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ACNE dana mules

Have you noticed how some of your favourite things are (sometimes) the least expensive?  

Free People tapestry tote
Free People tote
ACNE mules
ditsy tea dress
Acne dana mules

Dress: Thrifted. Free People does a bunch of versions.  Western mules: ACNE (solestruck).  Similars: Cheap Monday or Jeffrey Campbell.  Bag: FreePeople  (DIY shoulder strap).  Lipstick: WetnWild #966 (it’s slightly less bright in real life – promise)

That applies to this dress. The lipstick too actually – did you see my instagram of the orange one? I have to show you lot better pics on the blog. 
Wearing a thrifted dress that I pinned up on both sides to give a handkerchief hemline .   I used one of my belts as the shoulder strap to make the bag hang longer.  The original strap is still attached which I switch to sometimes – it’s in the 5th pic. 
The western clogs mules no clogs have been on my feet daily while at home, clopping from room to room.  I wear them with denim but liked the contrast of modern clog with faded print dress.

I should try cutting one of my old boots into this shape and see what happens…hmmm *scratches chin*


  1. amalie says:

    goorgeous dress!!

  2. Teresa Lynn Hasan-Kerr says:

    I have much appreciation for that dress. Floral, feminine but free! Its refreshing to see something that’s not fitted or sexified. I made that word up. XD

    • Karen says:

      perfect for a food baby too : )

  3. Selina says:

    I love the way you’ve put this look together, the dress is beautiful!

  4. Marlijn Botter says:

    love the lipstick, it looks so good on you!

  5. Helena Oops says:

    I love this look!
    You re so beautiful!
    Thank you for this sharing!

  6. a4amazn says:

    Your style is so unique which is why I love this blog.

  7. Kimberly says:

    This is super unique. I love the mix of prints and metallic.

  8. Cat Flynn says:

    Beautiful x


  9. Lara says:

    Love the lip colour. However, that bag, dress and mules have no reason being styled together. Looks like you a thrift store exploded on you. Each piece should be styled appropriately on their own. Those mules are space-like minimal, not vintage boho. The bag strap idea is tops- would have been great with that dress if you attached it with a simple leather bag.

    • Karen says:

      Thx Lara but that’s what makes us different. Wearing what we like the way we like it. To me there are no ‘should’s or ‘should not’s on what on how I wear my clothes.

    • Karen says:

      They are super comfortable.

  10. Sinead says:

    I have that exact same bag!!!
    LOVE what you did with the shoulder strap.

    • Karen says:

      really? btw I noticed that no two are the same. I saw someone with one the other day and hers were different colours to mine.

      I like how large it is

    • Sinead says:

      True, it’s not 100 per cent identical, but mine does have a primarily orange colorway. Funny thing is, I wanted one just like the one pictured in the Free People catalogue (more blue if I remember correctly) and I was a bit put off when I received mine. I don’t own anything orange. But over time, I have come to love it. Do you ever worry about the little mirrors falling off?

    • Karen says:

      Actually I wanted a more blue based one too but I’m ok with this one now. The one I saw on someone else recently, some of the mirrors were coming off so yes I can see it happening? I’m ok with it though since I have a lot of bags so I won’t be using this one heavily.

  11. Loco Foco says:

    Thought you might want to have a look at our braided jewellery – perfect for summer or a holiday! Bright, playful and feminine.

    We are also more than happy to take custom orders if you have another colour combination in mind.

    LOCOFOCO is a big fan of Where did you get that! Lovely blog. Xx

  12. Lolitta says:

    I love the dress! I have quite a few that I’ve snatched up from local thrift stores and they are so dang comfy! I will have to steal your idea about the pinning and handkerchief appearance:) Love you, love your blog.

    • Karen says:

      yes definitely try it. Super easy and makes a big difference to a basic shape.

  13. Lolitta says:

    oh and LOL @ “Food Baby.”

  14. PinkCheetahVintage says:

    Big hippie purse/tote for summer is the way I roll!! Love how you added the belt for a strap!! Always love a big thrifted boho dress <3

  15. Viv says:

    Awesome outfit as always.. love that you can wear a flowy floral dress like that without it overwhelming you at all!

  16. Jade Corinne says:

    I LOVE the way you styled these Acne mules! I’ve been eyeing this pair on Solestruck for awhile now and now I have a better idea what they will look like styled. So gorgeous! Love everything about this outfit.

  17. Samantha Moore says:

    Ah! my bad they don’t have these kind of bags at

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