Category: Tropical

Pastels, Petals, and Pattern Mixing

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Nothing says springtime quite like rocking subtle shades of pastels—I’m thinking eggshell blue, baby pink, lavender, and muted sunshine-yellow. The only problem? I’ve learned over the years (and especially through all my blog photos) that I just don’t look very good in pastels. My skin tone lives for the “go bold or go home” mentality when it comes to what colors to wear. That’s why when the stylish ladies of the Magnificent Eight group asked me to participate in a special “pastel pattern mixing” post, I struggled a bit to put together a fashionable outfit! Continue reading “Pastels, Petals, and Pattern Mixing”

Art by Fashion: A Puerto Rican Mask

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Today I’m excited to announce my new type of post/continuous series, Art by Fashion! As an artist, I’ve recently come to realize that there are a lot of similarities between good art and good fashion. I mean, yah, it’s not rocket science to put two and two together—they’re both highly creative things. Continue reading “Art by Fashion: A Puerto Rican Mask”

Just Keep Swimming, Swimming, Swimming

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Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I thought I’d do a swimsuit roundup for you to shop. I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers doing this lately, but I wanted to create one for you focusing on more affordable suits–all of these one-pieces are $40 or under. I love that one-piece swimsuits are so in style right now. I think they’re super cute (and more comfortable) but I can’t really wear them ‘cause it turns out I have an abnormally long torso. Even so, I rounded up 8 of my favorite, least expensive, and most practical swimsuits. (Strapless suits and ones with ruffles or extra fabric are obviously not for actual swimming…just saying.) Continue reading “Just Keep Swimming, Swimming, Swimming”