Inspiration Boards: Island Girl

Lanvin Resort 2009

As the summer months dwindle with the promise of fall, it's the perfect time to imagine an island escape. Like Brooke Shields in the 1980 movie Blue Lagoon, island living means warm sunshine, bright blue ocean water, swaying palms and the scent of coconut oil.

Here are some inspiration boards that can help you capture the spirit of a weekend on the beaches of Hawaii or a far off island.

"Blue Lagoon"
Collette Dinnigan Resort 2010 Dresses, Aldo Necklace, Aerie Bikini

"Seafoam Sweetness"
Sandals Left to Clockwise: Matt Bernson, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Kate Spade, Lanvin Spring 2009 Dresses

"Bird of Paradise"
Alexander McQueen Spring 2008 Dress

"Beach Sunset"
Tory Burch Dress, Jelly flat, Cuff and Cosmetic case

"Island Rays"
Lanvin Spring 2009 Dresses, Steve Alan Bikini, Forever21 Necklace

"Pink Bloom"
Collette Dinnigan Resort 2010, Ralph Lauren Jelly Gladiator

"Sand and Sun"
Tory Burch Dress and Cosmetics case, Mark Earrings

"Wood Nymph Part 1"
Akris Spring 2009 Dress, See by Chloe Jelly Gladiator

"Wood Nymph Part 2"
Akris Spring 2009, Collette Dinnigan Resort 2010

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