All About Aztec!

TGIFF—Thank God It’s FASHION FRIDAY! From now on you can expect to see all the latest and greatest fashion favorites on Salty Waters every Friday! angie sweaterLately, I have been all about Aztec prints! I think their just great because anyone can wear them! It doesn’t matter if you are a conservative fashionista or a bit more bohemian-chic, trust me there is an Aztec print out there for you!

The best thing about these prints is that they are great for all seasons AND they add a pop of design that can make any outfit stand out! aztec toms My favorite Aztec items lately are my Classic Tribal Knit Toms! They are super cute and cozy for colder weather, but I’ve even been wearing them with shorts on the not-so-hot summer days!  The same goes for my Angie Neon Tribal Sweater that Nick gave me last Christmas from the Fells Point Surf Shop! I wore it all during the winter and luckily the neon goes great with my summer wardrobe for when I need an extra layer! IMG_1497And Don’t worry guys; us girls aren’t the only ones who get to have all the fun! I’ve seen some great summer tanks and board shorts for guys with awesome tribal designs on them! Or check out Nick in his tribal button down from Urban Outfitters!

Now, for the summer you can find tribal print sundresses or Aztec skirts and shorts anywhere! But it’s not all about these patterns on your clothes ladies—I say: No Aztec outfits? No problem! Add your tribal touch with some really cute (and really easy) nail designs like these:

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Go ahead and add some Aztec flair to whatever you wear to make a statement that no one can ignore!!! Happy FASHION FRIDAY Everyone!

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Feeling Kinky?

In celebration of “Thirsty Thursday,” I decided to post my new found favorite drink! Kinky Liqueur—it’s beyond delicious!!!

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Basically, Kinky Liqueur is a heavenly pink mixture of mango, blood orange liquor, passion fruit, and of course vodka! Luckily, unlike most fruity and girly drinks out there, this one is not overly sweet or sickening, meaning I could actually drink more than two drinks without feeling nauseous!

Now I’ll let you in on my secret concoction for Kinky! I mixed a generous (okay VERY generous) amount of Kinky with white tea and pink lemonade! The pink lemonade helps bring out the fruity flavors of Kinky, while the white tea adds a subtle sweetness that tones down the alcohol taste from the liqueur!

KinkyI highly encourage you try some for yourself! Plus, if you don’t feel like brewing and chilling your own white tea, Brisk makes a good mixture of pink lemonade and white tea already made, how easy is that? I’m also thinking a good treat for an extra hot day would be this mixture over shaved ice with blueberries or blackberries—Come on who can resist an original Kinky Margarita?

Another favorite Kinky drink is the Kinky Blow Pop Martini! It’s a mixture of Kinky Liqueur, bubble gum vodka, pink lemonade, lemon lime soda, and an actual blow pop! Its super sweet so taste test before making a big batch,

Kinky Blow Pop Martini!

Kinky Blow Pop Martini!

but its pretty scrumptious and super cute for a signature party drink! For more fun recipes you can check out the Kinky Liqueur Website! I do feel that before I end this post I should warn you, Kinky Liqueur is so yummy that it is very easy to forget that your drinking alcohol, so please drink responsibly, but by all means BOTTOMS UP!

Salty Waters: A Blog Without Limits

I guess I’ll start off with a little intro on who I am and what this blog is about… My name is Isabella, but everyone has called me Izzy since before I can remember.

Me at a drum circle back in the day!

Me at a drum circle back in the day!

I am 20 years old, a Maryland native, engaged to a beautiful man named Nicholas, a student at Towson University, and constantly striving to be better than I was yesterday.

I am hoping that my blog will be somewhat of a lifestyle blog, meaning I will include fun events and activities! I plan on including anything and everything in this blog! I love fashion, food, and fun!  I also obviously love music and am fascinated by the many different forms of raw human artistry in this world.

However, while this will be a lifestyle blog; life isn’t really all fun parties and happy times is it? I want this blog to not only include the positive things we have in this world, but I also will use this blog to tell personal stories, my opinions on today’s top issues and to speak about many different scenarios that we can all relate to. I would like my posts to be able to relate to people on all levels

Nicholas and I on our first Valentine’s day together

Nicholas and I on our first Valentine’s day together

and I feel that by making “Salty Waters” a blog without limits, I can truly express all life has to offer, both good and bad (but mostly good of course!).

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Sweet Life Festival 2013

This blog will have posts ranging from fun recipes that I enjoy and the fashion statements that I adore, to serious emotional obstacles that I feel need to be expressed!  I will be including everything from today’s top trends to daily life happenings, and I hope any readers out there tell me what they’d like to read and hear about so that I can include more!

I titled my blog “Salty Waters” because to me it is a metaphor of sorts. It refers to the reality and beauty in life.

Sometimes you hear people use “salty” as a term to say something or someone is upset, bitter, or hurt over something. This to me refers to the obstacles and hardships that we all face. However, salt water itself is a natural healing property. Whether from tears or from the sea, salt water has a way of healing our pain.

To me the title “Salty Waters” is a play on how even on life’s worst days; tumblr_lyt8075muq1r3ldjho1_500 there is still a magnificently beautiful world around us with unparalleled wisdom and gloriousness still out there waiting to be discovered.

Now I believe that’s all you need to know about this blog and while I am highly aware that my blog may never be read by anyone except for myself, I do hope that if it is read that it helps open minds and open hearts to all that life has to offer. Live life deliberately my friends!