Setting the Mood: Five Alive

By |April 28th, 2014|Setting the Mood|

mexican fiestaSomehow it seems we’ve made it through the showers of April without drowning and soon it will be May, one of my favorite months.  So, bring on the flowers.  Also, go ahead and bring on the tequila because Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner.  Sure, some people take it to extremes kind of like St. Patrick’s Day, but because I could easily eat Mexican food every day for the rest of my life, I’m happy to have a designated day for it.  Fun fact: Cinco de Mayo (also called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla) is not actually Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16.  Another reason to indulge in Mexican culture.

cinco de mayo accessories

Anna Sui Lace Paneled Silk Kimono,  Eugenia Kim Sylvie Floral Embellished HeadbandCharlotte Olympia Rosa Rose Appliquéd Leather SandalsAlexander McQueen The De Manta Printed Clutch




Setting the Mood: … And Break.

By |March 4th, 2014|Setting the Mood|

spring break fashionYour definition of “spring break” doesn’t necessarily need to include a wet t-shirt contest and well tequila shot from a super soaker into your already inebriated mouth.  Sometimes the best kind of spring breaks are those spent with close friends in low key locations.  Sure, during my years as a co-ed I visited the obvious and oh so exotic locales of Aculpulco, Cancun, and Panama City, but never did I appear in a Girls Gone Wild DVD, nor did I awake in nothing but plastic beads.  I did, however, misplace my purse and nearly face a lifetime spent in Mexico without government ID.  But alas, UPS delivers to all of Northern America and I was returned home safely to two less than impressed parental units.  While my behavior south of the border was less than stellar, let’s just remember that I was far from bikini clad, AK47 holding, Riff Raff groupie, so I call that a “win.”  And why should we ditch the tradition once we’ve earned our undergraduate degrees?  Maybe, much like naps, spring break is a tradition that should span on throughout all of adulthood.

spring break accessoriesLe Specs Cheshire Round Frame Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses, Etro Woven Pandanus and Printed Cotton FedoraAlexander Wang Prisma Silicone ToteSophia Webster Violeta Vinyl Sandals