Boho Rhapsody

When it comes to fashion, Boho is a free-spirited, eclectic style inspired by different cultures and artistic expressions with an emphasis on organic elements and nature. It’s often characterized by long, flowy dresses or skirts that are embellished with embroidery and intricate designs. I love the look, especially in the summer!

Even though Boho style made its debut over 50 years ago, designers and brands continue to be inspired by its relaxed, and yes, chic aesthetic. While closely associated with the hippie fashions of the 60s and 70s, today Boho is definitely more than a trend. Boho is now a part of mainstream fashion. And it’s here to stay.

What’s not to love about Boho’s easygoing, visually appealing, creative mishmash of elements. My personal caveat? Don’t go overboard. Be selective with accessories and balance out the vibe with a few key classic, even luxe pieces — like my “old” Double G belt and Rockstud sandals, new colorful beaded bag (I’ll confess…a bit of a splurge).

Dress: (H & M, out of stock but you can sign up for email notification or find it on Poshmark and other resale sites) Loving the vibe of this, this, this and this.

Belt: (Gucci Marmont Belt, an investment for sure.) More affordable but high end, onsale alternatives here (Valentino Mens but who cares!) and here (reversible Tory Burch!).

Sandals: (Valentino Rockstud Flat Sandal, old and scored at Nordstrom Rack.) Super fun lucite version here and cool girl chic version here.

Bag: (Staud) Also love this, this and this.

Necklace: (Cristina V, gift from the Hubs, similar here.) Multi-row rainbow version here and very affordable, chunky charm version here.

This post was shot on location at Chickie’s, an Italian restaurant offering pizza, pasta, seafood, salads, delish deserts and a full bar to my neighborhood and all of Jersey City. Did you know that in Italian culture, there’s always a “Chickie” in every family? Or at least that’s what they tell me. We took a much needed, late lunch break after shooting for 3 hours in the blazing sun. The breezy patio with full umbrella coverage was a welcome respite from the heat. I loved my house salad (with Bosc pears and fried Taleggio. Yum.) and light, refreshing Amalfi Toast. Highly recommend. And thank you Chickie’s for accommodating us. We’ll be back!

Photos by Kristin Moore-Gantz @artdirectthis.

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6 thoughts on “Boho Rhapsody

  1. So YOU and agree – Boho NEVER is not in fashion. I was thinking back to tops I wore when a teenager – that I wish I had now! Love the way you’ve combined elements, old and new. And Chickie’s sounds and looks wonderful. Happy to see you “back”!!

    1. Boho is the best. Enjoy the Burg! And thanks so much for following the Blog and sharing your thoughts. xoxo

  2. Bohemian Chic is just as classic as a perfect Chanel suit! Only both in their own special way. Ideally, you need both in your wardrobe! I always love 💕 your style and you look beautiful today!

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