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What’s in my beach bag?

May 23, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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If you are anything like me, you are a total beach bum. I get out in the sun to play in the waves as many chances as I can get! I mean, who wouldn’t in a little beach town? It’s only my most favorite thing to do–duh! Being prepared to spend the day near the shore is important though. And has a mermaid myself, (wink wink) I thought I would show you what I bring along with me! Let’s get started.

First off, having a happy tummy is always important! I make sure to bring along my all time favorite snack. I like to fuel up with smoothie bowls. They are a fresh, light snack perfect for a hot summers day. Now, I walk to the beach so it’s easy for me to grab and go. However, feel free to pour a smoothie in a to-go thermos and bring it along!

Besides bringing along my favorite wrist stack, here are the essentials to a successful beach day!

-My Shibori round towel (Shop it on the website)

-I keep all my little items such as: my favorite pair of sun glasses, tanning lotion to keep my skin hydrated, chap stick and beach accessories in my Ocean Child Clutch! (Coming to the website SOON!)

I always infuse my water with a few frozen berries! This is a must on a hot beach day.

Who else is exited for all the new summer clutches? How cute is my Ocean Child Clutch??

DIY

Feather Candle Holder

March 5, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We’re always looking for new ways to add to our space. The more the better! What are your favorite accessories in your room? We think this may be your new favorite! It’s a super simple glass cylinder wrapped in boho feathers. Set a candle in it and whoa, watch your space GLOW up! SO beautiful. Follow along and watch how to make!

What you will need:

  1. Glass cylinder
  2. Feathers
  3. Hot glue gun + glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Candle + candle holder

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Step one: Pick a place to begin on the jar. Start by snipping the end of the feather. You want to leave just a little bit, but majority should be cut off for the best result.

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Put a dab of hot glue at the bottom where you will secure the end of the feather stem.

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Continue to do this all the way around. We thought it looked best to use a variety of feathers when gluing around the vase.

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Once you have covered the glass cylinder, put the candle in the center and place anywhere in your room! We decided to pair ours with a few crystals and salt lamp.

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Do you love it as much as we do??

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Lifestyle

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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Lifestyle

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?

DIY

Feather Wall Hanging

January 26, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Fill your space with indie vides with this DIY feather wall hanging. Perfect for a rainy day craft when you’re stuck inside. Whether you are wanting to add to the atmosphere of your bedroom or fill in a gap, this will work perfectly. It’s small size makes it easy to place anywhere, as well! All you’ll need are a few different materials. You can totally get creative and personalize this to fit you also. We chose to work with some jute, lace, gold ribbons and some feathers!

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We started in the middle and worked our way to the outside. Choose which material you want to work with first, and secure it to the top by knotting it. Feel free to make your strands as long or as short as you would like. You can also decide whether you want your strands to be in a pattern or random. We thought it would be funky to just go for it and place our materials at random!!

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Add some texture by braiding some of the different pieces together!

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It can become repetitive, so the more texture the better!

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Once you cut your pieces to the length you like, add a feather at the end of select strands! Just secure the feather by double knotting it to the end of your string.

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Double up some layers, braid here and there and BAM! There ya have it. SO cute, right? To hang, cut a piece of jute long enough to stretch end to end with enough slack to hang at your preferred length. Then just tack it up!

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DIY

Your Favorite Adventures

January 7, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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New year, new room decor? We think YES! So, this blog is really simple and customizable. We decided to take some of our favorite moments from travels in 2016 and hang them up. Included from personal memories are a few pictures that just bring good vibes and inspo. What better way to reflect on all the adventures you experienced and to also inspire you to do even MORE with 2017!! If you rather, you don’t have to stick to moments just from 2016, you can do any memories. Or you can make a collage of  just inspo pics you love. The choice is yours!

What you’ll need:

-Print out however many pictures you want.

-A stick, fishing wire

-Hot glue gun and glue

-Tacks to hang it up with

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetArrange your photos however you would like vertically.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetOnce you have arranged them the way you like, flip them over. We will now be using our hot glue to secure the fishing wire on the backs.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetMake sure to space the pictures evenly. Cut the wire as long or as short as needed.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetPut a tiny dot of glue at the top and bottom of the photo. Pull the wire tight enough so there is no slack. This will help the pictures lie flatter. You can also add a dot in the middle for extra security.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetCut a piece of the wire and tie to each end of the branch. Use a few tacks to hang. And you’re done!! SO cute, right?!Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset

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DIY

Twig Christmas Tree

November 28, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The holidays are coming around rapidly. We have the perfect DIY decor just in time for this dreamy time of year. We have created something that shines bright and brings a little bit of the ocean to your holiday SEAson!

To start you will need the following:

  1. Different size twigs that tear down from small to large in length
  2. Christmas lights
  3. Sea shells and star fish
  4. Glue gun
  5. Twine Jute
  6. Thumb tacks or nails (to hang)Start by laying out the twigs from short to long to mimic the shape of a Christmas tree.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetTake your twine and begin to wrap around the edges of the twigs. Make sure to tie to keep secured.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetOnce the twine is holding the twinge in place, hang on your wall.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetWe used a star fish to be the topper of our twig Christmas tree! We let the star fish sit on the thumb tacks holding the twine.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetBegin to string the lights down the tree in a zig zag motion.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset]We then began to hot glue the shells to use as the ornaments to our twig Christmas tree!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetPlace wherever you like!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetThe final product! We are in love!! Happy Holidays!Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

DIY

Indoor Campfire

November 17, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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This DIY has us so excited for the season! We have made our own little campfire that we can have at all times, all year ’round. Use this indoor campfire in your home to turn any area into your own cozy nook in just minutes. Yup, it’s that simple! Follow along and see for yourself!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 box of christmas lights
  • sticks and stones
  • glue gun

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Inspiration

Stack Stylin’!

October 27, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Our favorite part about Pura Vida Bracelets? The endless stacks that you can create, of course! Get creative and play around with your favorites. We are going to show you a few of the bracelet combos we put together on our shoot. Wear them to the beach, out on the town with your friends, or travel with them! And the best part is, you can’t go wrong! Wear your Pura Vida Bracelets any way you like.

img_5862 Neutrals are always a safe bet!

Some highlights from these stacks:

-Black Mini Anchor Vanilla

-Gold Track Bead in Black and White

Greens, black and white. We added the moon rings to this look as well!

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Black it out!

Highlights from this stack:

-Black and White Braided bracelet

-Black Lotus Black

-Seed Bead Zebra

Combine different charms for an awesome look!

Here we have the Silver Dolphin Grey Bay, Silver Arrowhead Silver and  Silver Mini Anchor Coral.

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Photographer: @michellebishoff

Model: @chelseybishoff

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Indie Out

August 28, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We love being creative when getting ready in the morning. Anyone else out there?! What you put on your back can say a lot about who you are and what your interests involve! And the best part is that you can be whoever you want. But what’s even more crucial to your everyday look, are the accessories you rock! We’re gonna put an indie spin on our bracelets this time. Because hey, you get to choose who you are today! Kill the look with any bracelet, any time.

 

We went to the most beautiful little island. How could you resist that baby blue fringe along the white sand and crystal water?

We layered a beaded choker with a longer beaded necklace for the perfect pairing with the bracelets for this look.

What’s the finishing touch you may ask? Your beach hat– duh! Hats can be a great extra accessory to top it all off. 😉


Lifestyle

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.




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