shine on purple rain*

Rest in peace, my friend. He was a force of nature, a shining light of musical brilliance and really did see the world through purple colored glasses.
He had a nightclub near mine in Miami…and would come into our club with a cane & his crazy outfits that only he could wear…and I would make him Kahlua & cream…shaken like a milkshake. It had to be made just so. He never really drank it…he would just let it get warm and I would bring him another.
He was funny, eccentric, surprisingly shy and kind. He loved to watch the club chaos and was a great observer.
I had the honor of attending his birthday one year at his nightclub, Glam Slam which was an old theatre. He played non stop on stage until 3am…I have never seen anyone so talented or musically brilliant in my life. Or since then.
You will be missed by all. We lost one of the great ones…

a new leaf*

My new mantra for the year…and I am trying to live by it. Like so many of my tribe I struggle with being too much of a giver…Balance, making boundaries and saying no are now in my vocabulary. It is a long time coming…and sorely past due. 

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show me your horses

…the more we work with horse rescues who take horses out of deplorable conditions the more we learn this to be a big true.

Two of our favorite rescues are Sunkissed Acres and TheraPony…If you are feeling generous today they would love to have your Starbucks money for today! Even $5 would go a long way…

morning mantra from the farm*

“there are only two days in the year that nothing can be done…one is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. So today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live…”  ~ dali lama

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and then it was pink*

So…you learn a lot when you live on a farm. Not the least of which is that cream colored rugs have no business being anywhere in your life. Not with two horses and a dog. And mud. And hay. And dirty boots.
I was in love with this vintage rug that I got in Turkey…It was just the right amount of faded and vintage blue. For about 2 months. Then it slowly turned a brownish grey with dirt stains. And then it was pretty much done. I folded it up and replaced it with something more practical. Continue reading

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can words describe*

Not entirely sure why…but I am having a torrid love affair with spring…Perhaps it is the fact that we are in the middle of one of the most beautiful areas of Tennessee…or the fact that we just went through what was described as the worst winter in 30 years…but spring seems especially sweet this year. Continue reading

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she had horses*

This is Libby. Liberty Belle…A.K.A. the pesky instigator, my little red, white & blue eyed girl and my little dirty hippie chick.

“Why do I ride horses?
Because I look at my horse and I see my hopes and dreams. I see my happiness. I see my pride and my soul. I look at my horse and I see myself…” Continue reading

things are blossoming @ our flagship store*

Love, love, LOVE the new spring window display at our Flagship store. Its filled with tons of great season appropriate inspiration. Giant carrots, butterflies and flowers are just some of the decorations that can be seen in our store front! If you live in or near Huntington Beach make sure to stop by and check it out for your self!

xo

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…luck of the irish…

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A limited edition boho wrap bracelet, just in time for Saint Patricks Day. The ‘Luck of The Irish‘!

And with March right around the corner, it has us thinking about a few of our favorite Irish phrases

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What is your favorite Irish saying?…We’re wishing everyone lots of luck in the month of March.

XOXO

…a little birdie told me…

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Soft chocolate leather, combined with heartfelt charms, results in the perfect Island Cowgirl piece. Each token is etched with its own romantical saying. Check out all of our pieces and find an item with the sentiment that matches your own loving feeling!

XO

 

…color pop…

sweetgifts…new color coordinated cases.

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Its amazing how perfectly a color can translate an emotion. Each case now has its own fitting mood!

Our zen green case… exudes peace and inspiration.

pinkcasePassionate pink. Of course.

puppywoofinThe warm orange case… like a day of fun in the sun with your furry, tail wagging best friend.

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The cowgirl case in brown… like a trip trotting down a small town dirt road.

We love the new vibrant look! A big thanks to Michelle, (our go to gal at our flagships store) she put this lovely color pop together! Great merchandising missy!

xo

…the boho life is the life for me…

Are you happiest in a floppy hat with a denim shirt? …We are.

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This outfit showcases the ‘Wishbone’ and ‘Be The Change’ Necklaces.

jan 12-31 “snip, snip”, cutting twine wearing the ‘Love Always’, ‘Open Heart’ and ‘Big Peace’ Bracelets.

jan 12-51 jan-121jan 12-61“Why so smiley?” Because we love the ‘Find Your Wings’ and ‘Peace Sign’ Necklace combo!

Lace and rustic wood make us feel at home in our boho chic frocks and leather strung jewelry.

Shop our rustic & romantic boho style jewelry…

www.islandcowgirl.com

xo

…into the night…

Sometimes what you really need is a night wrapped in a blanket of stars, in a bed made of freshly fallen leaves…
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2014-01-08 18.46.19Featuring our ‘Love Me Necklace’ long boho style piece hand shaped into the word love strung on leather, Our ‘Brave Heart Necklace’ in our classic pendant fashion and our ‘Whisper of Love Bracelet’, ‘Willing Heart Bracelet’ and the ‘Courage My Love Boho Wrap’.

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1-2014-01-08 18.56.28We loved the way our gold necklaces complemented the lace of this dress in a natural setting… Seen here is Our ‘Golden Wisdom Necklace’, ‘Golden Free Spirit Necklace’ and ‘Golden All You Need is Love Necklace’, ‘Girl With a Dream Bracelet’ and Our ‘Heart and Soul Cuff’.

1-2014-01-08 19.41.38Above is our spiritually inspired and ever popular symbol of protection the ‘Hamsa Necklace’, paired with the ‘Twisted Peace Necklace’.

Remember to always appreciate the natural beauty that exists around you, its yours to enjoy.

xo