goodbye substance

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photography by: david wai

I recently purchased this floral dress from one of my favorite Short North boutiques, Substance. Unfortunately, Substance is saying farewell to Columbus and is closing shop near the end of June due to the owner’s relocation to South Carolina.

The store has been a long standing figure in the Short North fashion scene. I always loved visiting Substance for its collection of fair trade clothing, indie contemporary labels, and features of local Columbus designers and artists.

Hurry in before they’re gone. Their entire store is marked down at a steep discount, so be sure to pop in their store at 783 N. High St. to say goodbye! You can also shop their website shopsubstance where everything is currently 40% off.

tattered

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Photography by David Wai

I want to pretend that I stumbled upon this dress in some old raggedy attic. But of course, I bought it at Free People. What I love about this lace dress is the muted rose color and the antique vibe it gives off. The dress mocks a tattered feel with the delicate lace and varying lengths on the bottom of the skirt. I added a leather jacket with my distressed black leather Jeffrey Campbell Lita that I purposely ruined in the mud. (Not really, but it worked out). Finally, finished off the look with an with a multi-chained brass colored statement necklace.

 dress: Free People 
jacket: zara (Old)
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
necklace: Chloe+Isabel