The Perfect Trans Seasonal Boho Dress
Hippy-luxe styling is not normally my thing. I mean I love boho style dressing on others but for me and everyday life, I seem to favour something more streamlined, easy to wear and practical. Big skirts don’t work well getting in and out of cars on the school run or walking the dog in muddy fields. And if you’re curvy and relatively petite like me, they can swamp you in unimaginable ways (acres of fabric ruching between your thighs as you walk is NOT a good look). However, I happened upon this gorgeous Free People boho dress for my shoot at Fair Oak Farm in mid June. I instantly fell in love with the rich terracotta colours and swirly full skirt in the pics. The whole thing was redolent of everything late Summer and early Autumn and I wanted IN.
I love Free People clothing. The brand is actually the predecessor to Urban Outfitters founded in Pennsylvania in the 1970s. The company went back to their roots in 2001 and brought out the Free People line. There’s so much to like on their website, too much! Lots of linen Riviera dresses so popular on Insta currently, great basic tees, boho tunics and unusual knits. All seemingly Coachella and Burning Man friendly. It’s on the pricier side for sure, but the quality seems really good and there’s always a little something different about their clothes, whether in the detailing or cut. The above dress is so well made, with pockets, fastenings at the bust and a cotton petticoat underneath the full skirt. The sturdy skirt means it’s perfect for cooler days when you can wear with leather-stacked heel boots for a real 1970s feel. It would look awesome with a denim or battered leather jacket. Similarly a cosy cardigan or knit over the top would add to the Californian free spiritedness that this label captures so well.
Anyway just a short one this week guys. I have to admit, after the busiest of summers, I ran out of ‘va va voom’ a little when it came to the blog, when it came to everything! Motivation and ideas seemed in short supply. I guess I just needed a break. A short trip to France with the family last week was all that was needed to refresh a little. I’ll do a small travel post on that too – Lorraine is a beautiful, less touristy region of La Belle France and PERFECT if you have children interested in the history of the world wars. More to follow! Thanks for reading lovely people and happy weekend. xxxx