MRS. Coastal Living

Reversible Printed Cutout Bikini • Mara Hoffman / SunnyLife Inflatable Flamingo Float / Sensi Studio Lady Majorca Crocheted Hat / Rodin Lip Balm • Rodin / Yellow Sandals • FLEEPS / Meleana Aloha Tote

On the stands TODAY is Coastal Living's March issue + as a ceaseless resident of le coastal domain - i've made it to the coveted pages of the highly acclaimed! The fabby CL crew knocked on my little door for some playful selections boasting the highest, brightest + grandest rapport. From pool to purse to closet I pulled my precious picks - the things that make me explode with joy and clap, jump + kick! So if you happen to grab a copy off the racks, send me a tweet / leave a comment / wave your flag. It makes my mind shake at the thought of all of you flipping to page 7 and seeing little old me!!! 

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YOUR (COASTAL) MRS

What's in my BEACH BAG?

After spending the better part of my life on the beach, I'd like to think I'm what you'd call a Professional Beach Go-er. I've tried and tested just about every beach-centric accessory and in turn consider myself a HIGH Beachess title holder! So, it's only prudent that I share with you my most coveted beach bag + it's contents. I promise that all things listed are extremely necessary and 100% no nonsense! Now pack that scuba bag +  get your butt to the beach! Enjoy yourself whole heartedly, then repeat!

GLAMOURPUSS neoprene scuba tote / STELLA MCCARTNEY cateye sunglasses / RIDER WAITE tarot card / CYNTHIA ROWLEY scuba jacket / COOLA spf 50 / THE BEACH PEOPLE roundie towel / GRAY MALIN iPhone case / YOOBI pink headphones / BALLAST POINT big eye ipa / YOOBI pink journal / GRAIN Good Vibes Spray

DIP-tastic!

Beachside, Poolside, Island-side or else - these four ensembles are the key to a brighter, fabbier self! "Look good, feel good" really plays its part so when push comes to shove your summertime closet deserves a mega sun-start!!! Moods reflect style and styles reflects spirit and i'm all about the options...embracing who I am + totally owning it! Be it black + white stripes or a splashy floral print, I allow my closet options and avoid the ever-frightening "permanence". 

Which ensemble are you dying to add to your stylish turbulence?

Happy Sunning! Xxx

The Princess on the Prowl - ViX animal print bikini / The Winning Combo - Mumu Kimono, Mumu Shorts + Orange Fleeps / Coral Fevah - ViX bikini + Caftan / The Day Striper - ViX bikini + flops

WET-tastic!!

Do you make like Moby Dick? Do you live the life aquatic? Well then of course you don a  wetsuit when you frolic! Nowadays this species of gear is wildly at the ready - heck even your sister Sue paddles out passed the jetty! I must say, if you're going to wallow in the waves you ought to do it right - zipping yourself into one of these bad boys and you're bound to look dynamite! Who cares if you flop about like a seal pup or even sink - at least you'll look good while splashing around in the drink!

Surf's Up!

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MRS

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Aussie Pen Pals

So if your tuning in just now, you may be a little confused. However those in the know are no doubt most certainly amused. Here lies just yet another layer on our migrant adventure - connecting with the Australian natives is our latest endeavor. Calling all Aussies far and wide - won't you be my Pen Pal? My all-informative Australian guide? We can use all your advice, your input + help - anything you can give us would be totally swell! If you're up for the challenge,  then drop me a line - I've left my contact above, email is fine! I look forward to hearing your stories + advice - for this California girl can't get enough of info about that Australian Paradise!

Won't you be my Aussie Pen Pal, oh pretty please? I promise our back-and-forths will be the bees knees!!

Email me!

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MRS

Rifle Paper Co. / Hello Darling Social Stationery Set

Mrs. Penny Pincher

Lets just say “saving” isn’t part of my MRS vocabulary - in fact, for all intents + purposes I had to look this one up in the dictionary! That said I’ve certainly got a new challenge on my plate - “saving” for our move to Australia will be something I’ll have to learn to tolerate. Considered an acquired taste, “saving” certainly has its benefits - if you think about it “saving” is basically one big reoccurring act of selflessness! I guess you can say “saving" its a ‘feel good’ chore - and one that will hopefully unlock our Australian door. With 2 whole years to sock our money away we’ve got to get right to it - It’s not going to be fun or glamorous, but we’re just gonna have to buckle down and do it! If you have any amazing systems or tried methods of retaining mounds of money - Would you share them with me?! I’m a bit of a “saving” dummy!! I’m all ears whatever advice you have to bestow - I’m a MRS on a mission to squander away my hard earned dough!!

The Wonderful Land of OZ

Have you ever had one of those epiphanies that totally changes your life?! The kind that once nested occupies your every thought and keeps you up at night? Well, I must tell you mine recently just arrived - and I’ll be honest, it came out of the blue and left me dumbfounded + surprised!! If you follow me on instagram, pinterest and twitter, you probably know what I’m about to disclose - and if you don’t well, here goes… We are going to move our family overseas to the land down under - yes thats right, to Australia the continent of wonder!! Now it’s not going to be immediate as things like this do take time - so we’ve proposed a 2 year plan which I think is reasonably fine. 

 

"How did this come about?" I’m sure you’re finding yourself asking. Well I’ll tell you, it came from a place of unfulfilment + lacking. I should preface this by saying I love where I live and am really rather happy - however the idea of this same life forevermore, made me feel unsatisfied and well, a little crappy. Living the “American Dream” of homeownership just isn’t enough - We have bigger aspirations, our eyes set on adventure + worldly stuff! To show our kids another way of life - to explore a new country through our very own eyes - to live an adventure, a life of another kind!! This is the dream in which we’ve chosen to pursue - this is what we have excitedly decided to do.

 

“Why Australia?” Im sure you're dying to know. Let me explain the ways in which this location sets us a glow. First off, the men in my life are die hard surfers - my mister is an eternal perfect wave aficionado + searcher. Australia is home to some of the world's most prized surfing conditions - and I do so believe these down under waves just might satisfy his unrivaled ambitions. Next in line, the weather. It’s simply idyllic altogether. It’s English speaking - a very important aspect that will help keep my kids from overly freaking! There’s this thing call “The Outback” that’s begging to be explored - and KOALAs that are needing to be cuddled + adored! There are sights and cultures to be devoured - theres a whole new way of life thats ready to be encountered. We’d rather embrace the idea of “work to live” as opposed to “live to work” -  Endless hours of career monotony with very little holiday is sure to transform you into a JERK! I could go on and on but I think you catch my drift - let me know if you want more reasons and I’ll personally send you my list.

 

So now we compile our monster to-do list toward realizing our goal - passports, visas, certificates… gah the list is truly out of control! I’ll document all of these trials and tribulations here for you to see - aren’t you excited… afterall, I’ll be taking you with me! For now though we will continue to live as normally as possible - spend time with the ones we love, live in the moment, and do our best to troubleshoot any obstacle. I’m sure there will be bumps along the way - and most likely all kinds of red tape. But keeping our eyes on the prize will help us hold our balance - knowing that what's at the end of the tunnel will be worth all the madness!

 

Now… I’m voraciously seeking all kinds of Australian knowledge and tips - do you have insider Aussie info to share? Can you help give me a glimpse? Perhaps you are the knower of the best places to live?! You’ve got the inside scoop on the most delicious dish. Tell me what you know… anything you can give!! If you think you can be of assistance please let me know - I’d be forever grateful if you left your comment + contact below!

 

That’s all for now, carry on with your day - I promise to keep you posted the rest of the way.

 

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MRS