Why We're Over the Moon for the Moon Water Collection
From decorative geometric patterns to vivid, rich hues, these enchanting pieces are sure to stun. Made with natural materials and techniques from the Moroccan, Oaxacan, Guatemalen cultures, each piece has a unique story to tell. This line of bags and home decor will make you look twice. Here's why we're over the moon for the Moon Water Collection!
Our traditional textiles & modern functionality inspired us to create Moonwater Co. While rushed mass production is often the general rule, we strive to be an exception by creating one-of-a-kind artisan goods.
Shop the Terra Cotta Moon Phases decoration and Morrocan Floor Pouf!
As an aunt (Amanda) and niece (Hailey) team, we have a common love and passion for fashion and home decor. Amanda, the spunky music lover, and Hailey, the fun-loving photographer, combine their unique personal styles to design products that are a mix of modern bohemian with an homage to timeless classics.
Shop the Moroccan Wool Kilim Pillow here!
Whether it’s hand-tooled leather from India, cactus silk from Morocco, or cloth stamped with aged river mud from Africa, we ethically source our handmade textiles with you in mind.
Many of our designs contain the unique and timeless creations of master artisans. One example is the Guatemalan “huipil“ dress, which is hand-loomed by incorporating multiple region-specific patterns and techniques passed down through the generations.
We celebrate this special piece of Mayan-born tradition by reusing huipils and stitching them into several of our bags and accessories. By incorporating vintage designs into some of our collections, we are preserving these beautiful pieces of art & supporting their creation.
We hope you love the Moon Water Collection as much as we loved designing it. Each piece proudly tells the stories of our global artisan family & we are over the moon to be sharing it with you…
Welcome to our tribe,
Amanda & Hailey!
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Monthly Muse: The Fashionably Broke Teacher
The Fashionably Broke Teacher, Lindsey Jednak, slaying Bohemian Mama's Feeling Love Pant and matching Crop Top!
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!
Why We Have Totally FALLen for This Rylee & Cru Fall Collection!
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.
Kids Fashion Trends: What's Hot This Summer?
From poolside to ocean side, make sure your kids are sporting the most fashionable gear this summer! Summer is rolling in, as is our anticipation to dress our littles in the freshest summer styles that won’t leave them feeling stuffy or uncomfortable. Read on for inspo that will have your littles looking and feeling cool!
Girly, sophisticated, and fun to match, floral print is a delightful way to celebrate the season. Welcome summer in with a colorful flower pattern, as seen on the Camilla Skirt by Bohemian Mama.
Another floral piece we love is the Bloom Midi Skirt by Harlow Jade, below. Whether she’s blowing bubbles or chasing butterflies, she’ll be comfortable and covered in these vibrant skirts.
Animal prints in children’s fashion have spiked in popularity over the last couple seasons. Leopard print, especially, has made its presence with its mature yet playful feel – the perfect balance for your mini fashionista. Despite preconceived notions, animal prints can be versatile. Take a chance with the Wild Things Dress by Bohemian Mama!
Or, tone it down with the Leopard Camilla Skirt, also a fantastic piece by Bohemian Mama. With this skirt, your little one can still express their wild side while coupled with either a solid or graphic top, as pictured above.
Youthful and fun, statement and graphic tees are cute on any boy or girl – not to mention, they are appropriate for most casual settings from the backyard bbq’s to theme parks. Get your hands on some bold graphics to match your child’s personality. Then, all you would have to do is throw on jeans or shorts to complete your little’s look. You can’t go wrong with the Big Sister Tee and the Best Big Bro Muscle Tee by Chaser Kids!
Paper Straw Hats
If your little one doesn’t already have a hat of his or her own, what are you waiting for? Not only do they make adorable accessories, adding extra flair to any outfit, but they help protect your child’s face from the sun. Alongside sunscreen, paper straw hats are the way to go. Shield against the summer rays with the Cowboy Sunhat or Tassel Cowgirl Sunhat by Snapper Rock!
On-trend mamas know that tassels are in this summer! They’re festive and fancy. What’s not to love about tassels? They make any piece chic and summer-y. Watch them swing while she plays! Pair her smile with the Serena Dress, left, or the Kate Dress by Mer St. Barth, right.
One Piece Wonders for Summer 2018
From jumpsuits to dresses and everything in between, the many styles of summer have us ecstatic! Though it may seem like a challenge to don effortless outfits while feeling cool and still looking cute, you may find it easier with a one piece. Read on for some of our favorites!
The Maxi Dress
The versatility of maxi dresses makes it a summer staple. They’re great for pool parties or evening dinners by the shore. The full length elongates the body, giving the illusion of more height! Worn with sandals or dressed up with wedges, the Tropez Maxi by Show Me Your Mumu captures summer all in one piece with its blue palm leaves and pastel pink. The singular shoulder gives this dress a special summer flair.
Make the leather Mia Braid Strappy Sandals by Mia Shoes a summer essential! Thanks to its soft cushion insole, you can pair it with a maxi for maximum comfort.
The Asymmetrical Dress
Unique and seductive by nature, asymmetrical dresses have a certain aesthetic about them. They exude playfulness and charm with their fashionable cuts. Dare to be different yet flirtatious in a dress that shows a little bit of leg. Stylish is an understatement when describing the crimson Wispers Slip Dress by Cleobella, pictured left, and the intricate patchwork of the Stevie Dress by Tigerlily, pictured right.
The Midi Dress
The underrated midi dress deserves recognition this season! It’s not too long and not too short – ideal for showing off a cute pair of sandals and ankle wear. What we especially love about the Love You Midi Dress by Free People, pictured left, is the fit-and-flare shape, which makes the waist appear smaller. The cinch at the waist is a minor detail which makes a major difference, as it really flatters your figure. Another favorite of ours is the Edenia Midi Dress by Cleobella, featuring bold, colorful detail and a cut-out in the middle that says, “What better time than summer?”
Looking for an ankle piece to show off? The blue and gold beads of the In The Groove Anklet by Ettika will hypnotize you!
The Off-the-Shoulder Mini Dress
Anyone can rock this style of dress during warmer weather as it allows you to flash some shoulders and a fancy neck piece. Accessorizing has never been easier! Our favorites include the El Paso Dress by Tigerlily, pictured left, and the Can Can Dress by Show Me Your Mumu, pictured right.
Accessorizing has just been made even easier with the Juliet necklace by Ettika! Its layers speak for itself!
Rompers are daunting without compromising comfort. They provide the right coverage for playing under the summer sun or striding the boardwalk. Cinching in at the waist, the romper suits all body types. We love the Rosa Romper by Spell & the Gypsy because of its fluttery sleeves and trim.
Like the romper, the jumpsuit has that coverage ideal for movement. Its full length adds height while appearing put-together. Wear one to chilly beach bonfires or evening cruises. Jumpsuits are statement pieces meant for summer! Take the Sabine Onesie by Tigerlily, pictured left, for instance. Or, you can opt for a casually simplistic look with the Hamsa Jumper by Spiritual Gangster, which is nice for an active day with the kids.
Home Décor Tips for the Modern Bohemian
The modern Bohemian decorating style embraces tranquility while maintaining a contemporary feel. It involves vibrant and colorful patterns and textiles, emphasizing the unconventional. The relaxed, eclectic aesthetic is influenced by a variety of styles and tailored to the unique preference of the decorator. If you’re looking to achieve a style that you can call your own, read on for some home décor tips.
Warm hues, Earth tones, and metallics are common elements of most modern Boho spaces. Combine muted colors with deeper, saturated ones to create unconventional harmony within the room. Mixing and experimenting with color keeps things interesting within the space.
Similarly, different textures and materials should be combined to achieve eccentric richness. Natural furniture materials like rattan, burlap, reclaimed wood, and teak complement wrought iron, aluminum, steel, and other metals. Variation of material is sure to provide an unfamiliarly pleasant experience for your visitors.
Give bland planes some dimension by adding texture to the walls. Transform any area into a lavishly modern Boho room by adding things like wallpapers or framed textiles. You can even hang up rugs, blankets, or woven art.
Check out this handwoven piece made from cotton rope, wool roving, and acrylic yarns by The River Haze! Get it here.
Consider this stunning addition pictured below (right)! This handmade macrame wall art by The River Haze features a blend of wool and acrylic fibers to show appreciation for all things organic. Get yours here.
A characteristic of the Bohemian style, whether modern or vintage, is the incorporation of collectors’ items, handmade pieces, and/or little knick knacks from your travels. You can expect a modern Boho room to feature unusual accessories and décor. Handmade masks, beads, artwork, and sculptures are all exceptional additions to achieve the Boho vibe. Each item should tell a story and carry its own significance to you – that’s what makes your space yours.
Use plants to liven up a closed space. Adding air plants, hanging plants, ferns, succulents, or other indoor plants is a decorative way to improve air quality. If you don’t have a green thumb, look for plants that are easy to care for. Many indoor plants are low maintenance, requiring only occasional watering and a sunny spot to thrive. For those who are looking for no-maintenance greenery, consider this modern Boho cactus décor by Fiona Walker England pictured below (right). You can even hang it up! Get yours here.
Don’t dull out your edge! Decorative skulls, arrows, and dark objects can really set the scene and are ideal for breaking up an overly-peppy corner.
Final touches that are great for clearing the energy of any space include our White Sage Smudge Spray by From Molly With Love and our quartz crystal charged candles by JaxKelly. Available in a variety of blends such as Tiger Eye to release stress and anxiety, Peach Quartz for inner peace, and Obsidian Crystal to block negativity, you’re sure to find the right candle to fit your mood.
Accomplishing a modern Bohemian layout is all about expressing oneself. There are no rules when it comes to style, so experimentation and change is welcome when decorating your own space. It’s your chance to create a novel little area to reflect your personality so have fun with it!
Images via The Glitter Guide