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Beautiful Vintage: Floral and Spring

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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

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Blue Summer Outfits by UO

Blue doesn’t need to be dull, boring and gloomy. Blue is a color of summer too! Picked these favorites from Urban Outfitters

blue fashion by urban outfittersThistlepearl Lace Racerback Dress
Staring at Stars Lace Bell-Sleeve Dress
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Pins and Needles Trellis Dress
byCORPUS Crisscross Dress

blue accessories UO

Dripping Seed Bead Duster Earring
Ray-Ban Squared Rubber Wayfarer Sunglasses
BAGGU Oversized Tote Bag
Urban Renewal Vintage Turquoise Tab Necklace

Stripes for Summer by Urban Outfitters

Striped summer must-have’s from Urban Outfitter’s March Catalog.

urban outfitters striped outfits march catalogSilence & Noise strappy stripe cropped tank

truly madly deeply cropped tee

Les Prairies de Paris La Cook Skirt

cooperative striped canvas backpack

Summer Travel: Ready for the Beach?

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?

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Summer Essentials from: Urban Outfitters

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Pretty Pastels for February

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.

free people february catalogPacific Trails Pants from the FP One Collection

free people february catalogSequined mini dress. Oh so glamorous!

free people february catalogSheer floral patterned long bed jacket

free people february catalogtank dress with attached crop top

Like pastel?

Which one is your pick?

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The Beautiful Island of Boracay

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”.

boracay islandThe 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.

boracay islandFacing east is the Bulabog Beach, a favorite spot for the adventurous where you can enjoy windsurfing and kiteboarding.

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Travel & Leisure magazine names Boracay as one (4th) of the Top 10 Best Islands in the World for 2011.

boracay islandA visit to Bora is not at all cheap. You should save-up a considerable budget to make most out your trip but it is definitely worth the splurge!

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.

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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.

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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.

Check out HotelsCombined.com to find all the best hotel sites in Boracay, in one place.

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.

 

boracayThe best hotel deals - in 1 simple search

Have you  been to Boracay?

All photos on this post by: theshopbug.com

Lookbook: Alice and Olivia 2012 Resort

Lookbook: Alice and Olivia 2012 Resort

A splash of colors!

From Alice & Olivia’s 2012 Resort Lookbook :

Alice and Olivia 2012 Resort