Among the Palms

I’m getting so excited about traveling to the island of Zanzibar at the end of the year. It is a place I have dreamed of visiting for many years and that dream of white sand beaches swept by tradewinds and crystal clear ocean will finally become a reality. Until that time, I’m letting my wardrobe express my desire to be among the palms.

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{Dress/Fashion to Figure via The Plus Bus, Necklace/Earrings/IAMSHEGLOBAL, Shoes/AMI Club Wear}

Hodge Podge

One of the things I think makes for a unique wardrobe is the ability to mix and match items from different places and topping them with one of a kind accessories to create an interesting ensemble.  I like to mix items from Ross or Marshall’s, with a flea market find and jewelry I bought while traveling in another country. My style is a hodge podge of my life, a reflection of my journey and no one else’s, which makes it truly one of a kind. Just the way I like it.

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{Pants/Purse/Marshall’s, African Top/Rose Bowl Flea Market, Sandals/Target, Earrings/Handmade by me, Mixed bracelets/From Mali, India & Kenya, Horn Ring/Bought in Kenya, Headwrap/Piece of scrap fabric, Sunglasses/Claire’s}

Butterfly Birthday

“Butterflies are self-propelled flowers” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Being the ambitious, entrepreneurial woman that I am, I am most definitely self-propelled and like a flower, I am perpetually blossoming. It seemed only appropriate to wear a butterfly-esque print on my birthday. A flower, a butterfly, a strong woman, embracing the gift of another year, in all its glory!

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{Dress/Fashion to Figure via The Plus Bus, Heels/JCPenny, Bangles/I Bought in India, Earrings/Ring/Clutch/IAMSHEGLOBAL}

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}