruffle on the bottom, because I think it can look a bit too little-girlish. However, on a breezy day, it was fun to wear something that fluttered in the wind.
     I bought this dress a while back, but this was its inaugural outing. My main reservation about buying this dress was that it is sheer. I'm wearing a very old, cheap jersey skirt on the bottom and a camisole on the top.
      I wore this dress to work, which made me reflect on how fortunate I am to have a rather casual dress code. I'm always striving to put together outfits that have a little polish yet are comfortable, appropriate, and practical for both the temperature and classroom activities. This is probably on the outer edge of what I'd consider acceptable for work.

    I just returned from a very quick trip to Utah, to see my sis graduate. It was pleasantly cool, with a low in the 40s. I reveled in wearing my blazer, cardigan and scarf -- all at once! There's also nothing cozier than crawling under a blanket or two on a chilly night.


  1. This reminds me of something you would see at Anthro. The details make it interesting and it does look very comfy.


  2. What a beautiful dress. I agree it's got a bit of that Anthro/free people feel to it.

  3. Funny that you mention Anthro - I browsed their Salt Lake City store on my trip to Utah. (We don't have one in Hawaii yet). I admired all of the pretty clothes, oohed over the whimsical housewares, and left empty-handed - the prices are a bit rough on my wallet, even when I'm in a vacation-shopping frame of mind. :)

  4. Thanks, Megan. I really like the wood beading on the bodice, and the shoulders have just a bit of crochet trim. Those little details appeal to me.

  5. OH MY GOD THIS DRESS. Rarely do I ever see ANY dresses that hit my style but this ...I'm gonna have to buy it. And it looks great on you. When are you gonna come visit me in Utah?!?!

  6. edit---okay so I've googled and can't find it WHERE DO I BUY IT

  7. Funny thing is, I just took a super-short trip to Utah! My sis received her graduate degree and I went up to SLC for just a few days at the end of May - flew out on a Thursday night, came back on Sunday. Great trip, but much too short.
    When are you coming to visit me in Hawaii? ;)

  8. That's the one problem with shopping at Ross -the brands they have are inexplicably hard to find. I bought two pairs of jeans at Ross years ago, have loved them for years, and haven't been able to find them otherwise. I tried Googling, couldn't find the dress - I wonder if ebay might have it?


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