Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TUESDAY INSPIRATION

Some Tuesday inspiration, diving into spring with yellow, pink, purple, affirmations, perspective, quotes and random musings. Visual stimuli to inspire dream chasing, and living a colorful life, taking chances and stepping out on faith.  Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Dries Van Noten book via Anthropologie












 Any day is a good day for Rose!






Curly hair and stripes and open bottom long-johns

Friday, April 10, 2015

VES-PA-RA-DOES, AFFIRMATIONS, SANGRIA & LEVI'S 501s

I am kicking off Friday with another "Links to Share" post, where I share with you various musings, how-to's, quotes, antidotes, travel destinations, fashion/styling tips, cocktail recipes, ideas to steal, etc that I come across in my cyber travels. Enjoy and Be Inspired!
 This picture definitely does nothing to dull my lust for wanting a Vespa, I can picture myself cruising Santa Monica promenade, or Lake Merritt while sporting my monogrammed helmet, then stopping at Bar Vespa for a fancy cocktail and catching up with my fellow Vespa riders, The Ves-pa-ra-does as in desperadoes. Affirmations, a coastal abode, transitional accessories, Levi's 501s, health and wellness, and the perfect sangria are just a few of today's Links to Share.
1. The weather in Southern Cali calls for light layers and this mixed-print, cotton scarf is the perfect layering piece for spring. 
2. This Laguna Beach architectural oasis has it all, ocean views, wide open space, a wall of glass, lots of natural light, textures of wood planks and cobblestones. A nod to the sky and the bay.
3. 50 positive affirmations for goal-getters found here.
4. Why do you need a pair of expertly tailored Levi's 501s? Here's why.
5. We could all use a easy and healthy energy boost throughout the day and these 10 foods to help you feel more energized found here will help to fight that middle of the day fatigue.
6. I never really gave any thought to purchasing  a beach towel, like most folks I just grabbed any large towel from the linen closet. But visiting The Zoe Report and  "The 6 best beach towels to up your vacation game" has me rethinking my current beach towel of choice and opting for something a bit more glamorous and stylish, see the the 6 that make the Zoe teams list here.
7. This illustration on "The Anatomy of Sangria" gives you detailed steps to making the perfect sangria.
8. Nikia Phoenix creator of the blog "Model Liberation" did an awesome skincare review of DHC's Deep Cleansing Oil and I just had to share it, especially since I've been on the fence on whether of not I should give this facial cleansing oil a try, with ingredients like olive and a bit of rosemary leaf oils. No parabens or fillers, but yes to vitamins and antioxidants., you can see her review here.
9. Loving these handmade suede clutches, they are the perfect stylish go-to to hold your bare necessities, they're on sale here.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

STYLE GUIDES, LOOKBOOKS & CATALOGS

So much to look forward to with spring's arrival aside from warmer weather, pastels to spring greens garden whimsy and colorful hues, I love a mailbox and in-box full of lookbooks, style guides and catalogs. Enjoy and Be Inspired!
 All Saints April 2015 Look Book

 Club Monaco Spring Looks

 Intermix Spring Look Book

 James Perse Spring Looks

 NSF Clothing Spring 2015 Collection, Inspired by its Southern California origins

 Rabens Saloner Spring / Summer Lookbook

Zara Spring Lookbook

Madewell Spring 2015 Lookbook

Keeping you fashionably styled for Spring!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DENIM BLISS

Denim for days...now...and...always, my ultimate denim inspiration.
Enjoy and Be Inspired!
Forever in blue jeans.
Forever in blue jeans
Forever in blue jeans
 Cropped Jeans, by AG and J Crew
 Flare-Leg Jeans
 High-Waist Jeans
 Skinnies & High-Waist Skinnies
 Boyfriend, Baggy & Slouchy Jeans
Straight-Leg Jeans & faded Jeans

No matter what styles or finishes you're drawn to, we all love a good fit and for a lot of us we live in our baby blues and finding the perfect pair is just pure indigo bliss. Jeans are the ultimate go-to and when shopping for denim remember 3 things that make or break...that last one I just threw in.
1. Fits
2. Washes
3. Finishes
4. Price

Visit here for 7 denim hacks that will make your life So Much Better.
Denim 101: How to Style every pair of jeans you own found here.
Visit Here to find your definitive guide to denim.
"forever in blue jeans"

**Collages 1-3 are my Polyvore sets and you can find them here.**

Sunday, April 5, 2015

HAPPY EASTER!

My Easter mood board, inspired bunnies, babies, butterflies, Thumper, bunny pancakes, butterflies,  flowers in bloom, and pastels. Enjoy and Be Inspired!

WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY 
AND 
COLORFUL EASTER!

Friday, April 3, 2015

DO WHAT YOU LOVE.

I am kicking off Friday with another "Links to Share" post, where I share with you various musings, how-to's, quotes, antidotes, travel destinations, fashion/styling tips, cocktail recipes, ideas to steal, etc that I come across in my cyber travels. Enjoy and Be Inspired!
It's all about you, finding your passion, seeking business advice on  networking virtually, living your life and breaking down limitations, pursuing actions that enhance how you live. Becoming a more confident you with 5 easy and  attainable steps.
1. Here are 20 signs that you've found your passion. Do your recognize any of these in yourself?
2. "Red, red wine..." I love this look on model Joan Small, forget "punchy pinks and sheer shades, a little vamp is always in season. The bold lip is the standout, modest contouring and killer brows.
3. "It will always seem impossible until it's done", This graphic tee-shirt from Zara is on my must-have list.
4. 7 Tips for the Introverted Career Woman, prefer to work alone? Not quite apt at networking? No problem introverts help is here.
5. The Art of living-finding our creative space, a beautiful article about "living in our own style—to find our own art de vivre."
6. My new Halogen "Daphne Slip-On" oxfords are so comfortable and cute too boot!
7. This list of "5 steps towards a more confident you', no time like to present to refresh and renew goals for the rest of the year,
8. How to make the juiciest pan-roasted pork chops found here, this has me longing for my mama's pork chops!
9. Since travel restrictions to Cuba have eased up a bit, here are  5 beautiful spots in Cuba found here.


HAPPY FRIDAY!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

DESERT HOT...EDITORIAL OBSESSION

A desert safari and light textured layers; army green and safari luxe never looked soo good. Enjoy and Be Inspired!
Model: Grace Mahary for Fashion Canada, April 2015, Green Machine

Model: Anais Mali for Harper's Bazaar, March 2015, On Safari

**Editorial 1 found here, Editorial 2 found here**