1940s floral tapestry handbag : two squirrels vintage
vintage ivory sheer lace wrap cardigan : the vintage side show
1950s yellow floral dress : Continual
80s black floral oversized duffle weekender : black sheep VL
Blue doesn’t need to be dull, boring and gloomy. Blue is a color of summer too! Picked these favorites from Urban Outfitters
Summer months are almost here! The beach waves are calling out to me! Last year was an incomparable summer and how I wish we could all be back again in Boracay! Just a few more beach outings and I know I’ll learn how to swim.
A week-long vacation by the coast would be fantastic; to wake up by the shore in time for the sunrise; to breathe in fresh air; to run with our dogs by the shore; to feast on freshly-caught fish and shell fishes grilled on the coals; a tall glass of iced lemonade; to sit on the sand under the shades of a palm tree; to walk bare feet on the powdery sand; ahhh, simple pleasures that I imagine.
What are you summer plans? Wouldn’t it be nice to just pack your bags and go?
Summer Essentials from: Urban Outfitters
It isn’t too late for me to feature Free People’s 2012 February Catalog. Lots of pastels in blue, pink, and yellow; light and gauzy tops which are perfect for the summer. My super favorite: the Pacific Trails Pants from the FP One exclusive collection. This flowing, wide leg pants has floral patterns, and like the other pieces from the FP One collection, is inspired by the traditional craftsmanship of Indian women.
Which one is your pick?
The beautiful island of Boracay is located in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. The island can be found at the northwest end of Panay Island and is a part of Aklan province. Boracay is best known for its powdery, white beach sands which for many travelers is the “best in the world”.
The two most popular beaches in Bora are the White Beach and the Bulabog Beach. West of the island is the White Beach, which is the main tourist destination. It is about four kilometers long and is lined with hotels, resorts, lodging houses, restaurants and other business establishments.
Travel & Leisure magazine names Boracay as one (4th) of the Top 10 Best Islands in the World for 2011.
On the island, you can enjoy fun and excitement from a wide range of activities: such as snorkeling, diving, helmet-diving, banana-boat ride, jet skiing, boating, sailing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, and para-sailing.
The island literally does not sleep at night and you can eat, drink, dance and party until the wee hours of the morning at the Beachfront. If you just want some quiet time to relax and unwind, you can take walks along the beach, wait for the sunrise or watch the sunset.
Are you planning a trip to Boracay? If yes, these travel tips will come in handy:
1. Book your airline ticket online and make online hotel reservations a few months in advance and avail of special promos.
2. Visit the island during off-peak season when prices are cheaper on almost almost everything including airline tickets, accommodation, food, souvenirs, etc.
3. There are plenty of shops and restaurants outside, just a few walks away from the Beachfront where everything is priced cheaper.
4. Even if you plan to stay in Boracay for a few days, you don’t need to bring lots of clothes as you can buy swimsuits, shorts, and tee-shirts right from the island.
5. Haggling is encouraged to get discounts from vendors and from locals who are offering island activities.
Have you been to Boracay?
All photos on this post by: theshopbug.com
A splash of colors!
From Alice & Olivia’s 2012 Resort Lookbook :