I combined a few of my favorite fall trends into a beautiful modest boho look I’m excited to finally show you!
Bohemian vibes are trending and easily adaptable to whatever your style or standards are! For me, my modesty standards include dresses with capped-sleeves or longer, hemlines at least to my knees, and necklines that don’t give away the goodies! (Your standards may be different, and that’s okay! You can easily adapt this look to fit your own needs!) We are so blessed that fall style always includes trends that are already modest or can easily be included in a modest outfit to make sure you’re always ready for your own runway moments (sometimes that’s just down the aisle at the grocery store, and that’s reason enough to get dressed up and get happy!)
I love boho dresses! They are flowy, airy, long, beaded, embroidered, and are relatively easy to find in modest lengths, necklines, and with sleeves! I found this embroidered boho dress is called the Catalina Coral Dress from Hot Commodesty, seriously one of my favorite new up-and-coming modest boutiques! (Plus I love their store name, you guys know I’m a sucker for awesome brand names!) This dress is thin and perfect for summer or fall (It would be super cute with burgundy or grey tights if it’s chilly) but it’s not transparent which I like so I didn’t have to wear a slip.
However, because it has an open neckline I layered this cream capped sleeve layering crop top from Half Tee underneath it. Half Tees are great beacuse they are meant to layer under immodest dresses to make them modest! Genius! (It’s no fun to wear a full-length capped sleeve layering tee under a dress because they creep up your torso while you’re wearing them and you can’t pull them down very well when you’re wearing the dress) Half Tees solve that!
Since I don’t love it when layering tees show (it’s fine when they do I just prefer seamlessness when possible) I wore my favorite new bib necklace on top of the ensemble. This bib necklace is called the Boho Bohemian Statement Necklace from Happiness Boutique and has the perfect v-shape to it. It’s wonderful to wear if you have an outfit that feels a little tame and needs some excitement added to it. Or if you’re wearing a tee or thermal top with a crew neckline (not the best cut on me) then this necklace helps create the appearance of a v-neckline (my favorite) and balance the outfit out.
Of course I had to bring my trusty Musbag, my every-day, rain-or-shine, Guatemalan huipil tote. I use this bag for everything: on a daily basis as my diet coke and lap-top bag, on Sundays at church for my lesson materials, and at the beach as a beach bag! I love it because it’s a constant reminder of my time as a missionary in Guatemala and the people I love there who wear these beautiful handmade huipiles, their traditional blouses. It goes with everything but looks especially amazing with this dress.
To top it all off I added this fabulous re-useabe flower crown from She Rose Design. It’s one of Diana Putnam Photography’s photo props that she keeps with her for photoshoots, so if you love it I’m sure she’d love for to use it in your next shoot together! All of these amazing pictures were taken by Diana of Diana Putnam Photography.
Now I thought I’d take a second to give a shoutout to my favorite hair people!
About My Hair Extensions:
I am currently wearing 18″ hair extensions (6 pieces). I bought them originally to lengthen and thicken up my hair for my wedding since my hair was so thin after being sick towards the end of my LDS mission in Guatemala. I bought from a salon in Orem, Utah called Marty’s Place where I also get them put in, tightened, and taken out. I put them in for my wedding then took them out a few months later when my hair started to grow. Since then I’ve been storing them in plastic. This past summer I cut my hair for the summer and now I wanted another nice dark change for the winter!
So last month I decided to put my dark extensions back in. But before I could do that I needed to darken my own hair again. So I took my extensions to Emma’s Parlour and asked her to dye my hair to match their color! She did an amazing job! She did a #4 Chocolate color on me and it matches perfectly! I love this color because it perfectly matches my eyebrows. Perfect match Emma!
These style of extensions are called “sew-ins”. The girls at Marty’s Place (my girl is Kelly) do a tiny braid across the middle layer of the back of your head and then sew the hair pieces (I have 6 hair pieces) into the braid. It takes about 45 minutes. Once they are in you leave them in full-time! In the shower, to bed, to the gym, all day long, you don’t take these out. Then every 4-6 weeks as your braid grows out, you go back to Marty’s Place to get your extensions tighened, and they re-do the braid and re-attach the extensions to the new braid.
Warning: The braid is TIGHT. You know when you come home from a long day of having your hair in a tight knot and your head just hurts?! This feels like that 24/7 for about the first 2 days. The first week is a little rough for sleeping, then it gets better. I just take some ibuprophen the first few days and that helps. DON’T itch your braid! Pat it! Scratching it will rip your hairs out of your head, and you want them there!