7.31.2014

Bohemia

As you read this I'm either on route to Chicago or already there getting ready for the loco that is Lollapalooza. I haven't been to a music festival since college so I'm looking so forward to spending three days channeling those carefree years of my past, listening to great music, being with good company, and relishing the relaxation.
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Since I will be on a bohemian, music junky kick the next few days, I couldn't help but share the small bohemian expo that one of my favorite online sites is currently having (think teepees, wooden sunglasses, cool jewels). This snake vertebrae bracelet caught my eye as did this crystal necklace which is suspended from a bullet case. (If you liked the bullet necklace, be sure to check out this covetable, antique brass bullet bracelet.) And while we're talking about funky, bohemian jewelry, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Pamela Love who is the queen of cool bohemian jewels. From her 5 spike stud earrings to her enviable talon claw, I'm smitten!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Ta Ta For Now!

xx

7.27.2014

Lollapalooza

One of the things that I've always loved growing up is live music. Well, music in general, but when it's live it's all the better. I thoroughly enjoyed going to school in Austin, Texas, "The Live Music Capitol of the World" where I was introduced to lots of local favorites in addition to big time stars at events like ACL. And that's where I got the music festival bug. There's something about being able to see so much talent all in one place at one time that makes me giddy. This weekend I'm heading off to Chicago for Lollapalooza, a 3-day music festival featuring artists like Kings of Leon, Eminem, Interpol, Calvin Harris, Lorde, Zedd, Spoon, Jenny Lewis and the list goes on. The week has just begun but I am already looking forward to packing and channeling my inner festival chic. I'm throwing in this breezy white sundress that I just picked up from Anthropologie, these fringed ankle booties by Dolce Vita, plus this funky ear cuff and a classy panama hat to top it all off.

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xx

7.21.2014

Birthdays In Canada


Hello Dear Readers! I regret to admit that summertime has taken a serious hold on Bluebonnets for Sal and I am quite sorry for the lack of posts over the past few weeks. Happily, I am back, refreshed, and excited to pick up where I left off. To start, I wanted to share with you a few photos of a trip I recently went on to Canada with family and friends. We stayed at a friend's home on an island nearby Kenora on the great Lake of the Woods which stretches from the USA to Canada and occupies over 65,000 miles of shoreline! It was beautiful to fly in and be witness to some of the roughly 14,500 islands which call the lake home. As far as my eye could see, these beautiful lush isles speckled the lake and very little signs of humanity could be traced. It was beautiful, untouched nature at its finest. The trip was predominately fishing-based and our group had more fun fishing the local catch, from the elusive Muske to Walleye to Northern Pike and Soggers. We had fresh Walleye for lunch everyday and were witness to some of the most beautiful sunsets in addition to a few bald eagles and flocks of gorgeous white pelicans. These are just a few of my photos but I think they help to show you what a beautiful place it is. Top it all off with a special birthday celebration and voila- it was a trip to remember!










Smiling over sunsets and new Alexis Bittar Earrings (similar version here)

Stay tuned for more posts throughout the week!
xo

6.18.2014

I Love Paris


I have recently returned from a really wonderful and incredibly memorable trip to France for the seventieth anniversary of D-Day, hence my lag in posts the past two weeks. As a token to Bluebonnets I made it my duty to take loads of photos which I'll be sharing with you intermittently. Much to my delight, there was time for a few days in Paris prior to our voyage to Normandy, which is always such a treat, as all of you Paris romantics know. Stay tuned in the next week or so for more pictures from the trip!












xx

6.03.2014

Sorry for the lag in posts...

... I'm on a little vacay! Lots of pictures to come, but in the meantime, I am off to explore! Wishing you all a great day and week/weekend ahead. xo
Image via Pinterest


xx


5.28.2014

White Wednesday


I recently stumbled upon this oldie and it got me thinking about summer's favorite hue. White is such a great, refreshing neutral, don't you think? The dress I'm wearing above (a 3.1 Phillip Lim I got a couple of years ago) still hangs in my closet today, which just goes to show that investing in good quality really pays off. As of late, I've been wanting to splurge on a new little white dress for summer, and after some searching, I have honed in on this lovely, laser cut lady. It shows just the right amount of skin and is feminine without being too sophisticated or too revealing. I also love this cotton eyelet number for casual summer days in addition to this breezy BCBG dress which has a playful, pleated back.

The look can be made even more crisp and polished if paired with a white blazer. White on white is a very good thing. My old Zara (shown above) is finally getting tired and I am loving this slim cut option with the longer hem for an updated look; very chic.

Hope you all are having a wonderful week!
xx

5.27.2014

PEONY Tuesday


The ol' maxim, April showers bring May flowers brings with it joyful anticipation of warm weather, fragrant al fresco dinners at home and pretty blooms for every occasion. This joyous anticipation also includes the grand arrival of Peony Season. I just couldn't help myself on my run to Whole Foods last week. As I was racing around in my foodie-crazed euphoria something vibrant and beautiful caught my eye. I won't lie, I let out a (little) squeal when I first laid eyes on the bushels of pink and fuchsia perfection waiting to find a home. 

I first became enamored by these full, fragrant blooms when I was traveling with my grandparents in China a number of years ago. As you probably know, peonies are the traditional floral symbol of China, and so naturally, I scooped up a few watercolor prints as a souvenir from my trip. My grandmother later told me they were the flowers she had at her wedding. They're so romantic, aren't they?


xx