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Who’s enjoying summer? Has anyone attended any backyard BBQs, beach lunches, or outdoor family reunions? If you have something that involves food & fashion coming up this is the blog post for you.
What to Wear
When attending an outdoor party, you’ll want to feel comfortable & wear cool clothing–think seersucker, linen, light cotton, and other breathable fabrics. While you might want to go light on the layers (it’s always smart to pack a light sweater/cardi for chillier temps in the evening) you can dress up your look with accessories and shoes.
In our NIIRVA Shop, we love the idea of stacking textured bangles. Whether you wear on one wrist or two–a summer outdoor picnic is the perfect time to do so!
In addition to bangles, earrings are a great way to punch up your #ootd. Subtle statement earrings found in our shop are great pieces to be a little more playful.
Okay, let’s talk shoes! Woven flats and slides are so on-trend for summer. You know the straw and woven bags? Well, it’s transitioned into a major shoe movement too. Aside from woven slides, these Zara leather espadrilles/mules are perfect for BBQs! Plus, they’re on major sale!
What to Bring
It’s always polite to pack something to take to any picnic you’re invited to.
This Martha Stewart recipe for homemade cranberry-oat cereal bar is festive (and won’t spoil) for any outdoor gathering!
Okay, how perfect is this watermelon cookie cake hack by food and craft blogger Aww Sam? So easy and fun to take to any party.
If you’re hosting your own pool party you’ll want to have a signature cocktail. This coconut and cranberry raspberry daiquiri by Sugar and Cloth screams summer-perfection!
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“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”–Susan Polis Schutz.
It’s Summer! We are officially breaking out the flip-flops, bikinis, and rosé bottles as summertime is the greatest time of the year!
In celebration of the most wonderful season, we’ve written a 2018 NIIRVA Summer Bucket List. Whether you want to add to your already existing bucket list or take inspiration from ours; we can’t wait to enjoy every bit of the sunny days ahead.
Attend the Pinknic: June 30th-July 1st is the return of the rosé and music festival on Governor’s Island dubbed ‘Pinknic.’ The festival is full of good food, rosé, pink hues, and good summertime vibes.
Charcoal Ice Cream: Ice cream is a summertime staple, but this summer, we’re getting adventurous eating, Charcoal Ice Cream. At least if we hate the taste, it’ll make a good Instagram post!
Pools & Pool Floats: We’re hoping to cruise around the pool on either a giant golden swan or rose gold pink flamingo–really as long as it’s in the pool we’re not picky!
Sunflower Field: We can’t wait to find a sunflower field, pull over, and take plenty of photos–for the blog, of course!
Beach Bums: Hitting the beach is a summer-no-brainer! What we’re taking with us to the beach can all be carried inside this NIIRVA crochet bag–perfect for an ocean day!
Craft Flower Crowns: One summer day will be dedicated to picking wildflowers and then making them into flower crowns–we already have some crafty tips!
Shake Our Pom-Poms: Pom-poms were BIG a few seasons ago, but we are planning on bringing them back–again! See how we styled our favorite pom-pom looks in the past, here.
Drive with the Top Down: What’s a great way to kill a summer Sunday afternoon? Go for a country drive with the top down of your jeep or convertible. Beep. Beep!
Mamma Mia 2 Sing-Along: Did you hear? Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again is coming to theaters July 20th. Grab your besties and head to the theater to sing-along to our favorite ABBA tunes! How can we resist?
So, that’s just the start of what we are hoping to do this summer–it’s good to leave a little room for spontaneous plans! Follow us on Twitter to stay in-style and in-the-know! #Inspiredstyle
It’s March! Meaning it’s officially spring break season–let’s hit the beach! Before hitting the salty shore, we are rounding up a few the best beaches and pairing them with an item from our NIIRVA shop. Can you say spring break 2018?
- These layered necklaces are great for the beach or yacht dining!
Crystal Cove State Beaches, California. Are you into camping like a true Californian? Nearby beaches are the infamous Newport Beach and Laguna Beach–surely you’ll get some Insta-worthy views of nature and mountains here.
Wire bangles for the vacation win if you decide to forgo your tent and hike to a California resort.
- These three string earrings will fit inside your carry-on.
Southampton Village Coopers Beach, NY. Call upon your inner Blaire Waldorf and hit the Hamptons. Sure, the Atlantic is a bit chilly this time of year, but clean beaches and local shops make for a great trip!
- These blue beaded bracelets are a hinting for long walks on the beach and a good read by the pool.
Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Beautiful views and ample greenery for a round of golf and vacation drinks await you here!
- Carry your mini golfing accessories in this pretty gold pouch.
North Shore, Oahu. First, we’ll go whale watching and then we’ll hang-ten in the surfing hub of one of the nifty-fifty states–Hawaii!
- Our Sun Turquoise Necklace matches the Hawaiian waters perfectly!
So, what Beach are you hitting? Follow us on Instagram using #InspiredStyle
Is the fear of FOMO (the fear of missing out) setting in as you’re watching all your social media friends jet off to one Instagramable location to the next? Instead of getting green with envy get creative! Even if you have little to no travel plans set this summer–breath–we have a (great) idea/solution. Plan a ‘staycation’ right at home. There are perks to doing a staycation–no travel delays as well as it’s a money saving option. Plus, it’s fun to think outside of the vacay box.
So, what do you need for a staycation? Read on:
- Beach Dirt: Sweets are probably the best way to ‘escape.’ Surely, this awesome recipe from Aww Sam will have your taste buds (and mind) beach wandering. (via Aww Samm)
- Garland and Decor: In order to feel as if you pressed the “escape button” you’ll have to get crafty with your tropical decor. Think in punchy and bold color schemes when creating your inner oasis decorations. (via A Beautiful Mess)
- Pool Floaties (Price varies): Whether you have a pool or a big backyard playful pool floats will add a new sense of fun to your staycation. SunnyLife USA has the cutest selection.
- Nostalgia Cotton Candy Machine ($25): You’d think having your own personal cotton candy maker would be expensive, but there are affordable options out there! This Nostalgia one is under $30! What doesn’t say summertime fun like backyard cotton candy?
- Copper Smartphone Projector ($30): After you’ve had your fun in the sun, watching a movie, music video or Insta Stories on a smartphone projector (yep, outdoors) will feel as if you’re at the drive-in. Pass the popcorn.
So, how do you feel about hosting your own staycation? Tweet us!
Home Interior Designer, Jonathan Adler once said, “There’s no right answer except to play and experiment.” With summer finally here the same thought process can be applied to our summertime wardrobes.
Whether you’re on summer vacay, a fashion blogger, or someone who’s looking for a fun way to add a little of color into their day to day–now’s the time to do so!
Instead of buying a completely new wardrobe adding a few touches such as pom-poms and tassels is one affordable way to incorporate summer trends into your closet.
Aside from the few vibrant picks above, we are currently closet craving:
- These Rebecca Minkoff Colorful beaded pom-pom earrings.
- Niirva’s nautical threaded necklace.
- Kate Spade’s tassel sandals.
- Kayu tassel/straw beach tote.
via Brit + Co
While there’s an endless retail selection of colorful summertime accessories out there you can also DIY yourself something chic too. Are you handy with the glue gun? If so, we’re loving this tassel earring DIY from Brit + Co. Also, this DIY tassel dress from A Beautiful Mess is no stress!
So, what’d you think? Are you ready to take your summer wardrobe to a new colorful level? If so, tweet us and us hashtag #InspiredStyle.
Alas, it’s finally feeling like summer as the rainy spring days melt into warmer sunnier ones ahead. Summertime may be the best time to show your bohemian style. Luckily, there are new trends on the horizon that incorporate the typical ”flower child” boho look, but with a fresh new spin. Embroidered flowers, hearts, skulls, and patchwork designs are all the rage this season. In fact, WWD is predicting that the embroidered style concept will flow well into the fall.
Of course, we have a few items to stock your closets with various embroidered bags as well as ones embellished with delicate beading. It’s summer, so of course, you’ll want to keep it light and bright.
Our beaded Jacquard clutch purse will easily transition your daytime look into a stylish nighttime one.
Who can guess the most popular pose at this year’s Coachella? If you don’t know, it was posed with arms raised overhead. Obviously, you’ll look like a boho babe in the same pose only with the extra help from these threaded beaded bangles.
Possibly, our ULTIMATE embroidered bag, the Kutch bag. As it comes in various colors/patch works–if you buy one threaded item this season this guy is the one.
& In case you’re curious a few May music festivals going on this month are:
- New Orleans Jazz Fest (New Orleans, LA) April 28-May 7
- Sun Fest (West Palm Beach, FL ) May 3-7
- Shaky Knee Festival (Atlanta, GA) May 12-14
Happy spring–officially! With spring’s arrival and the month of April here that can only mean one thing–it’s Coachella time. It’s our favorite season! What is a better time to bring out your boho best than during festival season?
Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about this year’s Coachella 2017 festivities as well as inspiration to shop our boho basics.
Here’s the Coachella 2017 Rundown:
- Two Weekends: April 14th-16th & 21st-23rd
- The Line Up: This year’s lineup is huge! Ranging from Alison Swing to Zipper Club. See the full list here.
- Artists: There’s more than music at Coachella. There will be plenty of art on display from artists ranging from Crown Ether to Balloon Chain. See all the cool artist here.
- Car Camping: Car camping is totally a thing at Coachella! Basically, for $113 you’ll live like a boho babe for the festival weekend.
- Food: Aside from peace & love vibes the food and drink vendors at Coachella are amazing–see here for all the yummy details.
- Safari Tents: Possibly, the coolest form of festival camping–Safari Tents! This rad form of lodging has air conditioning, a concierge, breakfast and late night snacks, as well as games and plenty of good times.
- Tee Pee: You can also stay in the festival’s Lake Eldorado–in a tee-pee tent! For a sizzling 2k, you and a friend can ‘Coachella’ like a boho queen.
- Recycle Rex: Coachella is beaming with sustainability ideas and their ‘recycle bin’ is a huge T-Rex. Oh yeah, his name is, Recyclosaurus Rex.
- TRASHed Art of Recycling 2017: Artists (that means you too) submit their photos of how they turned plain trash cans into cool artwork. The best of the bunch will be on display at Coachella 2017 for all to marvel. Of course, with the full purpose behind the trash can art being recycling is hip.
- Signs: Coachella also has a unique thing going on with their signs. This year, they have switched to wood signs. To view, a small gallery read here. The idea is in an effort to be more eco-friendly with the help from sign creators, Prints on Wood–who also plant a tree for every sign that gets ordered. Cool right?
So, Coachella sounds pretty amazing right?! If you’re not lucky enough to be attending this year–there is always next. Follow them on the ‘gram @coachella.
As for us, we’re dressed for the occasion. Be sure to check out our shop for pretty bangles and all your boho basics.
In the meantime, we’ll be desert dreaming. #InspiredStyle
While the waves may be breaking against the seashore we are breaking for spring break with serious sun-seeking intentions. After all, as winter passes (hopefully) everyone could use a bit of Vitamin Sea about now. Therefore, we are featuring a few spring break essentials here on the blog and on Instagram all March long. It’s spring break March Madness!
Everyone is still in love with pom-pom and off the shoulder style tops. After all, they’re so fun it’s easy to see why. This particular Alexa cold shoulder top would be a great spring break addition. You can dress it up for a beach view dinner or dress it down for an afternoon of sightseeing and selfie taking.
Whether you need a safe (and stylish) place to keep your phone, camera, and cash our Kutch clutch from our shop will help you with that. Being the BOHO babes that we are the bohemian style of this bag will fit in with your tropical vibes.
Heading to the ocean? Shell Yeah! Fun, cheeky swimwear is in for resort 2017 season. Don’t be caught off-duty, instead sport a fun graphic suit like this one from Nordstrom. We are also coveting Shop Ban.do’s ‘Hot Tub Club‘ pink swim suit too!
Hydration on spring break is essential. While the Lilly Pulitzer S’Well water bottles are a hard thing to find these days we have found something better to hold your liquids–Shop Ban.do’s glitter bomb water bottle. Aside from the glitter, the pink is giving us unicorn-spring break good vibes.
Naturally, you’ll find yourself in the sun on your spring break retreat. Be sure you pack a pair (maybe two) of fun sunglasses that will take your #ootd from day to night.
If you only have paper grocery bags around the house no worries! A few cute stickers, tinsel, and a fun ornament (think tiny disco balls, a silver bell, etc) will help punch up your wrapping skills in no time flat.
Wrapping your gifts in scarves (like this NIIRVA one) is like gifting a bonus gift. True, your recipient will be aglow with what’s under the scarf, but thankful that they have something pretty to ward off winter’s chill.
Being the boho babes that we are, we like to incorporate nature whenever possible. Adding a sprig of greenery to your freshly wrapped package is not only pretty but festive too!
Let’s face it, the holidays are the time of year for confetti! Why not include a bit (okay, a lot) of confetti in your gift wrapping? To get the full confetti paper how-to read here. We think that a lot of confetti is never a bad thing!
Back with another one of our scarves, because really who doesn’t love getting two gifts in one? The bleak winter skies ahead will surely be brighter with this tribal print scarf.
So, you’ve bought your gift and realize you have no wrapping paper in the house. Don’t panic! Rather, go to yesterday’s newspaper and pick out the prettiest page or two. Reusing found materials around your home can often make for the prettiest (and most creative) gift wrap. Embellishing your gift with a sprig of holly is like the cherry on top of a sundae cone.
For more holiday inspiration follow us on Pinterest. Happy Holidays!
Autumn is approaching quickly, too quickly! While we here at NIIRVA are ready for plenty of fringes, suede, and wide brim hats we are almost certain that it’s going to be an Indian Summer. Basically, an Indian Summer is hot and dry weather that occurs within the first couple of weeks of fall. Also, the term can mean happiness brought to one later in life. Whatever definition you prefer, we aren’t complaining about desert like conditions as we’ll pretend it’s Coachella in autumn.
Here are a few of our Indian Summer picks. You be the judge of what your BOHO-glow favorite is.
Round Metal Sunnies: Circular and metal style frames are always a BOHO babe’s go-to sunglasses no matter the season.
Silk Bangles/NIIRVA: A fun arm party is an Indian Summer welcome party!
Ripped Denim: Destressed denim is a perfect in-between-seasons transition piece. The more holes in the pants, the more we love them!
Long Sleeve Ruffles: The long sleeve ruffle t-shirt is an Indian Summer/early fall staple. Tip, go for a neutral color so it can be paired with anything.
NIIRVA Teardrop Earrings: New earrings are always seasonal must have.
Bar Necklaces: Tiny bar necklaces inscribed with an important date or name may be small, but they make one heck of a statement.
Birkenstocks: If the weather is still too hazy for suede booties opt for suede Birkenstocks instead. You’ll be glad you did.
Metallic: Metallic pieces are great for all seasons.
Nudes: Natural beauties have always been the BOHO way and the same can be said for nude nail hues. A lighter nail color can be a seasonal refresher after all the neons this past summer.
Chunky Cardigans: The Indian Summery days may be hot, but the evenings can be a bit chilly. Chunky knits are a girl’s BFF.
Pointed Toe Lace-up Flats: You’re about to see the pointed toe lace-up flats everywhere as they are going to be fall’s hot new shoes. Look for them in red, black, and tan.
Plaid: Fall and plaid can never make you mad. If it’s super hot you can pair the plaid shirt with some jean shorts.
Saddle Bags: Small leather saddle bags have just enough room for your iPhone, lipstick, and Bohemian attitude.
Beaded Bangles/NIIRVA: Beads and the BOHO vibe go together nicely!
If we’re lucky enough to have an Indian Summer let’s run with it! No worries, as we’ll be back next month with a whole new approach to a more traditional fall #ootd attire. Stay beautiful, live inspired. Tweet us your early autumn faves @shopniirva.