Tuesday, August 7

self portrait challenge ~ patterns {2}

self portrait, canon digital rebel xti

What you see in this picture are two out of the eight hooks I have with all of my scarves on them. I am sure I have mentioned at one time or another that I am obsessed with scarves. It helps that both my sisters and my marmie knit them. They never lack for what to give me for Christmas or birthdays. So I have a plethora of long, short, vertical or horizontal stripes...and even some with appliques. My mother in law (mom kroon) sent me some vintage silk scarves that I like to wrap around my head every once in a while. The patterns on these are to die for.

I am very attracted to patterns these days. There was a time in my life when I worked at the Gap and Banana Republic and all I wore were solids in black, blue, brown, gray and white. Oh and if you're wondering...I can fold pants and shirts like none other!! I think anyone that has every worked there has an unspoken understanding that clothes must be folded a certain way and anything else won't do. Brainwashing much? ; )

I noticed after working with the Gap Corp for five years, that I began to embrace patterns. They are an expression of so many parts of our personality. I think I shyed away from them for so long because I was under the impression that petite & curvy girls like me shouldn't wear them. They might make me look smaller or bigger. Now... I don't really care. I've been at the place for a long while now where I dress to express myself, not to impress others.

Lately I am loving simple floral patterns. It's the true feminine in me.

Find other lovely spc patterns here.

ps. i want to give this talented and sweet woman a shout out. her unique custom design clothes make me swoon. boho boy purchased a few for my bday coming up in september. her solid designs look fabulous with patterned tees.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm all about patterns! i love to mix patterns - stripes with florals are really nice.
i've always admired your scarves when we get glimpses of them in your photos - how great to have knitters that color you pretty with a little something to throw about your neck.

August 7, 2007 at 10:54:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boho--i have learned from reading your blog that we are a lot alike--same taste in books, music, food and clothing, so when i saw treehouse 28 in your fashion passion section, i immediately checked out her etsy shop, and now i am anxiously awaiting the delivery of my first piece--one of many, i hope! thanks for the tip.
namaste, krista

August 7, 2007 at 1:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

oh girlie...yet another beautiful post i can *wrap* myself up in!!! my obsessision with scarves is a relatively new one, but my collection seems to be growing quickly and i find that even in this hot and humid weather i always have one close by.
when i saw your photo today...even before reading your post i was thinking back to the spring when you posted a photo of your beautiful warm & feminine closet. immediately after reading that post i walked over and threw open the door of my own closet...BLACK, BLACK and more BLACK starred back...and i thought WOW , how depressing is that??? i haven't entered a gap store since...so i laughed out loud reading your story today :-)
thanks for the etsy link...i'm lovin' the designs! no one ever knows what to buy me and when they ask i can never think of what i really want...hmmmm, i believe an esty wish list might just be the way to go this holiday season!
i'm noticing this is a really long comment...so i'll sign off ;-)

August 7, 2007 at 1:55:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

me too...I have forever loved stripes, especially tutti frutti colored stripes for summer shirts or skirts. I always admire them from a far...the past few months I have bought a few, worn them and thought myself bootiful!!!

August 7, 2007 at 3:04:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too true. I am finally at that point when I dress for myself and not for everyone else. Who cares if this skirt makes my booty look big? I really could care less.

Lots of love -


August 7, 2007 at 9:47:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that etsy shop is to DIE for. i love those thumb-hole tops, they so appeal to me. with my birthday around the corner, i'm going to drop some etsy hints...thank you for the linky love.

August 8, 2007 at 4:35:00 AM PDT  
Blogger BrianC said...

Ah, the pleasures attendant with being married to or related to a knitter. My wife is such an avid knitter that she knits while walking, and can knit in a darkened theater if she has the pattern in her head. As the beneficiary of many of her projects, I'm not going to complain. Through osmosis I've developed a love of fiber and now oooh and aaaaah appreciatively when handed a skein of mohair/silk or italian cashmere. Although sweaters are my wife's usual project, scarves are always welcome. If you haven't experienced it already, have your marmie knit a scarf in either buffalo or kiviut. Both will give cashmere or alpaca serious competition vis-a-vis softness, and in two-ply yarns, won't be as chunky as some cashmeres. :-)

August 8, 2007 at 6:43:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, how I have been coveting Treehouse stuff for awhile now, the problem is that I don't know what I want more because it is is all so darn fabulous! he he

Sigh...scarves...me too; I have mine all folded in their own baskets, although I have to say that I don't have the love-made vareity like you do; that makes them extra special. :-)

And..and...look at your new banner! Gorgous photo of you and I do so love that flower picture.

love you.xoxoxo

August 8, 2007 at 8:15:00 AM PDT  
Blogger PixieDust said...

I love to crochet, and my daughter and I have quite the collection of scarves going on... I will have to make you a special Boho scarf, for I love when people appreciate them and give them the love they deserve...


August 8, 2007 at 8:50:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Darling-I have been away from blogs for 2 weeks-I have missed so many yummy posts.

Your pictures are just blowing me away.

I love the tones and the look to all of them. I can't wait to have you take yumji photos of me.

If I lived by you I would be hiring you asap:)

I love your stripes and colors my love-it refelects all of the lovely color of you.

I also am learning (a lot from you) about friendships and I am so happy you are in my life.

Love you
toe to toe

P.S. The pictures from Leonards wake are just breathtaking. What gorgeous folks and picture taking/processing.

August 8, 2007 at 11:51:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mia Peltola said...

So beautiful photo and colours in it! It looks like a moment just passing by, like a glimpse.

I also love scarves and have dozens of them. Every autumn I go nuts when new yarns come to shops and all I want is just knit, knit and knit.

August 9, 2007 at 12:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Admin said...

wow, i just did this jump...from simple one colours to patterns! i just bought this gorgeous paisley and flower print fabric bag! very hippie! and i adore scarves, though my collection is still in its infancy.

August 9, 2007 at 7:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love the softness of this photo, really lovely. love the gap & BR too :)

August 9, 2007 at 9:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Stacy said...

i giggled while reading this because kevin says you can always spot someone who has worked in retail by the way they fold shirts, he has the gap fold thing too having worked there for five years.

such kindreds in the scarf area... although i am jealous because i only have a couple that are handmade. lucky you to have such talented creatives around you.

i love the line "i dress to express myself, not to impress others." you are so beautiful. LOVE you. xoxo

August 12, 2007 at 9:43:00 AM PDT  

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