Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

December 5th, 2013 | By | 242 Comments

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Considering most of the US is in a cold spell, I figured it’s a good time to close your eyes, take a deep breath and think some seriously warm thoughts. Now if only when we all opened our eyes, we would be somewhere warm.

But, there are a few ways to make freezing days feel a bit warmer. Brace yourself, there are a lot of options: (more…)

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November 7th, 2013 | By | 284 Comments

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Running in the rain is one of my favorite past times. It really is like exercise, therapy, and a shower, all balled up into one refreshing amazing experience. Actually, if you think about it, running in less than ideal conditions has a bit of a Rocky-Balboa-I’m-hardcore element to it, and it’s an ultimate stress reliever. Some of my favorite runs were done in a deluge (yes, an ipod died), late at night or early in the morning before the sun came up (on well lit streets), in the snow (even though I didn’t go fast), or my favorite…barefoot, while it’s drizzling and foggy on the beach (thank you Cannon Beach).
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November 5th, 2013 | By | 285 Comments

Outfit Inspo: The Desert Fox

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Add  touch of whimsy and sun-scorched warmth to the season with kits inspired by adventure and Southwest outposts. Cozy up to western style year-round with our favorite printed knits. Embrace the look with carefree silhouettes, earth tones and tanned leather.

Get the Look:
*Start with a printed knit, preferably earth-toned. The cozier the better.
*Add a maxi skirt, bohemian dress or beach pant.
*Top with a pair of tall boots or moccasins.
*Balance soft lines with native-inspired hardware.

Shop the Trend: Desert Fox

October 31st, 2013 | By | 319 Comments

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Be a sunset watcher.

Once, I was traveling in the Greek Isles and was staying at a hostel. I realized it was almost sunset time, and something in my DNA said, “hey you’d better figure out a way to go watch it.” Everyone else was partying, eating, or hanging out in the common room, but I found my way to the roof and watched one of the most spectacular sunsets during my time there. There were two other people on the roof:  an employee at the hostel, and another traveler (I think from the Czech Republic or something). The employee turned to us two lone travelers, and told me something I still haven’t forgotten: “You are either a person who watches sunsets, or you aren’t. I’m so glad that you made the effort.”  It was in a thick Australian accent too. ‘Twas quite poetic. (more…)