Paisley bohemian off shoulder dress & Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up

July 21, 2015

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Sometimes I like to add some boho to my outfits and what better way than with this paisley off the shoulder dress from Oakleigh Rose Style Boutique that I won in a giveaway from Logan awhile back. At first I didn’t love this dress on me but by the second time wearing it and actually adding some boho or earthy elements and a french twist up do inspired by my friend Becky (see her tutorial here and her feature in the link up below) I felt more confident and in love.

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My husband actually thought this dress was short enough for him to be labeled as sexy, and the off the shoulder part of the dress added to his love of this dress. (He is a sucker for boho looks here and there).

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When I half heartedly thanked and criticized him for his comment of the dress looking sexy on me he said “Rachel, it is ok to be sexy. Sometimes you are too overly modest and need to be OK with feeling and dressing sexy as much as you can.” I tried to argue and say that was hard with four kids, but on and on he went about how it is ok to show some short dresses and shoulders haha! I guess he won!

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Now I can’t wait to style this dress with some ankle booties and cardigan for the fall. What do you think?

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Have you tried adding some bohemian to your summer wardrobe? What have you tried?

Outfit details: Dress: Groovy Off the Shoulder dress via Oakleigh Rose Style Boutique on sale for $15//Flip Flops: Old Navy (same here)//Purse: Michael Michael Kors (similair here)//Bangle: part of a set via Charlotte Russe//Bar necklace: Pumps and Pushups shop (sold out, similar necklaces here)//Shell necklace (gift, similar option here).

“Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up:

Meet your Host: Rachel of Garay Treasures blog

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Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Meet your guest co-host Sarah of mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com blog.

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Hi! I am Sarah, and I blog over at Bows and Clothes. I blog mostly about style, but with a little bit of life and beauty sprinkled in. I am a Christian. I like fashion, reading, crafting, looking pretty, and girly things like bows and ruffles. I enjoy cooking, and listening to and playing music. I believe that being yourself is vital and that everyone is special and has a purpose. I also believe that a new pair of shoes is always a confidence booster. Blogging is a way for me to give inspiration; whether that inspiration is style, beauty, or just plain ol’ inspiration. I would love it if you would stop by! “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel
Thanks so much!
You can connect with Sarah via the following social medias:

Now on to the featured five from last week and link up:

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I enjoyed reading how Susan (of charminglucy) spent some time in  NYC with her daughter Lucy for a Rockette Intensive training session and just loved reading about the things they saw and enjoyed together. What I think I love most is the mother/daughter love these two have for each other. Susan is just crazy in love with Lucy and named her blog after her. Be sure to check out the post here.

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I always love getting fresh ideas on hair styles and loved my friend Beckys new hair style tutorial here. I can’t wait to try it.

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Christie did a post on how to style statement pieces and she was even kind enough to add comments from other fashion bloggers on their takes on statement pieces. I love how Christie was inspired by other fashion bloggers to compile a post to help all of us out. Plus I just love her statement look here.

The next two posts were very helpful for me as I have been looking for pattern mixing looks on pinterest several times in the week for inspiration and little did I know a few linkers included their take on pattern mixing that I just loved:

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I hope you enjoyed those featured, now on to the link up. Remember to follow the rules below, follow your host and co-host and enjoy being inspired.

*Want to guest co-host some week on “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me?” Guest co-hosting is a great way to gain more exposure and meet new people, while being inspired and having fun blogging and interacting with other bloggers. If you are interested in doing this just drop an e-mail at rachel.garay@me.com and please be following Garay Treasures blog in some way to be considered for this. Thanks!
Now it is your turn, just follow the link up rules below:
1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!

2). Please follow your host Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all.
Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.

3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.

4).Depending on how many link up I will feature 5 bloggers and their posts for my next “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link-up or series.

5). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking up!


To link up it would be great if you linked my button to your post that you link up. Get button code below:

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Linking up with: Turning Heads Tuesday Lisa, Melissa, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Sandyalamode, Confident Twosday, Pumps and Push-ups, Thursday Fashion Files, Whitney, Grace, Trend-Spin,Leelo, Michelle, The Mummy Chronicles, Alice, Spotlight Weekly, Top of the World Style

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  • Shauna July 21, 2015 at 12:05 am

    I looove the boho look on you (obviously, since I’m always obsessed with it!). You look so pretty in this dress, and I love what your husband said to you too 🙂 Happy Tuesday!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • Happiness at Mid Life July 21, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Your husband is so right!! He’s a keeper! Love this fun summer dress on you!

    Alice
    http://www.happpinessatmidlife.com

    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Anna Shirley July 21, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Beautiful boho dress – perfect for summer. And your husband is right that is sexy too. o)
    I didn´t find “my” boho dress yet. But I don´t give up.

    Anna
    http://www.newskinyme.com

  • Sam July 21, 2015 at 3:23 am

    What a fun dress, and you have such a sweet husband! I definitely think some boots/booties will look great with it for the fall. I love when you can take pieces from your wardrobe into multiple seasons.

  • sand July 21, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Nice dress 🙂 Bisous from France, *-* Sand. *-*

    http://www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

  • Susan July 21, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Ok this totally made me cry. I do share a very deep connection with my daughter, but I often wonder if it is visible to others. She is my best friend, the one I always choose to hang out with above all others, the one who makes every second of my life better. Thanks for sharing Rachel. Now on to your dress!! Hello fabulous! I love the boho trend and it is totally ok to look and feel sexy as a mom!! Rock on sister! Susan

  • Carrie July 21, 2015 at 6:41 am

    That’s a fun and cute dress, Rachel! Thanks for the shout out!

  • Monica July 21, 2015 at 6:44 am

    I am loving the mix of those two prints in one dress. It truly screams boho!

    http://www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

  • Betsy Burleson July 21, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I do like wearing a little boho look every once in awhile. This dress is fabulous on you and your husbands right, its good to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while. I love the crochet detailing around the arms. Great look
    Thanks for hosting
    Betsy
    http://www.twopeasinablog.com

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom July 21, 2015 at 7:24 am

    That dress def. has a boho vibe and it has such a nice summer flow to it! It looks great on you and I love how your wore your hair up with it!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • IRENE July 21, 2015 at 7:39 am

    love the dress and your hair! very nice and smart way! thank you for hosting this amazing link up!
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • Shannon July 21, 2015 at 7:42 am

    You know how much I love a good boho look and this dress is fabulous! Love it on you!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Alecz July 21, 2015 at 8:01 am

    What a cool dress! Love all of the colours and patterns going on!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • Becky @ bybmg July 21, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my hair tutorial! I love how you used it to do your hair! The dress you’re wearing is gorgeous! It will look awesome transitioning into fall, too!

  • Marta July 21, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Such a cute boho dress!!
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

  • lara July 21, 2015 at 8:30 am

    What a fun dress! It’s perfect for the summer.

  • Ada July 21, 2015 at 8:35 am

    What a pretty, pretty, pretty Dress. And I love your hair here, Rach. =))

  • Brooke July 21, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Yay, I finally didn’t miss your link-up this week!! I’ve been so all over the place lately and have been missing it. 🙁 But, I love your outfit today, I could totally see it in the fall with those ankle booties, get’s me excited thinking about pumpkins and pretty leaves!

    Brooke

  • Susie July 21, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Your husband was right, you look great! I love boho, it is such a fun look to play around with and the colors really flatter you!

    xx,
    Susie

    http://www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles July 21, 2015 at 9:22 am

    You look so freaking adorable in this dress!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  • Dawn Lucy July 21, 2015 at 9:29 am

    You look sexy and cool, Dear! Your hubby is right! Totally adorable on you! So glad you gave it another try! You know I’m a big boho fan. 😀

    OXOX
    Dawn lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  • amy July 21, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I think that dress looks great on you! And yes, I can see you wearing into the fall with a cardigan, booties and tights.

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes July 21, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I love this dress! It would look so cute with ankle boots, and it looks really good on you! I have added a little bit of boho to my wardrobe. I have a blouse that I feel is boho. I would love to add more to my closet, though.

    Thank you so much for letting me co-host! Have a great Tuesday!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

  • Shea July 21, 2015 at 10:03 am

    What a pretty dress–you’re right it will be so cute in the fall too with ankle boots! Your hair looks great too–now that my hair is a little longer I’m having fun trying new hairstyle tutorials too. I’ll check out the one you linked to!

  • The Gifted Gabber July 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

    What a fun, airy dress! Thanks for hosting again this week! —- Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com

  • Megan July 21, 2015 at 10:22 am

    That boho dress is so fun and I love your pretty hairstyle!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  • Alex July 21, 2015 at 10:52 am

    I am with your husband on this one. But it’s something I honestly are embracing fully just now myself. Guess I had to arrive at “old age” haha. Summer makes it definitely easier 😉 Anyway, you are looking great, I love the updo you did together with the off-the.shoulder style.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  • Tea July 21, 2015 at 10:54 am

    This dress looks great on you! Yes, it’s totally hard to be “sexy” when you’re the Mama – but keep in mind that aside from clothes – confidence is the sexiest thing you can put on! I can’t wait to see you style this for the fall – some solid opaque tights in a colour from the print maybe? Ankle booties, fringe? The possibilities!
    xo Tea

  • Denise July 21, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Love this dress! Such a gorgeous print and I love the detailing on both the shoulder and the hem!! You look so lovely! I also really love your hair pulled back 🙂

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Amy Ann July 21, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I love your dress! I don’t think it is too short (barely above the knee) or too revealing. I totally think it’s okay for a mom and wife to look and feel sexy in an appropriate way and you are definitely doing that. I think your hubby is right. good for you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Laura July 21, 2015 at 11:13 am

    That dress is beautiful! Thanks for the link up!

  • Whitney 'Nic' James July 21, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    You look SO cute, Rachel. I love this dress. It’s def my style. You wear and styled it well!

    ~Whitney
    http://www.whitneynicjames.com

  • Christie July 21, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I love your boho look, Rachel! Your paisley dress is super cute and looks amazing on you. Omg, thank you for mentioning my blog and statement post!! You are so sweet! I’m really glad that you enjoyed the post.

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

  • Celia M. High Heeled Life July 21, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    loving the flowiness of this dress perfect for being cool in the heat of summer and still looking stylish!! Thanks for hosting… Celia M. (HighHeeledLife.com)

  • Michelle July 21, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    I am obsessed with boho looks for the hot days of summer. This dress looks super cool!

    michellespaige.com

  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life July 21, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I love the detail on the sleeves! Very boho and stunning!

  • Iris July 21, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Boho Chic. I love the look. nice dress Rachel and you look great!
    Xo
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  • Cynthia July 21, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    This is the perfect summer dress. Love the boho chic vibe and it looks super comfy!

  • Michelle K. July 21, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    What a fab dress and an awesome win! I love the boho look! Thanks for the linkup!

  • Rosa @ Cat Lady Confidential July 22, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Just found your blog and this is the first time I’m linking up. I love your boho outfit!

  • Tianna July 22, 2015 at 11:56 am

    adorable boho look!

  • Sherry July 22, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    I really like the dress super fun the lace trim is cute. love the way you styled it with your hair. Have a great week.

  • Rachel July 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    The bohemian style is so beautiful on you!

  • Audrey Adair July 24, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    You look so pretty in this dress! It’s so perfect for summer. xx

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  • Lisa July 24, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Beautiful!!! Love this look on you XO!! Thank you so much for sharing with #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/search/label/LINKUP%20with%20Lisa

  • Jill July 24, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    You are rocking this boho look! That dress is adorable!!

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    Doused In Pink

  • Ana Luiza July 25, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Great sleeves on that dress! Thanks for linking up with us on Start the Week Stylish!
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    The Northwest Blonde

  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty) July 25, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

  • Megan Ballard July 25, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    What a great dress. Perfect for the really hot days. Thank you for linking up for Style Saturday. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Melissa July 26, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I love these types of dresses! You look great 🙂

  • Leelo R July 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    This dress look so cute on you! Love it!

  • Jennie July 30, 2015 at 8:56 am

    This is such a fun dress, Rachel! I am in love with how it looks on you!