ralph lauren is the master of classic, preppy style. but i also like his take on boho. it’s typically understated and refined – peasant skirts, lace tops, feminine details. and it’s fun to add these elements into my classic wardrobe from time-to-time. another retailer that does boho chic well is anthropologie. while i have to drive down to atlanta to visit a brick and mortar store, i’m never disappointed when i do. as my last visit is proof. plus, their visual merchandising is always a treat to see. whether you’re knocking around in their home department or looking for inspiration from their mannequins scattered throughout the store you’ll find ideas and trends everywhere.
one item i fell in love with on my last visit was this gauze top. it’s light and airy (so airy you need a cami) with a drop waist that gives subtle definition. today, i’ve paired it with a ralph lauren peasant skirt in a muted color scheme. a pair of canvas sandals keeps the overall ootd looking subdued but casually chic. gold earrings, bangles and a straw clutch polish this outfit off. after the long weekend, this is just the type of outfit to help ease me back into the week.
labels: skirt Ralph Lauren (old, similar here, here, and here); top Anthropologie (similar here, here, and here); sandals Michael Kors (old, similar here and here); bangles Nest; handbag Ann Taylor
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Love gauzy tops, even tho they require a discreet cami. (I will admit to looking up the spelling; did you know that discreet and discrete have two different meanings? And I consider myself a wordsmith…ha! No wonder English is difficult to learn.) Clothing and shoe manufacturers would do well to reproduce some of the classic items that you wear. Your things are better than the new pieces. Enjoy your day…going to be a gorgeous day here. xoxo
This is so feminine and summery. It looks cool and comfortable. I had to smile when I looked at the photo. My granddaughter had a floral tiered skirt like that (same colors even) and it was her favorite. She wore it almost every day until it was way too short. I can’t tell you how many times I sewed it back together because she loved it so much she wore it rips and all! I love that straw envelope purse.
That was the exact word that I thought of–very feminine indeed. I remember you wearing that skirt in the past–pretty subdued color. Lovely!
I love your outfit as usual and I have a similar skirt bought from DressBarn a few years ago. I will have to try to style it similarly.
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