In the moment with Pura Vida

How often have I mentioned that the days and weeks pass by in a blur, from morning alarms to staring begrudgingly at the clock as it reaches midnight, marveling at how we've seemingly leapt over the last ten months in a single bound. When was the last time I savored my morning coffee, or didn't feel like spending more than ten minutes taking outfit photos was inconveniencing the person helping me behind the camera?

Lately around me I am being reminded that I need to spend time each day remembering all that I have to be grateful for, a family, a home, a job, grocery stores filled with food that I can afford, the internet, and all the multitudes of things that not everyone has and I often take for granted.

Pura Vida Bracelets started out humbly, two friends visiting Costa Rica came across two locals living in poverty and making friendship bracelets. They requested they make them 400 bracelets, took them home to California and sold them in a local boutique. The bracelets sold so well that a business was born, and now the handmade bracelets give jobs to over 100 Costa Ricans. Furthermore the company has partnered with over 190 different charities and is a member of 1% for the planet, which means every year they donate 1% of their net revenue to environmental organizations.

The Costa Rican philosophy of living a 'pure life' is what these bracelets represent, and while it might be the tiniest reminder, sometimes just one little talisman is all you need to remember to take a deep breath and appreciate life.

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The Rundown
Tan Cowl Neck Sweater Gap similar
Distressed Jeans Old Navy similar
Brown Bow Loafers Ferragamo similar
 Coach Bag Thrifted buy on Etsy
Pearl Earrings Gift similar
Anchor Bracelet c/o Pura Vida Bracelets
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic similar
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Gold Ring Thrifted
Sunglasses "Lupetto" Dom Vetro via Ernest Alexander

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This post was sponsored by Pura Vida Bracelets.


  1. How chic do you look?? I am loving this look on you! That sweater is so awesome and looks so comfy!

  2. This is a perfect Fall outfit! And yea, we really do need to appreciate what we have in live, even though it can be hard! Love the story behind those bracelets

  3. Very pretty and of course I love the location - Pura Vida is also something they (costa ricans) say all the time. They do have a very different way of seeing the world, they're my neighbours and were are so different - they're just a 6 hour drive away.

  4. Love the idea and message behind these bracelets and they look fabulous! Your new loafers were a perfect choice for this outfit as well!

  5. I love the concept of how these bracelets started out - it's such a simple thing, but there's no doubt it would have had such a huge impact on the lives of the two people who made the four hundred bracelets. In North America, it's very easy for us to get bogged down in negativity, particularly as the days get colder, work hours feel longer and we rush around preparing for the holidays. But we really have no idea how lucky we are, because most of us haven't experienced a place where people are struggling to get by on a large scale. This post is a really great reminder to focus on the positive!

  6. Lovely bracelets!
    Mónica Sors

  7. Such a great cowl neck sweater. And I love the story behind these pretty bracelets. = )

  8. Lovely look!



  9. I feel like I am always rushing around too. I try to save Saturday mornings for slower time. Cool bracelets and company.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. I love pura vida bracelets! Your anchor bracelet is so fun!


  11. Love this and totally agree. It's so easy to get caught up in the monotony of daily living, that we take for granted the good things we have.

  12. Love the story behind Pure Vida. Your bracelets are so cool! I love the anchor!

    Doused In Pink

  13. I have the exact same feelings as you--weekend mornings are the highlight of my week since I (usually) have time to relax a bit. What a great message from Pura Vida--thank you for sharing! Love the neutral hues of this outfit.


  14. Love this cute fall look and these bracelets are adorable. What a great message.



  15. I love the neutral shade the top is and I've been looking for jeans that fit just right, and I think this post may have helped me find them! Have a lovely weekend :)