Friday, July 8, 2011

BoHo Hippie Goth

I was raised by hippies, & I'm proud of it. I called myself a New Wave Hippie in high school, combining my peacenik tendencies with the '80s music I had then discovered. I set my sights on U.C. Berkeley for college, & never looked back. In my work these days, I help run one of the biggest environmental websites around.

I still mix my hippie roots with a less than typically tie-dye flair. I love paisley & ethnic prints, flowing tops & dresses, & I sometimes can't help but let my hair run wild & free.

What I'm wearing:
Black, purple, & blue paisley tunic, Chadwicks
Black leggings, Newport News
Black ribbon & silver chain belt, eBay
Black embellished mules, bought from REVA RAGS 2 ROSES
Silver filigree earrings, Target
Silver skull & black bead choker, DisneyLand


  1. In my day,we would have called it being a Gippy! (Goth hIPPY!

  2. I love, love, love paisley! Your tunic is gorg! I grew up sort of avoiding it myself because of the hippie vibe (my parents were way more Mad Men)...I totally agree with green/liberal/can'tweallgetalong philosophical things, absolutely, but I'm just more of an urbanite otherwise. :)

    But somehow, I started to recognize how wonderful paisleys are. I don't do floral, I prefer geometrics, but paisley is kind of in between and can be so elegant and even fractal.

    Love your shoes too! Exotic and classic at once.

  3. I posted something on Friday about my hippie background too! Great minds... Love this outfit, I was all about the flowy skirts myself.

  4. Someone - Paisley is lovely! Tho it can be hard to find good ones.

    cheeky curves - Thanks!

    lazysubculturalgirl - Awesome, I'll have to check that out (I'm behind on blog reading!).