Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hippie at heart

Recently, I was cleaning out my closet and came across a box of old pictures from high school.  There were some prom photos which were bad, some cheerleading (only my freshman year, thank you) shots which were worse, and a couple of candids which were seriously heinous!  What was I doing?  I'm laughing out loud right now just thinking about it.   

I guess that is just one more thing that is so funny about getting older - you can look back fondly on the lengths you went to to look "cool".  And you can breathe a big sigh of relief that you don't do it anymore.  I don't know about you, but I went through this whole hippie envy phase.  I totally wanted to be a flower child, marry a bearded man, go to woodstock, live in a van......its amazing how poverty can seriously appeal to a kid with no concept of money.  I even made a couple pairs of those hippie pants. Yep, you know the ones.....bits of random fabric sewn down the sides of your corduroys. Don't laugh - I bet you did it, too! :)

While I'm not so sure that I have completely grown up, I thank god my sense of style has!  Still, no matter how much my style evolves I just can't kick the hippie habit completely.  In fact, I covet the little free thinker that lives within and every once in a while she still makes an outward appearance!  Hence, the appeal of these little numbers... 
Alexa Chung in pink patchwork.

Hamish Bowles patchwork couture.

Larok patchwork racerback tank.  The sequin obsession continues...


Christian Lacroix silk minidress with patchwork felt.

~image via NY Times~

Emilio Pucci patchwork dress.


  1. Hi again, its only my 2nd visit but soo much fun!Hip Hip hooray for hippie heaven, sorry I just could not resist!!!I totally adore your print and patch work prints my type of Style! If you get chance do pop over to My Passport to Style.Sharon xxxooo

  2. Thanks girl - I am headed over to yours now! Can't wait!

  3. I don't know that I'll ever get over my sequin fetish...and that feather frock...OMG!!!

  4. Tom Ford + Aviator = HOT, you say! LOl ^^
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  5. Don't feel too bad...does anyone really like their high school pictures?

    I absolutely love the patchwork dress!!

  6. These are all very cool, and just about as hippie as I want to be... no need for Woodstock and the van. Love the Lacroix!

  7. Love that Lacroix, too....and I don't feel too bad about the HS photos - probably could've been much worse!

  8. The preppy in me always adores patchwork prints!!


  9. Alexa looks really different in that pic. I almost didn't recognize her! that dress is fabulous! love it :)