Woven.

Three years ago, I visited my great grandmother with my family. She lives in a quaint, quiet town but she is nothing of the sort! She is elegant, spunky, generous, and confident. She is also extremely fashionable. Whether it be a casual, day outfit or a church ensemble, she is coordinated, polished, sleek, and pressed.

During this particular visit, she allowed us the privilege of going through her closet. Gratitude and excitement radiated throughout my body. So not to appear greedy, I remained calm while my eyes did the marveling. We’d finished the tour and she offered us her rejects (that honestly contained gems!) I weeded through her collection finding very current items as well as obscure, vintage-like items. Then, my young, underdeveloped fashion eyes saw this bag. I didn’t quite know what I’d do with it, but I had a good feeling, so I claimed my find. I’ve worn this bag before, but haven’t styled it correctly. But my time has arrived! Currently in the Spring/Summer 2017 season, basket bags are in! My bag isn’t like the more literal designs of a basket, but the weaving and square design provide just as much interest and trendiness. Frequently seeing this trend has helped me in styling my own vintage, basket-like bag.

I’ve worn this bag before, but haven’t styled it correctly. But my time has arrived! Currently in the Spring/Summer 2017 season, basket bags are in! My bag isn’t like the more literal designs of a basket, but the weaving and square design provide just as much interest and trendiness. Oftentimes, I’ve seen basket bags paired with beach wear or vintage threads. Frequently seeing this trend has helped me in styling my own vintage, basket-like bag.

Though my outfit is not vintage, I desired to tie in the unique, vintage aspect of the bag into my look. I opted for pairing the bag with a mock neck, shift dress to complement the shape and structure of the bag. I added woven, Summer booties to lighten up the black, heavy knitted dress. Working to be intentional in each piece complimenting one another I created this neutral-toned, mod look.

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Details: Shift Dress (Forever 21) // Bag (Vintage) // Shoes (Mix No. 6)