Botanical Shift

I got this shift at Zara in Dubai. I'm pretty sure that it is supposed to be a minidress, but on me, it barely covers my lady business, and well....that would just be vulgar, now wouldn't it? But I loved the piece dearly, so I strayed from my usual sartorial routine and decided I could do a dress over pants or shorts type of arrangement. I'm not at all a fan of leggings, so as much as I'm sure they would stretch this outfit even further, I'm just not willing to go there. I belong to the Tim Gunn school of thought on leggings.

As you are well aware by now, I love a crazy print, a tunic, structure, and things with a bohemian flair. This satisfies
all of my usual triggers, and yet still feels simple and structured.

The Stuff

Zara shift
DKNY cutoff jeans (old), similar
Hot Diamonds watch (gift), similar
Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet (old),  similar for a steal!
Dune shoes (old), similar


  1. Wonderful tunic (definitely not a mini-dress for me either). And I really, really like your cut-off jeans. So much so that I may copy you. With full credit, of course.

  2. Love that print! Zara has been getting my attention lately.

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    1. Indeed! I think that's what drew me to it in the first place!

  4. You make that top magical, Kristin.
    As LPC sais, very Mary Katrantzou.
    I can spot a bargain in a flea market or charity shop, but I never see anything when I go to Zara.Good of you to have such a good eye.
    Have a lovely weekend and DO keep in touch.

  5. I love that tunic and the colours. ZARA would even make more business with me if their dresses were longer!
    I am hesitant about leggings too, don't rule them out completely but wear them around the house and garden.

    Lady of Style

  6. OMG, I wear leggings. Yikes, I didn't know it was a no, no. Tim Gunn said no? Yikes, now what am I going to do?????


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