Going green2:47 PM
The photo above is of me walking into the main township of Ubud, in the centre of Bali, earlier this year. Just look how green it is, it's incredible! It was in Ubud that I bought this dress I'm about to show you; its definitely my favourite purchase of the trip, and my number one regret is that I didn't buy more.
While the shopping in Bali is definitely abundant, I found it somewhat difficult finding clothes that were my style; namely generously cut (in length particularly) and a little bit vintage inspired. The majority of shops are geared either to the surfy type crowd - with torn, distressed, bleached denim short shorts and super stretchy paper thin tees with little fit, and barely-there bikinis; or they sell highly cultural one-size-fits-all batik-printed pull on dresses (the loveliest of which I actually did buy, you can see it in the picture above, or in this post). But in a little boutique off Monkey Forest Road I found this gorgeous frock.
It's a swing-style wrap dress, in green homespun cotton. It has a slight sheen to it, and I am absolutely in love with the texture; it has little nicks and areas where the thread varies, and some patches where the dye has stayed more than others. These little 'abnormalities' make the dress truly unique, I love them.
They had these in multiple colours, and I can't say for sure why I chose the green (as it isn't a colour I would tend to lean towards usually)- but perhaps it's safe to say it was the influence of the lush rainforest surroundings. And it's true that whenever I wear it I'm reminded of being there. But as I've said before, I really do wish id bought more!!! Maybe one in deep blue, one in rich burgundy, oh dear.
Guess I'll have to go back someday :P
Fully fashioned stockings and Harlow suspender belt- What Katie Did
This is my Beagle, Barney. While I spun in my dress, he rolled :P
Hope you all have great weekends!