Midi + Boho Chic Love

8.20.2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outfit Details: Dress (Similar here, here and here) // Hat // Shoes // Lipstick //

Bracelets // Clutch (similar)

 

 

"Boho Chic" is one of my favorite styles to pull off. Kate Moss, Siena Miller and Mary Kate Olsen did it best and really brought the trend to life about a decade ago. Yet, the trend, is still going strong and has transitioned a bit to what's now called "Festival Wear." What I like about it is the ease and organic feel to it. How ever it speaks to you is the right way to wear it. I feel there are no rules or confinements with this style...just do you. An oversized dress with a big print or a fitted top with fringe. You can really pull it off in any direction you choose. The only suggestion I would say is less is more. Simplicity always wins in my book. The less you make your look with, the more effortless it will become. The floppy hat is also a fabulous staple to have as well, especially as we head into fall. 

 

As I entered my thirties and became a mom, I worried that I wouldn't be able to feel comfortable or stylish or feel young because I was older and life was different. I am not quite sure why I thought this way. I was terrified one day I would wake up with only "mom jeans" in my closet and feel like a major frump. In all actuality, I am more comfortable in my 30's than I EVER was in my 20's. The 20's is such a period of transition, growth, graduation from college, your first career(s), finding your significant other, getting married, moving in together. Whatever the case may be, there are a lot of real changes in your 20's that I wouldn't go back to for a million bucks. Don't get me wrong, I had an absolute blast in my 20's. I made my most cherished friendships, danced professionally, travelled, and tried to figure life out which was an amazing ride. Yet in my 30's I feel more beautiful and comfortable in my own skin. I know more of who I am and I am secure in my my life in my career and being a wife and a mother. If i could go back and tell my 20 something self something, it would be to enjoy life and slow down a bit more. Sounds cliche, but I feel that I always had goals and the motivation to go after them, that it almost made times tougher. I wish I would have been able to relax, let go and just enjoy the ride a bit more and not get so caught up it where I thought I should have been. What about you? What would you tell yourself in the last decade? Thanks for reading...

 

xoxo, erin

Photos by Penny Sylvia Photography

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