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Monday, November 24, 2014

Puuhonua O Honaunau Place of Refuge

Snorkeling on the volcanic rock beach right next door
 
This is also a protected area for Sea Turtle. We saw 2 of them floating in the bay.

What I Was Wearing

Bikini: LSpace Swim
Sunglasses: Ray Ban "Clubmaster"
Swim Cover: Closet Creep Vintage

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vintage Beatles Crop Tank

Have you headed over to my Etsy shop to check out all of the amazing vintage? My hands down best selling items are my vintage crop tanks. This Beatles one is no exception. It flew out of the shop in less than a few days. But don't worry, there is plenty more available in so many rad vintage prints.


What I Was Wearing:

Vintage Crop Tank: Closet Creep Vintage
Printed Pants: Lux Clothing
Wedges: Lux Clothing
Sunglasses: GoJane 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Colorful Sand on The Big Island

One of my favorite parts about The Big Island was the different types of beaches. There is so much variety from white sand, black sand, green sand and even no sand - just purely volcanic rock. We were lucky enough to find time to visit at least one of each color while there. Today, I will share where we went and why it was so special.


 
Kua Bay - White Sand



Kua Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to. If you are dying for the typical vacation "white sand & turquois water" then look no further. About 15 min North of the Kona Airport, Kua Bay is the perfect spot for sunbathing, snorkling & photo opportunities.


Punaluu Beach - Black Sand
   
While there are a few black sand beaches on The Big Island (see Waipio Valley here), we knew we wanted to check out
Punaluu Beach. This spot is on the Southern part of the Island on the way to Volcano National Park from Kona. It is a very popular spot to see turtles. Unfortunately, we only saw one in the water. We arrived pretty late in the day (about 4pm) and I am assuming the turtles come to the sand to sun bathe more when the sun is at its hottest around lunch time. Overall this beach was pretty crowded with tourist, but definitley a site to see.


Papakolea Beach - Green Sand
Papakolea Beach was by far my favorite beach. After a 3 mile off road adventure in our 4x4 Jeep, we made it to this cove full of olive green sand and turquoise water. If you do not have a 4x4 vehicle you can walk the 3 miles in, but it is a very long walk. The water was not only beautiful, but also warm and very fun to pay in the waves. The beach itself is very small, so pack light. It feels almost as if you are in a canyon with all the amazing cliffs that inclose this beach. Please, please, please put this beach on your must do's!

If you have any questions about the Big Island and the beaches, please feel free to comment below

XOXO
-Kara

Monday, November 3, 2014

Transitioning into Fall

This time of year is always tricky in Southern California. One day its blazing hot beach ready, and the next is chilly breeze, make me wanna snuggle in bed all day. It is very important to have pieces in your wardrobe that can work in all seasons. 
I paired a Closet Creep vintage denim dress with the most amazing military jacket from Lux Clothing. Topped off with my new Jeffery Campbell booties and a Livre Brune bullet necklace, this look was perfect for the changing temperatures throughout the day. 

What I Was Wearing:

Vintage Denim Dress: Closet Creep Vintage
Aztec Military Jacket: Lux Clothing
Bullet Necklace: Livre Burne via Lux Clothing

Friday, October 31, 2014

DIY Costume: Wednesday Adams

I was inspired by all of the Halloween movies blasted all over cable right now to make this one. Wednesday Addams, the cutest/evilest little girl around. After a lazy day of watching The Addams Family Movie and Addams Family Values, I knew I had to re-create Wednesday. Man, what an easy costume this was! I picked one of the many black dresses I already own, black tights, black shoes and made myself a white collar out of felt and velcro. Complete with Thing the hand which my sister found at our local Goodwill, I tied my hair in pigtails and called it a day! What do you guys think?

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