Monday, July 21, 2014

Band of Gypsies

Band of Gypsies is one of my favorite lifestyle brands! This beautiful women's fashion label epitomizes the free spirit attitude associated with wanderlust, nature, and the nomadic lifestyle.  Many of the vintage-inspired silhouettes are free-flowing and instantly make me feel like a gypsy queen!  The carefree and romantic vibe to their clothing is definitely my style!  I simply love seeing the diverse cultural influences in so many of their eclectic prints!

I paired one of their maxi skirts with a simple pullover, and Kim looks amazing in the Band of Gypsies maxi kimono!  I love all of their pieces because they include unique, bohemian prints which are so fun and easy to wear.  I had another amazing time getting behind the camera to take photos of my close friend Kim!  We headed to the beach, as I am forever inspired by the Sea...there is nothing better than spending the day at your favorite spot, with those close to your heart!  

Photos by: Michelle Cardona, Edited by: Berlynn Photography
Easy Breezy Crochet Slip, Free People
Duster Kimono Jacket, Band of Gypsies, Similar here
Coin Necklace & Belt, lovestrength

Photos by: Berlynn Photography

Thunderbird Pullover, Billabong
Maxi Skirt, Band of Gypsies, from Urban Outfitters
Antalya Coin Collar Necklace, Child of Wild
 Mystic Gypsy Necklace (Worn as Wrap Bracelet), Victory Jewelry
 Concho Chain Belt, lovestrength

Stay tuned for more styling adventures, featuring Band of Gypsies!

Thank you for reading...keep shining!
~Michelle xo

Friday, July 11, 2014

Better Together

Sometimes the only thing that can lift a heavy heart, can be the most simple thing - hearing that perfect song.  There is nothing like escaping to your favorite spot, tuning everything out, and getting away from it all.  Yesterday, I was inspired by one of my favorite musicians, Jack Johnson.  I found myself singing along to his music and enjoying another beautiful Summer day under the trees. The combination of Jack Johnson's music and lyrics always lifts my spirits.  It seems like whenever I hear his voice, I am instantly transported back to Hawaii, and I somehow feel the cool breeze of the island trade winds.  

"Better Together"
 Jack Johnson

There is no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard
No song that I could sing, but I can try for your heart
Our dreams, and they are made out of real things
Like a shoebox of photographs
With sepia-toned loving

Love is the answer
At least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here? And where do we go?
And how come it's so hard?
It's not always easy and
Sometimes life can be deceiving
I'll tell you one thing
It's always better when we're together

Mmm, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, we'll look at the stars when we're together
Well, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, it's always better when we're together

And all of these moments
Just might find their way into my dreams tonight
But I know that they'll be gone
When the morning light sings
And brings new things
For tomorrow night you see
That they'll be gone too

Too many things I have to do
But if all of these dreams might find their way
Into my day to day scene
I'd be under the impression
I was somewhere in between
With only two
Just me and you
Not so many things we got to do
Or places we got to be
We'll sit beneath the mango tree now

Mmm, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, we'll look at the stars when we're together
Well, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, it's always better when we're together

I believe in memories
They look so, so pretty when I sleep
Hey now, and when I wake up
You look so pretty sleeping next to me
But there is not enough time
And there is no, no song I could sing
And there is no combination of words I could say
But I will still tell you one thing
We're better together.

Photography by: Alexander J. Martinez

Desert Wanderer Tassel Kimono (Sunset) by Spell & the Gypsy Collective
Sold Out and Unavailable on Spell's website, however currently available at Rica Boutique

Voile & Lace Trapeze Slip (Tea), Free People
Dreamweaver Crossbody Bag by Spell, from Free People
Galloon Lace Halter Bra, Free People
Waning Circles Pendant, Free People
Handmade Bracelets by Her Dream
The Savannah Hat by Seven Seas, from 1 Vintage Soul
Handmade Feather Necklace, from 1 Vintage Soul

Monday, July 7, 2014

I hope...

I hope something makes you laugh uncontrollably today.

I hope somebody makes you smile until your cheeks hurt.

I hope you feel incredibly beautiful and capable of accomplishing anything.

I hope you feel unstoppably happy and full of life.

I hope you begin to see what I see and I hope you don't stop believing.

So if by chance your smile begins to fade,

I hope you remember how much you deserve pure joy

And, if only for a moment,

I hope your spirit dances with excitement for the future.

~Rob Hill Sr.

All Photos by: Berlynn Photography

Paisley Sioux Top by Lenni the Label
White Denim Shorts by American Eagle 
Antalya Coin Collar Necklace from Child of Wild
Phoenix Concho Belt by lovestrength

Thank you for reading...keep shining.

~Michelle xo