my favorite dress*

my favorite dress.
vintage dress, august break #2, canon 50d

I bought this dress when living in Berkeley at a really lovely consignment shop. I wish I remembered the name of the shop. It might not still be there but if it isn't, I am sure another funky yummy one is. Shopping in Berkeley was one of my favorite pastimes in my late twenties, early thirties. I was single. I was exploring. I was reconnecting with myself after being in a long, not so healthy relationship. I wasn't saving a penny. Not saying I am proud that I spent all of my money from that time in my life...but it was so fun! ; ) And my niece inherited all of my duds when I bought more and couldn't fit them in my teeny tiny studio closet. Needless to say, she was stoked.

I am much more frugal now. I also am more into soft organic type clothing rather than ruffles and lace and itchy fabrics. But I still so admire clothing and style and how one expresses themselves with what they wear. I'd like to say it is now more a passion rather than an obsession.

This one dress I kept among a few others that were just too pretty to give away. It has two parts:  A silk slip and a sheer gauze overlay.  Now it hangs on a vintage window up in the loft for pure eye candy every day and perhaps for me to put on during a photoshoot (which i did last year with Deb).

I know there will be a time when I may slip these types of clothes on more often but for now, I am so loving my loose, flowy, soft layers of cotton or hemp.

Here are a few of my fave shops that fill up my closet now:  Texture Clothing, Treehouse28, Sweet Grass Fibers, Prana, Gaia Conceptions, Circle Creations, Sweet Skins

{texture clothing is giving a 20% discount to my blog readers.  just add code: boho20 to your purchase}.