This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

Flamingos, Fashion, and Nail Flair

June, 17, 2014

Upon leaving Hawaii, where tropical animals abound, I wasn’t ready to say sayonara to all those delightful creatures. After featuring my amazing dad yesterday and his daring photography stunts with wild animals, I thought it was fitting to finish out the week with a fashion shoot at the zoo. Today is all about flamingos.


Since I don’t have any help with this site (it’s all just me), I was thrilled that this time I didn’t have to set up my little camera and run into the shot before the shutter clicked, as usual. My dad agreed to come along and take the pics. I was thrilled!


I enjoy watching these birds. They’re always on the move, stretching their wings as if performing a flamingo ballet.


For the fashion shoot, I chose my 1. STATE shorts, which I’ve worn on my site before. Can I help it if they’re so versatile?! This time, I paired them with Cole Haan nude heels. Even though these bad boys are very comfortable, they’re obviously not appropriate for tromping around the zoo:) Well, unless you want to get killer leg muscles and kill your feet in the process! I wore them just for this shot since combining shorts with heels is such a big look this season.

To complete the outfit, I chose a Michael Kors top for a splash of turquoise.

And I couldn’t end without chatting about my love for this nail trend. It’s fairly well-known that the traditional French nail isn’t as prevalent as it once was. What has taken its place? A look I call, “The Gradated French.” It’s a subtle surprise. At first look, my nails appear to be a deep pink. But look again and you’ll see that the tips are slightly lighter.


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