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Curating a vintage shop is an artform, one that the folks at bo winston on Etsy have mastered! They have done all the work for you, selecting only the finest items, representing multiple decades of fashion. The shop features a little bit of everything, and I’ve selected some prime dresses to share with you here.
Bohemian Earth Mama 60s/70s
One might think, oh…I could just go to the thrift store and pick up something like this myself. I wish the best of luck to you! However, it’s harder that it looks my friends. These items are few and far between at your local vintage thrift shops. Let the intuitively-guided vintage pros at bo winston do the work for you this week!
Kaftans have been around for centuries. Worn by women and men in Africa, Asia and Europe. In the 1960s and 70s, participants in the North American hippie movement started donning these free-flowing, ornate robes.
Handmade Kaftans on Etsy
by Silk and More
Silk and More is by far my favourite shop for handmade kaftans on Etsy. The shop is run by a hard-working, creative woman named Shikha. She is supported by members of her family, and they make the kaftans from their home in India. Her shop features long and short robes, custom orders for events (get them for all of your bridesmaids!), and a variety of fabrics are offered. Shikha has even designed a button-front version for nursing mothers to conveniently nurture their child.
Fast shipping, excellent product, and the feeling of wearing these kaftans makes it a MUST HAVE for summer! They come in one size that will fit from a size S to 2-3x nicely. I wear mine around the house, out to coffee, and camping!
I’ve made it easy for you to check out the best of the best vintage kaftans on Etsy! Get that bohemian style paired with comfort and cool!
Turn, Turn, Turn – The Byrds 2/5/66
BRAND NEW to Existential Ella – wire wrapped, and adjustable bohemian rings! Just in time for festival season. I’ve been making and wearing these type of rings for some time, and I decided to see if you would like to wear them too. Wrapped with silver-plated wire, featuring stone beads and bohemian, spirit-infused style.
These rings should not be worn in water or while participating in vigorous activities. Made for fun, fashionable, free-spirited frolicking!
Since these items are new, and experimental, you get them at an awesome discount price for the time being!! Sold as is, with wonderful imperfections that do not diminish the beauty. ENJOY!
Don’t forget to wrap your wrists!!
For the beach and beyond…
There’s nothing I love more than scanning Etsy for must-have fashion. Well, other than dancing, reading, kissing, writing, petting my animals and eating stuff. So, while we all wait for our favourite Spring fruits to ripen, lets take a look at some warm-weather appropriate clothing.
Black and white is THE trend for Spring/Summer this year. SO GLAD! Tribal patterns, color blocking, and stripes are always awesome…and just your luck! I’ve found them all for you. From left to right, clockwise – Excavation LA, detroit LUX, Histoires
Caftans (far left), shawls, and ponchos are the essence of relaxation after a day in the sun. Cover up those sun-kissed shoulders and ease into the evening as the moon rises. A woolen poncho (seen on the right) might be too warm for day play, but the wind gets chilly near the ocean. Throw it on, and find yourself a bonfire and some friends. Get these here: Destination Home, WildLife TX, and Factory Handbook
Tops and Bottoms I Love
Black and white stripes aren’t just for Tim Burton movies anymore. And apparently, the stuff I used to be embarrassed about wearing in my Junior High class photos are now covet-worthy (see 90s blouse in lower right corner of collage). Enjoy these treasures/born again favourites! Get your 90s fix here: Maude Deco, All Wild at Heart, Story of Things, George and Jane