Thursday, June 30, 2011

What To Wear On Vacation?? Easy Care Rayon, Modal and Eco Friendly Bamboo


Planning your vacation and don't know what to wear??  Here's a few ideas to get you started!  I love eco-friendly fabrics...there's just nothing like them!  The feel and breathability of bamboo is awesome!  I make myself bamboo skirts and wear them all the time...easy care, don't wrinkle, easy...perfect for travel. Today featuring 4 Etsy sellers who seem to love the same fabrics as me!


Blue Threads Melody,  HeiditheArtist,  Econica, and PadmaSutra all have perfect travel clothing.  From easy slip on dresses that can be easily "dressed up" for the evening with some fun accessories..




To cute easy stretchable tops...


Simple slip on skirts in fun colors...



Some adorable ruffled yoga pants....easy for a quick walk on the beach?


Colorful scarves....in summer colors....



and a fun easy hoodie for the chilly evenings by the fire...


And well of course I had to throw in some fun ideas to accessorize your fun outfits!



Some of the item shown are custom made and come in different color options so be sure to check out the sites...if your looking for something in particuliar..


Remember to bring simple clothes that you can mix and match.  That can be worn casual during the day and accessorized for an evening dinner...


And remember to look on Etsy for some great shoe ideas too!  Cant forget those!



Or how about a fun and colorful tote?  Try Etsy Designer DrikaB for some colorful and practical options....


I love this wrap top!!!  Carefree and comfortable...




And aren't these just too adorable!!!  wear with a simple tank...



Or this gorgeous feminine dress below....


Well have fun planning it all out!!!  But remember...this is for a vacation!  which equals....RELAXATION....so dress comfortably.....


Bon Voyage!   :)


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Surf's Up! Inspirations from Clark Little Photography and The Blue Wave


If you have ever been to Hawaii and sat on the shore to hear and feel the rumble of the massive waves, you know there is nothing like it!  The sheer power and beauty is absolutely breath taking....I stumbled across this completely talented North Shore Wave Break Photographer, Clark Little of Haleiwa, Hawaii.


And I got completely inspired today...Clark's surfing experience at the Waimea Bay shorebreak opened the door for him to capture the beauty of the wave from the inside...where most of us dare never to go!

The colors and shapes are too gorgeous for words...I tried to capture what I could with stones....my interpretation of the Hawaiian surf and colors of the sand , sea, and sky....


I am so impressed with his ability to become nationally and internationally recognized for his amazing photography skills in just four years!  I wish I had the skill and bravery to go out there and dive into those waves like he does!  What a thrill and a rush !!!




In November 2009, Clark published his 182-page debut art book, The Shorebreak Art of Clark Little. a must have for ocean lovers.  Visit his website for more details and to purchase his prints (without the watermarks! like the pix you see here :)  )




Also he has galleries in Haleiwa, HI and in Laguna Beach, CA you can visit too, all the info is at Clark Little Photography, Official Site




So what do you think?  Was I able to capture the feel of the Hawaiian shore today???  Well...maybe you can't feel the massive power....but it can be a little reminder of either your favorite vacation to the islands or for any coast lover....a token to wear representing your love of the deep blue sea.


Okay, Im beginning to think Im absolutely obsessed with the ocean!  I've always loved it, Ive grown up around it...always loved watching surfing competitions...the Mavericks at Half Moon Bay....I did even try it once....yaaa well anyways....I discovered I'm not as talented as Little :)  pretty much figured that out when the huge Gidget board came up out of no where and smacked me in the forehead!   okay anyways.....


Well I hope you have enjoyed the little get away for the day ....and I'm sure you will be seeing more ocean related posts in the month to come as I'm headed to Kauai in less than three weeks!!!!  So stay tuned!  and no....I will not be surfing or kayaking!!!  I tend to fall out of those too.....


So many thanks to the inspirations and talents of Clark Little and his awe inspiring Photography


Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!!  and take time if you can tomorrow to relax an unwind to a gorgeous sunset....preferably by the coast!  Aloha!













Friday, June 24, 2011

The Colors of Summer, Flower Inspiration

Mom's Bouganvillas

Well its Friday and I had a brain freeze! I had no inspiration to write :(  Writer's block for sure!  Thats what I get for not writing down all the ideas that I had yesterday while driving down the gorgeous coast from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara watching flocks of pelican's breeze over the crystal blue....


So I'm sitting here with my hot cup of coffee staring at the screen and mom walks out the front door to admire the garden and says "Wow!!! its gorgeous outside! you should come out here and write about this!"  Suddenly the coffee kicked in! grabbed my camera and thus began the inspirations for the day...

Fallen Fuschia

Sometimes thats just all we need, to stop and take a walk in the fresh air...to rejuvenate us...creatively speaking.  A look at the obvious...a stop to "smell the flowers"....we get so busy that we forget to enjoy and appreciate the beauty around us.  So many thoughts racing through our head that we forget to notice all the sounds...like this morning, nestled behind this gorgeous bouganvilla in our garden is a nest of baby birds with the sweet sounds of little chirps.


Now I feel alive again! I run around the garden snapping pix, dodging lizards running past my bare feet and the buzzing bees!  These are the colors of summer!...I work with so many gorgeous gems and rocks that are so similiar to the colors in our garden...so here are a few of the latest creations...


Enjoy the collection and remember to stop and smell the flowers this weekend...



Wild Linaria

Take a break, go take a walk at the coast or large body of water!  or just a simple walk at the park...


Or how is your garden growing?? Maybe a trip to the nursery??



Canna Lily

Well whatever you do have a Happy Friday! and enjoy the rest of the show below :)



Snapdragon


Mom's Bearded Iris'


My first yellow Nasturtium of the summer!


Vibrant Purple!


Lavender Pink Fragrant Rose!


Bright blue lobelia






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