Navy blazer, thrifted. Verona dreaming dress, Ruche (sold out). Leather bag, my mom's from Argentina. Leather belt, vintage Calvin Klein. Leather cut out ankle boots, Elizabeth and James. Black wrap watch, La Mer Wanderlust Collection.
After designing a similarly baroque pattern for my introductory design class, I have quite a fondness for the type of print featured on this dress from Ruche. The colors are also some of my favorites, but the unique pattern really sealed the deal. It reminds me of a William Morris tapestry and wearing anything that reminds me of art history is fine in my book. I also thought that the repetitive patterns of the location that I chose to shoot the dress in complimented it well. The mustard color perfectly matches a pair of tights I already own, but I prefer to pretend that it is warm enough not to need them at the moment (it's not).
While the dress certainly speaks for itself, I was thrilled to have a chance to show off my Elizabeth and James Pine boots. They are a few seasons old, but it is for that reason that I was able to score them for $60 at my local TJ Maxx. The lovely leather shoes originally sold for $400, so I'd say I got a deal. They aren't my usual simple, girly flats, but I think that is why I fell in love with them.
Overall, this outfit combined several things that I love. I am all about creating unique combinations in order to satisfy my all over the place tastes. I'm getting better at the art of mixing genres in my wardrobe and hopefully anyone reading this blog has enjoyed watching my process.