Lets talk… FRINGE

Any boho goddess knows that fringe is one of the most fun yet still on-trend fashion statements. There are so many ways to play with fringe, so lets explore some of them today!

Here are some ways I plan on rocking fringe this summer:

Yay, bikini season is finally here! I’m not gonna lie, I have this L*Space swimmie in not one, but two colors (neon green and black w/patterned bottoms). This classic style has been seen on countless celebs, but still won’t break the bank for the average fashionista! Also, the fabric is super soft – perfect for naps on the beach or by the pool. I was nervous the fringe may make for awkward tan lines, but rest assured, it does not at all!

I am obsessed with these Minnetonka Nicki Wedge Sandals. I bought mine from work, but they are all over the internet and super affordable for such a soft suede. They are perfect for the nights when you want to add some extra height, but still stay casual. They are also so comfortable that I have been able to work an entire 8 hour shift in them! The bright color is super fun to color block as well, while the fringe adds excitement to a basic outfit.

This fringe tank from Nasty Gal is going to be another one of my favorite pieces this summer as I travel around following music. The fabric is so light and soft, and you can tell it’s high quality. Still, it’s basic and super affordable. The great thing about this style is that there are also a ton of easy DIYs. I love taking old tees and adding fringe to the bottom or the sleeves. It’s easy, and fun if you like getting a little crafty now and then.

So boho, or simply trendy fashionistas, embrace fringe this summer, as it is everywhere and too fun to avoid! xoxo


Chanel can be Boho, too!

I should probably be sleeping. I completed a culminating assignment in one sitting today, on my floor, surrounded by clothes, soil (one of my hanging plants fell), my bunny hopping all over me, and all of my pillows (5 to be exact). Now I am completely finished with the class that the assignment was for, which is such a relief, because it was online, and online classes aren’t really my thing (I rely on participation and silliness probably too often…). BUT ANYWAY, here is just my final thought before my fried brain slips into slumber.

The universes have aligned – it’s Chanel, in boho! I’m not sure if this would be as easy to pull off as it looks in this photo, but damn, do I wish I had the chance to try. The lace shirt really does me in, I’m obsessed. Anyway, I am finished with academia (possibly forever…) on Wednesday! This is all too weird. I have presentations tomorrow and Wednesday, and an exam Tuesday. Three more “to do”s. Where did  the past 4 years go? I’ll try to keep the posts coming through the final stretch! xoxo

Boho Chic: Hair Version

If you haven’t been able to tell, I’ve been rather into posting about hair recently. I’m not sure why, but perhaps it has something to do with the fact that in the past month I reclaimed my light blonde locks after letting my friend from work dye me dark brown. Being brunette was fun, but I am just blonde at heart. Now that I am back to “normal”, I am still trying to find ways to keep my hairstyles interesting. So, with my upcoming summer presenting a flux of hippie shows and nomadic behavior, I figure that this hair post has only one destiny: boho chic.

This is my favorite. The flowers are girly yet hippie couture. Although Nicole’s hair was obviously teased and styled by professionals, it is still reminiscent of what mine looks like after a few days without a hairbrush. Take home point – get or make a flower headpiece.

Never underestimate the power of a hairband. When I have no clue what to do with my hair, or my outfit feels bland, a simple band like this one spices things up a bit. Not only does it tame crazy locks, but it also allows you to add some volume on top.

Tie up a low pony with some pizazz. A low ponytail will always work, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve showered. Taking that pony to the next level is a sure way to make it go from boring, to totally bohemian/festy chic. You can easily make your own hairpiece by weaving some beads into string, or even re-purpose an old necklace.


How to master bohemian chic

I’m not going to lie; some of my favorite looks are totally boho, loose, and oversized. I don’t necessarily believe that in order to be classy and put together you need to be strutting around in stiletto heels and a Chanel bag (not that I have anything against stilettos, or Chanel…).

My closet is filled with a plethora of clothes. From frilly, girly frocks, to tight sexy “night out” dresses, to soft sweaters that look effortless with a pair of leggings and some great boots. Still, my signature style has, and probably always will be “boho chic”. Not only does it allow you to be super comfy, but it never goes out of style.

Living in Burlington, I have seen hippie fashion go wrong way too many times. A lot of girls want to add that 60s flare to their wardrobe, but end up looking like they’ve been teleported directly from Woodstock. Here’s a few tips and tricks on how to get boho chic right:

1) Mix and match. Have a great tie dye scarf? Use it to spice up a basic outfit, or use it in your hair. Pair your flowy maxi skirt with some chic shades, or a classy watch. Wear your fringe boots with a mini dress. If your experiencing fashion block (like writers block, but obviously far more severe), pair chunky jewelry with leggings and a tank – instant boho! Just because you are drawing inspiration from a certain era, doesn’t mean you need to completely commit to it. This can mean the difference between classy and costumey.

2) Blend the old with the new. One of my favorite ways to rock the boho look is to update it with some current fashion trends. Incorporate a tribal print wedge (I am seeing them everywhere this season), or synch your maxi dress with a neon colored belt. Buy a maxi with cut outs or an open back. You can hold on to the effortlessness of the style while keeping up with what’s new in fashion.

3) Don’t ignore the details. Even though your new feather earrings may be cute, they may be the piece that takes your outfit too far. We’ve all had days when we’ve gotten a little carried away with achieving a desired look. Think about what your not so fashion savvy friend, boyfriend, dad, second cousin twice removed – whatever – would say. Would they think you look great, or would they make an embarrassing comment about how you look “straight outta the 60s”? If your not sure what going too far is, look at some of your friends Facebook pictures from Halloween; there is guaranteed to be someone dressed up like a hippie. DON”T DRESS LIKE THEM. Avoid boho stereotypes unless you are positive that they are subtle enough for you to pull off.

Good luck to all you boho fashionistas out there, xoxo