For many years I have dreamed of traveling to Holland to gaze upon the millions of tulips that bloom each Spring. To walk among the crimsons, violets and brilliant yellows of my favorite blooms would be magnificent. I will go there one day and I’ll start with today. Beautiful flowers abound this time of year, in every nook and cranny. May their sweet scents and colorful charm surround you till we meet again next Friday.
My sister and I have been working for months on a “Tribal Summer Collection” for our handmade jewelry line, Sistas Jewelry. We have been finding inspiration everywhere from head wraps to bold prints and exotic beads. We finished our last photo shoot for the collection yesterday, which we both modeled our pieces for and I painted my nails a delicious tangerine color with a pop of leopard print, using nail stickers for the first time.
I really loved the combination of orange with animal print so I put together today’s outfit with that inspiration in mind. I finally got to take my new tribal wedges from Target for a spin and played off their texture with the geometric print of my bag and belt, which remind of beautiful baskets from Africa. I accented with a braided bead necklace, wood earrings and bangles and a batik bone ring from Thailand. I swear I have plenty of non animal print clothing in my closet but somehow it finds its way in to most of my outfits. I love this combination. The bright color of the dress is complimented by the warmer tones in all the other pieces. Pops of pattern and texture make it fun. As always, clothing and accessories should be fun and expressive of your inner self. They are for me!
Dress: Newport News
Leopard Tank: Ross
Wedges & Belt: Target
Handbag: Buffalo Exchange
Wood Earrings: Claire’s
Batik Bone Ring: Purchased in Thailand
Necklace: Downtown LA
Bangles: Mix I purchased at Target, in India & Kenya
You can check out our Tribal Summer Collection at www.sistasjewelry.etsy.com
Some of my most peaceful times have been spent at sea. The gentle rocking of the ocean, the refreshing, salty mist across my lips and the most spectacular sunsets I’ve laid my eyes upon, are a few of the reasons I love to cruise. I took all of the photos below, in the Western Caribbean, of the same sunset, with a simple camera and no editing has been done to the shots. It is a gift to watch nature paint the sky.
Only sky and sea to envelop you as the weekend approaches. See you next Friday!
I love animal print and this bold tiger print shirt had my name all over it. I am a Leo and lions have my heart but the regal tigers of India and Russia leave me equally in awe. Feeling extra sassy, I paired my stripes with brilliant red pants, jewel tone red accessories and lips. I finished the look off with a traditional “cat eye”.
Pants: Style & Co at Macy’s
Shirt: Forever 21
Blazer: Merona at Target
Shoes: Alfani at Macy’s
Purse: Flea Market Find
All Jewelry: IAMSHEGLOBAL on Ebay
Today we are headed to sizzling Brazil and the world-famous Copacabana Beach! Kick back, relax and take it all in! We’ll be here from sun up to sun down!
I picked these up last week and I am in LOVE!!!! I’m obsessed with orange and I of course love anything tribal so when I laid eyes on these I knew I had to have them. They are brand new at Target and retail for $29.99. I never pay full price for shoes or clothes but I couldn’t leave the store without them. They are super comfortable for a high shoe. I love the funky combination of the intricate woven design on top, mixed with the wood tribal motif on the wedge. These are right in line with the “mixing prints” trend. Who knew you could mix prints in one shoe??
I think the bold color will be a great addition to my summer wardrobe. I’m rockin’ these fabulously funky wedges! Thoughts?
I chose a monochromatic palette for today’s urban safari inspired outfit. The leopard print pants have a metallic sheen to them, so I ran with it and accented with gold and copper metallic accessories. This safari-esque blazer has been in my closet for years. I never could let it go, knowing its classic cut and color are timeless. The shoes have small gold studs that are picked up in the studded bracelets. I did change my shoes later to a studded boot. While I love a heel, they are not ideal for a safari through city streets. The bag has ample space for a camera and binoculars, for wildlife viewing, but the color is all “big city”. I had fun taking safari attire and turning it up a notch with bold accessories. Life is a safari (journey in Swahili), have fun with it!
Shirt: New York & Co
Blazer & Handbag: Target
Bracelets & Necklace: Macy’s