WIW: Boho Friday

I'm closing the week with a little vintage/boho styling. Today I'm wearing an alpaca sweater bought in Peru in 2003, metalic gold pants from ByBrown and my ubiquitous MMM booties. 

Also wearing my glasses today. I really like these frames by Maryll, a tiny under-the-radar French brand who produce the most beautiful hand-made specs in classic/vintage styles. I'd bat for Team Specs way more often if I could reconcile them with my hairstyle, because the only thing to do is to tuck my hair in at the side in a very nerdy way.

On top, a vintage boiled wool peacoat sourced on Etsy. I think it’s probably older than I am. I gave it an overhaul when I bought it, replacing the lining and the buttons. I’ve had several years of wear out of it and I expect a few more to come. It's really warm and I love the military styling.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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  • shipskitty replied 4 years ago

    Yes glasses and hair are sometimes a frustrating combination. I always find there is a stage where the length on mine starts interfering with my glasses and kicks out in an annoying way. 

    Love the way the vintage coat works with the pants and boots!

  • viva replied 4 years ago

    Kind of love that nerdy hair-push. I thought it was a barrette until you explained it!

    This is a very cool outfit. I hope Una sees it, because she has a similarly striped JCrew sweater that people were giving her referree-grief about. I love the striping. What is the material of these pants? They look pretty amazing.

    Great find on that jacket. The detailing and the cut are surprising and interesting.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Those glasses are gorgeous. Whatever you need to do with your hair is worth it. Love the metallic pants also. The coat was well worth the effort you put into it. I don't really see this as boho so much as eclectic and you - meant as a compliment of course!

  • MuseumGal replied 4 years ago

    Actually I think you look very modern (not boho), and very fab. 

  • quietgirl replied 4 years ago

    I agree with MuseumGal. It is a great look!

  • Angie replied 4 years ago


    I love the way you toughened up the boho with a bit of hard edge. And the colours of the jumper are magnificent with your hair. 

  • approprio replied 4 years ago

    Thanks everyone for your generous feedback! Shipskitty, ain't that the truth about hair and glasses? Viva, you're right, it looks a bit like a barrette, and it acts like one too! Pants are cotton twill with a metallic coating which is showing the wear. I think I might start putting them in the freezer instead of the washing machine. 

    Shevia, MuseumGal, quietgirl, Angie... now I'm intrigued by the varying interpretations of boho. I called it thus because the patterned knit/metallic pants/vintage coat combo has a beatnik glam vibe in my opinion. But now I see that Wikipedia makes a distinction between "bohemian style" and "boho chic", so it seems the definition is flexible. I'd certainly claim the first for this look, the second not so much.

    Oh my. Now I'm confused. Like I couldn't overthink these things any more than I already do.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love the texture rich mix. You are a very stylish woman! 

  • replied 4 years ago

    Ooh, that Peruvian sweater is just fab, as is the fabric of you pants. What a great look. BTW I really like the way you tucked your hair, makes for a more edgy effect IMO

  • Astrid replied 4 years ago

    Okay, I love the nerdy hair/specs combo too. Great look and that coat looks comfy!

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Nice! Feelin the military vibe.

  • unfrumped replied 4 years ago

    That is one great sweater! Really good texture contrasts with top and pants.
    I love this outfit.

  • Lyn D. replied 4 years ago

    Fab outfit :)

  • approprio replied 4 years ago

    Suz, kind of you to say so, you're not so bad yourself ;) You did the right thing passing on the butt vest.

    Diane G, Peruvian textiles are just fantastic, you'd love them. I made a coat from the most beautiful piece of baby alpaca fabric bought on the same trip. Terribly expensive, but worth it for the many years of regular wear.

    Astrid, rachylou, unfrumped, Lyn D, thanks for the compliments. Seems I got away with tucking my hair into my glasses. It's definitely better than having it stick out.

  • shiny replied 4 years ago

    This looks totally fresh. I adore those pants!

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