This Monday, I had a mini photo shoot here in Atlanta all for the sake of adding a new spin to my daily blogs. I decided that I’d go out to neighborhoods that I knew were low-key and with beautiful scenery. Even though I’ve had my experiences of modeling and being in the spotlight, somehow this time I wanted to keep it simple. You know the deal, people want to stop and stare to see what’s going on and ask countless questions, lol. So there I was, it was around noon in the Georgia heat and I decided it was time to start striking some poses and giving the camera the best that I got. Then I notice a woman (around 65-70) staring in my direction. She was out stretching on the other side of the street preparing to go for a run I’m guessing. For the sake of being hot and refreshing my foundation every 10 seconds, I decided to ignore her stares and continued modeling. All of a sudden, after about a minute of her standing there, she speaks up. She said, “You know, when I was a younger girl, I use to dress just like that. I wore the flowing dresses, the crotchet tops and I always had flowers in my hair.” After talking for about 5 minutes, (in the hot sun, I’ll remind you again) we both parted and continued on with our tasks. She waved good-bye and walked off. She mentioned that one thing she never changed, that is style in her wardrobe is her high waisted jeans she had for decades (something tells me she’s talking about “Mom Jeans”, LMAO). When it comes to style and trends, one thing is for certain… it always returns! I remember watching an old television show called The Wonder Years when I was younger and one of the highlights was the fashion trends of Karen (the eldest child). I remember watching the show and seeing the fringe vests, the suede skirts and the oversized circular sunglasses, which are prevalent in fashion trends today.
You know, I’ve always wondered what goes through older people’s minds when they see a trend they wore when they we younger. Do they get a feeling of nostalgia (like that woman did when she described her style)?
So for my outfit, I decided to stay true to the Boho style and stuck with the “traditional” look. For my top, I wanted to wear something that resembled the old fashion crotchet tops worn years ago. The fabric is ribbed cotton and has a high neck line that sort of looks like a halter. The hem is a slight cropped, so this gave me an excuse to bring up the skirt and belt to give it a high waisted look. Being 5’9″, it’s so hard finding skirts that sweep the ground perfectly without showing my feet. All my tall ladies know what I’m talking about!!! But for some weird reason, these dresses/skirts with the ruffled hems always do the trick and have the perfect length **Don’t believe me, try one on**
When choosing the perfect skirt to complete this look, I wanted something with lots of color and texture. Speaking of texture, this outfit wouldn’t be complete without suede and sandals. The only accessories that I wore was a pair of hoop earrings and a waist watch. The sunnies are an oldie from Francesca’s, but if I were to choose another pair of frames, this pair orthis pair are awesome replacements. When it comes to my style, I would definitely label it as Bohemian Glam. When you think about this style (originally), you’d probably think of tarnished or antique golds, pewters and silvers. The New Kind of Bohemian-Glam adds more sparkle along with the metals listed. So, you’d add it diamonds, sequins as well as gold/silver leaf to the skin (or a light sweep of bronzer or highlight onto the skin). I for one looove Nars’ highlighter in the color Albatross. Sweep just a little one your collar bone, the peeks of your shoulders, on your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose for the added glow. Just a touch!
Belt: H&M Suede Gold Link Belt (Similar).
Sandals: Zip-up Gladiator Sandal here.
How do you feel about the Bohemian trend? Share some of your favorite trends and how you mix things up.