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Monday, November 18, 2013

It's all from a book

I went through a book that was supposed to help me decide on my style. I finally came out with "simple bohemian". That is sort of like an oxymoron. When I look at bohemian there is nothing simple about it. It seems to stem from years of collecting, going your own way, looking to nature for form and color.

Now there are young women out there that dress in what is the current bohemian style. Another oxymoron. If you are a true bohemian, there cannot be one style. And if you are truly bohemian, you wouldn't be looking to someone else to define your style.

So I suppose I'm not truly bohemian. I love jewelry but hate being weighted down with too much of it. I love the boho patterns and colors but too much pattern and color
drives me up a wall. Hence simple bohemian. I have truly bohemian pieces in my home. As accessories. And some bright colors. Within limits. 

 Another problem I have with the boho thing is that most of the things I see are for skinny 20-somethings. Sure I wish I could wear some of the things I see. And I've found a few designers (real world clothing companies) that carry lovely pieces in larger sizes. By the way, there is a company called Free People. It should be called Very Expensive Boho Looks for Very Small People.

I would love to find more examples on the internet to get an idea of how to do boho for overweight older folks. And to still look pretty. I don't seem to be very good at trusting my own taste. But then I've always been that way. I have to keep telling myself that if someone thinks I look foolish, it doesn't matter. If I think someone else looks foolish it doesn't matter to them.
This pic is on here simply because I want a coat like this.
One thing I am sure of is that I don't want to wear grays, browns, army greens. I need to wear color. And I need to see color. And I am so glad there are beautiful boho items out there in beautiful color.