By Tammy Seibert
Every girl needs the classic peasant skirt for her boho wardrobe! Slip into this cotton gauze maxi skirt that is a casual chic look for summer that will never go out of style. My hot pink Chico’s cotton tiered peasant skirt screams gypsy to me! For today’s song, I found a special version of “Gypsy” with my favorite boho gypsy girl Stevie singing it solo on her piano.
If you grew up in the 70s, you remember peasant skirts. These flouncy tiered skirts seem to resurface every summer and there’s always a handful of 40 +women who love to embrace this gypsy look.
Pair your skirt with a slim-fitting cute tank or t-shirt. No loose peasant blouses or you’ll look 70s retro. I paired mine with a chiffon off-the-shoulder paisley top and Calvin Klein tan belt to accentuate my waist.
This summer I have been collecting vintage straw bags! I found this one in a thrift store for a song! Stevie I think would approve!
Tammy’s Book Recommendation
I told you I owned three books by Mary Emmerling but this of course is my favorite! It’s all about romance!
In Mary Emmerling’s Romantic Country, she shares her secrets for creating romance where you find it and bringing touches of charm to any setting.
From an enchanting cottage in Los Angeles to a young family’s bungalow in Tucson, a high-rise in Houston to a tiny shack on Long Island, Romantic Country is filled with more than 250 lush photographs that offer an abundance of ideas for making any home more nurturing, pampering, and inviting. The “Romance A to Z” section highlights elements that instantly create intimacy, such as window seats, canopy beds, fireplaces, clawfoot tubs, dressing tables, chaise lounges, ceiling fans, big snuggly sofas, and more. And irresistible lists throughout the book reveal “No-Fail Ingredients for Romance,” “A Sound Track for Seduction,” and “The Most Romantic Getaways Stateside,” as well as the sexiest cars, cocktails, movies, and much more. Mary even shares her own wonderful love story, which inspired this book, as well as a directory of her favorite stores and resources for romantic furnishings and accessories across the country.
“In these hard-edged, fast-paced, technology-ruled times, romance is more important than ever,” points out Mary Emmerling. Let Romantic Country show you the way to create a happier, prettier, more relaxing refuge—because, after all, whose life couldn’t use a little more romance?
A Little Background Music
BSHIPPER, Steve Madden, $68. I had this exact purse in ninth grade! I remember wearing it on a double date with friends from my church group! We went to play miniature golf and then ice cream! I wore a plaid handkerchief top with denim jean shorts! Isn’t it funny how my memories are also tied up with fashion? Does anyone else do that?
*Photos of Tammy by Darrin Presley unless otherwise noted