Hippie Chic

IMG_3489It’s true. You can take the Girl out of Greenwich Village, but you can’t take Greenwich Village out of the Girl. While I don’t think growing up across the street from Washington Square Park in the 60s makes my childhood more meaningful than others, it might just make it a bit more unique. As in home movies of my sisters and me scampering around hippies at a Be-In. Or protesting girls not having sports teams in elementary school. Babysitting money went far in those days, as we wandered the neighborhood in search of posters, beads, candles and pizza. We even learned how to order and tip like grown-ups at the crepe shops and coffee bars. And yes, the perfect OOTD was a must, starting with your jeans. So this a long lead-up to saying this look brought back a lot of memories, while feeling very fun and now. And very me.IMG_3565IMG_3551IMG_3505IMG_3586IMG_3494IMG_3589As Summer moves toward September, I’m wearing as many warm-weather options as I can. This look started with these destroyed fringe jeans, which are EVERYWHERE at the moment. And while they are of-the-moment, they’ll look great this Fall (and Winter) when paired with booties. (Maybe a pair of the new kitten-heel sock booties?!?) Did you notice the “Mom”  high waist? I wasn’t sure about it. As a Mom or Blogger. But I thought I’d give it a try. I have to say it’s pretty comfortable, and you do feel nice and “tucked in.” No muffin top! I went one size up in these and think they work. What do you think?

This floral tee was a spontaneous purchase that ended up just hanging in my closet, waiting to see the light of day. And finally it did! The embroidery is eye-catchingly intricate and the color palette was too pretty to pass up. Shopped my jewelry box and closet for my accessories: rose suede/rose gold Birkies (back in the day we wore Earth Shoes. Remember those?!?), a kitschy peace sign necklace and my Pom-Poms for Peace DIY bag. All in all, I think Joni Mitchell or Rita Coolidge would be proud.

And what about this Covered Bridge in Jay, NY. Meticulously restored in 2006 and spanning the Au Sable River, its wooden truss construction is both a feat of engineering and site specific artistry. It’s the only Covered Bridge still standing in Essex County and is now open exclusively to pedestrians and cyclists. Pretty cool!

Jeans: Zara (ridiculously affordable!) like these and these too

Tee: (old, Zara) but this, this and this will rock your inner hippie

Shoes: (sold out, Birkenstock) but similar here and get ready for Fall here

Necklace (old) but love this and this

Bag: (DIY from this earlier post) but similar here and here

All photos by Chris & MP Allegaert



5 thoughts on “Hippie Chic

  1. I still remember the tinted granny glasses you sent me–must have been about 1966 or 67. I LOVED them and thought I was super hippy chic!

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