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Festival Season

February 27, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With spring approaching and bringing in the warm weather, we are gearing up with the cutest accessories to make this year’s festival season one to remember! Do you guys have any plans? We want to inspire you to get out there in style! Here are a few looks featuring some brand new items hitting the store this season! We couldn’t be more excited!

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We paired our new January birthstone bracelet with the red seed bead tassel bracelet, along with the burgundy studded bracelet.

COMING SOON: Desert Festival Bags!

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Make it boho or beachy! You decide!

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Vibe out!

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We cant wait for you to own your very own!

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Live free, Pura Vida fam.

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Weekend Getaway

February 19, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Cheers to the weekend! We thought we’d kick off this beautiful, sunny day on the water! What better way to spend a Saturday? Load up the cooler, grab your bestie and hop on the boat. Time to cruise away to an island for awhile!

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All aboard. We took the boat to one of our favorite locations, Masonboro Island. This is where many people come and spend the day with friends and family while enjoying the beachy views.

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Aloha sun rays!

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Ocean air, palms and cold brew… can we ask for much more? We made a pit stop and docked up to grab an iced coffee to accompany us.

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Good vibes all around! Takin’ it easy, living simply down by the shore.

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Don’t forget your pup! Our furry babes like the ocean too, duh!

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Where do you like to escape to on the weekends?

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Beach Yoga Flow

January 30, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Relax and free your mind. Getting started with a new year and new priorities can be a lot to load on your plate and can take a toll on your body and mind. It’s important to set goals, but dont forget to take care of yourself along the way. Did you know most of the stress we endure is brought on by ourselves? We decided to un-fog our mind and let free for a bit during an evening beach yoga session.

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Pay close attention to the air flowing into your lungs and be intentional with your breaths.

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Stay focused. Take in the good + release the bad energy.

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Take moments just to be still and give yourself time take it all in. Feel the breeze, smell the salt.

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At the end of the day, go over what you are grateful for. Make a mental list of all the good thats to come your way and how you will achieve just that. Taking time for yourself is so important, yet we often forget to take a minute and just breathe. We encourage you to get moving this week and stay active, or just take a moment to enjoy the life all around you. Namaste.

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Yogi model: @wolfuntamed

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Coffee Bath

January 11, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Need a quick way to warm up and reenergize during these cold months? We have just the thing. A Coffee Bath! Coffee Baths are nourishing for dry skin and they smell AMAZING. Take some time to pamper yourself. You deserve it!

What You’ll Need:
1) Coffee scrub (Make one yourself or use a pre-made one. We used frank body.)
2) Essential oil
3) Candles
4) A good book
5) Tea

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img_4211Step 3: Grab a good readimg_4208Step 4: Grab a mug of warm teaimg_4222Step 5: Relax and Enjoy!img_4225Did you know that Pura Vida Bracelets are 100% waterproof?!  Don’t worry about taking your bracelets off before getting into your Coffee Bath. Wearing your bracelets in water only enhances the natural look and feel.  YAY!
How do you stay warm during these cold months?

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Pura Vida x dixie on dallas x Breast Cancer

October 18, 2016 — by Cheyenne Joyner

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How it all got started.

2014 was the year that I did something for myself and for so many others—in very different ways. For others, I was fighting to help find a cure for breast cancer. A huge task. I had pledged to walk 60 miles with my best friend to fund research to find a cure to hopefully one day stop breast cancer altogether. Little did I know, it was going to impact my life more than I ever could have imagined.

I asked my friend Elisabeth if I could walk with her in 2014. I was nervous because she had done the walk before and I didn’t want her to think I was trying to steal her thunder. She is an active cancer philanthropist and thankfully welcomed me into her group. We went on training walks and bought matching gear. She gave me the tips and tricks to fight all things blisters and boobies.

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The walk. 

Right from the very beginning I knew this was where I was meant to be. Seeing so many people walking for the same cause was truly amazing. Day 1 was overwhelming in the best way possible. There was an energy like nothing else, lots of spirit, emotions, and pink. Lots and lots of pink. The same excitement carried over to Day 2.  The walk was around Mission Bay, so the view was great and the path made it easy for friends and family to come. By mile 30, I needed to see the people that helped me get there. The people who helped me fundraise and make posters, and who offered continuous support. It gave me the strength I needed to keep going after passing the halfway mark. The emotions started rolling in on Day 3. I couldn’t believe how far I had walked and how many touching stories I had heard along the way. I’ve known many women who have been affected by breast cancer and my hate for this disease is what fuels my fire to keep walking, that day and everyday. As soon as I turned on Park Blvd. and made the descent into the last mile my legs were no longer tired and I was ready to fight even harder to do my part to find a cure.

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The experience. 

To say that I do the 3-Day walk every year solely for breast cancer research, funding, and finding a cure would be a lie. I also do it for myself. Now I do not have cancer so let’s not get confused, but there is a selfish part of me that does it as sort of a mental healing. Walking past signs that say “I’m alive because you walk” will never leave my memory. Helping someone in this way is the best part of who I am as a philanthropist. Each year that I walk, I pray that I don’t know anyone who has breast cancer.  One day, I hope, events like this will not even exist because there will be a cure. I’m so grateful to potentially be a part of that.

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Pura Vida Bracelets x dixie on dallas x Breast Cancer

I was so excited for the opportunity to team up with Pura Vida.  I’ve admired their work and business model for a long time. Having the support of a local company is so rad and I can’t wait to walk wearing my new breast cancer Ella & Ivory bracelets this year.  I’ve created specialty prints for my modern calligraphy business, dixie on dallas. When purchased, all proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation as well as help me get to the 3-Day walk again. These simple motivational quotes are perfect for the fighter in you and the survivor in every breast cancer patient.

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Fall Picnic

September 30, 2016 — by Courtney Steeves

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We are weekend ready! Fall is in full swing and we cannot get enough of this beautiful weather. This weekend we are spending our time picking apples and sipping cider with friends. Throw on your sweater and enjoy the cool weather. There is something so magical about this time of year.
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What is your favorite fall activity?!

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Fall Yoga Mat Strap

September 11, 2016 — by Courtney Steeves

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Fall schedules can make us crazy between work, school, and everything else that comes with this cooler weather. It is important to make time for an activity that focuses on your mind, body and soul. Make time for you. Yoga is a great way to accomplish this. We have created a yoga mat strap inspired by the new season. We hope to see you in the studio!

 

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What You’ll Need:

1) Leather (2 – 29″ x 1.5″ pieces and 1 – 19″ x 1.5″ piece)

2) Ruler

3) Permanent marker

4) Extra strong thread

5) Hammer

6) Awl

Step 1: On both 29″ pieces of leather make marks at 1/4″, 1″, 5 1/4″, and 6″ in from one end of the leather

img_7772Step 2: Use awl and hammer to punch holes in the four marks on both pieces

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img_7793Step 3: Fold leather so the holes match up and hand sew to secure

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img_7804Step 4: Take the opposite end of the long piece and thread it through the loop formed by sewing the fold together (do this for both pieces of leather)

img_7825Step 5: On both ends of the 19″ piece and on the open ends of the 29″ pieces make a square of four dots

Step 6: Use awl and hammer to punch holes

Step 7: Hand sew a “x” thorugh the holes to secure

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DIY DORM DECOR PART 4 – Succulent Garden

August 21, 2016 — by Courtney Steeves

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DIY dorm decor idea number four! This idea, in our opinion, is the perfect way to bring life into your new dorm room! Check out our succulent garden. Succulents require minimal conditions and minimal care. This makes them perfect for any dorm!

 

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What you’ll need:

1) Paint brushes

2) Paint

3) Pencil

4) Terra cotta pots

5) Potting Soil

6) Succulents

Get Started:

Step 1: Draw desired pattern onto terra cotta pot

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IMG_6540Step 2: Paint desired pattern onto terra cotta pot

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IMG_6598Step 3: Add a small amount of potting soil to terra cotta pot

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IMG_6637(We recommend using a washcloth if you are planting prickly succulents)

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IMG_6655Step 5: Add a small amount of potting soil around the succulent and pat it down

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IMG_6660Step 6: Water your new succulent and place it in the sunlight!

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The Livings Easy

August 21, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Weekend ready and killin’ it on the beach. Living by the sea aint so bad, you guys. 😉 Let’s hear it for the beach babes! Here, we stay in our kinis and Pura Vida Bracelets. Grab your shades, beach towel and of course your favorite stack of Pura Vida’s– Now c’mon! Let’s go play in the sand.

 

We’re loving the neutrals with a pop of blue. This stack makes for the perfect beachy wrist.


Smile bright, be happy!


Anyone else loving the new Cali charm bracelet?!


Living the island dream.

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Seriously can’t get enough of all this sunshine.




What do you fill your Sundaze with? Share the fun by tagging #puravidabracelets on insta. Who knows, you may even get featured!

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American Honey

June 30, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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June is over? Julying. Who else is making exciting plans for this month? July 4th is one of our favorites and we are so pumped for everything we have going on! This year, we’re making sure we deck out with our red, white and blue arm candy. Can’t celebrate the 4th without Pura Vida bracelets, duh! Wherever you find yourself this holiday make it count and look cool, too!

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Shine on, babes.

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Keep your tummy happy and bring along a refreshing snack on your 4th adventures.

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SPARKLERS!

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Enjoy your crazy day! Sending all our love. See ya next time!

Photographer: @michellebishoff

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FRENDS Headphones

June 28, 2016 — by Griffin Thall

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They say opposites attract right? Well to put this to the test, we teamed up with the awesome headphones company @FRENDS to test out some of their trendy headphones with some of our stylish bracelets. With Layla headphone being small and rose gold in color, we thought they would pair perfectly with some of our white and rose gold charmed bracelets. The cool thing about these head phones is you can purchase cap sets to go over top, and we chose mother of pearl set for the Layla pair. The mother of pearl caps complemented our bracelets perfectly! We also tried the opposite of white and gold: black and sleek. The Taylor Gunmetal rose gold headphones are larger in size, black in color, and give off a totally different style! Which one would you choose?! When pairing our bracelets, what is more your style? White, or Black?

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See Summer Better! (Warby Parker)

June 16, 2016 — by Griffin Thall

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With summer in full swing, we are constantly keeping our eyes on cool brands to team up with that fit the Pura Vida vibe. Summer wouldn’t be complete without a great pair of sunglass! In collaboration with the #SeeSummerBetter campaign by Warby Parker, we wanted to share some of the awesome things they are offering to kick off the summer heat. Warby Parker has various locations ranging from California, New York, Arizona to Florida, just to name a few!

IMG_7723Something awesome that Warby Parker offers is their “Home Try-On” program! Need help choosing the perfect pair of glasses or sunglasses? The home try on is perfect for that! You can pick up to 5 pairs and have a week to test them out. We had the chance to try this program out!

IMG_7720We picked 5 pairs of sunglasses. This works out perfectly because you get to see which pair fits you best, and you have 5 days to try them out and decide! With Warby Parkers home try on program, you can even send snapshots to their customer service team and they will help you decide on the perfect pair!

Check out some of the photos below from their summer look book.

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