Sunshine Kir

On a daily quest for the eternal sunshine!

Category: If You Want To Buy Me Presents

A Touch of Retail Therapy

A little retail therapy never hurts anyone. A lot of retail therapy…well, maybe. All in moderation, right?  I LOVE to online shop. Stores are open 24/7 and there are limitless possibilities of outfits, skincare, flip flops, bikinis and healthy products at my finger tips. If you’re a product company, you’ll have me at “Amazon Prime Eligible”, “5 for $26” and “Free Shipping”. I get all starry-eyed.

I thought I would share with you some of my most favorite, recent purchases and tell you why I love them…prepare to be dazzled.♦♦♦

1. Victoria’s Secret Pink booty shorts, 5 for $26. In neon brights and tie-dyes w/ just a touch of lace. Why I love them: I live in dresses in the summer and I feel much more comfortable in boy shorts in case of any unexpected gusts. They don’t give you “granny panty lines” so don’t worry. Vicky’s pink seamless hipster panty and pink tropical lace hipster are my favorites. You can sleep in them too! The colors this season are bright, fun and make me happy.

Happy hot pants! 5 for $26

Happy hot pants! 5 for $26, thanks Vicky!!!

2. Victoria’s Secret Pink Low Back Tee, 2 for $30 and even better in person!!! I’m a sucker for the multiple purchase deals. If you don’t love it, you have an instant gift to a friend who might. But alas friends, I do love them and I’m keeping them both. I got the mint and the dark gray. Note: I ordered medium, but they are a bit boxy. So in hindsight, kinda wish I’d got the small, but still they’re perfect for to/from yoga and over a bikini in the summer. Mmmhmm!

Backless Beauty - just as good in person...

Backless Beauty – just as good in person…

3. Lole Nina Duffel Bag As a general rule, I’m not a big bag person. Or I should say I’m super picky. I buy one bag that I absolutely love and I hold on to it for years. Same with wallets. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m loyal to Cleobella Mexican clutches. Heaven help me if they ever discontinue it b/c I have 3 and I adore each one with a ferocity reserved for high school romances and puppies. No joke!

One of my 3 Mexican Cleobella wallets. Swoon.

One of my 3 Mexican Cleobella wallets. Swoon.

For the last 4 possibly 5 years, I’ve been toting around a lululemon neoprene tote bag. I know it’s old because I was still working for them at the time and that was eons ago. (Note: lululemon accessories team, bring back the reversible neoprene tote from 2009 please. It was awesome!!!)

But allow me to digress…about a month ago, I met a girl named Kaila with possibly the Best. Bag. Ever. It’s the Lole Nina duffel. Part gym bag, part overnight carry-on, part laptop bag adding up to awesomeness! I keep discovering features like a kid in a candy store. It’s the perfect size, looks polished, understated and it’s going to be with me for a long time. I tried taking my own pictures, but it didn’t do Nina justice. Check out the professional version below.

The Nina Duffel, tried t

The Nina Duffel, tried taking my own pic, but didn’t do it justice!

So those are my latest purchases. I highly recommend each and every one of them. If you break your bank this month, my apologies, but I did try to feature bargains on a couple things at least. Guess what??? Only 1 more day until Friday, woohoo! xoxo

Visual Inspiration…

Sometimes, an idea sparks and I know exactly what I want to write about on a given day. Sometimes I start with one thought and it travels down a completely different path than I originally had in mind – those are fun. And sometimes absolutely nothing comes to mind. That was the case today. When this happens, I go through my inspirational checklist. I visit a couple of my favorite blogs (Goldfish Kiss and They All Hate Us) then over to Free People and Swell for some visual beauty (both aspirational – FP and affordable – Swell) Then I scroll through my latest Pinspirations. Usually, this is enough to conjure up something that makes me happy. Today, the result is a visual delight, a frothy concoction if you will, of Blood Orange and Blue Sky with a dash of easy breezy beachy-ness ♥

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Goldfish Kiss, a daily source of sunny inspiration!

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Blood Orange Margaritas – dos pour favor

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Happy Happy Place!

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Breathtakingly Beautiful

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A little beach bling…

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Nature Showing Off, as she should

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Love is everywhere if you look!

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March Birthday…ahem

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Disney Wisdom

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FP March Catalogue, yes please

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FP Catalogue – and maybe 2 of these…

Keeping with my Birthday Manifesto and doing less with more…Seeing beauty makes me happy. Could I order one of everything from Free People? Sure! But, truth be told, I’m pretty dang content flipping through the catalogue. Throw in a Swell catalogue too and I’m good. Happy Tuesday!

What a Great Idea!

I love Free People! What girl doesn’t? And, more specifically, I love the Free People blog, Bldg 25. It’s always fun, different, playful and informative. I usually check in a couple times a week and catch up on several entries at a time. This is hands down the best post I’ve read in a while…

Using Your Outfit to Change Your Mood by FP Brigette talks about your eye going to certain pieces in your wardrobe based on your mood. Go take a look at this post. And if you’re smart, you’ll also pick up this cute little number in Tomato – currently on my wish list. Good thing someone has a birthday coming up – hint hint!

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Such a great blog post!

Brigette also takes great photos of her wardrobe based on her mood – why didn’t I think to do this? Especially at this time of year when we’re a bit between seasons and possibly uninspired after wearing the same outfits over and over. So this weekend when our normally sunny weather calls for rain, I think I’ll be snapping some shots of outfit configurations!

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This Tomato dress is so on my wish list!!!!

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This outfit reminded me of a favorite forgotten shirt, eureka, calmness coming my way!

This is the first time I’ve “reblogged” any post, that’s how cute and helpful it is for my  future wardrobe planning. Thank you Free People and thank you Brigette!!!

Now time to put up my compression-clad feet up and type up a weekend recap for tomorrow!♥♥♥