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Taking it to the Beach

This post is underwritten by Old Navy. Whether you’re looking for a tankini, bikini, or a one piece, Old Navy has you confidently covered at a great price.

When it’s time to hit the beach to relax, swim, or stroll along the water, the key thing is that I am always colorful in my look and ready for my bright hues to soak up the sun! From head to toe you can also select pieces that put an extra pop in your swim attire and some added fun in your day!  Here are some options to have you ready down by the water:

Head On

Look chic in this oversized floppy straw hat from Bakers that will not only block your face from the sun, but give you glam headwear as you walk through the sand and look for seashells to put in your hand.  Available in turquoise, pink and white, this hat provides the perfect color options to go with any outfit.

Bakers Oversized Floppy Hat $15

Getting Shady

When you want a playful pair of sunglasses, look no further than Chilli Beans.  Known as the largest Brazilian chain of sunglasses and accessories, there are a huge variety of specs that offer many possibilities. This red pair below from Isabela Capeto brings spice and colorful cool that will make the dogs drool.

Chilli Beans Sunglasses by Isabela Capeto, $88-$188

A Welcomed Earful

Kendra Scott offers so many color combinations for earrings and jewelry that you could create a pair for every look you have in your closet!  Complement the sun and add a tribal look with these Skylar earrings in yellow.  With a Color Bar to select the stones you want in your jewelry, you’ll never leave the house without a Kendra Scott piece on your body.

Kendra Scott Skylar Earrings in Yellow, $65

Brace Yourself

Whether poolside or a day out and about, this stylish Lanno Bia bracelet can be worn with the beach in mind.  Reflecting colors that make me think of being by the water, the twists made by this bracelet will also be turning heads.

Lanno Bia bracelet, $72

Swim with Me

Prints on any swimwear are always fun and should make being in a bikini a party at anytime!  I love this colorful leopard/tiger 2 piece from Old Navy  that screams “Throw me a beachball!” or “Your missing a tropical beverage!”  With this look or any of the selections at Old Navy, you’re destined to make a style splash at any bash!

Old Navy Women’s Printed Triangle Halter Tab Bikini, $17.50 pc

Cover Up

Whenever I wear a cover-up, I prefer something versatile that I can wear to brunch, run errands, or for a night out on the town.  If you’re on the go with no time for a complete outfit change, get this rope halter beach dress from Victoria’s Secret. It’s perfect for the beach and for an afternoon meet and greet! With a ruched empire waist, built-in shelf bra and double rope halter strap, you can easily go from casual flip flops to fashion wedges to sexy heels in no time!

Victoria’s Secret The Rope Halter Beach Dress in Tango Pink, $29.50

Flip Flopping Around

You can wear any old flips flops or you can step out in a colorful foundation with iPANEMA. Brazil is a nation of vibrant colors and natural beauty, where Ipanema Beach embodies the Brazilian culture, and is known for its elegance and social life. The iPANEMA brand was created with the casual and beach spirit in mind. There are great colors to choose from to go with any swim outfit and in honor of National Flip Flop day on June 15th, celebrate into weekend by wearing a pair into the sunset!

iPANEMA Flip Flops, $18-$38

Bag It

Of course you need a bag to carry all your beach essentials and you shouldn’t stop short of the opportunity to be stylish once again.  Opt for a hand woven bag from Banago! A collection filled with vibrant colors and exotic patterns, this could be the focal point of your complete swim look and a bag you don’t want to leave unattended.

Banago hand woven bags, $88

Now that I have went through all the necessities for your beach outing, I hope I have provided you with many colorful options to inspire and embrace. So grab your sunscreen, and get your colorful self in the water, sand and by the lemonade stand!

Thank you again to Old Navy for sponsoring my post. I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all my own.

COEUR Show Recap

Henri Myers, Co-Founder of COEUR standing in front of hanging macramé by Matters of Space

I was invited to attend the COEUR show downtown LA at the Cooper Design Space on March 14th and was happy to accept!  Being a first timer to the event, I learned that this is a unique tradeshow with select accessory, gift, home, and footwear collections ideal for artful sophisticates and bohemians.  “This show is for the lifestyle individual – they travel, eat at great restaurants and when it comes to items they like great things,” says Henri Myers, Co-Founder of COEUR.

I’ve never been to the Cooper Design Space, and I was intrigued by all the showrooms, the antique feel of the building and the friendly greeters at the entrance.  When I reached the 11th floor where the event was held, I entered a world like no other where I was attracted to several vendors and the products they offer.


Banago handbags and mats

When I walked towards the Banago booth I was sucked in by the vivid colors and styles. A collection of hand woven bags and home accessories, these items bring “island chic style to the city”.  They are hand crafted by artisans in the Pacific Islands with great use of color.  I wanted to take everything home with me, but the coolest item that stood out was the collapsible stool box.

Banago collapsible box shown flat and full-size

What I love about this box is that you can sit on it, store items inside, or collapse it flat and carry it to your next destination!  I appreciate things that are multi-purpose and easy to move around.  You can purchase Banago at your nearest Anthropologie store.

Susannagh Grogan

Susannagh Grogan scarf with quote, "If you want to be happy, be"

Feminine, prestigious, luxurious, unique.  Those are the 4 words used to describe the scarves made by Susannagh Grogan and I completely agree! These statement pieces are handrolled printed silk scarves where many have a fun quote or motto inserted on them, such as “If you want to be happy, be”.  The label was started in 2009 aimed at people who enjoy and appreciate the art of accessorizing and who recognize scarves as the next ultimate accessory.  I wanted to wrap myself in many of her bold patterned designs, but the beauty of them is captured when you open it up fully and take it all in.  Check out her website for the entire collection.

Matters of Space

Me wearing a Josie necklace from Matters of Space

Adding Matters of Space to my jewelry box would be a welcomed addition!  This interior design company moved into the product design space 3 years ago and created hand-made jewelry out of reclaimed and recycled textiles and materials, such as silk lame and baby alpaca yarn.  I tried on one of the necklaces that went with my outfit and felt like I could pair it with a lot of different things!  There was also some of their furniture on display in the lounge area of the event, complete with hanging macramé (see photo of Henri at the beginning of the article).  Based in LA with showrooms in NY, Atlanta and Chicago, Matters of Space has positioned themselves as a standout company and one to watch.

Gräf & Lantz

Gräf & Lantz felt handbags

Always on the lookout for one-of-a-kind handbags, Gräf & Lantz has changed the game by making felt handbags.  Using custom felts from Germany made of merino wool, these colorful handbags are sure to add a pop to any ensemble.  A unique factor of these bags is that they stain and water resistant!  That’s a plus in my book that will make this a long lasting staple.  Also making other accessories in felt such as an iPad holder, their items are sold all over California.

Overall, this was a great opportunity for me to get introduced to new brands that are out there catering to a wide range of consumers that enable you to express who you are and treasure what you have.  Looking forward to the next show!

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