The cuffed looped pony

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I met up with my friend Ashley of Seiba yesterday for a little SUP stroll in Malibu. And well, whenever I see her, she is adorned in some sort of friendship bracelet radness. (Free People even took note of this). Yesterday she had a skinny belt woven in her hair into a braid. Well, that inspired me to figure out new ways to adorn my locks in some woven goodness. The result? I like to call it the cuffed looped pony.

It’s pretty easy but looks rather sweet.

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What I Miss about Hawaii

I believe in living in the moment, not looking back (too much) and making the most of each day. But I’d be lying if I didn’t confess that I miss Hawaii every day. Some days every minute, some other days it seems every second. After returning from my last trip back, it is rekindling these feelings more than ever.

Whenever I get an email of someone telling me they want to move to Hawaii, or that I inspired them to move, I cry a little on the inside. So, I am sorry if I haven’t emailed you back, it’s just I wish I could go back with you. 

So, I sit, with my big soundproof headphones on, listening to John Cruz on repeat, and figured it’s time to write a long overdue list about…what I miss about Hawaii. 

Or at least try.

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Some circuit cardio

For times when gyms aren’t in the picture, you are traveling, can’t go on a run, or are on house arrest. Body weight circuits are quite handy. Your heart pumps, you sweat a ton, you jam to Pandora, you maybe even watch the Today Show while you do it (guilty as charged).

So, here’s a good little body weight circuit, that definitely makes you sweat ( I did it in sweats, which helped)…to do while jamming to your favorite boy band Pandora station.

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The Beach House

As I sit, staring at my walls (that are that blah beige/off white that all apartment walls are painted for some reason) and my floors (that are covered in dog hair, even though I just swept and our pup has short hair), while listening to cars and trucks drive by (because we live on a “short cut street”), I close my eyes, and dream ofthe Beach House.

A few items that are inspiring me to make my latte at home so I can save more money and actually make this dream house happen one day:

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Shell + Repurposed Tee Bracelet.

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I found this sweet Cowrie shell when I was on Oahu a few weeks ago (while on my endless search for a sunrise shell), and have been trying to find something cool to do with it. Well, I also just sorted all my clothes and had an old tee that I couldn’t totally part with. So, with the help of some sharp scissors and learning a new way to braid, I combined the two to make a comfy and simple little bracelet.

Here’s the how-to. Because, you know, we all have a plethora of old tees and unused shells laying around.

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Five little (yet important) things I’ve learned about beach style.

• Wear 3 necklaces. One that’s really low, one that hits between your boobs, and one you always wear and forget you are wearing it.
• At least 3 bracelets on one hand is totally acceptable, and is even encouraged. 
• Old cutoffs that are a little too big and are on the brink of being socially unacceptable, are in fact absolutely perfect.
• Chose a bikini that can easily go from beach to whatever it is you need to do, and is so comfy it doubles as underwear, in fact you wish your underwear were this comfy.
• Don’t bother doing your hair, and always get a little sandy.
:) 
Made By Dawn (Bikini) // Amy Grace (black Pearl), Kate Davis (name plate) and Maji (arrowhead) necklaces // Brooklyn Grace (Bracelets) // My favorite old and worn down cutoffs. High-res

Five little (yet important) things I’ve learned about beach style.

• Wear 3 necklaces. One that’s really low, one that hits between your boobs, and one you always wear and forget you are wearing it.

• At least 3 bracelets on one hand is totally acceptable, and is even encouraged.

• Old cutoffs that are a little too big and are on the brink of being socially unacceptable, are in fact absolutely perfect.

• Chose a bikini that can easily go from beach to whatever it is you need to do, and is so comfy it doubles as underwear, in fact you wish your underwear were this comfy.

• Don’t bother doing your hair, and always get a little sandy.

:)

Made By Dawn (Bikini) // Amy Grace (black Pearl), Kate Davis (name plate) and Maji (arrowhead) necklaces // Brooklyn Grace (Bracelets) // My favorite old and worn down cutoffs.