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I am definitely a warm weather gal, and it most evident when one investigates my January shopping trends. Most of my friends are rooting through the clearance racks for rock bottom prices on sweaters, coats, and boots. I, on the other hand, am perusing the new arrivals on the websites of my favorite brands. My style is beach casual and I tend to own a few high quality pieces rather than several discount items. I firmly believe that, if you are wearing more than flip flops, you are overdressed. I also love color, and this year I am swooning over coral and aqua blue!

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DHARA DRESS

I love, love, love this Dhara Dress in Tide Blue by Athleta! The hue is reminiscent of tropical waters, the fit is quite flattering (it is available in petite…yay!), and it packs well – very important for a gypsy like me! You can view the full listing here:

http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=89745&vid=1&pid=406746&mlink=46831,5927263,SDDhara1_1&clink=5927263

PANIOLO FLIP FLOPS

Olu Kai is a Hawaiian-based company. Olu is Hawaiian for comfort, and Kai, ocean. I bought my first pair of their Paniolo flip flops in Tobacco (a rich deep brown) last year, and they made it through three vacations and two music festivals comfortably and fashionably. The quality is high, so do not be overwhelmed by the $85 price tag – you’ll be strolling down the beach in them for years to come. For this spring, I’d like to buy the lighter Dune that is pictured here. More details are available here:

http://www.olukai.com/Product_AllWomens_Paniolo_20129-2020.aspx

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A perfect accent to the beautiful aqua blue dress is my Polu Kai (Hawaiian for Blue Water) Pendant. It is genuine seaglass wrapped in silver wire and accented with opalescent Swarovski crystals. It is completed with a soft tan sueded cord with a handmade silver clasp. For more photos and ordering information, please view this link to my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/105551320/polu-kai-aqua-blue-sea-glass-pendant

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This Hanalei Bay Bracelet, also from my Etsy shop, is another beautiful accessory for your spring ocean tones. It is named for a popular surf spot on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It is crafted with delicate pale bottle green (think vintage Coke bottle) recycled glass beads, woven with soft distressed light brown leather. The Aloha look is finished with a lovely white-washed copper hibiscus toggle. Additional photos and information is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/105552958/hanalei-bay-pale-bottle-green-hibiscus?ref=v1_other_2

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TILLY TOP

I just adore the vibrant coral pink color and easy fit of this Lucky Brand Tilly Top! It is a soft tone-on-tone paisley pattern with a versatile 3/4 length – perfect for early spring or summer evenings! I would pair it with skinny denim capris. More information can be viewed here:

http://www.luckybrand.com/Paisley-Tilly-Top/LBW02413,default,pd.html?navid=search

AUSTIN ZIP POUCH

While I am utilitarian when it comes to shoes, I am quite the handbag junkie! Fossil is my favorite brand, and I possess a very impressive collection! This Saddle Austin Zip Pouch will most certainly be the latest addition! The small size (only 7×5) makes it perfect to slip into a larger tote bag or to carry your essentials on a night out. Details are listed here:

http://www.fossil.com/en_US/shop/women/categories/handbag_collections/austin_handbags/austin_zip_pouch-sl3933p.html?parent_category_rn=331133&departmentCategoryId=331097&pn=c&cm_vc=339084&imagePath=SL3933216

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The soft coral pink of the recycled glass and the light distressed leather of my Kaihalulu Betty Bracelet perfectly complement the shades of the top and bag. Kaihalulu is a red sand beach in a secluded cove on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Details on this chunky surfer girl bracelet can be seen here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/119571944/kaihalulu-coral-pink-hibiscus-recycled

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you have enjoyed my fashion selections. Be sure to check back for more warm weather finds!

Shanti,
Erin

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