Bohemian Days

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My style is ever evolving, but one thing is always constant – my love for vintage. 60’s fashion will always remain my favorite era for vintage, but as of late I have been sneaking over to the 70’s side.
Vintage and thrift shopping speaks to me in ways that no contemporary new department store can. My style is a direct result from my years of exploring all the different aisles upon aisles of second hand wonders.
The other day I dreamt of hot summer nights with a beautiful dress that flowed in the warm breezy air. I dreamt of beautiful head scarves, big sunglasses, and a smile that glistened from ear to ear.  Lucky for me, I dream of ensembles for inspiration and sometimes I’m lucky enough to find my dreamt up looks in my favorite thrift stores.
My Bohemian flowing dress dreams came to fruition this past weekend at my beloved Freestyle Clothing Exchange thrift store. IMG_0613They have a small vintage section, but because they are meticulous about what they buy from people it’s always good! The beautiful floral print flows with the greatest of ease in the hot summer winds. IMG_0615

And you can never go wrong pairing that perfect vintage dress with an even more perfect pair of vintage 70’s glasses. IMG_0609Big shout of to my friend Omonivie of Tula in Bloom for making the beautiful earrings I have on. IMG_0617She’s a true artist, check her out: http://www.tulainbloom.etsy.com
Also, if you are in Sacramento please check out one of the 4 Freestyle Clothing Exchange’s for some of the best vintage: http://www.freestyleclothing.com
Outfit details:
Vintage 70’s dress, Freestyle, $12
Vintage 70’s shades, Sac Antique Faire, $2
Espadrilles, Freestyle, $15

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So as you can see, the departure of my two workmates is a little bitter sweet. With their vacancies comes a whole slew of added responsibilities at the Museum. Everyone keeps coming up to me wondering if I’m ok or if I’m freaking out, and the reality is everything is going to be ok. I’m choosing to take this new opportunity as a time of growth and time to really challenge myself to think bigger. I trust that if I put in the hard work, the universe will do the rest. I am supremely grateful for the Crocker Art Museum and all that they have done for me in the last almost 3 years. It’s my turn to rise up to the occasion and be the best that I can be in the current situation. 

The Museum has inspired me over the years to really pay attention to my surroundings. I am CONSTANTLY inspired by the people who walk through the Museum doors and the art that hangs on the magnificent walls. Art is so inspiring! The colors and the shapes I see while perusing the isles send a surge of fashion fire throughout my veins. Sometimes I can’t wait to come home and figure out ways in which to compliment certain paintings that I’ve seen at work. Art really does inspire fashion and this is one of the big reasons why I stay at the Crocker – for the love of art! 

In these tough times, I have to remind myself that no matter what, everything will be ok. The Museum will continue on, art will continue to inspire people, (my fashion) and new friendships will blossom.

Speaking of art inspiring fashion, there’s a mural by my house that I have been eying for months. Every time I bike by it, I wonder how or when the right outfit might present itself for the piece. Recently it all came together and made for a very fun photo shoot. 

Outfit: Vintage scarf, (also used as a head piece sometimes) Sacramento Antique Faire, $2 – Polka dot top, Freestyle Clothing Exchange, $15 – Vintage suede skirt, free at a clothing swap – Vintage purple heels, Goodwill, $5 – Vintage sunnies, Sacramento Antique Faire, $2!

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