Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Day off in Breton Stripes


Jeggings and scarf remixed
Breton stripe tee: J Crew
Jeggings: J Crew
Scarf: J Crew
Shoes: Sperry - taken from my mamita (with her permission, of course)
Socks: Target
Earrings: ?

Today's outfit was super simple and functional. And I love it. I thought about wearing this tee with a full skirt, but then I found out we were supposed to go to La Paz Waterfall Gardens for our first free day in two weeks. There was a lot of walking involved, so I opted for this functional outfit.



I love the preppiness of it - all these classic pieces coming together with just the tiniest bit of pattern mixing to keep it from being too cookie cutter. Also, these boat shoes are the best thing I've ever taken from my mom's closet. Just sayin'.



I have to say today was pretty incredible in that I got to pet a puma, shook hands with a monkey, held a toucan on my arm, and let a Blue Morpho sit on my hand. It was pretty much wonderful, especially because it's kind of just hitting me that we moved our lives here, and for all that it's a tropical paradise, sometimes a girl just wants to be able to run to Target at 9 pm, or call her mamita, or get a package in the mail, or just separate life from work. Today was good for me to get myself back on track and remember why we're here and what we're doing.





Also, I saw a baby female quetzal, which pretty much made me swoon, even if it was pretty much just seeing one at the zoo. While the females are nowhere NEAR as impressive looking as the males, seeing one of these rare-ish birds made my day. Yes, I am a huge nerd.

22 comments:

  1. You look Beautiful!!!! Dios te bendiga!! Love you and miss you so much.

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  2. What a cool round window and the perfect spot for your stripes. the scarf was a classy and comfortable addition. ...and I love vicariously having adventures with you.

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  3. Awesome pics! Looks like you are having a great time. I look forward to seeing more tropical pictures.
    besos,lynn

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  4. You already know I'm super jealous of your monkey meeting, but let me add that you look great in those stripes! It works so perfectly for what looks like a great adventure!

    The Auspicious Life

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  5. ME ENCANTA EL NAVY Y LO LUCES PRECIOSO, TENGO UNA BLUSA MUY PARECIDA... SE PARECEN EN LAS RAYAS... JAJAJA

    BSS

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  6. Lovely pattern mix combo! I love how you went with orange as an accent to the navy and white. It makes it really playful and super preppy! Very fun, and it looks like your day was, too!

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  7. You look more happy than I have ever seen you, Costa Rica is treating you right!!! Love your Brenton stripes for the casual take on it.

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  8. You look great and so comfortable! Looks like you had a great day.

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  9. You're not a nerd, you're adorable!

    The stripes are great on you, I love them with the skinny jeans and the pattern mixing is perfect!

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  10. Frances mira que te esta cayendo muy bien el aire Costariciense(?) te ves preciosa, por andar tan ocupada no pude seguir con el challenge buu =S pero bueno solo vine de rapidin a revisar a mis bloggers favoritas. Las fotos estan preciosas, que hermoso es el Quetzal! Las maravillas que hace Dios no? =D Cuidate mucho y que Dios te bendiga!

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  11. great photos...love the patterned scarf with the striped top!

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  12. everything is so bright and colorful - so jealous!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  13. That scarf is so beautiful! The colors and pattern goes so well with the rest of the outfit.

    -Charlotte
    allesmode2010.blogspot.com

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  14. So cute & casual. Love the bright pop of the scarf against the stripes.

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  15. LOVIN your stripes....you rocked this one....Im adding your blog to my sidebar so I dont miss a post...Im finally catching up:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Editor, The Fashion 411 Magazine♥

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  16. I couldn't agree more with your boat shoes statement. Although mine aren't from my mom - they are my most copfortable pair of shoes.

    Of course, I love the stripes as well! Thanks for participating in EBEW.

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  17. Amazing photos!! I see lots of greenery! The new place looks amazing, and your looking great.

    Daisy Dayz Home
    Cross-Jones-Photography Home

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  18. I think its a blessing to be able to cherish what you have around you....
    in this case wild life... you look so happy ! ENjoy.

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  19. Wow what a great experience!

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  20. Amazing photos!! I see lots of greenery! The new place looks amazing, and your looking great.

    Daisy Dayz Home
    Cross-Jones-Photography Home

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  21. I couldn't agree more with your boat shoes statement. Although mine aren't from my mom - they are my most copfortable pair of shoes.

    Of course, I love the stripes as well! Thanks for participating in EBEW.

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  22. What a cool round window and the perfect spot for your stripes. the scarf was a classy and comfortable addition. ...and I love vicariously having adventures with you.

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