a little boho

March 30th, 2011

I love, love, love a short dress with long sleeves — there’s something so hippie-chic about it, right?  But it’s never easy to find that perfect style — one that’s flattering and not overwhelming, keeping the whole look understated.

I found this dress at Topshop, and I’m just waiting for the weather to be warm enough for me to wear it everyday.  I know I’m wearing white before Memorial Day, but we just really need spring to come early this year.  It’s been such a long, cold, miserable winter, and all I’m hoping is that this week, the weather will just shape up for good (at least, until I start complaining about how hot and miserable it is during the summer)!  Oh, New York…

This gorgeous bag was sent to me by Ralston Handbags, and I’m obsessed.  My mom used to have a vintage bag in a similar woven leather pattern, but somehow over the years it’s become my sister’s (sigh) and it’s pretty safe to say that it’ll never make its way into my closet. 

My parents joke that I get inordinately jealous whenever Emily gets my mom’s hand-me-down clothes (they wear the same shoe size, so it’s been going on for years) and they’re probably right that I give in to the green-eyed monster a little too readily.  But thanks to this bag, with its modern, practical size and super-luxurious leather, I’m pretty satisfied.

Topshop dress, gifted Ralston purse, Forever 21 necklace, H&M bracelet, Starbucks leather wrap bracelet from the NYFW gift bag, Michael Kors boots.

Tags: style

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Belly B // Mar 30, 2011 at 6:24 am

    I loveee that bag too! It looks like an everyday bag. Roomy and black = winning combination!

    Belly B

  • 2 Chiara // Mar 30, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Katy you look great, I looove that bag!! What brand is it?
    Thank you so much for the tips on NYC!!! I tried replying to the email but no luck.
    I really appreciated it and will definitely try out your sugestions!!

  • 3 Katherine // Mar 30, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Do you not have the same forecast of rain/snow in the coming days? Yeah. I think spring will wait a little bit longer to really get here.

  • 4 Jessie // Mar 30, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Love the look! LOVE the boots. Hot Katy!

  • 5 emily // Mar 30, 2011 at 10:23 am

    LOVE the bag and the post (for obvious reasons).  You haven’t done too badly by mommy’s closet yourself!!  Ahem, red polka-dot dress!!

  • 6 Kristen // Mar 30, 2011 at 10:31 am

    love love love the dress!

  • 7 Wendy // Mar 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

    What is the name of the dress….it is gorgeous!

  • 8 Marissa // Mar 30, 2011 at 11:46 am

    This Topshop dress is absolutely beautiful! So glad you didn’t follow the “no white before memorial day rule”. In fact, I don’t even know if I follow that rule myself.

    It’s my first visit here. Count me your newest follower!



  • 9 Rachel // Mar 30, 2011 at 11:53 am

    love the bag, love the dress, love the idea of it warming up!

  • 10 Sarah Helfgott // Mar 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    That bag is incredible and your whole look is just perfect!

    I hear the weather has been getting a lot better in NY lately, so hopefully you won’t have long before it turns warm again. I’ve spent many summer vacations in NYC, so I know how hot and muggy the city can get. But the incredible buildings, city lights, and exotic fashions make up for it!


  • 11 katy // Mar 30, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Hey guys!  So, I scoured the Topshop website to find this dress and it’s not available online — this happens to me annoyingly regularly with their NY store!  But the code, if it helps, is #2260435781297 — and it was $95!

  • 12 Closet Fashionista // Mar 30, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Soooooo pretty! I love that dress on you 🙂

  • 13 Carly // Mar 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Love love love everything about this outfit. Those boots are awesome and perfect for spring…the dress is gorgeous…AND I love that hint of turquoise around your neck:)

  • 14 caitlin // Mar 31, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    love you in boho! xxxo

  • 15 isabel // Mar 31, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    J.Crew items on ebay on SALE!!
    Crystal Orchid Necklace:


  • 16 Juliane // Apr 1, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Love!  The dress looks so cute on you- and love the boots!

  • 17 elle marie // Apr 1, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I really adore this look on you, the boots, the handbag.. it ties together quite well… let me know when Ralston comes to Japan.

  • 18 Ryan // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    You look stunning in this dress! No worries about wearing white a bit early… after this winter it’s very refreshing.


  • 19 Susana // Apr 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Is not wearing white in Spring an east coast thing?

  • 20 katy // Apr 11, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    It might be!  I think it’s an old-fashioned thing, but it’s basically gone by now (apparently some people think it’s just no-white-shoes-before-Memorial-Day, which makes a little more sense)!

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