Today is the final day of Spring Boho Week with Ada of Elegance And Mommyhood…
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Well, today was the day. Baby Tree is officially gone. If you missed Wednesday’s post, you might want to read it first for an explanation of what Baby Tree is. Wednesday evening I sat outside for quite awhile trying to will him to sprout leaves. Ya, you can guess how well that worked out for me. I just sat there for awhile in the quiet drinking my coffee and thinking about all of the memories tied to that silly tree. You know how people always say the kitchen is the heart of your house…the place where everyone kind of gathers to be together? Well, whenever the weather permitted, underneath Baby Tree was where you’d often find us. Good times happened there, painful tough discussions happened there; all of the beautiful messiness of life. Having Baby Tree cut down was like losing a huge piece of our family history.
And here is one of the million and one reasons that I’m crazy in love with my husband. He made sure the tree cutters were long gone and everything was cleaned up before I got home so that I wouldn’t have to see it. He texted me a picture of where the tree used to be to kind of mentally prepare me for it. He was there to witness it and said he had tears in his eyes when Baby Tree came down. And do you know what else he did? He told the tree cutters to leave some of the wood chips and sawdust that were at the base of the trunk. When I got home he found me a beautiful clear glass bottle and stood there with me while I filled the bottle with the wood chips and sawdust. Then we found the perfect spot on the shelf in our dining room to keep our little reminder of Baby Tree and all of the memories that go along with him.
How gorgeous are the colors in this floral kimono? I first spotted it on Instagram last year, but didn’t pick one up. When it reappeared this year, I was on it. I can’t resist a bright pretty floral print and if it’s on a floral kimono then all the better. A kimono is one of those pieces that can go in a whole lot of directions. Paired with jeans and fringe sandals like I did here, it reads boho, but not quite full-on boho. But pair it with a pencil skirt and knot it in the front like I did here and it becomes a perfectly suitable substitute for a cardigan. Use a kimono to top a lace tank top, distressed boyfriend jeans and ankle boots and you’re definitely a card carrying member of the boho club. And bonus points because a kimono is the perfect cover up for days when you’re feeling just a little “poofy”.
Give a kimono a try. Even if you think that maybe kimonos aren’t your style; they are crazy versatile and can be worn a gazillion different ways. Take baby steps and start with one in a solid color like black or ivory. Trust me, you’ll be surprised at how often you reach for it once you have one in your closet.
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