Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bohemian Chic

Braids, beads, flowers, feathers, effortless, organic...

These are all things that I think of when I think of Bohemian Chic.

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I love the soft and natural femininity behind Bohemian style. It's pretty without the prissy. A store that I really think has captured Bohemian style well is Simon and Ruby. Lindsay has such a beautiful and raw collection of jewelry, I love her range of gorgeous pieces that look so effortless and natural.

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Lindsay's work is inspired by traveling. A lot of her collections are based on the various journeys that she has been on. She likes to adopt color palettes and styles from different places she has experienced, and even derives ideas from old postcards that she has collected. Along with traveling, photography is also a passion that she pursues. She likes the idea that with photography, you can create your own world. Lindsay is also grateful for books. Reading is third only to her family and her art.

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A recent trip to Ireland renewed Lindsay's passion for green. Although she loves all colors, the prominent colors in her life are olive green, burnt oranges and greys.

Lindsay is generously giving away a pair of earrings to one of you guys. To enter, please leave a comment here letting me know which of the last three pictured earrings you would like if you won, and also let me know where was the last place that you traveled to that really inspired you. I will announce the winner next week.

(PS. The winner of the RetroNaNa giveaway is Mekkan).

90 comments:

Colores said...

Lovely and romantic earrings, with the warm weather I love to wear long earrings:-)))

Natalie Nicole said...

I would love to have a few Bohemian-style outfits for days when I feel particularly adoring toward nature. The amparo earrings look like a nice first step. I am a fool for favorite colors of mine, especially green!
There is in Indianapolis the Lily Estate, which has inspired the silly romantic in me. Walking through shrouded, grassy paths lined with flowers, over little red bridges, alongside the columns of a grand little mansion--so fun!

Shannonstepp said...

I love the Adora earrings! This may sound silly, but when i travel to my home state of Kansas i always get inspired by the wide open plains and amazing sunsets that i see there. It truly is a beautiful place to behold, rough and worn, but so peaceful at the same time. I love that place!!!

Kelly J. R. said...

The amparo earrings match my style. I'm all about brown, olive green and khaki colors.

The last place that REALLY inspired me was Glacier National Park in Montana. The scenery was mind-blowingly beautiful.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfcreeker/2828032376/in/set-72157606454734665/

We're headed back to the Canadian Rockies this summer and I can't wait to see those snow-covered peaks and turquoise waters again.

LJ said...

I love the amparo earrings, they'd go perfectly with my summer outfits. =)

Still the most inspiring place I've been in the past couple of years was India. Not just the beautiful colors, intricate designs, random animals & beautiful countryside but the PEOPLE. I can not wait to go back this December and see some new places there and bring back some fresh inspiration.

Fields of Sunshine said...

Love them all but the Adora is just wonderful! As for traveling, I would say that the place that inspired me the most was the Rocky Mountains in the late winter. It's just so calm and beautiful up there!

lindsayfields at live dot com

Felicity said...

Hey Dionne,

This post is uncanny in its timing as I've just today finished reading "Me, Myself & Prague" by Rachel Weiss which is the true story of a Sydney gal who heads off to live for a year in Prague - the home of Bohemia.

My most recent memorable trip was to Ubud, Bali for my 40th which was gorgeous and fun beyond belief and I'm looking forward to returning there ASAP.

If I'm fortunate to win this giveaway I would be thrilled to own the 'Amparo' earrings - I'm a big fan of the tassel and the pop of citrus is a nice surprise.

xx Felicity

Mekkan said...
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Mekkan said...

What a lovely surprise! Thank you for having put me in your giveaway list though I signed up from Japan. What cute little buttons! What is the best way to use them, I wonder? How fun to fancy around the image with those lovely buttons! Thank you to Jessie and Dionne.

Anna of IHOD said...

I am with you.I absolutely love Bohemian style.
Lindsay's work is gorgeous and I think my favorite would be the adora earrings!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love Bohemian chic!!! The adora earrings are beautiful!! I'd love to win them!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

va said...

love the amparo earrings last pair .
morocco and india have been the best places i have been to so far in my place . taniger ,morocco is my fav. for the food , sites , and kind people .

Pam said...

I love the Adora earrings! I travelled to Key West last spring and the turquoise waters,ivory beaches, and key limes were the most beautiful color scheme. The distressed paint of buildings that once refected the carribean colors the Cuban natives loved so much looked more beautiful with age.

katrina Brady said...

Is your contesst open to Canada? I would love the amparo earring. They are amazing. Reminds me of the beach

katrina Brady said...

oops forgot to leave my email addy

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GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I loved the amporo earings.

I am always inspired when I travel. The last international spot I visited was Moldova. I loved the people the most, out in the villages.

fondly,
Glenda

shealennon said...

I love the beautiful Amparo earrings--they're unlike any earrings I've ever seen! And the last inspiring place I went was Hawaii. It's so beautiful there! shealennon@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Oh, how I love Simon and Ruby!! If I have to choose, it would be the Escuintla earrings! Unfortunately, I don't get to travel. That last place I visited was England 16 years ago!! If I could, I would love to travel to the Pacific Northwest and see the beautiful forests with the lush, green moss and ferns.

Amanda

SJ said...

i love the adora earrings! so simple and chic!!!
traveling home inspired me :)
sj

Amanda said...

Am loving the adora earrings. I can't wait to go to Europe this summer. Lots of good inspiration to come!

Refined Rubbish said...

I love the amparo! They're great and the pictures are really awesome as well.

:) Jen

Birgit said...

I love the Adora Earrings!

The last place I travelled to was WDW and while it might not be exactly inspirational it sure was fun!

danaan at gmx dot at

Tanya said...

I love, love, love the Escuintla earrings...and I think mostly because it reminds me of the travel that has inspired me! I am Costa Rican and have travelled extensively throughout Central/South America. I love the different varieties of jade jewelry you can find in the markets there and the cultural expression it provides for both ancient & modern latin America. For me, when I wear latin jewelry, it provides a sense of personal pride of my roots & cultural identity.

Anonymous said...

My favorite are the adora earrings. Gorgeous. Simply beautiful. The Outer Banks always inspires me. Thanks for the chance!

doricemarie@hotmail.com

Amber said...

I would just love to win the amparo earrings - they are so long and dangly, just how I love earrings! The last place I traveled to that inspired me is Tuscany!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary Lee said...

I love the amparo earrings, so pretty! We went to Puerto Rico a few years ago and the scenery was very inspiring, especially the rainforest!

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

Diana Dang said...

The escuintla earrings are so pretty!!

Last place I travelled was to California. I don't travel to many places at all. But Cali is inspiring because it's such a fun country!

faked_sugartone at hotmail

Amanda Leigh said...

I love the escuintla earrings.

I don't get to travel very often sadly. I pull from my imagination for inspiration. Books and music help as well.

notreallysouthernvampchick at gmail dot com

MoonRae said...

The last place I traveled was the Great Northwest,being from the desert I found so much to inspire me there...
Love the Escuintala earrings!! Thanks for a great giveaway

lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

lexacd said...

I love them all! But the Adora Earrings are just gorgeous!

Caiazzo, Italy was the least place I traveled that inspired me! It is where my family is from and I learned so much!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

The Escuintla earrings are beautiful. Something that truly inspired me were the mountains in Arizona against the setting sun, beautiful!

monapete said...

i like the amparo earrings.
I went to Paris last year and that inspired the ways I dress,decorate etc.

monacart32 at hotmail dot com

Jacqueline said...

LOVE the amparo earrings!! the last truly inspiring place i visited was a hot springs near pucon in Chile. Most amazing place I've ever seen! jmmccarr@gmail.com

Leigh said...

What a fun giveaway!I like many of her designs, but would especially like the Amparo if I won. The west coast of Florida has beaches that always inspire me.

liamsamuel @ gmail.com

jc said...

The Escuintla Earrings are my favorite, real classy.

I was in Beijing, China recently and was absolutely spellbound by the city, so rich in history and culture, what a amazing journey!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

yumihamano@gmail.com

lin3arossa said...

I|d pick the adora earrings. The last place I travelled to that brought back enough energy to turn my inspiration into anything concrete was Marseille. The sun, the beach, the markets...

Jel said...

i love the amparo earrings the best :)

i recently went to another province near us and it was really great!

punkme15 at gmail dot com

oksana said...

I adore Escuintla earrings!!!
My last travel was Baltic seashore!!! I adore dunes, they inspire me much more then hot exotic counries!!!

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Knapps said...

I love the last earrings shown and last place I traveled to that inspired me was Amsterdam...beautiful city :)

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

Love the Amporo earrings as when I wear pretty gangly things I just feel better!
Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Heathery said...

I would love the emparo earrings! I'm always inspired when I go back to Lafayette, Louisiana, where my family is from! Louisiana is like a world in itself.
myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

Gintare said...

my favorite is amparo earrings. and the last place that really inspired me was Berlin. loved the spirit there

gintare[dot]amber[at]gmail[dot]com

Stephanie said...

I love the Adora Earrings. The last place I went to that inspired me, was in Spain...oh its so beautiful and artistic there, the ocean is gorgeous! =)
steph4575@msn.com

Brooke said...

I like the tasseled earrings - would be fun to wear.
shutterboo at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I love the adora earrings! They are so pretty:)
kweight@byu.net

Kelly said...

AH, is that a real purse in your drawing?? I hope so - beautiful :)

viorela said...

my favorite pair is the last one.
the last place that inspired me was Madrid.
violet.porto[at]yahoo[dot]com

Wehaf said...

I love the escuintla earrings.

I recently went hiking in the California redwood forests, which are amazing - primeval is really the only word for them!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Melody said...

I like Adora Earrings.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

mframe said...

I would love to have the Adora earrings. The last place I traveled to was Florida. I love the ocean!
mframe00@gmail.com

The Disney Chick said...

I love the amparo earrings. The last place that truly inspired me was New Hampshire, over the holidays.

hihihi! said...

i love all of the layers of the amparo earrings!! china really inspired me ^^
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Michelle said...

I would choose the 2nd pair! The last place I traveled that inspired me was to Lancaster, PA - learning about the Amish culture inspired me to use less, a lot less!

mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

avatarlady said...

I pick the amparo earrings. Last place I visited that has inspired me is my maternal grandmother's birthplace. It gave me chills cuz it's an old Spanish-inspired house. Creepy but memorable.

Karen said...

The escuintla are beautiful! I was inspired a few years ago while visiting Edisto Island -- so beautiful and serene.
Thanks, Karen
lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

the amparo are my favorite- and the last place that was inspiring was... my grandpa's farm. =)

hancoci_s at msn dot com

Katarzyna said...

I love the amparo earrings!

The last place I visited that inspired me was Athens - wonderful city :)

gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

Anonymous said...

I choose the Amparo earrings. I visited Austria last summer and was so taken with the alps!
Zoe0825@verizon.net

Annie Dee said...

I love all the jewelry, but the amparo earrings are my favorite!

last place I went that was inspiring was Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Melissa O. said...

I love the amparo earrings...and have always loved that name...so old-fashioned but elegant. The last inspiring place I visited was Punta Laguna in southern Mexico. Though there are a bazillion cenotes (essentially limestone sinkholes) there are very few actual lakes. Took a canoe out and it reminded me of many amazing days paddling in Maine, though in a ver different environment.

wolverina401 at gmail dot com

Allison L said...

I love the amparo earrings!

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Aik said...

I love the amparo earrings!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Johnny and Maria Coker said...

I love the Escuintla earrings! My inspiration would have to be Guatemala and the colors of the countryside, the textiles and the colorful buildings! Since Escuintla is in Guatemala, what better inspiration!

Maria

Teresa Bennett Pasquale, LCSW said...

I love the asaintla earrings! I think the last place that was inspiring to me was definitely Nicaragua on my honeymoon...it led my husband and I to uproot from the northeast to follow our inspiration seaside into southern florida to live :)! Best inspiration to-date!

polly said...

i love the escuintla earrings. beautiful. the last place i went was beautiful lake tahoe!
pkeintz@gmail.com

sortingpluto said...

escuintla earrings! <3

the last place i went to was Kathmandu..a valley in Nepal. gorgeous <3

Girly Girl Moments said...

The escuintla earrings are just darling.
The last place that I traveled to and was really inspired by was the UDub District in Seattle, Washington. The fashion sense there is all about vintage with a mixture of old army clothing. Truly an amazing place.

AmbreRose said...

I love the adora earrings, those would match so many of my outfits. I was last in South Africa and it inspired me with the language...to learn it. ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love the adora earrings. The last place that inspired me was europe, where I decided to get out into the world more!

very married said...

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

i like emparo earrings! last place that really inspired me was China - what a diverse country!

geniuswaitress said...

I like the Amparo earrings!

Vicki S said...

I love the amparo earrings! The last place I traveled to was San Diego and the warm weather + beaches really inspired me to be more mellow, wear more CA laid-back clothing, and remember to relax more :)

sswpss at yahoo dot com

lolo said...

I love the amparo earrings. Gorgeous work!

lolo-sinclair at rocketmail dot com

Lolo :)

Gondor Tari said...

Love all the earrings you showed us!!! Can´t chooses only a pair!!!!

khelek18 at gmail dot com

Kisses!!!!

Jinx said...

Escuintla earrings would be my pick. I really think all are gorgeous pieces though.

The last place I went was to the Biltmore. I found it very pretty...
Old houses are nice to tour on your own time. If you take a look at the architecture these days, they arent really as detailed as the houses from the past. I love old squares and building that you can just feel life running through them. If walls could talk, eh?

Ashley
sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

Ellen said...

I like the escuintla earrings. I travel to Austin, Texas every year and it always inspires me with its youthfulness and energy.

Urmika Agarwal said...

Love the amparo earrings so much!! I travelled to New Delhi in India and it inspired me so much because it's so vibrant and full of life! That;s how I want to be in life!

liz said...

Absolutely love love love Cielo Necklace. Last place that inspire me most is paris. What a cozy and sweet city :)

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

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jenniwaka said...

Loving those adora earrings! Haven't traveled much lately, but reminiscing about our honeymoon in Okinawa inspires me...
lotusko at hotmail dot com

Ballyhoo Babe said...

Love the adora earrings. I also recently travelled to Ireland and was inspired by the beauty there.

Karen said...

My favorite pair is the escuintla earrings. I didn't have to travel far to be inspired by my own backyard yesterday. The weather was beautiful, and with spring coming up all over, I felt totally reinvigorated.

karen dot erkert at gmail dot com

Klemm Family said...

I like the Amparo earrings.
We don't get to travel much, but our last trip was to Colorado and you can't help but to be inspired by all that beauty!
skklemm at gmail dot com

Karina said...

I am in love with the Amparo earrings ;) The last place I visited was my beautiful Mexico City this past summer - that's where my heart is ;) Kary10024@hotmail.com

asuka said...

I would like to win the Adora earrings!
London definitely inspired me, being so cosmopolite and busy. Full of life, hardly resting. Moving you to do things, too!

so.kitsch at gmail do tcom

siilenti said...

I love those escuintla earrings! The last place that inspired me was Miami. The beaches are gorgeous and the whole area is so tropical :)

imasupergirl said...

I so heart the escuintla earrings! :D
As for the last place visited that inspired me...well, it was Istanbul.

alex_sup3rgirl[at]yahoo[dot]com

cerena leigh said...

Love the adora earrings :)

and I went to the bahamas last May where I took a trapeze course. It was terrifying but so liberating. I'll always remember that vacation.


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tt moreno said...

i love the adora.

last place that inspired me was nyc. i love living right next to it. i always enjoy the huge melting pot that it is.

SweetShenanigans said...

I'd love the amparo earrings.
The last place that really inspired me was when I visited mexico. It's so beautiful there!
girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

Lydia said...

I really like the Amparo earrings...so cool!

Thanks for the giveaway!