Friday, December 11, 2009

Perfect in Paradise - Friday Fashion Finds

Who needs all this freezing rain and snow? Not me! Escape to a warm, tropical paradise or start getting your ideas flowing for Spring with elements from my latest and favorite, avian inspired trend. The hot tropical greens, whites, and pops of watermelon reds really heats things up. The holidays are in full swing, and while I really should be offering good gift ideas, I just can't help it.. (well OK if you would like, here is a lovely gift guide for your hand made shopping). However nowadays my Fridays are devoted towards these delicious little outfits that of course, look just that more elegant with a hand painted scarf thrown in :)

First, I'd like to share with you this gorgeous painting by Kathy Morton-Stanion that my heart simply flutters for. Just look at these amazing colors and the texture of the paint simply leaps off the canvas! It seems like an abstract landscape of beautiful shimmering ocean blues and lush, exotic jungles.. Incredible.

On that note, as you are packing your bags to your next tropical paradise destination, here is a yummy outfit for you to wear whether you're lounging about, enjoying shopping adventures or a romantic afternoon lunch.. this basic strategy is fail proof!

Start with this white hot, cotton sun dress which is already oh, so sweet, paired with these super cool gladiator sandals and vintage Emmanuelle sunglasses. Toss on this beautiful parrot necklace and super sexy feather earrings to add a little tropical charm.

Complete the savvy day traveler look with this recycled burlap tote (oh, I want this so badly!) that can be used later for grocery trips, or anywhere really. As the heat of the day subsides, and cooler ocean winds creep in, throw on a colorful, hand painted scarf and eighties jean jacket to keep it chic!






10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!!!

Kathy

Its Our Earth said...

Thanks Angel - This combo brings Warm Tropical Thoughts to us here in the deep freeze in Chicago.

The Parrot Burlap Messenger bag is being given away in a promotion on CosaVerde.com. Look in their Blog for "Give It Forward #24".

AmyMayDesign said...

What fun selections! Makes me want to be on a beach wearing all of those fun goodies:)

Suzanne said...

lovely! love the painting, love the gladiator sandals and, of course, love the scarf!

Bren said...

of course this is so enticing and inspires a trip back to the islands or Mexico! Great selections!

VIRAL THREADS said...

Wow, what a lovely blog! I love the way you pair outfits & paintings together & that everything is so readily available with links to purchase! Thank you so much for featuring my dress! Have a lovely weekend & happy holidays!

kari beth said...

Fabulous finds!

Iris McWIlliams said...

GORGEOUS!! Love the outfit, want to wear it now! :) I love that you include a painting in your finds! Im craving some warm, sunny weather too!! Hurry up spring!! :)

Holly said...

That is a beautiful painting! Stopping by via Iris and Jenn at Rook No. 17. I love your scarves. Just bought one to send to my mother in law!

Great fashion finds...I probably still have a few 80's denim jackets in a closet somewhere!

silk scarves said...

The hand painted scarf is really nice! Like a real oil painting.