Monday, July 21, 2014

Hot Pink Hibiscus

I know I know, every Monday all everyone has to say is how very short the weekend was.  But this one seemed extra super duper short!  I think it also passed 100 degrees in temperature, so this is what I wore for a quick trip to the pool.

Outfit Details:
Dress - c/o August Wrinkle
Sunnies - c/o Sunglass Warehouse
Woven Bracelet - Mitla Moda (similar)
Sandals - hand-me-downs
Necklace - handmade by me!

This dress definitely could be dressed up and seem fancy, but the light floaty layers and hot pink color make it a perfect pool cover up too.  I paired it with a pair of folding sunglasses from Sunglass Warehouse (they literally fold up until their pocket -sized!), a matching woven fair trade bracelet from Mitla Moda, and a neon fringe necklace I made.
     In high school and through college, I actually had my own small jewelry line called Tropichannah (get it... Tropicana... tropic hannah...okay then).  I had a little shop on Etsy and also made custom pieces and sets for special occasions, like bridesmaids jewelry for two of my cousins weddings.  I then moved to Colorado, started my career in the environmental field, and my hobby fell a bit to the wayside.  But now that I run my vintage shop full time, I am having a really good time getting back into some of my favorite creative passions, and am actually planning on launching a handmade shop on Etsy in the next few months too! This actually has been a plan in the works for awhile now, but since I am wearing a fringe necklace that would be in the shop, I thought it seemed like a good time to mention it here!  The handmade shop will also have a charitable component as well, with a portion of proceeds being donated to a cause I feel very passionately about - can anyone guess?! Anyway, let me know what you think, and if you have ideas for other colors your would like to see, etc., I would love to hear!

xo Hannah

11 comments:

  1. 1) Tropichannah = the best name ever!
    2) you look gorgeous in this dress!
    3) the bright pink of the summery dress is so fun w/ the bright woven bracelet : ).
    4) that necklace you made is gorgeous, def looking forward to seeing your Etsy shop on this! I also think you could have it in your existing shop w/ a handmade category instead of vintage if you wanted to leverage the publicity/traffic you already have there, although I know some ppl prefer to separate things as well & either way it'll be great!
    5) that seems REALLY hot for what ya'll are used to in CO! and
    6) the cause will involve kitties!

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  2. Aaah, your shop sounds like a wonderful idea! I'm so very glad you're deciding to give some to charity, too.

    The looser the layers in summer, the better. Somehow it hasn't hit 100 degrees here yet--oh gaud, I hope you're surviving out there! The hot pink is so fruity and refreshing. :D

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  3. Looks like a lovely outfit to wear to the pool. That's a cute necklace! I'd love to see what else you have!

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  4. Let's trade weather! It was kinda cool and rainy here all weekend in OH. Love your necklace, cant wait to see what you have on your Etsy shop! :)

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  5. Love this colour on you and the necklace is amazing.

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  6. Tropichannah! So clever :)

    THis is a great summertiime/beat-the-heat look.

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  7. I love the name "Tropichannah"! That is too clever and I love this dress (the cut and color) look amazing on you! Perf for those Hot Summer days. Beautiful!!!
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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  8. Looking so breezy! Very excited for your shop! Def include some of your floral crowns too ;)

    Rachel

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  9. This shade of hot pink looks great on you, and the jewelry completes the look deliciously well! :)

    ~Isabella
    adventuresinhel.blogspot.fi 

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  10. Ah thats such an awesome necklace, I love the Native American Vibe it has. Also its easy to let hobbies fall to the wayside but I definitely think its great you are getting back to them. Im sure with owning one etsy shop it'll be easy to transition into a new one. And you look beautiful as always!
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  11. I love this dress! It's so simple and lovely and the colour really makes it stand out.
    Nic
    www.salvageandstoneblog.com

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