I didn't truly appreciate the beauty of the desert until I moved to California for college. Growing up I always thought it was so brown and sad looking; I had my horizons set on greener pastures next door in the west coast. Don't get me wrong, California is beautiful and will always be one of my favorite states, but it wasn't until I got there that I missed the majestic mountains of home. I even missed seeing cacti everywhere, which is something I didn't think would happen!
When I moved back to Arizona after I graduated, I was so happy to see the desert again and all it's cute little critters that also called it home. I had a greater appreciation for it's beauty and along with it, a greater love for God and His wonderful creations! It's funny how sometimes it takes a new experience or new scenery to appreciate where you came from.
My parents live farther away from the hustle and bustle of the city out in the open desert, where seeing coyotes and javelinas is a regular occurrence. There are no street lights in the neighborhood, allowing you to take in all the stars at night and sounds of wildlife outside the backyard. Just up the street from their house is an endless stretch of land that hasn't been developed and it's so beautiful! It inspired me to have this little "dance party" in the desert and fully embrace the scenery.
When I think of bohemian style, Free People is first to come to mind. They always get it right with their effortlessly put together dresses, tops and jackets to complete that laid-back, boho vibe. I got this floral, maxi dress (similar here) a few years ago, and Fall is my favorite time to wear it with all of it's rich orange and rust shades. I've said before that I have an affinity for wearing neutrals (which might come from my love of the desert) but during the Fall season it's especially fun to mix it up and wear richer tones.
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