February 2015 ~ { Boho Vanity }

February 27, 2015

Eat food from farmers markets.
Drink good tea each morning.
Read books that make you feel.
Paint, even if you're awful.
Write, even when you have nothing to say.
Sit in the fresh air outside.
Go on hikes.
Swim in lakes and wade in streams.
Sleep as long as you need.
Work hard at what you love.
Work hard at what you hate.
Love unconditionally and wholeheartedly.

-  Michelle

February 23, 2015

Living in Michigan where we have been experiencing temperatures so cold that nomadic Alaskans would be sympathetic, I find that staying stylish here in the harsh elements can sometimes be an afterthought. While my idealistic vibe is bundled up snow bunny, I end up rocking more of the practical yet frumpy marshmallow look. In order to solve this fashion crisis, I've taken time to put forth effort by adding some chicness to my winter attire and have since been loving the sparkle of personality it gives my once bland outfits.

Play with the details
Although I've been feeling the grey monotone look as of recent, I still like to mix it up with a clash and match of colors and prints as it can make outerwear become instantly stylish. Articles that layer to make a statement while also keeping the body warm are your typical thick scarf, a pair of gloves or socks, vests, and headwear if you're into that. Playing with contrasts and textures of these pieces creates interest and eye appeal for a more sophisticated, heightened element to your look.

Accessorize yourself
I love the simplicity of an oversized sweater paired with leggings but sometimes feel it is a bit too basic for certain moods. A wrist full of stacked bracelets like from Alex and Ani, chunky necklaces, a bold watch from Pragnell jewelers, or a big pair of glasses with a funky frame develops lots of character without compromising comfort. A staple handbag also works wonders, and for this fashionable effect I adore totes or satchels with enough room to hold bulky gloves and scarves.

Walking art
If layering neutrals just isn't your thing, going for a bright peacoat or patterned snow boots contrasts the white weather to elevate your winter wardrobe. Going bold with the basics of the outfit is a great way to add tons of personality, and also makes maintaining a style so effortless once the shopping is done. For new ideas on what to wear, I find tons of inspiration from various independent fashion blogs, tumblr, or the ever trendy Polyvore.

What is your favorite winter accessory to wear?

February 17, 2015

February 05, 2015

I want your Monday morning
sleep soaked eyes
dream drenched voice,
lazy bones
'five more minutes please babe.'

I want your Tuesday afternoon
coffee break,
glasses off, laughter on
'just hold me for awhile
it's been a hard day.'

I want your Wednesday evening
fingers through hair
teeth nibbling nails
neck craning, eye glazing
'this paperwork never ends'

I want your Thursday night
drinks for two
bones unbind
muscles let loose
flats, slacks,
'just me and you'

I want your finally Friday
stretch soul smile,
sun sipping light
from the glaciers in your eyes
fingers unfurl, hand extends
'c'mon babe, lets go wild'

I want your weekend.
your movie marathon Saturday
reading by the fireplace
kissing in the blankets
want your Sunday morning
orange juice and pancakes
white sheets, tender skin
hair like the Fourth of July
'lets not get out of bed today'

I want your ordinary
and your stress, rest, release
I want your bad day and that terrible night
I want you drunk in my arms
forgetting the place but never my name
I want your lazy and your lonely
and your fist full of fight
I want you everyday
in every way
for the rest of my life.

- Unknown

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