WIW: midi dress and stompy boots

I tried Angie's outfit formula of Midi Dress and Stompy Boots. I had tried this dress and boots together in the past but didn't really like the look; I switched to some tall boots instead. This time I decided it was okay, and I wore the outfit to work.

The outfit: Olive lantern-shaped dress and brown-black boiled wool asymmetric vest (both OSKA); print Doc Martens in olive and brown tones.

I might wear this outfit again. I think I need to shorten the dress by a few inches. It's kind of a chore, so I keep putting it off.

Thanks for looking! I welcome any thoughts you might have.

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  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    Oh I very much like this. It’s artsy and polished at the same time. Has a certain minimalist quality.

  • Helena replied 3 years ago

    I really like this! I agree that you could shorten the skirt somewhat; that said, you've got the height (or apparent height, at least!) to pull off the longer length well. The vest is awesome on you! And - is your hair style different?

  • Jenn replied 3 years ago

    I love every inch of it. I don't blame you for putting off shortening that dress.  I don't think it looks terrible and this length, and it seems like a pain, given the lantern shape.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, all! Yes, Torontogirl, I have gone short with my hair. It changes a little bit with each trim, as the stylist does something a little different each time. (Also, my wavy hair does its own thing each day, presenting me with its own little surprises.)

  • replied 3 years ago

    This look is working beautifully for you!  

  • Synne replied 3 years ago

    This is at the same time very trendy modern, avant garde and artsy-bohemian. Well done! You look to me like you could come right from an Olars Ulla catalouge (Swedish artsy, fairy tale, avant garde, bohemian, wool, designer-retailer. I'll add pics!). It also has a 90's retro vibe to it. This same outfit could also be on Zara right now. Very cool!

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    I really love this. It's funky and sophisticated. Looks amazing on you, and so does your hair. 

  • Style Fan replied 3 years ago

    I love this!  The colours are gorgeous together.  You carry that look so well.  Those Doc Martens are TDF!  Great hair.

  • suntiger replied 3 years ago

    I like the vest with that dress a lot, and your hair looks great! It definitely looks like it would be challenging to shorten though.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 years ago

    Thank you so much, everyone, for your nice comments!
    Synne, how kind of you, and thanks for introducing me to those designs. I hadn't heard of Olars Ulla.
    Suz, I like "funky and sophisticated." Maybe that could be my new style descriptor.

  • Jaime replied 3 years ago

    Noticed your hair right away and loved: my wavy hair does its own thing each day, presenting me with its own little surprises. I am with you sister!
    Outfit is excellent. I am not sure the skirt needs hemming, but I defer to your judgment.
    I think the reference to Olars Ulla, whom I hadn't heard of, is spot on. Suz's funky and sophisticated is great too. 

  • Bonnie replied 3 years ago

    You look terrific. Now I want an lantern dress and vest to wear with my stompy boots. Love the new short hair!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 years ago

    Jaime, ha! High five. As long as I have a good cut, I am generally okay with whatever the hair decides to do.
    Thanks, Bonnie! Glad to inspire you.

  • kellygirl replied 3 years ago

    I just love this and think the length is just right. Great layering--that vest is awesome. Hair looks pretty terrific too. Nice to see you! 

  • Mirjana replied 3 years ago

    Wow, you look terrific, polish and so elegant. You really wear midi dress and stompy boots the best way, I am speechless. I like you hair.

  • notsaf replied 3 years ago

    I agree with all of the above: you look smashing. Hits arty cool out of the park and suits you beautifully.

  • nemosmom replied 3 years ago

    Love this on you!

  • lyn67 replied 3 years ago

    It is more than OK, it is gorgeous!:-)

  • Irina replied 3 years ago

    Love, love this look.

    Inspiring as always :)

    I wouldn't shorten the dress but I'm only seeing photos. 

  • RobinF replied 3 years ago

    Agree with the funky and sophisticated moniker, I think it's perfect. What great pieces these are! I actually kind of like the dress length as is.

  • Glory replied 3 years ago

    This is a great outfit. I like the length of the skirt.

  • Christina F. replied 3 years ago

    I think you look great. I don't mind the length of the dress but I have a sugar eye for that sort of thing. Those Docs are outstanding too.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 years ago

    Wow, thank you, everyone, for the kind feedback!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    KILLER Arty Elegance at its best. You wear this vibe with the best of them, sweet Sharan. 

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, Angie!

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