More Pink-dusty, rose and mauve

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More Pink-dusty, rose and mauve

Lela Rose pastel pink dress
$975 – theoutnet.com

Sheer lace dress
shopruche.com

Alice Olivia rose sweater
$355 – mytheresa.com

Clu flutter top
lespommettes.com

Marni cashmere top
therealreal.com

V neck blouse
$74 – zalando.co.uk

Cameo Rose rose sweater
$31 – newlook.com

Pumps
modcloth.com

Bottega Veneta rose purse
vestiairecollective.com

Pieces sparkly earrings
$17 – pieces.com

Vero Moda lightweight scarve
$16 – thehut.com

casual mixed neutrals

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casual mixed neutrals

Velvet gray shirt
$155 – julesb.co.uk

VIPARO tan leather messenger bag
$215 – thegrandsocial.com.au

Ice amethyst ring
$130 – iceonline.com.au

Blue Nile earrings
bluenile.com

Bracelet set
macys.com

Cap hat
hats.com

Boho Chic-a term I dislike.

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I don’t know why I have such a hate-on for the term boho chic.  Perhaps because it all seems a bit contrived,  both the fashion style and the decor style.  The boho chic decor style has a stiff look.  It looks styled and that is exactly what bohemianism is not.  There is also a tendency for there to be far too much pink for my taste.

Having said that, I sometimes find images labeled boho chic where I can find something appealing, be it one or two items, or the colours.  I just wouldn’t copy the whole look.

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Someone with a true bohemian spirit decorates with abandon, or is artistically minimalist, living only with basic supplies and what is needed for her art, whereas bohemian chic is all about adding a few kilims or the bright colours to your mixed modern and vintage decor.

 

These are all pretty rooms.  It just irritates me that term boho chic.  It tries too hard.

 

YIKES I’m a Fashion Victim!

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I don’t like to be trendy.  I can resist the allure of sunburst mirrors and I didn’t feel the urge to paint everything turquoise, but sometimes a trend just happens to be something I truly love.

 

I love the ampersand.  I even love its name.  I love cursive writing and calligraphy so I guess it just follows that something as beautifully curved and swirled as an ampersand, one symbol that represents a full word in the way that Asian characters do, would appeal to me.  It should be noted that I also like the OM symbol and the Yin/Yang.

The most popular ampersand style is this one, seen above and below in this wall art available at Target.

There is ampersand string art…….

Elegant wooden ampersands.  (Every time I type that word I say it softly to myself….ampersand)

 

Ampersand jewlery:

But I have to wait.  I have to wait until the ampersand is long past outdated.  I love the ampersand.  But I wouldn’t be caught dead with one in my home decor.  Maybe those earrings though……..

Basket Chairs.

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Basket chairs are my latest lust.  I used to want a hammock but now I want a hanging basket chair.  I love baskets, so why not add a chair to my collection?

 

 

 

Indoors our out, freestanding or suspended from a tree.  They all look appealing to me!

 

I’m hungry for more images and will add them to this blog when I find them.  Not to mention pinterest.

Easy DIY Pillow Cover

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I bought a couple of 100% wool sweaters at the thrift shop recently.  Men’s because I love the colours and patterns that are so often used in men’s sweaters.  My intention was to felt the wool, which is best done with a machine knit sweater.  A trip through the washing machine and dryer gave me felted wool with no effort beyond pushing buttons.  Then I cut the sleeves off and trimmed the body into two matching squares and sewed them together to make a pillow cover.

Easy Peasy.  One down, one more to go.

 

 

I am now mulling over various ideas for using up the sleeves.