My look for this shot is not one I had to research! I came of age in the 70s. I was not a hippie , per se, but I dressed like one. (point of fact I was a straight A student with hippie friends). Tie dye maxis, braided hair, elephant pants, the whole aspect and feeling is one I remember. Flash forward 40 years:
The price of gas was 43 cents per gallon, my favorite songs were Imagine, and Bridge over Troubled Water. Vietnam was on our minds, environmentalism moved from the fringes into the mainstream. The cynical expression "tree-huggers" leaps to mind. The clothes, oh those! True hippies wore tie dye and made the tee shirts themselves. Fast forward, we have fast fashion and we can get our tie dye dresses through a hand-held phone that fits in our palm. Can you Dig it? Yes, I can!
In fact, I bought much of this outfit in the same way I did 40 years ago. My Halston Heritage woven tie dye top was thrifted for $3.00. My inner hippie is copacetic. How I would have loved online shopping then! My belt , embellished with gold hearts, from Furla cost me one little dollar at a thrift store that donates all proceed to cancer. I lost my dad and brother to cancer in the last three years... shopping there is a good thing.
It is fun to see flared jeans come back. They do change your proportions! I was heavier then than now, so that was great for me. These flares are by Paige and came from TJ Maxx! My skinny scarf, worn in my hair, was also thrifted in Long Island. A better look at my woven bag and tie dye shirt:
The basket weave leather reminds me of the work of Bottega Veneta, also crafted in Italy. I scored this beauty at Michael's Consignment Shop for $32.00! It is every inch as nice as bags that costs in the 4 digit range. I adore it, and love the structured look, even as the woven leather gives a more boho, artisan vibe. Perfect! An alternative to this, but rather pricey is this.. This is nice in a coffee color. This is lovely, too.
It is Friday. Yay! The next photo was made yesterday. My weekly playdate with editing apps produce this; via Line Brush and my overly active imagination:
Have a great weekend. Later. Peace!