O U T F I T     D E T A I L S

B A R C E L O N A    M I N I    D R E S S   //   For Love and Lemons

F L O R E N C E   M I N I   D R E S S   //   For Love and Lemons

M O T O   C O A T   //   Urban Outfitters

E D I S O N   A N K L E   B O O T S   //   A.S. 98

C R O S S   H O O P   E A R R I N G S   //   Luv A. J.

J a p a n :

you’re  so  cute  and  perfect  to  me.

As some of you might know, I went to Japan last year. And after experiencing “All of the Zen Feels” at the Tenryu-ji Temple in Kyoto, to feeling rather small next to the Great Buddha of Nihonji in Chiba … I think that Japan officially has a hold of my heart. Not to mention that there were a bunch of other Kawaii moments from this trip that I will compile into a “Japan Travel Diary” type post for you soon!

BTW  This post was way over due . . .  Over the past year I’ve been a bit absent on here, and I’m feeling Guilty. It’s not that I haven’t been busy creating things for you. I just sorta suck at sharing them on here. So this year I’ve decided that I will make a better effort to post on my blog in a more timely manner. Because . . .  trust me,  I definitely have a lot of fresh content / ideas that I am currently working on that I am excited to share with you.

xoxo

O U T F I T    D E T A I L S :

ACCORDION  PLEAT  VELVET  SKIRT  //  ZAFUL 

BUCKLE  PATENT  LEATHER  COMBAT  BOOTS  //  ZAFUL

FULL  FRAME  PILOT  SUNGLASSES  //  ZAFUL

BUTTERFLY  SHAPED  MIRRORED  SUNGLASSES  //  ZAFUL

S T A R R Y     E Y E D     I N     Z A F U L

” I’m    a     m o t h e r f u c k i n’    s t a r b o y.”

I am currently obsessed with these super fun pieces I got from Zaful. I have been looking for a unique pair of heeled boots for quite some time now and I am so glad that I finally found them! These patent leather combat boots are honestly the perfect addition to any outfit. Not to mention that they happen to be effortlessly stylish yet comfortable enough for me to decide to not take them off all winter. I also absolutely love these sunglasses as well! The pink sorta see through 70’s sunglass trend is truly where it’s at… and of course everyone needs at least one pair of solid silver mirrored sunnies. As for the velvet pleat skirt that has now become one of my favorite additions to my closet. . .  I think it can speak for its flirty velvety self.

Take a look at their website and see more stylish pieces to add to your closet:

http://www.zaful.com

https://www.instagram.com/zaful

O U T F I T    D E T A I L S  //  TALULAH BRALETTE – GRACE BIJOUX  |  DAISY CHAIN TIE SIDE BIKINI BOTTOMS – SHE MADE ME  |  JEWLERY – AMARILO

S U M M E R T I M E    S A D N E S S

It’s hard for me to let go of summer. . . I miss being sandy and sun kissed on a secluded beach.

Yet, most of all I’ll miss being able to get away with wearing this amazing chain bra from Grace Bijoux.

O U T F I T      D E T A I L S

S A B B A T H    S L I P    D R E S S   //   LOTTIE HALL

P I A    O P A L   C H O K E R   //   AMARILO JEWELRY

T A U R I    N E C K L A C E   //   AMARILO JEWELRY

R I N G S   //   AMARILO JEWELRY

S A B B A T H 

Honestly . . . can the combination of outfit + shoot landscape get any dreamier than this?  And is it possible to be any more obsessed with this jewelry situation I have going on?! Probably. But I’d find both hard to believe.

When it comes to jewelry  AMARILO  truly embodies the fine art of layering. Each piece mixes and matches seamlessly together so you can create a unique look that suits you perfectly. Also, because each piece is minimal in nature. . . the more you layer the merrier. ( even though each piece can definitely speak for itself )  The one piece that I particularly wouldn’t want to live without would be the Pia Opal Choker. Mainly because it can be worn with literally everything, and is such a stand out piece alone. I honestly love it sooo much. You can do no wrong with that choker!  Go take a look at all of Amarillo’s stunning jewelry designs on their website and I’m sure you will fall fast in love just like I did :

www.amarilojewelry.com

On another note. . . I also have to mention this lovely slip dress from Lottie Hall. I seemed to have filled my closet with quite the collection of designs from Lottie over the past few years and there is only one good reason for that. Her designs are always super creative / unique, and the high quality of each piece never disappoints. Every time I buy a new dress of hers it’s as if I am buying a new painting to add to my art collection. And this Sabbath Slip Dress happens to be one of my all time favorites yet! Everything from the subtle paisley pattern drawn by Lottie that seems to glisten like a pearl off the silk satin elastic fabric, to the scallop edge detail on the top. . . makes this dress truly amazing. Then again. . . all of her designs usually take my breath away. And that’s exactly why I keep coming back for more!

N A V I G A T E      T O      N O W H E R E

You followed your inner compass and navigated to nowhere.  You are NOW here.  You are present.  Live and breathe in each priceless second.

Say yes to the unknown and leave your constraints of time behind. Embark on a new adventure of the body and mind.

Explore the world through your new eyes.

Navigate to nowhere and you will find the freedom in being now, here.

F O L L O W     Y O U R     I N N E R    C O M P A S S

www.pandeiastudio.com

PHOTOGRAPHER + STYLIST   //   ERICA  DAVIDGE  @ericadavidge

MODEL   //   MCKENNA  LAMOS   @mckennalamos

T U L U M     R U I N S

These Mayan Ruins are what drew me to Tulum in the first place.  With stunning views of the ruins overlooking the caribbean sea, I just thought this place was truly a sight to behold. We happened to come at a time when there was a abnormal amount of seaweed. . . which sort of ruined the ideal white sandy beaches I was hoping to see. But, I will have no problem going back there some other time. (when there is less of a seaweed situation)  Because It really was just a dreamy place to be.

T U L U M     B E A C H

If you can stay anywhere in the Yucatan Peninsula, pick one of the boutique hotels located along this lovely stretch of beach located just south of the ruins. Talk about heaven on earth! I particularly enjoyed getting hurled by the waves out front of Papaya Playa. Then indulging in a delicious fruit smoothie at Posada Margherita afterwards.

C E N O T E     C R I S T A L I N O

Cenote Cristalino was the swimming hole of my dreams! Surprisingly this vivid green Cenote was practically empty the whole time we were there, which made it seem like a secluded little swimming hole in the jungle. There is a platform to cliff jump off of, which was super fun. . . and little fish that love to nibble at your feet.  I just kept swimming/treading water to keep them away. haha. Overall, I felt that swimming in the Cenotes was a very fun and unique experience. . .  and I highly suggest it to any one looking to get off the beaten path a little bit.

The   C O Q U I     C O Q U I    C O B A     Residence & Spa

Located near the Ancient Coba Ruins (just 50min outside of Tulum) you will find this hidden gem tucked away in the jungle. Spend your time lounging around the outdoor pools, enjoying any of their luxe spa treatments, and eating their original Mayan cuisine. I also highly recommend that you pick up one of their Perfumes in the Boutique while you are there. I personally love the Coco Coco scent. . . every time I wear it I feel as if I am right back on the beach in Tulum.

C H I C H E N     I T Z A

Being One of the 7 Wonders of the World. . . Chichen Itza is a must see while in the Yucatan Peninsula. Chichen Itza was truly astounding to see in person and ended up being one of the biggest highlights of my trip. (Even though the real wonder was the number of selfie sticks I saw at this place.) I recommend standing at the base of the steps of the pyramid and clapping your hands. Also make sure to make a quick stop at Cenote il Kil for an unforgettable underground swimming experience.

C A N C U N

This had to be the most pristine stretch of white sand I have ever seen in my life. The sand was incredibly soft and the water was warm, which made this beach absolutely perfect for swimming. I was blown away by the electric teal color of the water . . . it was unlike anything I had seen while growing up in Hawaii. Not to mention that because the water was clear as day… I was able to see these amazing translucent fish that shimmered as they swam by me in the water. It was the perfect way to spend our morning before jumping on a plane back to Colorado.

Needless to say . . .   Take Me Back To Tulum!

A N D Y    T O P  //  Acacia Swimwear   HERE

C H U N S    B O T T O M S  //  Acacia Swimwear   HERE

P A P A Y A      P L A Y A

You can never go wrong with a suit from ACACIA Swimwear. Known for their super cheeky bottoms, buttery fabric, and luxe designs they have become a main staple in any bikini connoisseur’s closet. In other words . . .  if you don’t own Acacia you probably don’t know much about swimwear.  Luckily I learned this early on because they hail from my home island of Maui, Hawaii . . .  where frequent beach goers dearly love and remain loyal to their bikini’s.

www.acaciaswimwear.com