July 21, 2014

Free People July'14 Catalogue - my favorite look

  When I received the catalogue from Free People into my mailbox, I knew there are treasures, inspiration and new textures hiding inside. It is like a doze of fresh air for me - to get lost into visually perfect images of free spirit styled outfits. I chose my favorite look from the catalogue and did a hand-stitched embroidery on it. I love everything about this simple yet edgy outfit composition - destroyed white tee, amber sateen jacket with metal coin embellishments, tasseled jewels and quilted vegan leather skinny jeans

Los Angeles based mixed media artist and bohemian style blogger TLV Birdie

Los Angeles based mixed media artist and bohemian style blogger TLV Birdie

Los Angeles based mixed media artist and bohemian style blogger TLV Birdie

Source: Free People July 2014 catalogue

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Simple Living - Instagram moments #1

  The last week was very meaningful to me : full of happy moments, in and outdoor adventures, new ideas, inspiration and personal growth. And I love Instagram for the opportunity to save and share these moments. I've been instagramming for years already, and I swear when I look back at the pictures from, let's say, two years ago, I can still feel the emotions (as well as taste and smell) I felt then. That is why I find sharing my visual diary extremely important and integral part of my daily life. So, this is how my last week looks like in 10 insta pictures:

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1. Things on the ground usually catch my eye more often than when I look straight. Like this really big black feather and natural texture of leaves and yellow grass. Which is obviously a good reason to show off my new free spirit boots. #fromwhereistand
2. Lately I am trying to replace coffee with tea by little steps. I got to learn from my husband how to love the natural mint leaves tea. These wooden pins I created for my styling display for 5 piece bohemian wardrobe. #foodporn 
3. We've been to the Malibu beach yesterday. The wild part of it. And if was raining (in the middle of July). As a result I received so much needed nature sync. #film
4. I've visited TPOH 5th annual blogger picnic, which was a total fail of the introvert inside me. Well, networking is not my strongest skill, unfortunately. But my urban gypsy outfit surely is. #ootd 
5. I've found a treasure : press dry flower inside a vintage science book in a second hand books & vinyl store in our neighborhood. Proud of myself. #vintage
6. As green as possible. I learn to be more responsible for all the food I am taking. I made a lesson from a Pringles & Ben&Jerry's diet, and on the way to healthy eating now. It is much more simple than I thought it would be. Vegetables are super good and easy to cook, and each day I start with preparing a glass of vitamins that I refill all day long with water. As simple as mint leaves and a slice of lime, for example. #simpleliving
7. I am simplifying my wardrobe and it gives me more opportunities to wear my once top rated items that I tend to forget. Today I took my long tie dye kimono with fringes to a cinema. Besides, this picture will forever remind me that this summer I had the most pale skin ever. #gypsysoul
8. This vanilla bicycle is my husband's present to my birthday. We finally found time to cruise together to Silver Lake, and that little adventure was one of the best times of this week. Will definitely do that more. #mycritical
9. Iced chai latte is my absolute summer favorite. And the great tiramisu was found in the Casbah Cafe in Silver Lake. #silverlake
10. I met this GYPSY book by Sibella Court at Anthropologie store today, and couldn't stop turning pages. This goes straight to my reading list. Totally recommended. #anthropologie

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July 18, 2014

5 piece bohemian wardrobe - essential grey t-shirt


How to get started with 5 piece bohemian wardrobe theory to get control over your wardrobe and stay true to your style.

  Simple living means simple wardrobe, based on essential pieces. I've tried a lot of styles since I was a teenager, both rave, colorful, pastel, anything you can only imagine. My last obsession was bohemian style, and still is actually. The only one thing - I tend to simplify everything nowadays, and my wardrobe isn't an exception. Inspired by 5 piece french wardrobe method, I am going to make this big change in my closet but in my own way. The 5 piece french wardrobe theory shortly means you can have as many basics as you want that create your capsule wardrobe, but the "spicy" pieces that you desire are restricted to be no more than 5 purchases in a season. Most bloggers that ever wrote about this theory to curate the wardrobe usually are inspired by modern minimalism of b&w color scheme and straight cuts. I want to keep it bohemian casual, full of basic earthy colors like grey, black, white and brown with the mix of statement pieces as kimonos, crochet vests, ankle boots and ethnic print dresses. I love the nature-inspired motives, traditional embroidery and vintage finds. Basically, the aim of the theory is to get control over your wardrobe, and your budget as well. For me, the process of creating capsule wardrobe where everything matches and no piece has a chance to bother you one day is a process of wardrobe maturing and self-cleanse too.
  I will be creating 5 piece french bohemian wardrobe essentials one by one, starting with this simple grey t-shirt. I love grey color because of the wide range of shades and textures it offers. So the first piece that symbolize a base to the whole wardrobe for me is a loose grey t-shirt. This particular one has 3/4 length sleeve and oversized silhouette, but I got it one size bigger than I usually wear to achieve an even more relaxed, laid-back look. Totally number one essential for easy days.

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T-shirt - Forever21 / Straw fedora hat - Forever 21

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