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Bohemian vibes with Zaful

It just occurred to me that the bohemian style is a very practical choice when it comes to transitional outfits. Layers are one of the key factors in bohemian fashion and they sure do come in handy once the weather starts to cooldown. What better time to layer than in between the seasons? There seems to be something restless about bohemian style, something that makes me think of words like ‘wanderlust’ and ‘discovering’. Is it travelling I’m thinking about? Or just that feeling of discovering something new, trying something for the first time, taking a chance and putting on a smile?

 A smile of defiance and warmth. Not the kind of smile we smile when everything is perfect, but the kind when nothing is right but we still find a reason to smile about. One of those surprise grins. The joy of unexpected. New places, new horizons…. Yes, movement is implied in bohemian style, perhaps that is where the ethnic prints come in.  Our innate fascination with discovering, maybe it comes alive with tracing the lines of some elaborative pattern. It stirs something in our collective memory. Perhaps that is why when nobody is watching, our unconsciousness gives it a quick wink of understanding.  I can imagine the history implied in folklore winking back to us from all those materials. Maybe that is why while I was browsing the Zaful store, what caught my eye the most were bohemian items.






Take this white item for example. Somekind of cross between a blouse and a dress. Wouldn't it looks lovely with a pari of jeans? That's the kind of thing I want to be wearing once the Autumn arrive. Something to remind me of Summer, something to reflect that feeling that I'm caught in between the season. I suppose I want a gentle transition. To remember the salt in my air as I inhale the smells of Autumn. Dresses like this one, worn with tights and jeggings or perhaps with bare legs in high boots. There aren't a lot of peridos when one can combine boots and bare legs. It has to be warm enough, but not to warm. There is a short period every Spring and Autumn when this becomes  a possiblity and I always try to take advantage of it. Long maxi dresses are another favourite of mine when it comes to transitional dressing. Late Summer always makes me want to put on long dresses or skirts, take a long walk and breathe in the fresh air. Sometimes all I can think about are dresses.








A change of seasons often invokes a feeling of restlessness. A strong desire for movement and freedom. I always seem to find traces of it in boho chic. Sure, one can feel and dress bohemian at home, with a cup of coffee or tea in hand, dressed in a Summer dress with a warm sweater on top (that actually seems like the perfect way to greet the Autumn) but there still exists that feeling of movement, even if the only movement is that inner one, a journey into  the space of our memories, a voyage in time, a pleasantly unhurried exchange between daydreaming ( where we watch the reflections of the future, shaped by our desires) and memories (the resting place of our heart and our secret hiding place). 

Ethnic Embroidered V Neck Long Sleeve Dress



There is a high level of comfort to be found in boho inspired outfits. Whether we wear them at home or for a walk, we wear them to be comfortable. Nothing is too tight and oversized items are treasured. We need to be comfortable in order to be able to travel forward and back in space and time, don't we? Bohemian style loves movement, the freedom of it, movement in all its shapes and sizes. That is why boho chic treasures comfort so highly. It is an essential part of it. The casual vibe of bohemian style tell us to relax. It whispers that we can be glam without trying too hard, it advises us how to be feminine without wearing too tights clothes and how to feel good about ourselves. It invites us to creative. Bohemian style doesn't give us strict rules. With its folkore influences, it carries memories of the old, lessons from the past, but it doesn't exclude the present. Feel free to add some trendy garment to it. Do what you want, boho chic whispers. You can make your own rules.






Arrival of a new season is always a time of change. We get a little restless, feeling that life has given us a fresh new blank paper to write on. Sometimes we feel like our bodies can hardly contain all the energy and the desire flowing from us, yet sometimes we also feel drained, tired from all the changes around us. We watch with fascination as the nature starts to dance another dance of change. The new season is arriving. Autumn. Abundance of colours and patterns to reflect its arrival. Why not? Sudden mediations about bohemian style….why not? I always loved boho  The implied freedom. The feeling of movement and the promise of travel. Be it travelling within one's soul or within one's physical world. Let's us dream a little bit....


Comments

  1. Wonderful post and beautiful selection :-) I love the most this red tunic. Have a great weekend Ivana :-)

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  2. Excellent post! Happy weekend!

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  3. Great selection dear

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  4. Beautiful selection, Ivana. I love the boho trend. Happy Friday, hun.
    hugs
    Lenya
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  5. Bohemian is one of my favorite fashion style. Though I dont have so many bohemian inspired outfits in my wardrobe. Love your recommendations dear! <3 thanks a lot for sharing such beauty to us!

    love lots.
    Tin

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  6. I love the first look and the red one

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  7. Evo i mene konačno :)
    Potpuno se slažem sa svim što si rekla o boho odeći. Mislim da je idealna za prelazni period jer zadržava leto u sebi, a opet uz farmerke ili čizme se prilagođava za nijasnu hladnijim temperaturama, pa su varijante na tu temu neiscrpne. Jako volim takvu odeću, a naročito komade kao što je bela bluzica/tunika i maksi haljine. Ovde je jesen generalno blaga pa je nekako idealna za takve kombinacije ni leto, ni jesen. Baš si me inspirisala :)

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    1. hvala:) Meni se taj boho đir uvijek sviđao, ali u zadnje vrijeme ga baš posebno volim i stalno bi ga nosila.

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  8. Anything bohemian sounds excellent to me, dear Ivana! And Zaful is a lovely shop! My favorite piece now is that amazing top - cape in red and embroidery! That is really, really sooo cool! I would love to wear it! Red is my favorite color :) Hope you have a very nice weekend, dear Ivana!
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  9. Predivne stvari! Iako nisam nesto za boho, uvijek ga volim vidjeti na drugima, a ova crvena bluza je stvarno prekrasna! Zaful je odlicna trgovina i sama sam vrlo zadovoljna sa dobivenim stvarima i suradnjom opcenito! :)

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    1. hvala<3 Mislim da bi tebi ova bluza super stala jer uvijek dobro nosiš oversize stvari...mogu te lako zamisliti u bijeloj varijanti ove crvene bluze:)

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  10. They have fantastic things:)
    HAPPY WEEKEND
    xoxo
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  11. Lovely selection :)

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  12. You make a very good point - considering how layers are definitely our friends come this time of year, the bohemian style totally works for transitional styling! The burgundy ditsy-floral print maxi dress shown in this post is ever so perfect :)

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  13. Such a great selection! I love bohemian style and maxi dresess, as well:)

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  14. Lovely post dear!Have a great weekend! xx

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  15. Great finds! I especially love the red tunic. Have a lovely weekend!
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  16. Fantastic selection! Kisses.
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  17. Cool selection!
    Almudena
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  18. I'm drooling over that red top. OMG! It's amazing and so chic. I've been seeing this shop everywhere. I definitely have to check it out. Love what I'm seeing here.

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  19. Nice selection of pictures! The white oversize blouse is my favorite piece!
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  20. che bella selezione!!!mi piace molto il tuo blog!!baci
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  21. I am all for that unexpected smile. When nothing is right and you wear that smile, in my book you are already a winner. Today as I drove my daughter to school, I was smiling then laughing so hard about a joke and I told her I was just a little too happy for all I have on my plate, last night being back to school night so I came home at almost 9pm and was up at 4am. We both laughed even louder. Definitely different than the kind of smile one smiles while sporting a beautiful bohemian look. Much as I love those and they are perfect on all others and I admire them so buy they look umm, not so good on me.
    I never looked at them as being great for this time of year but you are right. The layering is everything. I'm pretty sure I can find some that would look great on me if I looked really hard.
    Zaful is not a site I visit often but these are beautiful pieces so I will go browsing for sure. Hopefully I find a piece or a few pieces that will have me smiling that unexpected smile yet again. And experiencing that freedom that only comes with boho styling.
    Great read as always Ivana!

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    1. yes, unexpected smile can make life much sweater. I'm happy to hear that you and your daughter were having a blast.

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  22. these dresses are so cute
    xx
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  23. These are some gorgeous choices! Imagining you in that first one is proving quite enjoyable ;) Wow!

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  24. I love Zaful fashion :)

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  25. Thanks my friend :D

    Great sellection but I'm in love with red blouse :D So perfect :o

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  26. WOW !!! Beautiful dresses <3
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  27. Ah, ti sjajni boho komadi! Jednu takvu haljinicu, samo u denim verziji i to bas Zaful, nosim u najnovijem postu :-)

    Lep pozdrav draga

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    1. hvala draga...da, vidjela sam je i divna je!!!

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  28. Hello Ivana! I totally agree with you that boho works in transition- it's all to do with the floatyness of the fabrics and garments but with sleeves etc so works well! You chose some gorgeous items here- I really like them!x

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  29. The skirt looks very boho inspired. What I love about such skirts, then its their versatility, they always look fresh and chic! I made an article, about different boho skirts and simple outfit ideas you can create with these bottoms, have a look: http://onlywardrobe.com/womens-fashion/simple-boho-looks-with-skirts/ Hope I've got some nice ideas you can try next week or month.
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