Pura Vida Impact Update



Weekend Hikes

In order to let go of all the stress from mid-terms and get away for a while, Joey, Oli, and I went hiking Friday and Saturday. Friday was just a short one up around the Bogus Basin area. Then Saturday we drove up to the mountains in Cascade, Idaho and hiked to Blue Lake, which was absolutely beautiful. We’re planning on going back again this weekend. Below are a few photos from both hikes.

LOST reference! (only Lost fans understand)

LOST reference! (only Lost fans understand)




Find Yourself

This weekend was chilly and rainy; the first time it’s really started to feel like fall around here. Which meant it was time to break out the pumpkin spice candles & snuggly blankets, turn on Netfix, and brew some tea. That was pretty much what my entire weekend consisted of – other than a bit of housecleaning and homework (of course). Since this weekend was so laid back, I thought I’d share my favorite shirt ever with you.
Along with a few other tid bits that I love.

ELEMENT “Find Yourself” Tie-Dye Muscle Tee, which I purchased from my favorite store – SWELL. (psst, it’s on sale at Swell, now!)
I love this shirt so much. I wear it to Yoga, around the house, on roadtrips, to bed…it’s just so free and comfy. I literally didn’t take it off for a week when I first got it.
PINK LeggingsVictoria’s Secret
Knotted HeadbandForever XXI
Assorted Rings – Urban Outfitters Stacked Ring Set & New Ring Set
SunglassesUrban Outfitters

Dark Side Of The Moon

I hope you’re all having a relaxing Sunday! Here’s a quick outfit post featuring some of my new favorites.

Pink Floyd Muscle Tank – Forever 21

Navy Blue Knit Dolman Cardigan – Forever 21

Bullhead Cut Off Shorts – Pacsun

Coin Statement Necklace & Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters

Bracelets – Pura Vida Bracelets (use my promo code “Talbot10″ to receive 10% off your purchase)

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Succor Creek, Oregon

Summer 2014 has ended, school is in session, and I’ve spent the last two weeks getting adjusted to my new schedule and early mornings. I like most of my classes so far, and I’m finally taking my photography class which I’m stoked about!
We did manage to get away for a day of hiking last weekend. Joey, Oliver (of course), our friends Dylan and Courtney, and I drove across the border of Idaho to our neighboring state of Oregon, so we could visit Succor Creek State Park. As you drive through the dry desert of southern Oregon, suddenly you arrive at a giant canyon with a small river flowing through it. The river has fish swimming around and foliage has grown in lush and dense, making this place feel like a true desert oasis. The canyon in Succor Creek is dotted with caves just asking to be explored. The few caves we did look through that day were completely filled to the brim with sparkly thunder-eggs and what looked like agates. The geology and overall scenery of the park is absolutely beautiful. They also have a ton of campgrounds in the area; we’re itching to go back and camp some weekend before it gets too cold. The people we did see in the park had their ATVs and Motor Bikes with them, so don’t forget to bring your’s is you visit – there are trails everywhere!
Succor Creek is just a really cool place to check out if you’re ever in the area.


Walk in the Foothills

Here are some photos from a walk we took in the Boise Foothills, yesterday evening. Enjoy!


Redfish Lake

Over the weekend Joey, & Oliver & I drove up to Stanley, ID for a night, to camp next to the Sawtooth Mountains by Redfish Lake. It’s such a beautiful area up there. It was super excited seeing the Sawtooth Mountains for the first time, and they look as mean as they sound! I’d like to go back sometime and hike one of its many trails. Redfish Lake is a pretty commercialized and camp spots are in high demand, so you have to reserve most of their campgrounds ahead of time. But once you lay eyes on the crystal clear blue lakes beneath the razor sharp Sawtooths, you’ll understand what the fuss is all about. If you’re not into paying for your campsites the whole Sawtooth National Forest area has free, first come first serve, campgrounds all over the place. Since we weren’t up there for long, we spent the majority of our day at Redfish Lake and taking a nature walk up the Redfish Lake Trailhead. I’ve got the pictures to prove it. ;)
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Architecture In Monochrome

It’s been a little over a week since we returned home from our trip to Washington D.C.
Unlike a lot people who travel, whenever I get home, rather than eagerly visiting with friends and family, I go into a reclusive state where I don’t want to see anybody or do anything but lay on my couch and edit photos…it’s like I’m coming down from a travel-high. So that’s pretty much been my entire week. Other than going camping for a night up in Stanley, ID by Redfish Lake. (I always have time for nature, and nature always has time for me. )
One of the things I miss most about D.C. is the beautiful architecture! We stayed at the AKA White House Hotel which is located downtown, just a few blocks away from everything that we wanted to see and right around the corner from the actual White House. The following are some of my favorite architectural photos that I took while there.

Chairish: Bohemian Kitchen Bar

Chairish: Bohemian Kitchen Bar

I was recently asked by Chairish to collaborate with them, by designing my ideal kitchen bar featuring their decor. First of all, I just adore their store – they have a lot of beautiful vintage pieces, and they also give … Continue reading

Medicine For The People

Two posts in a row!? I know…this never happens! But I felt compelled to share this video with everyone. It’s by one of my very favorite bands – Nahko and Medicine For The People. I can hardly find the words to express how I feel when I listen to this song.

Good vibes. Positivity. Love. That’s all that flows through me when I hear their beautiful music. Please share this video with your loved ones, and go check out the rest of Nahko and Medicine For The People’s music here.