Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Burnt Sienna

 we found the seaglass spot!
 our new kitty friend!
 he was such a lover!
top - cotton on / pants - american eagle / old rocket dog shoes

one of our (new) favorite things to do is hunt for seaglass.  we discovered this passion while we were in hawaii.  since we got back we've been trying to find good locations close by that have a good selection.  and we have found a few good locations!  we were pleasantly surprised when we were down in Monterey to find a secluded area that had several great pieces! yay!

oh, and when we were done with our seaglass adventure we found a super friendly cat!  we just had to hang out with him for a little while and feel the kitty love!

and now i am all caught up on pics from the past couple months!  yay!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

a summer wedding

a month ago we went to a friend's wedding.  (i know... i finally had time to go through the pics.  i'll be up-to-date with this soon, i promise).

 hubby wouldn't come over... hence the pouty face.
 they had chinese lanterns... i couldn't resist dancing with one i found that landed in the parking lot!
dress - urban outfitters / jewelry - amaniworks / old shoes and purse

i love this dress... check out the super fun pattern!  it is so lightweight and comfy, even if it is 100 degrees outside (which it was!).  ahh... i love the summertime!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

dreaming clouds

 dress - thrifted urban renewal / jacket - h&m / shoes - dsw / purse - zulily / jewelry - amaniworks

just got back from another mini vacation to los angeles for the 4th of july.  we spent most of our time enjoying all the wonderful vegan restaurants they have down there... such a great variety of yumminess!  got to spend time with both my family and the hubbies family.  all around good times!

i got this dress from our previous trip to la.  it is thrifted--score!  and it is urban renewal (made from vintage fabrics)--double score!  i love great eco-friendly finds, they make me HAPPY!

Monday, July 2, 2012

bright silence

top - h&m conscious collection / pants - target / shoes - dsw / purse - joy accessories / vintage bangles

wow.  i have been quite busy lately!  so much "spring cleaning" to do in our house (although i suppose i should call it "summer cleaning").  plus i am in the middle of clearing out my online jewelry shop so i can make some big and amazing changes.  we are thinking about heading down to the in-laws for the 4th of july... so i see some thrift shopping and amazing vegan food eating in the near future! yay!

Monday, June 25, 2012

everything is never as it seems

 top - cotton on / shorts - tjmaxx / shoes - dsw / jewelry -

today is my half birthday!  yay!  i enjoyed some guilt free cookies and exercised (making the cookies even more guilt free!)  i am rather sad though.  Lonesome George (google him if you don't know who that is) passed away.  one of my dreams in life was to go to the Galapagos to see him... 

on a somewhat related note, i'm working on (re)finding myself and what i really want out of life.

"i'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.
it's hard to say i'd rather stay awake when i'm asleep
because my dreams are bursting at the seams..."

Thursday, June 21, 2012

oh, it is love

one of my favorite things is to go to thrift stores!  you never know what you might find!  what can be even more fun is to go to a thrift store that charges by the pound.  i feel like a treasure hunter in search of that perfect piece of clothing or beautiful fabric.

i found this skirt while digging through the bins at a goodwill outlet.  i loved the vibrant colors and the tropical pattern.  i had to have it.  the only problem was that it had a hole in it...

lucky for me, the hole was right on the seam!  simple to fix!  all i needed to do was sew that seam right up, and tada! all fixed!

i decided that this skirt worked much better as a dress, all i needed to do was add a belt around the waist.  it was perfect to wear while we were in hawaii.  i even got compliments on it!  this is definitely one of my fave summer dresses!  so comfy, lightweight, and totally unique!

 at the kalalau lookout
 napali coast behind us
 on the hanapepe swinging bridge
thrifted dress / jean jacket - h&m

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Shoreline Access

we were visiting a cute little shop in historic hanapepe town and were told by the friendly owner to go to certain beaches and locations while we were still on the island.  he told us how to get to these places and drew a map for us as well.  yet, we somehow still had much difficulty finding these places!

 after wandering around the golf course, we FINALLY found the beach!
 hubby was super excited...
 top - old navy; jeans - american eagle; old sneakers so i dont break an ankle hiking down to the beach.

 we spotted a couple crabs!
love the ocean and beach!

AND, as promised...

they are just the most adorable little things!  i love them!