When you do things
from your soul,
you feel a river
moving in you,
When actions come
from another section,
the feeling disappears
Don’t let others lead you
They may be blind
or, worse, vultures.
Reach for the rope of God
And what is that?
Putting aside self-will.
Because of willfulness
people sit in jail,
the trapped bird’s wings are tied,
fish sizzle in the skillet.
The anger of police is willfulness.
You’ve seen a magistrate
inflict visible punishment
Now see the invisible.
We are born and live inside
black water in a well.
How could we know
what an open field of sunlight is?
Ask the way to the spring.
Your living pieces
will form a harmony.
There is a moving palace
that floats in the air
with balconies and
clear water flowing through,
yet contained under a single tent.
This post brought to you by Rumi. The poem is his “Moving Waters.” And pics are from our family trip to Brazil in July.
Well, I guess it’s jewelry week around here. Pretty sure there’s nothing better…well, nothing sparklier anyway. You guys, I WON an awesome contest hosted by the lovely Laurie of Indulge Your Shelf. $100 worth of handmade jewelry from BonnieAngela!
These two artists make beautifully crafted jewelry from metal and stone–their wire-wrapped pieces are my favorites. Here’s what I picked out.
“A Drop of Crystalized Ocean” – similar silver version here.
The wire-wrapped stone is so cool.
Plus four gorgeous pairs of earrings.
Aren’t they lovely? I am just so touched by the artists’ generosity in offering this giveaway. To have something so carefully designed and crafted – these pieces are truly special. Do give their shop a look.
A good shop name? Or the BEST shop name? At any rate, I just spent too much time on this site checking out all the – ahem – booty in their fall collection. And I’ve narrowed it down to seven faves.
the Sour Mist Top
the Whipping Post Tunic (not sure I care for this name. I mean, I get the reference, but…)
Whatta’ ya think? I’m dying to try on those lacy bell bottoms.
Three of us wore turquoise to the office today. Someone remarked that we were like a showcase: this is how you style turquoise for fall. I usually think of turquoise as a summer color. But, here I am, dreaming away in September…
Pics are linked to their sources. For the middle two, I could not find an original source, so if you know it, tell me!
I’m in love with the subscription box business model. It’s genius. You bring customers in at a certain price level, allow them enough freedom of choice to suit their taste, and – bam – profit. Now, that sounds snarky, but I’m sincere. Subscription programs are brilliant and I’ve fallen for one in particular.
Rocks Box is a subscription jewelry company. A designer selects three pieces for you based on a style survey you fill out. You have the option to buy each piece or you can send one, two, or three pieces back and – tada – a refreshed jewelry box.
I love surprises.
Here’s what I got.
Boho glam with modern leanings. Yup. Nailed it.
My favorite piece by far is the Agate Blue Quartz cuff. It’s stunning in person. My stylist noted that I selected this exact piece as representative of my style during the survey and she built the collection around it. Thank you, Amanda.
I also received the House of Harlow (yup) Wren Feather Collar and Double Gemstones Earrings in onyx.
Gorgeous. Love them all. Honestly, the purchase prices are a bit salty for this girl. But I don’t mind “renting” these pieces for $10 this month (with coupon). And in a couple of weeks I’ll send them in for a refresh.
Sidenote: This post is not sponsored by Rocks Box – I simply love them.
It’s hard to stand out on these oh-so-clogged interwebs, so I appreciate fashion bloggers that have something unique to offer…especially if their ideas and suggestions fall within my budget. I like a blogger who can bring something interesting to the table, some personality and panache. If she incorporates vintage/boho items, so much the better.
Without further ado, here are, in no particular order:
1- Yasi from Hello Gorgeous
Yasi is a Michigan blogger who actually lives near me and does some work with a fabulous local boutique. I love that she does professional wear but keeps it down to earth with everyday selfies.
2- Brittany Gibbons
This woman is one of my all-time favorite bloggers, period. She is funny, people. And she’s at the forefront of the body positivity movement.
3- Tanesha of Girl With Curves
Glamour for days. Even in denim. Maybe especially in denim. She also designs her own clothes. I bow down.
4- Danielle of See. Dani. Style.
Be still my boho heart. I want her nose ring, her yoga outfits, and all of her hats. Please and thank you.
5- Katie of Skunkboy
Katie is a well-loved lifestyle blogger. I’ve linked you to her outfit posts. I die. She has a knack for putting together quirky, vintage-inspired looks with lots of rock and roll mixed in.
6- Blair of Atlantic Pacific
High fashion for street wear. It’s preppy boutique fashion at it’s best. I mostly enjoy it for the online window shopping opportunities.
7- Meagan from Because of Jackie
Meagan is down to earth. She wears wellies and shops at Target. I think we’re meant to be friends…
8- Elizabeth of Delighfully Tacky
Big hair and beautiful photography with some boho style. My faves.
9- Alexandra from Into the Woods
Vintage and vintage-inspired outfits with, at turns, 40s/50s/60s vibes. And her photo styling is impeccable.
10- Jenny of What My Daughter Wore
This one is classified under Art in my Feedly as well as Fashion. On her blog, Jenny posts drawings of the outfits her daughter and her friends wear. It’s awesome.
So, there ya’ have it. My 10 favorite fashion bloggers. Check them out. They are way more famous than I am and definitely more stylish. But a girl can dream…
Last Monday I interviewed the talented Tiffany of Whitehall Farm and she generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for a Gypsy Mind reader. Well, the results are in, and the winner of this lovely boho mobile, handmade by Tiffany, is:
Congratulations, Tacha Philpot!! We’re so excited for you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get your prize to you.
Thanks so much to all of you who entered. This has been so much fun and I can’t wait to do another giveaway!
I have about zero talent when it comes to doing my own hair. I recently chopped off about four inches to get rid of all my split ends and my hair is the healthiest it’s been in a long time. I do ok with a straightener and a curling iron. I own Aveda products. I just have no knack for doing hair. Thus I have roamed the interwebs searching for inspiration and have come up with the following…
The double waterfall twist (sounds more complicated than it is) from A Beautiful Mess:
The “tuck and cover” from the darling Missy Sue:
A fishtail from Blonder Ambitions:
The magic of bobby pins from Elle:
Finally, master the boho updo with Kouture Kiss:
Wish I could get one of these ladies to come over and do my hair…
p.s. Don’t forget to enter the Whitehall Farm giveaway. You could win a handmade boho mobile!