Bohemian Prep Style Essentials

Striped Polo Ralph Lauren Shirt

Because one can never quite shake off your Prep school days. Polo Ralph Lauren pretty much fills your wardrobe and we LOVE Brooks Brothers though maybe can only afford Red Fleece. On top of your countless navy dresses you have an array of these shirts but the colour scheme remains consistent: navy, white, black, navy & white striped, red & white striped and possibly a pastel colour: pale yellow or baby pink. Naturally we all own one in baby blue. Other great places for basics: Hawes & Curtis for everyday shirts, A.P.C and Boden.

 

 

 

 

High waist Sailor Trousers

Stylish and oh so fiddly but soooo chic!
Continuing of with the sailor theme we do love our Breton Striped T-shirts. Summer holidays are likely to be coastal retreats in Newquay Cornwall; LA; South of France or really anywhere with a lovely sea view.

 

 

MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Top-Zip Tote (Luggage)

 

 

 

So affordable, so chic and practical.
Only purchased in the colour “luggage.”

 

 

May pair with either Gucci loafers or Converse High Top Sneakers or white leather tennis shoes.

Perfume: Galop d’Hermès
Jeweller: None whatsoever
Nail Polish:  Mademoiselle by Essie

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📌My Gift Shop is O-P-E-N! Homeware collection to uplift and inspire…

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Hey guys!

My Gift shop has launched, I really hope these new pieces send you good vibes and prettify your home.

Although much of my poetry is sorrowful and painful my work as a designer is geared towards brightening your day. Please have a view of My Shop. Sales from this gift shop help toward the running of my blogs Boho.blog/ and CatherineVaughansWorld.com. As a Poet I needed a happy outlet in my life and curating these designs has been so uplifting for me and I hope these items will put a smile on your face as you look for a place to put them in your home.

International shipping is available view here plus 30-day return guarantee

 

Cutesy Tea on Tea pack of 4 drinks coasters drinks.

These lend a more personal touch to your coffee table and tee rack – and there’ll be no more stains caused by hot brews and cold drinks.

£18.99
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Cutesy Tea cup Pillow Cover

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Pillow cover for pillows sized 45 x 45 cm, durable twill fabrics. Other colours available

100% cotton

£14.99
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Pink Roses are Pretty pack of 4 Drinks Coasters

For your endless cups of tea or coffee as you sit and blog

Glossy hardboard with cork drip mat

£18.99
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Pink Roses are Pretty Pillow Cover

 

A beautiful addition to your chairs, sofas and bed
Size: 44 x 44 cm

Pillow cover for pillows sized 45 x 45 cm, durable twill fabrics. Other colours available

100% cotton

£14.99
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white rose cushionWhite Rose Pillow Cover

A beautiful addition to your chairs, sofas and bed
Size: 44 x 44 cm

Pillow cover for pillows sized 45 x 45 cm, durable twill fabrics. Other colours available

100% cotton

£14.99
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White Rose pack of 4 Drinks Coasters

Understated chic for your desk

£18.99
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Official Merch for my debut poetry Book The Quarter Life Crisis Poet is also available!

 

Official Tote Bag for “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet” (my debut poetry collection)

(Available in an array of colours from green, purple, black, red and more!)

£9.99
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Aluminum Water Bottle

Comes with an extra fastener and spring hook,
600ml   |   73mm wide

£11.99
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So I was at Hay Festival and this lady wore a Sweater saying Gainsbourg is God and I thought… #BellaFreud #Ginsberg

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… Please God say it’s an imitation of Bella Freud’s Ginsberg is God sweater that I have coveted ever since I saw Kate Moss wear it in a ElleGirl 2003 magazine candid shot. The man next to her says “Oh I got this from Cos.” (Completely teasing me!) Then the lady answers: “It’s Bella Freud” and I’m like “Oh is it $300 bucks?” And she confirms it is meaning it’s the same designer and same price point that is well out of my reach because I am a mere Poet.

So here’s the jumper she was wearing…

 

 [Discovering Serge Gainsbourg and Beat Bohemian Apparel]

 

If you’re a Rich Poet (total oxymoron) then like yeah… Go buy one here. Or if you’re a kind-hearted Poet/Artist/Nouveau Bohemian/Preppy Bohemian please do buy one for me! [Size XL, please message me on Facebook so you know where to post it.]

Evidently this is a nod to Serge Gainsbourg the French singer, painter and musician, who I would not have known the name of but for the Gainsbourg v Ginsberg Jumper probing at Hay. Naturally, I already recognised the sound of Gainsbourg’s music, I just didn’t know his name.

So have a listen.


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So here it is in all its knitted literary splendor. I was actually imaging to wear this piece with black skinny jeans and white tennis shoes (to be an ironic Beatnik which is so not ‘Beat’ and the white tennis shoes is a bit Hipsterish but I secretly like it and would just end up Bohemianizing the whole look anyway.)

Regardless, Kate’s Look is sooo much better.

 

 

Gift yourself one now Sweetie!
Buy

 

GINSBERG IS GOD
EAU DE PARFUM

£85.00

This unisex fragrance is inspired by Allen Ginsberg, the tousled headed poet surrounded by books and papers – the scent of green leaves and spring drifting in through the open windows. The heady scent is laced with notes of Frankincense, Wormwood and Leather with spicy hints of Black Pepper. Size: 50ml.

They also have candles and menswear (if I had a boyfriend I would soooo get him The Last Poets jumper even if he had a square job.)

 

 

For The Boyfriend
Buy here

 


Anyhoo, a bit more about Bella Freud. Yes, she’s the daughter of Lucian Freud and the grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud (the man that wrote an essay titled “Fetishism” and dribble-dabbled about “penis envy.”)

If you can’t get to her shop at 49 Chiltern Street, London then visit BellaFreud.com

 

If you’re lucky enough to be able to afford the sweater that I’ve always wanted since I was 13 then go show it off on instagram and tag her shop: @Bella_Freud 

Bit of homework… You could watch this short film Bella wrote and directed and psychoanalyze it to Sigmund’s theories…

Design Spotlight from Hereford Indie Food Festival: Bardot Living by Hattie Stock

BARDOT Living:

Adventure   |   Culture   |  Artisanal   |   Beauty   |   Tranquility

“I’ve always adored going on adventures to faraway places in search of one off treasures to fill my home. It brings me so much happiness to own a house full of unique pieces which all have their own story to tell, each made in parts of the world with wonderfully rich culture and skilled craftsmanship.”
Founder, Hattie Stock

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Hattie Stock

Meet Hattie: Founder & Creative Director of Bardot Living, she’s a beautiful blonde fellow bohemian with a passion for Modern Boho Interiors.

Every item is handmade by skilled artisans using traditional methods unique to the area they come from. 
No two pieces are the same due to the artisanal way they are made, giving each item its own unique beauty which cannot be replicated.
Tranquility is created throughout the brand and products by using a neutral and earthy colour palette which brings calm to your home. 

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From tableware to cushions and throws Bardot Living gives your home a Bohemian edge either with one off pieces or why not indulge and buy a whole collection of tableware for your next dinner party.

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Sourced ethically:
“We source our stock from cooperatives set up to look after the artisans who make these beautiful items. Most live in extremely rural, mountainous areas, making it hard for them to sell their products and make a living. These cooperatives provide a market place and a consistent salary for the artisans. “

Look out for her blog too found here:

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Have a wander tomorrow Sunday 28th August at Hereford Indie Food Festival to meet Hattie, check out her pop-up stall and grab a bite to eat!
Location: Berrington/Aubrey Street, Hereford

 

Darlings if you don’t make it to the festival shop online there’s a sale on plus gift cards are available too!

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Instagram: @BardotLiving
Pinterest: /BardotLiving
Facebook: /BardotLiving
Twitter: @BardotLiving

Instagram accounts I love!

The Penguin Press @penguinpress

For chic views of beautiful book covers in scenic destination and discovering your next literary reads.

Instagram media by thepenguinpress - "You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life." -Mary Oliver, Upstream

Lex/Mr. Gumbatron @mrgumbatron

The ultimate in men’s fashion and sophistication.

Instagram media by mrgumbatron - Keeping warm this winter. Coffee for handwarmers. #casual #ootd  Jumper: @vanishingelephant Shirt: @vanishingelephant Chinos: @vanishingelephant Shoes: @nike  Briefcase: @Stuartandlau from @mancaveldn Sunglasses: @oblyksunglasses . 📷: @joanna.lili    Instagram media by mrgumbatron - I have my coffee dark on fridays

Instagram media by mrgumbatron - When you can't wear suits. Bring your best smart casual look . Ok lets give this a go. .  #Ootd . Shirt: @saibunoakuma Tie: @canali1934 Belt: @sabastyle Trousers: @countryroad  Sneakers: @commonprojects  Briefcase: @stuartandlau from @mancaveldn   Instagram media by mrgumbatron - Mr. Gumbatron is proud to be a brand ambassador of @lavazzaaus the official coffee partner of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) 2016. @vamff . More info (link in bio) #lavazzaaus . #dresslikeagumbatron

Joanna @joannaulfsdotter

A greyish aesthetic of art, flowers, architecture and travel.

Instagram media by joannaulfsdotter - Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ♧

Her photography is for purchase here.

Ezgi Polat @ezgipolat

The most beautiful paring of cats found on instagram. Plus images of interiors, models and neatly placed dinner and tableware.

Instagram media by ezgipolat - reading lesson with Neel @neelandcliff 💙                   Instagram media by ezgipolat - Earlier today with my dear Cliff. He is still so smart and reads a lot 🙈 I'm going to be in Zurich on Sunday with some spare time, so if anyone wants to enjoy the day with me just hit me up!

Blessed is She @blessedisshe_

Pretty, chic and inspirational quotes for Catholic women.

Instagram media by blessedisshe__ - The kingdom of God is within you. Reanimate your faith often when you study, work, or eat; when you retire to rest, or rise in the morning. Make some loving aspirations to God, such as: "O Infinite Goodness!" or other prayer, and let your soul be penetrated by these pious sentiments as by a precious balm. This great God is nearer to you, so to speak, than you are to yourself. // St Paul of the Cross __ #projectblessed #BISsisterhood __ photo by @corynneolivia

Instagram media by blessedisshe__ - For most of us, healing doesn't happen in an instant. Just like our physical bodies need time to recover from illness or injury, our spiritual and emotional wounds also take time. If healing did happen with the snap of our fingers, perhaps our hearts wouldn't be prompted to return to the Father when we need to most. Rather than despairing over our wounds, let us turn our faces to Him, and trust that healing is happening even when we can't see it. __ Read today's #BISdailydevotion written by Karen Schultz on the site. __ photo by @averieclaire


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