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ROAWO x Mavy Savvy Trend Store

One of my favorite word combos? Street Style.

I’m such a sucker for websites that specialize in inexpensive versions of the sweet stuff I see my favorite fashion Instagrammers (word?) wearing. Wether its a badass graphic tee or a black leather skirt, I. Want. It. For. Cheap. I’m on a college budget, so I can’t exactly afford to splurge…. so how in the world am I supposed to buy cool, trendy stuff?

Enter: Mavy Savvy Trend Store.

I was soooo pumped when I discovered this online boutique & became a part of their campaign. They are a new (& quickly growing) online marketplace for girls on a tight little budget. AND now, you can get 20% off their new arrivals. Deals on Deals on Deals.

I’ve rounded up some of my top picks from Mavy Savvy, so shop your little hearts out:

Favorites from the New Online Boutique: Mavy Savvy Trend Store

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So. much. love. for the Mavy Savvy team & I loooove to be a part of the success of new shops. So go show them some lurve yourself, alright? I can’t wait to see the future of this store.

Much love

xx

This is a sponsored post, as I am a part of the Mavy Savvy Trend Store campaign powered by Brand Backer. Though this is a sponsored post, my opinions are sincere!



I’m Lurving… + Big News & I Need Your Help!

I'm Lurving... Hi.

So, I’ve decided to switch things up a bit and change the “My Favorite Things” series to “I’m Lurving…” because I lurve the word lurve. Its so.. weird. So.. Me. In fact, I have a lot of changes coming soon to ROAWO & I need your help!! [ I’ll talk about this more in a sec.. ]

Now, onto the previously scheduled post. I have a whole list of some seriously-cool “lurves” for y’all this week. First things first, how intense is this crazy succulent garden^^? I found it when I was in San Francisco, casually sipping tea by the Golden Gate, and I had to document it. Y’all know I love succulents. They’re s’cuuute.

Serendipity Fine Lines Print Serendipity Fine Lines Business Cards Do y’all remember my interview with Sarah of Serendipity Fine Lines?? Welp, I got my custom print in a couple of weeks ago, and I absolutely LURVE, LURVE, LURVE it. How freakin’ badass is this Madonna quote? I mean seriously, I’m digging that idgaf vibe ( because who even has the time and energy to gaf … yeah, idgaf ).

Can y’all tell that I also love the word/term idgaf. I esp like saying idgaf instead of the whole ‘I don’t give a fuck,’ because I think its so hilarious for some reason. What a knee-slapper, right?

Click here to read the interview + find out details on where to buy her stuff, links to her social media sites ( for daily pretties ) & a little discount code. Her biz cards are amaze too… #talent.

TSC Frapp on ROAWO TSC Frapp on ROAWO Another thing I’m lurving is The Skinny Confidential’s Vanilla Frap ( sans the crap! ). Back in the middle school days, I was a frapp-fanatic. I remember waltzing into the mall Starbucks with my clan of girly-gals ( wearing all Abercrombie, sporting some colored Uggs, & obvi carrying my colorful Dooney & Burke handbag.. lolz. ) & ordering some trendy blended beverage… thinking we were all old and mature for drinking coffee. Don’t pretend like you weren’t exactly the same.

Gah, am I relieved those days are long over. I mean, that memory is so embarrassing. AND, the worst part isn’t even my choice of attire… its those damn frappuccinos. They are seriously disgusting.. read up on the real-nast-deal here ( Lauryn from TSC has me convinced ).

BCBG Suede Jacket BCBG Suede Jacket & Flannel Eeeeps, this suede, fringe jacket from BCBG is everything… and more. I am aalllll about texture combo & this jack ( as well as my leather one.. as seen in San Fran post ) is my go-to when I want to layer some texture and make my outfit next-level cool. I’m 99% positive its out of stock, but they sell similar ones here and here.

I layered the Suede + Fringe jacket with a killer flannel button-down & some destroyed skinnies. And, obviously some clunky wedges.. a staple. This is an outfit completely comprised of staples, actually. You need to own every single one of the pieces right now. This is serious.

Kombucha My last lurve of the week is this blood orange HOLY Kombucha tea. Okay, most importantly, HOLY Kombucha is made + bottled in my hometown, Fort Worth, TX.

( PS if you don’t know what Fort Worth is, or you’ve never been, you need to get your shit together… its a seriously cool city with a small-town, friendly feel. Its getting a lot bigger, so go before it becomes too much like Dallas… plz Fort Worth, don’t ever do that… )

HOLY Kombucha’s Mission reads:

For you, HOLY Kombucha strives to brew the freshest kombucha using only organic ingredients and using absolutely nothing artificial to brew the highest quality.
For those in need, HOLY Kombucha has a mission to help save and provide a safe haven to children and women from human trafficking. We want to raise awareness and give help to organizations who strive to END human trafficking throughout the world! This is where we put our 10%!

How insanely cool… You need some HOLY Kombucha in your life. I like to drink kombucha + vodka for a weekend treat OR just by itself ( normal-human style ). This week, it was part of my detox-from-Halloween routine.

Okay, so some news:

Remember when I said I had some new things in the works for ROAWO? Well, one of those things is… drumroll please…… a total rebranding. Yep, as of early 2015, I will be moving ROAWO to a new domain ( obviously I will be giving y’all lots of heads up & I will be annoying y’all with news on the move, new links… yada yada yada) as I make the move out to Los Angeles.

I’m doing this because I no longer feel that the ‘Ramblings of a Wild One’ theme fits with my blogging goals. I’ve absolutely LOVED & worked so hard to make this blog what it is now, and I feel like rebranding is necessary to embody my ultimate vision.

I think y’all will like the new name, look, & overall vibes of the new site, which I’ll be introducing y’all to as of 2015.

I can’t waittttt to show y’all!

In the meantime, have any of you bloggers gone through a rebranding, and want to share some tips with me? I need all the help I can get… its a lot more complicated than it seems!

Even if you aren’t a blogger,

I still need your help! Is there any specific topic that you’ve been wanting to know more about? I mean, anything from health & fitness to fashion & home decor. I’d like to know what my readers want to know about, so I can write about things that y’all are actually interested in, as well a cool things that I find interesting. Comment below with your suggestions… and I will be eternally grateful & ready to help/research. Don’t be shy, k?

Much love xx



Fall Favorites x ASOS & more!

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

The other day I was meticulously organizing all of my fall favorites into my very neat bookmark folders: Clothing I want, Clothing I need, Shoes I want, Shoes I need, Accessories I want, Accessories I…. you get the point. I’m crazy.

While I was tediously organizing, I noticed one thing that my bookmarked products had in common… most of them were from ASOS.com! Well-priced, trendy, lots to choose from, etc… no wonder, right?

With a couple of things from Nasty Gal + L.L. Bean and a LOT from ASOS, Here are some of my fall must-haves ::

Fall Favorites x ROAWO :: ASOS, NastyGal, & More!

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Are these pieces to-die-for orrr what? I’ve already ordered like half of this list… I’m loving the fall style + tennis shoes look right now; the NBs are perfect with some leather leggings. Absolutely. perfect.

So, Did you catch my ballin’ interview with my friend Sarah of Serendipity Fine Lines on Monday? ( << If not, you GOTTA check it out. She’s amazing.)

Are y’all getting super pumped about my upcoming giveaway?? Allll the gift basket items are coming in the mail ( rather slowly ), and I cannnnnot wait to share the amazing products Meghan ( from Boho Nouveau ) & I have chosen for the giveaway! And remember to Follow Ramblings of a Wild One on:

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | BlogLovin

So you won’t miss a beat with the giveaway rules and future posts! I have something grrrreat coming up for y’all Friday ( & Monday! ). You won’t want to miss it.

Happy (almost) friday…. keep on keepin’ on my fellow #GIRLBOSSES.

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Brown Sugar Baked Peaches :: A Skinny Dessert

Baked Peaches : A Skinny Dessert // ROAWO finally got around to making these little peach concoctions ( ran across the recipe on Pinterest forever ago ) the other day, and let me tell you, they were so much better than I expected. I mean, they look amazing, so let the fact that they were BETTER than they look be a little hint that you need these in your life. AND They’re only about 100 Calories a piece !! Best day ever.

I took it upon myself to add this ice-cream ( which I changed to more of a glaze… kinda accidentally… *whoops* ) to the original recipe, because I’m just a genius, basically. I actually liked the glaze better than the whole ice-cream idea, but do what ya feel, my friends.

Baked Peaches : A Skinny Dessert // ROAWO

So, basically, heres what you need for the peaches:

A Whole, Organic Peach

1 Tsp Organic Butter ( read why I always use organic here )

2-4 Tsp Brown Sugar

& what you need for the 3-ingredient glaze / ice-cream ( per my modifications ):

2 Ripe Bananas

A little Vanilla Almond Milk

A little Cinnamon

Baked Peaches : A Skinny Dessert // ROAWO How To Make The Baked Peaches ::

First, Preheat the oven to 375 °. Cut the peach in half & remove the pit. Place about 1/2 tsp of butter in the middle of each peach-half & top with brown sugar ( the amount of brown sugar is really just a personal preference.. I used about 2 teaspoons per half ). Sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Place in the baking dish / on the baking pan skin-side down. Then, bake for 30 minutes, or until peach is tender.

Baked Peaches : A Skinny Dessert // ROAWO How to make the glaze ::

Cut / peel the bananas & place in the freezer until frozen. Place frozen banana pieces, a small amount of almond milk ( use less for an ice-cream consistency & more for a glaze-consistency… just eye-ball it ) & a dash of cinnamon in a blender and blend until combined. Pour over the peaches, & enjoy !!

Baked Peaches : A Skinny Dessert // ROAWO These are beyond-amazing served warm. ESP with the creamy, banana / almond glaze. Baked peaches are such a great dessert alternative for those of you who NEED to satisfy your sweet tooth ( AKA ME ) & attempt to stay healthy in the process.

I mean, they’re hardly short of life-changing.

Whats your favorite healthy, dessert alternative? Share below!!

[ PS ]

Baked Peaches : A Skinny Dessert // ROAWO



My Fav Summer “Salad”

Summer Salad // Roawo I have a confession to make :: I have been a salad hater for, pretty much, ever. Something about eating lettuce and vegetables as a meal has never sat right with me. Technically, I’m not sure if you can call this little concoction a salad.. but thats what I’m going with.

The most important thing with this salad is FLAVOR. The flavors you use when working with veggies are everything, at least for me. Vegetables can be so bland, so I make sure to add flavor via salt / pepper / garlic / lemon or lime juice / cilantro / spices / whatever else.

This is one of my favorite recipes to make for the week and just keep it in the fridge for easy heating up later.

Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple I mean, talk about a photo-ready ingredient line up. Could these colors get any better? Per usual, I didn’t use a set amount of each ingredient, I just crafted the combo to my liking. That means: A lot of Cilantro / Lime ( think Chipotle-ish ) / sea salt & pepper. Like I said before :: I made more than a serving of this all at once, so I could eat it for the next couple of days, which is so convenient for busy days.

Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple So lets get down to business :: Pour a lil’ of the olive oil in a sauté pan on the stove at a medium to medium-high heat. Add in the minced garlic + onion and let sit until the onion starts becoming clear. Then, add the zucchini + whatever other veggies you’re into + sea salt + pepper + lime juice. I used a wooden spoon to mix this up in the pan until the zucchini started to get soft.

Then, I added some cooked quinoa and thawed mini shrimp ( and more lime juice because I love it soooo much ) and mixed that in / let it sit until the shrimp became more translucent-looking. Since both of these things were cooked before, this step was just to heat them up / let them soak in some of the flavor.

When I took my concoction out of the pan, I mixed in some fresh cilantro + some of my homemade salsa from earlier this week + half an avocado. When I tasted it, I decided it needed a leetle more pepper / sea salt, so I added that and it was perfecto.

Like I said, its all about what you like, so I encourage you to test out different proportions / add flavors / etc. This is just my personal fav. If I’m going to eat veggies, I have to spice them up a little. The cilantro + lime combo is heaven to me.

Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple I drank my healthy lil’ lunch with some lemon water ( went well with that citrus-flavor in the salad ). Plus lemon water is so much more interesting than normal, boring water. It adds a little kick.

Hope y’all like my simple summery salad!

What’s your favorite summer dish ?

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A Few of my Favorite Things + A Little Promo Code Surprise !!

A Few of my Favorite Things // ROAWO Another favorites post is finally here! Every once-in-awhile I like to share a few of the little things that make me happy, happy, happy. These little parts of my every-day life ( most days ) either make me feel like I’ve really got my shit together / they look pretty and/or they make me a cool, calm, and collected human ( <<< necessary ).

So here’s my most recent collection of simple, every-day favorites:

Healthy Breakfast // A Few of My Favorite Things // ROAWO 1. A Healthy, Homemade Breakfast: I LOVE starting my day with a well-sized, healthy breakfast. For some reason, it just makes me feel clean & organized which is the BEST way to start the day. There’s just something about the good, clean energy that getting up and cooking some bfast gives you… plus it makes my house smell nice and home-y.

Usually, I’ll have something like this :: A mixture of whole-eggs / egg whites with avocado & my homemade salsa on top, blueberries, a glass of green tea, & a big glass of lemon water.

You Musn't  Be Afraid to Sparkle a Little Brighter, Darling // A Few of my Favorite Things // ROAWO A Few of my Favorite Things // ROAWO 2. Daily Inspo Quotes: I am obsessed with words ( probably why I’ve loved every literature class I’ve ever taken )… like really, really obsessed with them. I mean, my Quote Board on Pinterest is ridiculously lengthy ( around 2,500 quotes pinned to date ).

I think what I like the most is how I can read how someone ELSE puts words together and think “wow, that’s EXACTLY how I feel / think!” Because, sometimes, its hard for me to do that myself.  I think its kind of hard for all of us at times… thats what can make communicating so difficult. Communication is SO complex ( << obviously, you can tell I’m really interested in this topic ).

Anyways, so back to my framed inspo: this is the easiest way for me to remind myself every day to be happy / stay inspired. Okay, so the second quote I have pictured is a little aggressive / extreme, but whatever. We all get in those moods where we need a little bit of that. I like to print out my favorite quotes, frame them, and put them around my room for a daily dose of badass-ary.

Fresh Flowers // A Few of My Favorite Things // ROAWO Fresh Flowers // A Few of My Favorite Things // ROAWO 3. Fresh Flowers: They always say every room needs something alive to make it feel right. Enter: flowers. This is SUCH an easy way to brighten up your home. I mean, when is the last time a freshly-cut flower bouquet / plant has ever stressed you out? Pretty much never. Though I’m just a college-kid on a college-budget, I try to pick up some flowers whenever I see some that I must have.

Grocery-store flowers are good ( cheap ) enough for me.

Laptop Skin // Society 6 // ROAWO 4. This “Wanderlust” Laptop Skin from Society6.com: So, if you’ve kept up / ever read ROAWO before, you know I like to travel as much as possible. Obviously, this laptop extra is perfffect for me. I’m kind of in love with it. Plus, I’ve gotten so many compliments, so obviously, its da-bomb.com.

Also, Society6 is one of my FAV online shops for stuff like tech skins / prints / iPhone cases / etc. There are so many options, so theres something for everyone.

Louboutins // A Few of my Favorite Things // ROAWO Louboutins // A Few of my Favorite Things // ROAWO 5. These Christian Louboutin Wooden-Heel Leather Platforms: I mean, can we have a moment of silence for these? I’m known to splurge occasionally on some of my must-have items ( sparingly, of course ) & these were seriously so worth it ( I found a similar pair on eBay here << such a steal ).

But, exactly as expected :: I haven’t worn them yet because I’m too scared to scratch them up / get them dirty. You might be thinking “then whats the point of…” I get it, okay. I’m a crazy freak. I also always get the bottom-protector put on these types of shoes as well :: I don’t like when the red gets all scratchy.. OCD.

Metallic Tats // A Few of My Favorite Things // ROAWO 6. MetallicTats: I am seriously into this trend. First off, I don’t really like wearing a ton of bracelets, because I feel like they just get in my way. So, these are perfect for me. These jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos stay on for 4-6 days and look so, so badass.

MetallicTat is the brand I’m currently working with & I LOVE them! MetallicTat is owned by Leandra Simmons out of Encinitas, CA ( << one of my favorite places ever ) and her designs are fun, unique, and perfect for festivals / parties / a night out / or whatever else.

** The Super exciting part:: Visit MetallicTat on Etsy ( link above ) and use the promo code ROAWO10 at checkout to receive 10% off your order !! **

( I’ve already featured this little bull-skull metallic tattoo here. )

My German Shepherd // A Few of My Favorite Things // ROAWO My German Shepherd // A Few of My Favorite Things // ROAWO 7. My Most Favorite Thing… My German Shep, Drogo: He completes my life, pretty much. Who needs a boyfriend ( or even friends… k no, thats dramatic) when you have the most perfect / sweetest cuddle-bud ever? Most of my day consists of: feeding Drogo / walking Drogo / talking to Drogo like he’s a human & like he’s going to answer me. I have long, sometimes funny, convos with my pup.. like a crazy-dog lady ( yes, he’s not even a real adult-dog yet.. an 80-pound beebus <<< my coined term for “baby” ). Maybe he wants to hear about my day, okay?

But actually, having a dog means someone(thing) will literally think that you are the best person / thing that has ever existed. Ever. You can’t NOT love that. Plus, despite his I-could-eat-you-whole appearance, Drogo is the sweetest & most playful dog ever. Best friends fo life.

So thats it for for now. I’m finally starting to create a posting schedule ( for the last week, I’ve posted almost every day ). Now, I’m going to try to stick to Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

I also wanted to take a sec to thank everyone who has given me such amazing / encouraging feedback about ROAWO. I originally started this whole thing as material for internships and I have gotten SO much more from it:: discounts, promos, & collabs ( <<< so fun, contact me for info @ ramblingsofawildone@yahoo.com ) / connections with people who enjoy the same things that I do / further knowledge in the subjects I’m interested in / a creative outlet to fill my time / etc.

So thanks to everyone who has been soooo cool about it. I really appreciate it. Really.

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Some Seriously Good Salsa

Some Seriously Good Salsa // ROAWO I’m a fan of this one. A reallll big fan. First of all, I like homemade anything better than store bought for two reasons: 1. I know exactly what is going into what I am eating and 2. I’m a control-freak, so the fact that I get to alter the recipe to my liking is a huge plus.

Also, its super-simple. Put all the ingredients in a blender and voila ( I used my convenient little Magic Bullet
) !! You’ve got some yummy restaurant-style salsa in the comfort of your own home ( for the homebodies ).

I use this salsa in my Summer “Salad” ( recipe coming soon ), put on scrambled eggs, or dip (  gluten-free ) tortilla chips into it. So many options.

I found the recipe for this restaurant-style salsa here.

Some Seriously Good Salsa // ROAWO Some Seriously Good Salsa // ROAWO

Change ingredients as you see fit…. For me, I went crazy with the cilantro / garlic & added a leetle more lime, because those are my faves.

Soooo simple & delish.

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Durango, CO :: Part II

Durango part 2 Here’s a lil’ recap of my last few days in Durango:: ( If you didn’t see Part I of my Durango adventures, check it out here )

So, my family is extremely into sports/being active ( those of you who know me are thinking… duh ), so we always enjoy getting outside and getting a little workout in. Durango has some really pretty hiking trails, so we decided to go for it.

fruit and granola fitfam hike wildflowers IMG_6452 IMG_6416 The hike took us about 2 hours to finish. There wasn’t an inch of the land that wasn’t absolutely beautiful AND the air was sooo crisp and clean.. I love it. My little brother was even able to finish the hike ( props on being a strong leetle kid, Brooks ), but I can’t say that he did it without complaints.

After our hike, we ate at Kennebec Cafe. We got the charcuterie plate to start ( << freakin’ delish ) and I got the Grilled Top Sirloin with mashed potatoes ( << I could live off of mashed potates ) and spinach. Mine was the table favorite, per usual. I have quite the knack for ordering.

pint cup ALSO: this Hubert’s Lemonade was a good little find at the grocery store in Durango. Its all-natural ( they also have organic ) and soooo tart, which is exactly how I like my lemonade. It tastes super natural and clean.. no nasties. And its cute-looking. Oh, and I snatched this awesome pint glass from Earthbound Trading Co for like $2.. I luv.

I have been so spoiled this week and a half with perfect weather in California + Colorado… I’m dreading getting off the plane in Texas to a cloud of humidity. I LOVE the crap outta Texas, but the weather isn’t the most amazing thing ever.

‘Till next time.

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Shop Spotlight: Sirena Water Wear in Port Aransas, Texas

Sirena Water Wear in Port Aransas, Texas During my mini-getaway to Port Aransas, Texas, I came across a little boutique called Sirena Water Wear.

Sun Bum Sunscreen from Sirena Water Wear One of the owners, Tracy Davis, talked to me for awhile about the line of women’s board shorts that her and her best friend, Kim Rucker, developed called SeaLegs. These quick-dry, tailored boyfriend shorts were first developed as stain-proof fishing shorts to wear “from the fishing rod to the restaurant.” Pretty cool, huh?

Basically, they created what they wanted because they couldn’t find it anywhere else. Thats the entrepreneurial spirit!

Here’s a leetle interview to get y’all well acquainted with one half of the brain behind SeaLegs and the lady behind the badA storefront.

ROAWO:: Sirena Water Wear in Port A, Texas [Tell me a little about yourself and your brand] I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I developed a love of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Italian food, skiing and spent most of my time in [the] swimming pool. [I] swam competitive long distance. My love for skiing, swimming, running, and offshore fishing probably led me to want to develop “hybrid” athletic apparel that could be functional and fashionable. I was always jealous of the guys who could go straight from the boat or beach to the bar in the same pair of pants. Fishing & hunting apparel for women is decades behind surf, skiing and golf apparel so we set out to change that. I studied Nutritional Sciences and obtained a Masters of Science in Nutrition/Food Science and became a Registered Dietitian.  I started my career working with dialysis patients then began a rigorous corporate career and 15 years of travel in sales and sales management for medical companies. Through my career I learned a lot about launching and promoting new products.

[Tell me about your store] Sirena translates into mermaid in 5 languages. We wanted a name that portrayed our obsession with all things water and that would welcome men, women, and children into our shop. We carry anything mermaid and water related including spearfishing guns, men’s fishing apparel, fishing lures, women’s beach cover ups, board shorts, and locally crafted mermaid jewelry.  Over 80% of our products are American Made or Fair Trade.  High quality and craftsmanship is a common theme throughout our shop.  The décor is dark & eclectic yet welcoming, and reminds me of an underwater cavern.

Fridaze from Sirena Water Wear

Fridaze Linen Apparel:: I love the white linen cover-up on the far left!

[Running a business must be so stressful, what is your favorite health/wellness tip(s) to staying sane?] Mermaid Cocktails.  Just kidding.  3 of us ladies jog together or do garage insanity before we start our days. Sometimes its intense and other times its a gab session where we vent and get advice. One friend is an artist/real estate agent and the other owns The Cypress Tree boutique in town so they always give me inspiration and energy, and good parenting advice.  I also try to go on an occasional jog, swim or surf with my boyfriend. This weekend I signed up for a ladies surf camp.

[What advice do you have for girls (or boys) that are in the same shoes you were in when you were college-aged?] Focus on a 3 – 5 year goal.  Odds are that in 10 or 15 years you will be doing something completely different anyway so don’t look at your college career decisions as life long commitments.  Make a decision on what to study and make sure that it gives you some sort of edge over your competition. Get a certification or license that puts you in demand and you will never have to worry about being out of work. Don’t over think it, instead invest your time and energy on completing your goal. 

Sirena Water Wear on RamblingsofaWildOne.com My FAVORITE product that the store offers is the Sun Bum Sunscreen, because it is all natural and just looks cool [I’m exactly the type of idiot that the marketing people design for… I’ll buy (almost) anything that is packaged nicely]. Also, I’m allergic to most sunscreens, but not this one! Always a plus.

You can follow Sirena Water Wear on Instagram [@ilovesealegs], Twitter [@SirenaWaterWear], Pinterest, and Facebook.

Keep on keepin’ on peeps.

xox P