Are you ready for back to school? It’s that rare time of year in which your kid’s backpack looks pristine and their lunch box can easily be found. The days are coming in which said backpack will have a questionable ink stain on the bottom and twisted straps. Your kid’s lunch box will go missing each morning around 7am—possibly because they hope you’ll rescue them with a mid-day Chickfila delivery.
Well Mamas, it’s that time again! Back to school is upon us! We know this year the task of preparing your littles may feel a bit more overwhelming than usual, so we’ve taken the time to curate a complete collection packed full of all the essentials you need for Back to School!
Starting with Fluff! Folders, textbooks and lunches oh my! With so many different things coming and going with your little back and forth from school you need a solution for storage! Fluff has darling backpacks, lunch and snack bags for all ages making it one of our go-to choices!
With so much to choose from, we just can’t pick! Shop the entire collection here.
Speaking of lunch, why not snag a Bink water bottle for yourself, you’ll be running around from school drop-offs, soccer practice and I’m sure so much more! Keep yourself hydrated!
Alright, so you’ve got everything you need to get them to and from school…but what about homework! Between OYOY and Tender Leaf Toys, what seems to be a big task of making the perfect study space is made easy!
There are so many things to love about spring — warmer days, breaking out our favorite sunglasses and putting away the ugly boots, and perhaps best of all, our new spring collection of Kids and Mommy ‘n’ Me styles from Rylee & Cru.
This line was founded by illustrator Kelli Murray, bringing a whimsical and artistic feel to every piece. Better yet, everything is hand dyed and made from the softest fabrics, to keep you and your babe cuddling, playing, and adventuring in the sweetest styles. With a lot of natural colors, tropical patterns, and funky graphics, we still can’t get over these pieces.
It doesn’t matter if your sunny spring has some resort trips in store (check out our favorite destinations if you need a little extra inspiration) or if you are just ready for some uninterrupted playground time, we have pulled out our top essentials that you’ll love to sport well into summer.
When you have the cutest of littles, why wouldn't you want to match them wherever you go? Mommy 'n' Me outfits are our favorite trend this year, and with everything from skirts and blouses to jumpsuits and maxi dresses, we have your style needs covered for any event that comes your way.
With all of the crawling around, dreaming, and imagining your baby has to do, comfort is key. We love these matching sets for kids, with the super soft material, easy-to-move-with elastic waist, and funky prints to boot.
Vacationers, rejoice! These super comfy (and super cute) girl's swimsuits will keep them moving easily for splashing and swimming around, and they'll really love getting to show off their personality with all of these fun tropical patterns all summer long.
Shop ALL the new Rylee & Cru Spring Collection today and get Free Shipping on ALL ORDERS.
What is a #MONTHLYMUSE?BoMa’s Monthly Muse is our way of celebrating strong women who inspire others to do great. Each month, we’ll be featuring women we think embody ambition, power, strength, and inner beauty. A BoMa Muse is driven, dedicated, and goes about her day with confidence. She’s expressive and stands for what she loves, whether it be in fashion or personal beliefs. Going further than fashion, she refuses to follow the crowd as she proudly creates her own style. We’d like to bring well-deserved acknowledgment to women who shine from within, spreading peace and positivity wherever they go. These women exude kindness and compassion while lifting others up. Optimistic, they try to find good in anything and everything and make the most of situations. The beauty of her genuine soul radiates a kind of light that brightens the day of anyone who crosses her path.
As a fourth-grade teacher from Philly, Bohemian babe Lindsey Jednak has captured our hearts for the month of September. An inspiration in both the fashion scene and the classroom, she reflects good vibes and a Boho spirit. As “The Fashionably Broke Teacher,” Lindsey has opened up to us about how she balances her passion for fashion, an established blog and social media presence, her career, and life.
When did you first realize you wanted to pursue a career as a teacher?
I think I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, but the light bulb truly went on when I was in high school and we had our senior service day. I went back to my old elementary school and helped out in a 2nd grade classroom for the day. The kids were adorable and the energy in the classroom that day truly made me realize I had to follow the path of my sister and mom being a teacher. It's one of the most rewarding jobs I have every done and every day is an adventure!
Does your career have any influence on how you dress?
My career as a teacher definitely has influenced my love of feminine dresses and skirts. I love how flattering they are and how fun it is to pair with different printed tops and booties. I also have a career that embraces fun and creativity, so I love bringing in trends into the classroom.
What role do you think social media plays in fashion today?
I think social media has an important role to connect people and bring out body positivity and uniqueness. Fashion is all about expressing yourself no matter what profession you are in and I love that I can find my favorite styles to wear and see girls that I adore in the clothes, not just from magazines. It is also so amazing to see how different trends can be translated based on a person's personal style.
As the season is coming to a close, back-to-school time is quickly approaching. Any style tips on transitioning from summer to fall fashion?
I love layering! Strappy maxi dresses go perfect with a rock tee underneath or turtleneck. Booties and a summer floral dress is also perfection in the fall. I also adore wearing kimonos as a transitional piece over everything. The more the colorful print, the better!
Balancing work with personal life can get overwhelming. Do you have any advice for other working women out there?
If you love something enough, you will find the time. Teaching and blogging can take up a lot of my time but I truly love them both so what I have found is if I stay organized and plan out your time I can do it! I have also learned that is important to make time to wind down and disconnect. Communication is key in relationships and taking the time to just enjoy your time with who you are with is what will matter most in the end. Deadlines will get done, but that conversation and laugher with a good friend and not worrying about what is going on with your phone is the best feeling.
Besides manifesting the opportunity to inspire, how else does teaching compare to fashion? In what ways do you inspire?
I think I show my students that you can accomplish anything if you are yourself and work hard. I think in both industries it is so important to stay positive and be proud of what makes you unique. I like to think I inspire my students daily to be their best and be a kind person in all that they do. In fashion, I love inspiring others to find their own personal style!
“Some women fear the fire.
Some women simply become it.”
― R.H. Sin
Images via Thefashionablybroketeacher.com
Keep up with Lindsey here!
When we think of the season, we think of breezy strolls through the park, colorful piles of leaves begging to be jumped in, and, of course, the opportunity for cozy cute outfits. Though it may be hard to say goodbye to summer, fashionistas look forward to this time of year. Head over heels for Rylee & Cru’s new collection, we would like to introduce you the perfect autumn pieces that will have you and your littles looking stylish from head to heels!
Fall fashion is all about warmer color tones. Opt for beige, taupe, brown, and variants of yellow, red, and orange to be one with the season. Softer colors, like olive and ivory, are also quite popular this time of year. When put together, the warm and soft colors create the visual balance that autumn is notorious for. So, mix and match as you please!
It would be a shame if we didn’t give this fluffy taupe vegan coat a mention! The Shearling Overcoat from their new collection is an awesome addition for your fall wardrobe. Feel like a chic teddy bear in this adorable taupe cover-up. Get one for your little here!
A current favorite of ours is the color mustard, a universal color that looks great on everyone. Fitting for any age, the dull/dark yellow color is versatile and great for transitioning from summer to fall. A sophisticated hue, mustard represents energy, optimism, and clarity – what a refreshing way to welcome in the season!
Autumn is a time to switch up fabrics, incorporating heavier materials that will keep us snuggled down. Unlike bulky winter knits, fall fabrics are breathable and will have you good to go from day to night.
Make cotton crepe an essential this season. With its elegant grooves for a crisp, crinkled form, cotton crepe fabric gives a flowy appearance, resembling something like an enchanting river. Cotton crepe has more support than regular cotton materials but is softer than other crepe fabrics. We’re glad Rylee & Cru has brought us the cotton crepe Sparrow Peplum Blouse!
Nothing says fall like this fabric, which can be rocked in the form of boots, bottoms, or outerwear. Arguably the epitome of autumn, faux suede is an animal-friendly material made from polyester microfiber that's woven into a thin, soft, but very tough plastic fabric. According to Plastics Make It Possible, the plastic materials are more durable than natural suede, which is made from the delicate underside of an animal's skin and often can tear. That’s why we especially love this faux suede biker jacket, which also comes in littles’ size!
Prints & Patterns
Minimalist prints are a highlight of Rylee & Cru’s fresh line. The collection features easy-to-style patterns from fun floral to dotted to classic gingham. Subtle yet playful, Rylee & Cru’s styles capture the toned-down aspect of fall while bringing the garment to life. They’re anything but plain.
Reminiscent of plaid, but a much classier version, gingham works well with fall fashion. Its distinguishable checkered pattern makes it a must-have for the season. The Button Front Midi Skirt can be styled with either a plain top or graphic sweater, as pictured! We feel that the button detail at the front gives this skirt a special touch.
They’re Absolutely Autumn-Appropriate!
When it comes to fall festivities, these styles are just as ready as you are! From going back to school, pumpkin patches, and Thanksgiving dinner with the family, Rylee & Cru has mamas and littles covered.
It may be difficult to dress for the beginning of seasons but, with R & C’s newest line, transitioning while staying on trend has never been smoother. The collection includes pieces for you and the kids, so you can coordinate your outfits with theirs! Thanks, Rylee & Cru!
Look out for the rest of the Rylee & Cru collection dropping on our site, Bohemianmama.com! To be the first to know once these lovely pieces are available, and receive updates on other clothing drops, join our tribe here.