70s Inspired Boho Print Dress and Martha’s Vineyard Trip

bohemian print maxi dress

Recently I spent a weekend visiting friends on Martha’s Vineyard. Their lovely home is in the quaint harbor town of Vineyard Haven, where ferries come and go all day, shuttling hordes of tourists to and from the island.

Even though the weather remained cloudy for most of my time there, at least it never rained. And the island is still beautiful, even when the sun doesn’t shine!

Vineyard Haven harbor

Cloudy day on Vineyard Haven harbor

sailboats marthas vineyard

 I loved this dress when I first spotted it at one of my wholesale vendors when sourcing dresses for my online boutique. When the shipment arrived I just had to keep one for myself. But I hadn’t  worn it yet.  It’s been sitting in my closet for months. When packing for this trip I pulled it out, thinking the island would be the perfect place to take it out for it’s first spin.   It’s got a great 70s hippie chic vibe and has an adjustable drawstring empire waist which makes it so comfy to wear. Plus I love the length, which falls just at the ankle.  I notice sometimes when I wear maxis combined with backless sandals or flip flops the bottom of the skirt catches between my heel and the shoe. Not so with this dress!

blue bohemian maxi dress

I added my tan Yellow Box “Nash” crochet wedge sandals, which I thought complemented the bohemian style of the dress nicely.

Bohemian maxi

I didn’t bring my car over on the ferry with me, as it is cost prohibitive for just spending a few days there. So I did lots of walking, which was a good idea, since I needed to burn some calories after all the eating and drinking I did while there!

Here are a few shots I took while walking around town so you can get an idea of how pretty it is. Many people have beautiful gardens on their properties.

Vineyard Haven house

Vineyard Haven yard


The Vineyard has lots of  farm stands. This one in particular, Hillside Farm, was so adorable I had to take photos. Inside they had delectable specialty foods and all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables they grow themselves.

Marthas Vineyard farm stand

Farm stand

Martha's Vineyard farmstand

And they’ve even got this cute lemonade stand outside.

lemonade stand

Thought this was a very clever idea to re-purpose an old chair into a planter. The mosses really give it a nice touch. Reminds me of a forest floor.

Chair planter

Hope you enjoyed my Martha’s Vineyard pix.

There are still a few of these dresses left on my website. Now on clearance for 35% off.

70s inspired boho maxi dress


Till next time…….


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By | 2018-08-28T08:09:05-04:00 August 26th, 2018|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments

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Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.


  1. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell September 7, 2018 at 9:21 am

    That’s funny, Vix. But I can say there are a couple of bars on the island that certainly fit that description! Good idea on the hemming. For as much as I love maxis, they can be a hazard if you have to do a lot of walking and stair climbing. Have fun in Greece. Look forward to your photos.

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    Vix September 7, 2018 at 7:27 am

    I’d love to visit Martha’s Vineyard. We used to have an atrocious pub in town with the same name – with it’s continual fights and obnoxious drunken clientele I can see it bore no resemblance to the place you visited!
    That dress looks lovely on you. I’me in the process of taking up the hems of some of my 70s maxis, I can’t be breaking my neck in Greece next week! x

  3. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell August 29, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Yes, Martha’s Vineyard is very lovely, except for the gridlocked summer traffic. It’s much less crowded and prettier in the fall. Knowing your love of wearing maxis, I had a feeling you could relate to the shoe issue!

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    Suzanne Carillo August 28, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    What a positively lovey and quaint little island! So picturesque. That little farm stand is so inviting.

    I concur that this dress length is the least likely to trip one up when walking. I often have that same issue with some of my vintage maxis. You made a great choice with that dress, comfort and style in harmony.


  5. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell August 27, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I do love the color of this dress. It is an unusual shade of blue. Martha’s Vineyard has so many scenic places to visit. I wish I had been able to get to more of them on this trip. Next time, hopefully!

  6. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell August 27, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Thank you Maria. The dress really does have a lovely feel and is so comfortable to wear.

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    Ann August 27, 2018 at 4:59 am

    What an absolute dream of a dress, Theresa. I love both the colour and the print, and I agree on the length as well. Martha’s Vineyard is looking gorgeous too, and how sweet is that shop, especially the lemonade stand and the planter chair! xxx

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    Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies August 27, 2018 at 3:28 am

    I loved seeing your photos Theresa, you have a great eye. Your lightweight maxi dress is perfectly airy and feminine. Have a great week xx Maria

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