Affordable Fashion Blog | Walking in Memphis in High Heels : Boho Dress

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Boho Dress

Happy Thursday everyone!  I'm off work today and Friday and am enjoying the long weekend.  It's time to get in some of the last pool days I'll have before fall gets here, though in Memphis, it might be hot until December.  You never can tell around here.  I was debating on going to the lake with my family, but I think I might just stay here and get caught up with school work.  That's one of the only downfalls to online classes; they give you lots of busy work and they just dive right into the new semester!  I'm also planning on running each day I'm off.  For the last week I've been leaving my running shoes by the door so when I walk in the house, I will immediately see them, put them on and run before I have a chance to sit down and talk myself out of running.  I plan to line up some more 5Ks in September.  Are there any good ones in the Memphis area anyone has heard of?  Some of my favorite ones have been cancelled or were rescheduled, so I'm looking for some new, few ones to do soon.

Boho Republic is a casual, comfortable, chic clothing line that is handmade by the owner, Tina, in her Seattle studio.  She is hoping when you first put your Boho Republic dress on, that you feel like you're wearing pajamas, but when you look in the mirror, you look chic!  I can completely attest to that; this dress is so comfortable and easy to throw on, yet it instantly made me feel girly and chic.  All the designs are based on the same silhouette with the elastic smocked shirring at the waistline and a simple a-line shape, but the necklines, sleeves and hemlines vary to create an easy wardrobe, but one that doesn't look like you're wearing the same dress each day.  Tina tries to incorporate recycled textiles whenever possible, and she tries to choose easy to care fabrics. 
When Tina first contacted me, I picked out the fabric design I wanted, and then I told her what shape I wanted for the dress.  I provided her with my measurements and even told her I wanted the sleeves to be to elbow length to create a long straight line visually.  I love the a-line shape as it balances out my really broad shoulders, and the shorter hemline makes my legs look longer.  The dress I'm wearing is made out of a light, breezy material, and it is definitely going to be an easy-to-wear, go-to dress.  Make sure you check out her shop because she has some really stunning designs!  When Shane saw me in this dress, he loved it and said it looked like it fit me perfectly, then I had to tell him that it was made for me.  There is definitely nothing better than having a custom dress made for you that fits your unique body shape perfectly. 
Linking up with Sharon, Agi and Tara.
Photography by Allison Fay


  1. Drooling over your heels. I have narrow feet and love heels that strap around my ankle.

  2. That dress looks so good on you and your hair is gorgeous!

    XOXO Jess

  3. Gorgeous dress! I'm really loving your heels too! Hope you enjoy your long weekend!

    Fizz and Frosting

  4. Oh man, these dresses are amazing! I wonder if she could make a maternity dress???


  5. The dress fits you perfectly, and I'm loving the shoes!!


  6. Holy Heck, those pumps!! Love isn't a strong enough word!

  7. That is so neat that the dress was made to your measurements! A long weekend by the pool sounds fabulous. :)

    The Tiny Heart
    So Kate Giveaway!

  8. Lovely dress and great smile!


  9. Adorable! Love that first pic with your flowing hair and backwards glance -- it looks like a magazine shot! :)

  10. I love the style of this dress and the pattern is so fun! It is so flattering, you look gorgeous!

    Simply Just Lovely

  11. Gorgeous dress - loving the pattern! Annnnd these pictures are absolutely STUNNING!!


  12. Gorgeous dress, and I love love love those heels!!

  13. love the prints on tihs dress! the photos are gorgeous! great use of light!

    love from San Francisco,

  14. you look so pretty! i love this dress on you, and your shoes are great!

  15. Love that dress! And the shoes are great! Hope you enjoy your long weekend. My hubs will be spending the majority of it working on school work too, BOOO!


  16. Love your outfit. Gorgeous. The dress is so pretty. Online school definitely has it's pro's and con's. Thank you for linking up today.


  17. Love your shoes! I almost bought them at TJ Max yesterday!

  18. What a fun dress on you - love the fit and print!

  19. I am LOVING the shoes. And your hair is gorgeous and growing fast!

  20. I love how you played with different poses in the pictures! And the lighting is fantastic. Try to relax some in between the studying this weekend!


  21. The pattern on the dress is so pretty! It will be cute for later in fall with tights and booties!

    - Kaitlyn

    Boardwalks & Boulevards

  22. You look drop dead gorgeous in this dress! Love this look!

  23. So I know this post is about the dress, but your hair! I just love it! So pretty! :)


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