|Dress: c/o Tobi; Shoes: Diba True; Choker: Bronx Diba Shoe Outlet|
I don't typically shop online. I love the experience of actually visiting a store and seeing what catches my fancy too much. I also get nervous that whatever I order online won't fit, and despite free returns at many places, I just don't want to deal with the hassle. But, in the spirit of trying something new, I checked out the Tobi site. I have friends that avoid thrift stores because the sheer volume of garments make them feel overwhelmed, which is understandable for the novice thrifter. That's a bit like I felt when I first visited the Tobi web site. I sifted through page after page after page of dresses, tops, pants, and skirts. There was so much cute stuff that I wasn't sure what I wanted to order! Being a West Coast company, many of the clothes had that relaxed, backless-but-not-wearable-with-a-normal-bra look. That unfortunately eliminated a large chunk of the dresses for me (I mean, I have had 2 kids. . . ;). Then I saw a dress that caused me to make an exception. The deep V fringe dress looked so cool that I knew I wanted it. With a black tank underneath for extra coverage, it still maintained its rock-star edge.
To complete the look, I used my trusty matchy-matchy trick: fringe booties. As Flora (and a couple of construction workers) looked on, I swung into photoshoot action in front of a graffiti wall. What do you think - do you love fringe, too?
P. S. S. Thanks, Tobi for the awesome dress! All opinions, as always, are my own.