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Top 4 Cozy Sweaters for Fall

October 20, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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When it comes to fall fashion, we’re a slave to the sweater. Pair with your favorite bracelets to dress it up or dress it down! These cozy knits will keep you warm well into winter.

1) BDG Parker Cardigan, urbanoutfitters.com

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Pair with: Sand Dollar Surprise Pack

 

2) Ollie Sweater, brandymelvilleusa.com

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Pair with: Gold Feather Mediterranean Green

 

3) Others Follow Wild Winds Black Print Poncho, lulus.com

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Pair with: Anything from our Boho Style Guide

 

4) AEO Cable Knit Sweater, American Eagle Outfitters

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Pair with: Anything from our Itty Bitty Charms Collection

Share this post if you love sweater weather!

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Back-to-School #ootd Inspiration

September 8, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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We love this time of year! New season, new school year and best of all, new wardrobe. Here’s some Back to School #ootd inspiration to get you ready for another great semester.

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Featured Bracelets (top to bottom):
1) Burgundy Pack
2) Gold Beaded Black / Gold Feather Cream / Columbia Blue Braided / Solid Black
3) Green Pack
4) Waterfall Escape Platinum / Lilypad Braided / Georgia Peach Platinum / Gold Arrow Cream / Solid Mediterranean Green
5) Gold Track Bead Seafoam / Gold Hammered Wishbone Grey

Don’t forget to pair your back-to-school outfits with lots of confidence to complete your look! And of course, your Pura Vida Bracelets 🙂

Show us how you style your PV as you head back to school by posting a photo of your outfit and tagging @puravidabracelets #puravidabracelets.

Share this post if today is your first day back to school!

Fashion

A Swimsuit For Every Occasion

April 29, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Just like any functional piece of clothing, you need “suitable” swimwear for any and all occasions. And when the fabric is barely there, it’s definitely worth investing in the best cut, style and fit. Whether you’re hanging 10 or hanging out by the pool, we’ve got you covered (sort of) with a bathing suit for every occasion.

Music Festival
Feeling fringy? Sway around in the INDAH Marjan Top in Metallic Cream while you listen to your fave musician as the sun sets. Shop

Surfing + Water Sports
We love multi-functional fashion! Throw on the San Lorenzo Bikinis Reversible Sports Top + Brief in Sol/Wildflower on your next surf or water adventure. Shop

Getting Your Bronze On
Sizzle in style with the Stone Fox Swim Loni Top + Tucker Bottoms in Black Ginger. Suns out, buns out! Shop

Pool Party
Make a statement at your next pool shindig with the Mikoh Seychelles One-Piece in Bone. Business in the front, party in the back. Shop

Day at the Beach + Out for Dinner
Spend a day frolicking at the beach in the ACACIA Swimwear Teahupo’o Crochet One Piece in Bird of Paradise then transition to dinner attire by throwing on a maxi skirt, some denim or black slacks and a cute cardigan. Shop

All Photos:
iShine 365
Shop everything at www.ishine365.com
@ishine365

Share this post if you’re addicted to swimsuits!

 

Travel

Coachella Weekend One Recap

April 14, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Hey PV fans! Here is a sick collection of photos taken from Coachella this weekend! For all of you that missed it or that are maybe going to weekend two, check out these shots and see how it all goes down in the desert!



All Photos taken by Griffin Thall

Shop our Festival Collection for some hot bracelets and style packs to go with your festival fits! And keep an eye out for the Pura Vida billboard on your drive to the festival and the Pura Vida Van where you can score some free bracelets!

Fashion

Tips + Tricks to Make Your Jewelry Last

April 3, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Any good wardrobe has a jewelry collection to match and just like that pair of jeans you had forever, you want your bling to shine like the first day you bought it. Here are a few tips to make your jewelry last:

  1. Store each piece in it’s own bag. Like any precious piece, keep your accessories in the bags or pouches they came with to prevent it from tarnishing and getting scratched. Those clear daily pill boxes also work great for separating everything out and keeping organized.
  2. Apply lotion, perfume and makeup BEFORE your jewelry. The oils and ingredients in your cosmetics can dull your jewelry and build up over time. Remember to put on your jewelry last.
  3. Rinse. I love wearing jewelry to the beach, but when it comes to staying golden, your jewelry doesn’t count. Even the smallest bit of salt can begin to rust any type of metal in a day or two, so remember give your jewelry a good rinse in warm, soapy water along with your bikini.
  4. Clean and polish. Sometimes, accessories are an investment and it’s important to keep them perfectly polished and clean. Use a dedicated jewelry cleaner kit every few months to keep shinin’ on!

‘Salty’ Bar Necklacke: The Orange Bungalow
Compass Pendant Necklace: Sasha Eillenna Jewelry
Pineapple Charm Necklace: Josa Jewelry
Pineapple Charm Bracelet, Coral Ring, Stackable Gold Rings: Tidepool Love

Share this post with someone who loves to shine bright!

 

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Festival Fashion: Colors & Patterns – How to Mix, Match and Own It

March 20, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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The days are getting longer, the temps are rising and there’s a sweet smell of freshness in the air. This could only mean one thing: Festival season has arrived! Mixing and matching your colors and patterns can be tough when it comes to your festival outfit, so here are our top tips for all you free-spirited boho chic desert gypsy wanderers:

1. Dare to be different. All eyes will be on you when you embrace your uniqueness. Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries of mixing color, shape and pattern. Start with one main statement piece and then experiment with adding smaller items and accessories that compliment it.

2. Opposites attract. Mix bold prints with pretty florals or basic black with a neon-bright statement necklace. The beauty of dressing up for a festival is that anything goes, so have fun with it and wear it with confidence.

3. Experiment with color. Stay within the same color family (like lilac, pinks and purples) or coordinate with complimentary colours (blue/orange, red/green, purple/yellow). This is your chance to really stand out and be fearless with your hues. If all else fails, black never goes out of fashion (just be mindful if you’re going to be in the sun all day).

4. Keep it simple. If layering prints and patterns isn’t your thing, take the refined and classic route with a pair of distressed denim shorts, some worn-in Converse, a muscle tank and really play it up with some great accessories like Pura Vida Bracelets!

At the end of the day, it’s all about expressing yourself through what you wear and being comfortable and confident in your own skin. Your outfit doesn’t have to look perfectly coordinated or put together, but instead should reflect your personality. As long as you’re having fun with color, prints and shape, you’re doing it right!

Share this post if you want to go to a music festival this year!

Travel

2015 Coachella Style Guide

March 11, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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It’s almost time, Pura Vida fans!  The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, or you know, just Coachella, is right around the corner! This annual festival in the desert of California is the best place for you to listen to super-trendy DJs and artists, check out some amazing art, and obviously, showcase your favorite festival fit.  We put together this comprehensive list of our favorite trends, shops, and brands to get you ready to show off just how stylish you are. Go for a look that will keep you cool in the desert sun but also something that is daring and original.  Check out our lists below and add any suggestions for things that we have missed in the comments!

Coachella Pura Vida Festival Inspiration Fashion

WHAT’S TRENDING
Fringe
Cut-off shorts
Kimonos
Bell-bottoms/Flares
Hi-low dresses or skirts
Lace
Crocheted Tops
Studs
Suede
Tie Dye
Acid Wash
Leather
Feathers
Spikes
Studs
Rose Gold
Mixed Metallics
Beads
Hair Chalk
Crop Tops
Ripped/Cut Shirts and Shorts
Turquoise Jewelry
Vintage Tees
Shells
Native American Influences
Flower Crowns
Retro Sunglasses
Booties
Wide-Brimmed Hats
Chunky Necklaces

Coachella Pura Vida Festival Inspiration Fashion

STORES WE LOVE
Free People
Urban Outfitters
Brandy Melville
Top Shop
Tobi
Nasty Gal
H&M
Forever 21
Zara
REVOLVE
Dollskill
Peppermayo
Sabo Skirt
Turquoise Lane

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BRANDS WE LOVE
Novella Royale
One Teaspoon
OBEY
The Laundry Room
Child of Wild
Vanessa Mooney
Amuse Society
Knot Sisters
Lovers + Friends
Night Cap
Wildfox
Spell and the Gypsy Collective
For Love & Lemons
Stone Cold Fox
RAEN
Quay
Valley Eyewear
INDAH
MinkPink
Show Me Your Mumu
Lovely Bird
Flynn Skye
Chaser
Vagabond
Winston White
Beach Riot
Cleobella
Matisse
Jeffrey Campbell
Dolce Vita
BB Dakota
Flash Tattoos

FESTIVAL LOOK INSPO!

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If you made it this far, you must have loved our festival fit inspiration.  Be sure to spread the love and Coachella vibes by pinning your favorite looks and sharing this post!  One more month until it all goes down in the desert!

Inspiration

Travel Often, Travel Far

December 2, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Hey PV fans! Our girl, photographer Anna Lengstrand, recently drove her way through Oregon and Northern California on an amazing week-long road trip and we were stoked when she sent us some pictures from the road. Check them out below!

“The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”



Van life. Simple life. Just enough space for all our toys (paddle boards, mountain bikes, camera gear, etc) a bed, food, cooking equipment and us two. Pure happiness. We don’t need much more. The unknown in front of us. All the worries are left behind. What matters are the simple things in life. Like what to eat, where to park for the night, and what to explore. This is how we are meant to live.  Free. 

I don’t believe that humans are supposed to live in on place their whole lives. We are explorers. We are supposed to wander. I love to try new things, see new places, meet new people, and be fully present. Traveling makes me modest. Traveling makes me get to know myself, explore all the different sides of my being. Be more aware. It makes us appreciate the little things in life even more.

Travel. As often as you can. As far as you can. Put down the map and let yourself get lost.
Photographer and Model: Anna Lengstrand @annalengstrand

Inspiration

Pretty in Pink with Jessica Carroll

October 1, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Hey PV fans, one of our favorite fashion bloggers, Jessica Carroll, recently featured us on her website and we just had to share it with you guys! Here are some photos from her shoot, but you can check out her entire blog right here!

For more feel-good fashion tips, subscribe to her blog and make sure to follow Jess on social media!

Website: http://DressJessXO.com
Instagram: @DressJessXO
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dressjessxo
Twitter:https://twitter.com/DressJessXO

Inspiration

Fade Into Fall

September 22, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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“I had the wonderful experience collaborating & photographing with the loveliest Chloe Messmore. She was up for anything. It was an extremely beautiful day in Washington with perfect weather. We wanted to keep it simple & natural with a spark of color from the flowers used a day before in her sister’s wedding.”

Photography/editor: straycafephotography/Mary P.
Model: Chloe Messmore
Instagram: @straycafephotography