Folk & Fur: Embroidered Mock Neck Skater Dress, Whiskey Brown Fur Scarf, Menswear Inspired Overcoat, Black Patent Christian Louboutin Pumps and Valentino Satchel

This weekend, we celebrated Baby O’s Baptism (remember that little nugget we made all those pink and cream crocheted items for and that gorgeous pretty piggy themed baby shower).  For the special occasion, I wanted to wear something conservative (we would be in church after all), but still playful (baby celebrations should never be too serious) and opted for a folk inspired look.

Among the many trends on the runways last Fall/Winter (Chanel, Burberry, Chloé and Etro), one of my favorite, but perhaps least expected trend for its stark departure from modernity, was the introduction of traditional folk prints and silhouettes.  A true “everything old is new again” fashion moment. Bohemian looks have been popular for a few seasons, so the evolution of the trend to borrowing more literally from its traditional roots is no major surprise. But, the focus on more tailored shapes, distinct seams, patchwork and floral embroidery is a welcome and refreshing change from the more casual and amorphous (and sometimes difficult to wear) silhouettes from the bohemian trend.

I recently purchased a cream mock neck skater dress with folk embroidery from ASOS.  The dress incorporates all of the major elements of the trend – distinct seams, traditional fit and flare silhouette and embroidery – without being too literal (no one wants to look like  a scene from the Sound of Music). For a little indigenous flare (a natural compliment to folk prints), I wore a rich whiskey brown fur scarf (that I purchased a few years ago at a sample sale).  To keep the overall look polished and not too whimsical, I wore black opaque tights, classic black patent Christian Louboutin pumps, a Valentino satchel and draped a classic gray menswear inspired tweed overcoat.  For accessories, I wanted to highlight the golden tone of the fur scarf and wore custom citrine (it’s my birthstone) cushion cut earrings, vintage citrine cushion cut cocktail ring and  gold cuffs bracelets from Nandel Paris (all purchases from my sweet Bugsy).

Dress | ASOS Premium Embroidered Pretty Folk Skater Dress || Scarf | Vintage Fur Scarf, similar style here and here || Coat | Vintage French Connection, similar style here and here || Shoes | Christian Louboutin Black Patent Simple 100 || Bag | Valentino Amelie Leather & Suede Satchel || Sunglasses | ASOS Oversized Round Sunglasses with Metal Nose Bridge || Earrings & Ring | Custom & Vintage || Bracelets | Nandel Paris







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