Boho Style

Boho Style

Boho style as in fashion in dressing means more than just selecting clothing, jewelry, shoes, etc.—true Boho style embodies a mindset, a certain thinking, an attitude, and a belief in oneself. It’s an expression of what’s inside of you. This introspective self is communicated externally by the choices you make in how you style yourself. Boho styling tends to define some retailers like Anthropologie and Free People. Boho women are independent, unprejudiced and always approach their world without fear.

Here are some thoughts about Boho styling—remember you create from the inside to the outside…

  • There’s no such thing as the ‘right’ way—whatever works for you is the right way.
  • It’s all about feeling free, unshackled, and spirited.
  • It’s mixing of colors, patterns, textures, styles—the ‘packaged’ or cookie cutter, what you’d expect, doesn’t work.
  • There’s classic Boho that works for you regardless of age—I’m not taking grunge or nasty-looking ‘hippie’—I’m talking chic, peasant, classic and memorable. You might wear a Chanel scarf with your flowing peasant blouse.
  • There’s a blending of cultures, ethnicities, nature and the world in Boho styling. There’s also a connection with retro and our past bringing it to the present and celebrating from ‘whence we have come.’

Boho styling is a intermingling of exotic and relaxed, classic and trendy, present and past, global and local—you can always put a touch of ‘Boho’ in your style…whether it’s a scarf or jewelry…make yourself interesting…bring yourself alive…set yourself free!

~your table your personality~

~your table your personality~

We express our personality in everything we do~~from your interaction with people, your hairstyle, jewelry, the way you smile, how you entertain and, yes, even with how you set and style your kitchen or dining room table!  Your tablescape is a beautiful expression of who you are~~it’s a place where you can be adventurous, whimsical, risky, even bodacious!  You want ... Read More »

~tin can ally~

~tin can ally~

I loved loved the movie ‘Walk the Line’~~about the life of Johnny Cash. I loved the ending when all was good and you saw the little kids playing with the homemade telephone at June and Johnny’s home~~Johnny’s Mama and Daddy were there for a family gathering~~a joyful occasion after so much strife, turmoil and heartache for all of them. You ... Read More »

~the happiness factor~

~the happiness factor~

I Googled this question—‘what creates happiness’? And, you know how many hits I got—over 22 million! There’s obviously a lot of people writing about happiness, what it is, how you find it, how you keep it—it’s indeed a mysterious phenomenon. As a former psychologist, who had a private practice for over 30 years, I ran into a lot of people, ... Read More »

~boho scavenging & bingo finds~

~boho scavenging & bingo finds~

Sometimes you never know what you’re going to get when the stars line up and the force of luck is with you.  So much of my food styling finds have come from unlikely places~~trash piles, discarded objects on a curb just waiting to be scooped up by the garbage truck, thrift stores, consignment shops, yard sales~~it’s these mis-matched and unwanted ... Read More »

~~holiday boho gifting~~

~~holiday boho gifting~~

So many of us girls love the whimsical, natural, unconventional and carefree look, feel and taste of ‘Boho’~~a lot of retailers, like Anthropologie and World Market, have a strong tendency towards the styling flair~~from clothing to entertaining to jewelry and accessories, a Boho look is just really easy to have because it’s all about what makes YOU happy.  This is ... Read More »

Gifts for the Passionate Home Cook ***hint hint***

Gifts for the Passionate Home Cook ***hint hint***

OK, I admit, I have a ulterior motive  for writing this blog, and I’m hopeful that those who like to give you and me gifts~~hint hint family, kids, friends…birthdays and Christmas~~read it! If you’re like me, you may cycle cooking tools and kitchen stuff from pots and pans to plates, serving pieces, linens, equipment, etc.   I mean new things are ... Read More »

~~healthy holiday giving~~

~~healthy holiday giving~~

Each Christmas I try to have a ‘theme’ for giving to family and friends~~last year, for my three grown adult boys, it was the creation of ‘Legacy Boxes’~~each got three, really attractive hip looking {you know the Pottery Barn or IKEA look} boxes that I had lovingly spent time filling with parts of each of their lives.  This was no ... Read More »

Holiday Morning Eats!

Holiday Morning Eats!

True to my Boho nature, I really let the gypsy in me burst forth with holiday morning eats when there’s a crowd in the house!  There’s a mishhhmoooosh of eats–nothing matches, nothing probably makes sense, but it’s always a twist on a global influence knowing that the traditional Cracker Barrel or truck stop breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast or biscuits ... Read More »

~a birthday party~

~a birthday party~

Sometimes the best parties are the parties that have just a handful of people~~and, in this case, it was four of us!  My big sis, whom I call ‘Ducky’ {and there’s a whole story behind that~~she calls me ‘Duckina’!)~~turned a young 60-something, so I wanted to show her how much I love, respect and adore her with a bash. OK, ... Read More »

Paint Cans

Paint Cans

I’m the kinda person who lives and operates with lots of spontaneity.  It can be as simple as going to put a book back on the book shelf, noticing say something dusty, and spending the next few hours tearing apart the bookshelves, cleaning, re-arranging and re-designing.  Maybe that’s called getting off track, short attention span, not sure, but I love ... Read More »

 

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