Monday, April 15, 2013

Beach Water Babes:

Sunglasses- Chloe, Lipstick- MAC's "Vegas Volt", Dress- Hand-Me-Down featured here
Denim Jacket- Vintage Paul Frank, Insect Brooches- Vintage, Heels- Prabal Gurung 
for Target, Watch- Michael Kors

      Some days are just too good to resist. The sun, the surf, the feeling of Spring in the air... it all adds up to perfection and you can't help but stay out of the house regardless of how many errands and house chores you may have! When Mother Nature shows us her good side, I believe that it is essential to stay there by enjoying the weather she has graciously offered us, don't you? I took advantage of the happy sunshine we've been having in Santa Cruz by heading to the beach to snap some photos with my friend Jenna who I have known since I was a teenager (You can view her tumblr by clicking here). Even though we are not children anymore, we gladly accepted the chance to run thru the wild flowers, climb over treacherous rocks, and at least act like we were kids again! 



      As the weather warms up, the colors in my wardrobe and beauty routine seem to heat up also. I trade in my usual red pout for an electric vibrant mandarin shade. The lipstick I am wearing here is called "Vegas Volt" by MAC and it's one of those slightly crazy statement colors that I love wearing because when I catch myself in a mirror, the bright shade instantly makes me want to smile. I was able to pick up this lipstick for free (always a plus when you are experimenting with new shades) by taking in six empty MAC products to my local MAC store for their "Back-To-Mac" program. You get a new lipstick, MAC recycles your old packaging, and Mother Nature is happy again! The bright orange lipstick pairs perfectly with my rocketship dress and elaborately printed and utterly colorful pumps. I have to say, wearing color may be one of the best ways to stay vibrant!



Yours,
Nico

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24 comments:

  1. Hi dear, so great to hear the weather has warmed up for you. Love the vibrancy of your outfit, those heels are a sensation! That a a beautiful shade of lippie!

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  2. That is a hot shade of lipstick, girl!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  3. Ooh such lovely photos! The print of that dress is so fun! :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  4. Very chic, Nico! I love your use of vintage pieces, and adore the idea of running through the wildflowers once again! :-) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  5. What pretty look!



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  6. Thank you for stopping by and for your great comment...hope your day is going well!

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  7. Nico you look so cool! These snaps are amazing! I like the colors of the dress paired with the denim jacket! A perfect springy look! Kisses dear! xo

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  8. You look just perfect!! besos.

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  9. Oooo, look at those shoes! Love them!!!!

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  10. Nico, you look so beautiful! The first thing I noticed was your lipstick. It's so pretty. Also loving that dress. What a gorgeous print. Your friend took some exquisite photos of you!!! Excellent photographer.
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  11. Hello from Spain: I like your dress. The photos are awesome. Keep in touch

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  12. love the pictures! Also, your dress is way too great! :)

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  13. I love the pattern of that dress! And those shoes! Such a pretty beach look xo

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  14. Hi Nico! Thanks a lot dear, hope you are doing well! Send you many many hugs!! xo

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  15. Beautiful picutres! And I think we should just take as much advantage of the beautiful weather as we can- winter was waaaaaay too long :)
    I also love to switch from more dark colors to lighter colors when it comes towards summer! I start to miss my wardrobe back in Germany, as I did not bring too many summer clothes to Ohio with me...

    Happy Weekend :)

    xx

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  16. It looks beautiful there! I really love your dress =)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  17. Good decision, dear Nico, to wear this bright colours! The photos are perfect and I like each of it <3

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  18. FAbulous outfit! And nice pics:)

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  19. Absolutely amazing pictures Nico - captures your incredible beauty perfectly :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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