Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bohemian Halloween


Thanks to Bohemian Spirit

I've never been much of a Halloween person. I didn't grew up with it, since we don't really celebrate it here in the Netherlands. We do celebrate the catholic feast of Sint Maarten, which is the "original" story behind Halloween. From tradition Sint Maarten is a celebration to help the poor. The poor pass by the doors of the rich to be given food and clothes for the cold months. Did anybody know this? Well, that's the truth behind Halloween. Nowadays, children make their own pumpkin laterns and pass by doors to receive candy and sing to show their gratitude. Isn't that beautiful? Anyway, around this time I love the decorate my house in Fall colors! Carved pumpkins, wall hangings and laterns... all in Boho style for me obviously ;). Sharing some cute ideas I've found arount the net.

Love,
Lucia


A very cute idea by Bella and Chloe.


See Better Homes and Gardens for more inspiration.


Thanks to Bohemian Spirit


Thanks to Bohemian Spirit


Cute idea by Free People.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Time For Knits

Temperatures dropped tremendously here in the Netherlands. It's definately time take out my good old knits from the attick and, of course, score some newbies here and there. It might be freezing by the end of the month, or not, which also happens in the Netherlands.. after summer heat. At least I'll have a stack of knits for when the ice hits. Sharing some gorgeous knitties I've found, which I obviously all want to have, but only will get a few :(. Are you ready for the cold weather?

Love,
Lucia

From very expensive... to affordable...

Anthropologie

Free People

Thread Sence

Missguided

Image Source: Pinterest, Free People, Anthropologie, Thread Sence, Missguided

Friday, October 3, 2014

Off Shoulder Plaid

Ok, it has officially been a year since I posted my last outfit. I even forgot how to pose or something... I look strange. What the hell I'm doing? Well hey, we had to start somewhere. Some of my loyal followers might not even remember how I look hihi. Oh, and sorry for my messy hair, looks a little trashy, but well, think it goes with the look ;).
Anyway, representing one of my favorite off shoulder designs today (it's not for sale booboo's, I'm keeping this one!). Bought this Dept blouse for a euro or something and transformed it into an off shoulder top. Absolutely love it! My style is often evolving, but it's always floating somewhere between Bohemian, Grunge and a touch of sportswear... can't live without my sneakers!

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend! Enjoy and let the good times role ;P!

Love,
Lucia

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Best Foods For Your Heart

Ok, so, this has been the most busy month of the year so far. This is my second blog post and september is basically over, ridiculous! But hey, I'm done with the crazy transition into Fall work for my business, so let's get back to it with some healthy stuff.

Lets talk about the best foods for your heart today. Everybody wants to live healty all the time and keep up with the daily dose of veggies and fruits, but oh my, there's so much more to it than just that. A bucket of salad is not going to get you anywhere, health wise. What we need every single day to keep our heart and blood vessels in the best condition is the right combination of vitamines C, green vegetables and omega 3 fatty acids (combined with a healty life style obviously; enough sleep, no stress and excersise). I came across this amazing list of Hungry for Change with some of the best foods to keep your heart as healthy as possible. A combination of a few of these foods daily and you're good to go! Remember organic is always the best :).

Hope you like this health-freak post of mine :), if there's anything you think I should add just hollah!!

Love,
Lucia

Some of the best foods for your heart and blood vessels are:

Green Vegetables

Romaine lettuce, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, arugala, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, turnip greens, sesame leaves, basil, parsley, mint, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, green onions, leeks, spinach, zucchini, and Asian greens like bok choy, are the very best foods for your heart and blood vessels. These green vegetables supply a wide array of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that can nourish the cells of your cardiovascular system. And just as important, these green vegetables have virtually no chance of harming your heart and blood vessels.

Foods That Are Naturally Rich In Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Raw walnuts, freshly ground flax seeds, purslane, wild salmon, anchovies, lake trout, fresh seaweed, organic eggs from birds that are raised in a free range environment, and high quality fish oil are all naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are well tolerated by the masses. Undamaged omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in both clinical and epidemiological studies to reduce one's risk of cardiovascular disease.

Foods That Are Naturally Rich In The Full Vitamin C Complex

Acerola cherries, black currants, tropical guava, grapefruit, green and yellow kiwis, lychee, longans, oranges, cantaloupe, papaya, persimmons, goji berries, and red currants are all naturally rich in the full vitamin C complex, which includes compounds called flavonoids. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that can help to protect your heart and blood vessels against damage created by free radicals. Flavonoids can also help to support healthy widening of your blood vessels during times when an area of your body needs increased blood supply.

Source: List by Hungry for Change

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New In: The Bohemian Dream

Hey girls! How are you?! I've been so busy I didn't have time to blog and visit y'all :(! I've been building my new studio and making things ready for Fall and Winter shoots. Indoor fashion photography is not just a small task, it's very difficult actually. Officially I'm an amateur when it comes to photography, but after years of doing my own collections photography I learned a thing or two :). But indoors, oh my, I had to shoot over and over again to finally get the best lightning effect I wanted (still not totally satisfied, but hey, pretty good for an amateur right? :P). Studio is done... back to blogging ladies, will be catching up! Sharing some new pieces from my OOAK Fall collection today. My model Jewel looks gorgeous as always, she could go straight into a Free People catalog! You can visit me at The Bohemian Dream if you are interested in any of these pieces :). Hope you like 'em! Which one is your fav?

Lots of Love,
Lucia