Behind the Bohème + Plaid Perfection

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Hi there, folks!

I am so excited to be sharing this blog post with you.

I had the pleasure of visiting Kindred – The Bohème Collective aka Kindred Boheme, in Carmel, IN a few weeks back and met the lovely owner, Christie Wright. Christie, licensed cosmetologist, founder and operator of Kindred, combined her love of hair and fashion, and created Kindred, “a place filled with inspiration in every corner.” 

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Now, let me break it down for you.

Kindred – comes from the term “kindred spirits”

Bohème –  {french}: a person with artistic or literary interests who disregards conventional standards of behavior.

Collective – We are a collection of services (hair salon), products (boutique), and events (workshops) reflecting a bohemian lifestyle.

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Kindred currently resides in a quaint house located at 301 S Rangeline Rd. It’s actually the cutest little store and is decorated amazingly. It’s basically everything I want my house to look like. “From the canopy draped sunroom filled with plants to the room with birch branch clothing racks, each and every room is a part of the experience.”

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The clothing they sell are AMAZING! Everything they offer is 100% my style, so I was thrilled to do a collaboration with Kindred. The style and vibe of the store is very synonymous with the owner Christie’s own personal style and home decor. (We should probably be BFF’s)

One thing Christie is passionate about is bringing freedom of style to Carmel (where they are located). I also am an avid supporter of that, and hope to broadcast that message to my audience through my blog posts, Instagram, and more. “Far too often, I hear women be in love with an item but worry they can’t “pull it off” and I want nothing more than to release them of that fear. Both in what they wear and how they decorate a space. Life’s too short not to surround yourself with things that speak to your soul.” Amen, Christie.

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Kindred is all about Floral Flowy Tunics, Chunky Sweaters, Jumpsuits, Maxi Dresses, Vintage Victorian Blouses, and Vintage Denim, not to mention, they also sell candles, jewelry, handbags, and home goods, as well as their Italian hair products line–Davines. And everything is just the cutest–and unconventional. Meaning, they stray far away from average, predictable, ordinary, and basic, and pay more attention to gorgeous detailing, raw textures, and natural tones, all of course with the utmost quality.

A few brands they proudly offer are Amuse Society, Knot Sisters, LoveStitch, and Free People, and you can shop both online and in store! Not everything is sold online, but their best sellers and vintage pieces are.

Speaking of vintage pieces, Kindred also offers unique, vintage pieces. “There are so many amazing pieces out there that have been loved and have a story to tell. And it’s our way of loving the earth through re-using these unique, trendy, great quality pieces.”

I love everything Kindred stands for, so of course, a collaboration only made sense.

 

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This. Dress. I LOVE plaid. I love plaid everything. And I love black. This outfit is my jam. I am about 5’2″, so it’s a great length as a dress on me, but for all you tall gals, it would make a super cute tunic/top 🙂

This adorable plaid button up, by PPLA Clothing, is perfect, and will be on repeat this fall and winter for me. It can be styled in so many different ways! I went a more simple route, by pairing it with some high-knee boots, a belt, and a hat, but you could totally pair it with some tights + booties, a jean jacket, or even wear it open with a tunic top + leggings. It’s so cute and super versatile! I love it! And it has POCKETS!

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It’s unbelievably comfortable!! And I love how the pattern on the inside is a smaller plaid too, such a cute touch.

My dress is currently not online, but you can shop their collection here: https://kindred-the-boheme-collective.myshopify.com.

My Boots (similar): http://rstyle.me/~a8Ysshttp://rstyle.me/~a8Ysvhttp://rstyle.me/~a8YsC

Hat: http://rstyle.me/~9ZiDehttp://rstyle.me/~9ZiDfhttp://rstyle.me/~9ZiFd

Belt (very similar): http://rstyle.me/~a8YsShttp://rstyle.me/~a8YsT

Be sure to follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kindredboheme/

You can use the code: BOHEME20 for 20% off on your online order!! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xx Claire

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