Forever on Safari

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” ~ Karen Blixen, Out of Africa.

Take me back to where my soul resides, bathed in the calm of swaying reeds on the savannah, deep in the heart of Africa.

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{Dress/The Plus Bus, Shoes/Lola Shoetique, Belt/Ross, Bag/Thrifted, Bracelets/From India, Necklace & Earrings/Handmade by me}

Red, White & Blue

“We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.” ~ Haile Selassie
I am grateful for the nation I call home and equally blessed to be part of such a diverse, interesting, eclectic, rainbow of a global family.
Here’s what I wore on the 4th of July. My take on red, white and blue!
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{Pants/Top/Calvin Klein @ Macy’s, Shoes/Belt/Glasses/Target, Bathing Suit/Marshall’s, Earrings/ The Alley in Downtown L.A.}

Beware Of The Dreamer

“All men dream, but not equally.  Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for these may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” ~ T.E. Lawrence

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{Jumpsuit/Torrid, Shirt/Belt/The Plus Bus, Shoes/Lola Shoetique, Necklace/Handmade by me, Sunglasses/Earrings/Claire’s, Purse/From West Africa, Bracelets/From India, Kenya & Philippines, Ring/From Tibet}

Friday Fly Away – Zanzibar

I’m planning a major getaway for my 15 year wedding anniversary at the end of the year.  Back to Kenya for safari and ending in the paradise of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania. Thought I’d share a bit of inspiration from my trip planning and immerse you in this beauty.

Photo credit: Mario Moreno on 500px.com
Photo credit: Mario Moreno on 500px.com
Photo credit: focus-damnit.tumblr.com
Photo credit: focus-damnit.tumblr.com
Photo credit: Eric Lafforgue on Flickr
Photo credit: Eric Lafforgue on Flickr
Photo credit: safari-partners on Flickr
Photo credit: safari-partners on Flickr
Photo credit: 500px.com
Photo credit: 500px.com

Bask In Your Glow

I am inherently a pretty confident person.  I know what I bring to the table, I know that I act from a place a love, that my intentions are pure, my heart is golden.  I know that I am a creative person, a kind person, an adventurous person, one who is bold.  It’s probably the Leo in me that doesn’t mind standing out.  I feel freedom in knowing my true self and shining in my light.

My hope is that all women, strong, beautiful inside and out women, women that know it and those that are unsure, stand proud in your grace and boldly bask in your glow, for we are all worthy of the light.

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{Dress/JCPenny, Top/Belt/Ring/Target, Shoes/Ross, Earrings/Macy’s}

Printed Pattern Play

Last week I attended another clothing swap event and I scored! Most of the items I brought home were brand new, with the tags, like this silk patterned dress made in India. I feel like I have a whole new wardrobe and I spent no money. I am set for a Summer full of printed pattern play!

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{Dress/The Plus Bus, Wedges/Target, Necklace/Bought in India, Bag/Buffalo Exchange. Mixed Bangles/From India & Downtown L.A.}

Geometry

Geometry never was my thing. The protractor, angles and degrees, definitely not my friends.  Now, you put a kaleidoscope of shapes on fabric and then make it into a super comfy jumpsuit, well that’s an equation I can love.

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{Jumpsuit/Ross, Shirt/Material Girl via Macy’s, Necklace/Earrings/Bracelet/Claire’s, Wedges/AMI Clubwear, Headwrap/Remnant piece of fabric}

Friday Fly Away – Etosha National Park, Namibia

It has always called to me. Its mystery like a haunting breeze that beckons you its way. There’s something about its wind swept dunes, the arid landscape and the unspoiled panorama that calls to me. My feet will sink in its red earth one day. Until then, join me as we fly away this Friday to Etosha National Park in the heart of Namibia.

Photo credit: Mathilde Guillemot via 500px.com
Photo credit: Mathilde Guillemot via 500px.com
Photo credit: 500px.com
Photo credit: 500px.com
Photo credit: Anja Denker
Photo credit: Anja Denker
Photo credit: Listal.com
Photo credit: Listal.com
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Photo credit: ianplant.com