Hello ladies! Today, I invite you to go shopping bohemian with Leigh & me!
First of all, thank you so much to everyone who sent birthday messages yesterday…it was such a fun day and YOU mean so much to me.
I wrote yesterday about how individual and personal style really is…and that I am still researching how I will interpret bohemian/romantic.
I liked the top from yesterday because it is a nice mix of solid color and print…and not too overpowering.
REMEMBER LEIGH ANN IS NOT BOHEMIAN
Leigh Ann is also an AUTUMN, but her style personality is the girl-next-door NATURAL.
Here she is wearing an older dress from THE LOFT...but in a lovely red/orange.
When we are shopping bohemian, she is helping me out to discover what type of bohemian I will be.
This post really addresses the challenges I am currently facing…rather than showing you what worked during this trip.
We will get there though.
WHAT I WORE TO SHOP BOHEMIAN
On this day, I also dove deep into my closet and selected an older Soft Surroundings topper that I have always loved…it is navy with beautiful gold embellishments.
I am looking for toppers in my vibrant autumn colors that I feel confident and joyful wearing like I do in this one.
A BOHEMIAN BOUTIQUE
We headed over to a well known local boutique featuring bohemian styles….Adelante.
San Antonio is the perfect place for a bohemian woman to live…it is a vibrant community full of color and prints…and influenced heavily by Mexican and Latin history and styles.
Here is what I am still working through:
- How much overall print do I want to wear? (Note: I will be speaking with Annie soon about the size of the print. She is going to tell me her opinion and why the size matters)
- Do I want just a hint of prints in scarves or tanks or tees?
- What do I consider bohemian and what do I consider romantic and how do I marry the two of them?
- Top quality bohemian pieces are very expensive, and some of the less expensive pieces look too cheap! You need a fine eye to discern this.
I really like Johnny Was and Anthropologie a lot, but have to find more affordable ways to get those pieces in my closet….like the consignment top you saw yesterday!
I was super excited to receive a $50 birthday coupon from Johnny Was, and now have a new silk scarf on the way.
Fortunately, this shop was full of Autumn colors for my palette from bags to tops. Color was not an issue here at all.
What I learned during this boutique visit, is that I still need to hone in on what I want “me” to look like with my new style personality….and that is the fun of it.
I did not see anything that I really wanted to try on…and again that is OK. These are research missions!
There are so many ways I can go. I am very pleased with the purchases I have made so far and excited about a new autumn season of collections on the horizon.
When we know our style personality, it is important to ponder how we will communicate it. My adjectives, of course, are immensely important when I go in a place like this.
All purchases must be earthy, joyful, approachable, artistic, and fun! That leads to confidence which always puts a smile on my face when I look in the mirror.
Now, here are some pieces which have captured my attention lately as ideas for romantic bohemian….soon I will head to Dillard’s to check out more by John Mark.
Thanks for joining me on my journey as I work through how I will interpret the refreshed style…I will make sure to tell you when I find pieces I love and why I think they work!
By Pamela Lutrell