Category Archives: 2017 Fashion

You Might be a Boho-Chic . . .

Finding a fashion style can sometimes be daunting because honestly no one really wants to be put into a box. At one point I was a Goth Chick, and I wanted to be Gothic because I was so different no one could put me into a box. No one could understand me. Obviously, these were Emo-Angsty Teenage years that I have mostly outgrown.

I digress . . . Deciding a fashion style is not a bad thing because now you can define yourself. Clothes do say a lot about who you are as a person because it is a presentation of us. That said, I’m here to tell you reasons why you might be a boho-chic . . .

1. You might be a boho-chic if you have never actually defined your fashion sense because of your carefree attitude towards your style.

2. You might be a boho-chic if styling your hair takes ten minutes of your time.

3. You might be a boho-chic if the amount of bohemian, maxi or gypsy skirts in your closet is equal if not greater than the amount of jeans.

4. You might be a boho-chic if Mary Kate Olsen is your favorite of the twins.

5. You might be a boho-chic if flower print is your favorite kind of print.

6. You might be a boho-chic if your purse is actually a patchwork shoulder bag.

7. You might be a boho-chic if your dress up shoes is sandals not high heels.

8. You might be a boho-chic if there is a tunic shirt or five in your closet.

9. You might be a boho-chic if a scarf, a shawl, or both are in your closet in different colors to go with different days.

10. You might be a boho-chic if sequin-skirts are dress up time.

11. You might be a boho-chic if Johnny Depp is your celeb male crush because he has the best style.

12. You might be a boho-chic if your jewelry is shell, bone, or beaded.

13. You might be a boho-chic if your friends have ever accused you of dressing like a hippie.

14. You might be a boho-chic if yoga is a daily part of your routine.

15. You might be a boho-chic if your flip-flops are described as being gypsy.

16. You might be a boho-chic if your dresses are patchwork.

17. You might be a boho-chic if the stores you like to shop at do not carry the staple “little black dress.”

18. You might be a boho-chic if your clothes are perfect to twirl in.

19. You might be a boho-chic if your skirts come in silk, cotton, wrap-around, and almost every fabric imaginable.

20. You might be a boho-chic if friends have ever compared you to Sienna Miller or Kate Moss.

21. You might be a boho-chic if your skirts come in one size because they are adjustable.

22. You might be a boho-chic if the wind always makes you feel free pretty because it gives a little tug at your clothes.

24. You might be a boho-chic if you’ve ever worn something with coins sewn onto it.

25. You might be a boho-chic if someone has ever commented on the way you dressed as exotic, but honestly, you were just going for comfort.

If more than half of these apply to you then it might be safe to put yourself into that fashion box. If they don’t, it might be time to go shopping!

Poodle skirts in 2017

Poodle skirts in 2017? Poodle Skirts are adorable garments which are made in the classic swing skirt style, narrow at the waist and full at the bottom. They are the perfect style for dancing because they swing with movement and were the preferred attire for dances called “sock hops” in the 1950s. A poodle skirt is a wide swing felt skirt of a solid color (often pink or powder blue) displaying a design appliquéed or transferred to the fabric.[1] The design was often a coiffed poodle. Later substitutes for the poodle patch included flamingoes, flowers, and hot rod cars. Hemlines were to the knee or just below it.
The skirt was easy for people to make at home, since the design was simple and the materials easily available.
Movie stars commonly wore this skirt, and it featured widely in magazines and advertising, and many were eager to keep up with Hollywood’s fashions, adding to its popularity. They are the perfect style for dancing because they swing with movement and were the preferred attire for dances called “sock hops”. There are some differences between poodle skirts and typical swing skirts. Poodle skirts generally had more length, often reaching to or below the mid-calf.
Of course, poodle skirts also had poodles, or appliqués of different designs. The appliqués could be made from felt or a variety of other fabrics such as chenille.
It may seem that they used poodle on poodle skirts, however other items were also used to adorn them. One example is a telephone with a winding cord replacing the winding leash. Other animals were sometimes used as well, such as kittens. Images of foods were also sewn on to skirts such as lollipops and ice cream cones or sundaes.
Many people enjoy wearing poodle skirts for costumes today and they are fairly simple to recreate. Several companies offer patterns or you can simply adapt a full skirt by adding appliqués and a crinoline. They also form what is worn today in the bohemian genre.