Dress, Anthropologie (thrifted); boots, Seychelles (thrifted); necklace, Stella & Dot (thrifted); bag, Gucci (via consignment)
Dress, Anthropologie (thrifted); boots, Seychelles (thrifted); necklace, Stella & Dot (thrifted); bag, Gucci (via consignment)

This, my friends, is schmatta chic — kinda shapeless, kinda kooky. Kinda awesome, too. Needless to say, I love the print mix happening with this Vanessa Virginia tunic dress; the silhouette is not my usual kick, but I will always pick “too loose” over “too tight”, so I’m not hating on it. In fact, it’s a perfect weekend, throw-it-on-and-go dress. On top, I added my ubiquitous leather jacket because that is how I roll on weekends, as long as this unseasonably warm weather continues. I’m not the only one hoping it lasts until Christmas, am I?

jacket, Joe Fresh (thrifted)
jacket, Joe Fresh (thrifted)
(faux) leather & florals
(faux) leather & florals
that sleeve detail tho
that sleeve detail tho

My favourite dress detail is definitely the embroidery on the sleeves. Nice touch, Anthro!

As for the rest of the outfit, I like how the boho vibe of these olive-grey Seychelles boots pairs with the dress, but looking at these photos, I think the olive green tights were overkill — mostly because they’re a mismatched, darker shade. I’ll probably choose black tights or leggings next time. Live and learn.

taking advantage of the early November "heatwave"
taking advantage of the early November “heatwave”

21 Comments on Boho Style 

    • It’s one of my faves too! I normally stay away from dresses this short, but I think the hemline helps to balance out the volume so it works, and with tights I don’t feel too exposed. I’m excited to wear it again this weekend 🙂

  1. Hi Adina,
    I am rather late to be posting about this but also wanted to send some blog love to you. I genuinely love your blog, your writing and your honesty. Please don’t let some nasty, pathetic losers spoil it for you. I – and clearly many many others – think you are awesome!

    • I have a definite boho streaks, especially on weekends, although I’ve been reining it in a bit lately. This is full-on boho, though, and I kinda like it. Not that I’m planning to hit up Coachella any time soon but still … 😉

    • Thank you! I really enjoy wearing this dress (so comfy!) and it’s easy on the eyes too, so it’s a win-win. I’m excited to try different outfits with it.

  2. Hi Adina, I love the boho rocker combo. Over the weekend, I thrifted a mint condition Bergdorf Goodman leather jacket for $12.50. I have wanted a moto style jacket for a while but couldn’t bear to spend hundreds on it and didn’t want faux leather. Maybe this is what the thrifting world calls a “unicorn.” I can’t wait to try a similar outfit for Thanksgiving here in the US. So glad to see you back. I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts.

    • Wow, what a score! I’ve found my (faux) leather moto jacket to be really versatile, so I think you’ll get lots of wear out of yours. Have fun — and happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Recent but loyal reader: I found your blog a little over a month ago because I was searching for thrifters who blog. I love thrifing and love reading about others who thrift. Your style is very close to mine so I enjoy your outfit posts every time. I missed your longer post last week because I was traveling for work. Instead I was thrifting in a big city and actually thinking about you! You would love the purse I found. I wish there wasn’t so much distance between us so that reaching out to you socially wouldn’t feel so stalker-ish.

    If you stopped blogging I would miss you.

    • I totally understand what you mean about feeling stalkerish, but feel free to reach out via comment here or on IG anytime. I love to connect with other thrifters (and readers in general) and see the cool finds that they uncover in their cities. I only wish it was easier to swap finds — sometimes, I get a real case of thrift envy 😉

  4. I love this dress! What a beautiful print, and I love super oversized dresses like this! You can hide whatever you overindulge in at lunch! Hahahaha 🙂

    • Thanks! I try to play around with coloured tights from time to time, but I always seem to default to black. It’s my comfort zone, I guess.

  5. I’m glad you’re back! I always enjoy your style even when it’s not something I would wear (mostly because my job is more casual), I admire it! This dress totally looks like me, though, so I’m admiring AND having outfit envy. Glad you are continuing to blog, though I can imagine it’s unsettling to read crappy stuff people say. Like student evaluations: the negative ones stick around in my head far longer than the (majority) positive ones. Something else I think we forget is that while the internet lets us be anonymous, it also lets people sound meaner/angrier/nastier than they actually are. I also suspect venting anonymously about bloggers (who clearly enjoy their community of readers and whatever quirky habit they focus on) is a reflection of jealousy or emptiness is the commenter’s life and likely has very little to do with the actual blogger. (Also if you decide to sell this dress, I’m all over it!)

    • A lot of people seem to love this dress, and I’m right there with you guys. Which is a bit strange in that it’s not a typically “me” dress, but there is something (or a few things) about it that I just love. It’s just … a happy dress, you know? It makes me happy to wear, so for that alone, I’d highly recommend it.

  6. Love the outfit 🙂 and LOVE that you would think of wearing a dress on the weekend! My casual style has often been TOO casual–now I’m inspired!

    • I wear a LOT of pants (jeans, cords, etc.) on the weekends, but I like to bust out a dress occasionally — mostly because I have cute casual dresses that stare me accusingly every time I by-pass them to reach for pants. I may be anthropomorphizing a *little* bit 😉