Palm leaf tank top

I’ve been waiting for this palm leaf tank top to arrive from Yoins for a couple of weeks now, and finally, when I got busy doing extras work and stand-in work for a couple of days with no time to check the mail, that’s when it arrived. I love this palm leaf print trend that’s been so in this year! The shades of green, pink, and ivory are such a nice color combo. My only problem with this tank top was that the straps were way too long. I had to pin them up a bit so it would hang just right on my petite frame. Later on, when I have time, I’ll sew the straps I pinned into place so I don’t have to keep pinning it every time I wear it.

I paired this with my white eyelet lace shorts, white flower sandals, my ‘Wish you were here’ straw hat’, rose gold reflective sunglasses, rose gold purse plus my palm tree necklace and earrings for a nice summer look. Too bad summer is almost over. I’ll have to layer the top with jeans and a jacket as summer turns into fall so I can still wear it.

Which summer trend did you like best this year?

 

Straw hat, leaf print tank top, eyelet lace shorts + rose gold sunglasses

 

 

Green and white

 

Palm leaf print top + eyelet lace shorts

 

Leaf print top + white lace shorts

 

Wish you were here

 

 

 

Yoins palm leaf top

 

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*All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Ice, ice baby!

In true Portland area style, we had our first winter snow last week – ending with ice. Yeah. Cause that’s how we roll in winter. Ha. And, of course, I was out in it the next day – tromping around in my 20+ year old Merrell hiking boots that are finally on their last leg. The sole started coming off in chunks this year out on the trail when I was hiking. So, of course, the one that is really losing it’s sole is leaking. Meaning I had cold toes on one foot. Bleh. And I only walked around the block!

The weather was warming up and it was spitting rain, then started raining harder by the end of my slow walk around the block. I kept wiping my camera lens off with a little soft cleaning cloth until next thing I knew, even that was too wet to do much, so I then had to wipe the lens on my pants leg or shirt in dry spots under my winter coat.

But that wasn’t all. It was still pretty cold out, so the macro lens started fogging over. Arrrgh. I finally took it off when I could see I was getting interesting but rather foggy pictures through it. The regular lens was still fine. All in all, I would say the walk around the block in the ice was worth it. And I didn’t fall once!

Here are a few of my favorite photos from that day. Enjoy!

 

Glossy red leaves, slick from ice.
Glossy red leaves, slick from ice.

 

Icy beauty
Icy beauty

 

A rose, frozen in time, in this one moment, it's beauty preserved for all to see.
A rose, frozen in time, in this one moment, it’s beauty preserved for all to see.

 

Delicate veins outline this newly turning autumn leaf caught up in the ice storm.
Delicate veins outline this newly turning autumn leaf caught up in the ice storm.

 

Rose hip glazed over in ice
Rose hip glazed over in ice

 

White leaves curled in under all the ice.
White leaves curled in under all the ice.

 

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