Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ettika Wanna Rock all Night & A Thousand Goodnights


Ettika Jewelry



Rocking my Ettika Wanna rock all night lace and gold chain choker, hex beaded charm bracelet both available at Ettika.com use CR8TIVEWANDERLUST for 15% off.  Earrings are also Ettika, A thousand goodnights and are light weight gold chain earrings available at Saks.com.





Love these pieces and the versatility, you can rock them with jeans and a tee or dress them up with a dress or evening attire.  The Choker is all one piece connected in the back with an adjustable clasp.  The golf chain and accents with lace give it an edgy rocker kind of vibe.  The earrings are super light and really comfortable, I normally am not a huge fan of earrings but these ones are so elegant and really eye catching.  Be sure to check out Ettika.com for all kinds of fun new spring and festival styles. Don't forget to use my code on Ettika site for 15% off, CR8TIVEWANDERLUST.

Peace love and light always XoXo

Fashion Faves for February


Fashion Faves




Some of my favorite styles from February on social media.  I post daily outfits, fashion finds and more on my social media, I wanted to take a moment to share some of my faves here.  Above are some of my favorite graphic tees and outfits, starting from top left and going across then down by row.  
Top Left; Wander Forever graphic tank from The Parks Apparel and @Wishyouwerenorthwest paired with a tie dye maxi skirt with crochet trim/inserts from Forever 21, and statement necklace by Rock N Republic I purchased at Kohl's awhile back, Middle; Tie dye tank from One Teaspoon, Kenni girlfriend jeans by Silver Jeans Co, Statement necklace from Forever 21 and pink ankle boots with cutout ankle and silver toe details by Mi.iM shoes.  Top Right; Fleetwood Mac graphic tee by Trunk Ltd,  Ettika Wanna rock all night choker with black lace and gold chain detail, and Kenni girlfriend jeans by Silver Jeans Co.

Middle Left; Free People trapeze white dress and crochet back oversized blue sweater, 3 layer blue druzy necklace from Slate which came in my Rocksbox ( use code MELISSASBFF10 for your free trial month of Rocksbox ) jeans are Berkley jeans by Silver Jeans Co, and shoes are slate strappy ankle boots from fall 2015 by Mi.iM shoes.  Middle; America graphic tee by Chaser brand, Folktown maxi skirt from Spell and the Gypsy Collective in red with blue, necklace is a blue/gold tusk from Fawning in Love on Etsy, and bracelet is by Whiskey and Bone.  Middle Right; The Best Vibes vintage vibe graphic tee by Dazey LA, Necklace is a gold spike piece from Forever 21, and bracelets are by Wanderer Bracelets ( use MELISSA20 for 20% off www.wandererbracelets.com ).

Bottom Left; Spell and the Gypsy Collective graphic tee and maxi skirt from Kombi collection, Silver and Turquoise squash style necklace with feather details found on Ebay, and bracelets are all Whiskey and Bone.  I am wearing a few beaded stone bracelets and an amazing chunky raw crystal bangle.  Middle; Pam & Gela graphic tee, necklaces are a crystal choker from Forever 21 and statement necklace I found on eBay but have since seen the almost exact same style at Walmart for $20, and jeans are Kenni girlfriend jeans by Silver Jeans Co.  Bottom Right; Dazey La Explore More tee, necklaces are a crystal bar necklace and then 2 layer crystal with moon pendant necklace both from Tilly's, Feather kimono with pom pom accents from Hussy Store, and bracelet is my feather wrap in gold by Alex & Ani.




Top Left; Spell and the Gypsy Wildflower Babushka camisole and skirt, necklaces are Ettika's Lovely Loop bolo wrap and Black Black Moon crescent moon with crystal accent, and lace kimono is from Pacsun.  Top Middle; pink rose bouquet from Valentine's Day.  Top Right; Love Each Other graphic tee from Tara Lynn's Boutique, Statement necklace with pearls and crystals in Gold from Ily Mix, red tulle skirt with sparkly red hearts fit like mid length tea skirt and is from Target Kids in size L, and double buckle belt I found on Ebay.

Middle Left; Pam & Gela Cali blinged out graphic tee, Ebay scored Kimono, and jewelry (choker and bracelets) all from Whiskey and Bone.  Middle; Follow me to Hippie Hollow graphic tank by BohoCircus,  Lacey Ryan triple layer necklace from Maurices.com, crochet trim with fringe details from local boutique, vintage hand tooled leather bag, skirt is a floral maxi by Blu Moon and bracelets are a mix of Alex & Ani, Charged Jewelry and 31ements Jewelry on Etsy. Middle Right; Gypsy Warrior Adventure babe graphic tank, Pam & Gela camo tercel jacket, JCrew distressed boyfriend jeans and Bison vintage silver pendant from @TheTurquoiseGypsy on IG.

Bottom Left; Girl Boss tee from Style Lately, Statement Necklace from eBay you can get same style at Walmart for $10 in their jewelry department on online, distressed black jeans from Fashion Junkee, and army green military inspired vest from Kohl's. Bottom Middle; Friday I'm in love graphic muscle tank from @Fridayiminlovexo on Instagram, underneath rocking my Spell and the Gypsy Spice sundress and the same statement necklace that you can find similar style at Walmart.  Bottom Right; Trunk Ltd Fleetwood Mac graphic tee and Ettika Jewelry Wanna rock all night Choker.

Will post links to shops and more where to shop links at bottom of this post.
If you ever have a question about anything I post or want more details please feel free to comment in the comments below or you can email me at Dlitefulcreations@ymail.com
xoxo


I am obsessed with ankle boots and cute flats right now.  Normally I am a sandal or flip flop kinda girl living in south Florida they are the easiest and most comfortable with the heat, but the passed few years working as a stylist and in fashion I have really grown my shoe collection.  I always have had mid to high boots but ankle booties and flats are my obsession.  Above are some of my faves from 2015-current.  Top Left; Pink, faux suede, silver toe detail and ankle cut out boots by Mi.iM shoes (@shopmiim on IG), Second Left; Target lace up heels. Third Left; Target lace up, open toe, faux suede ankle boots.  Bottom Left; Strappy dark khaki flats by Mi.iM shoes.  

Top Right; is a collage of some of my favorite shoes right now.  From left to right; faux suede sneakers from Mossimo at Target, Mi.iM shoes strappy flats in dark Khaki, cut out detail ankle boots by Mossimo at Target, flat khaki flats by Mi.iM shoes, and brown slip on sandals from Target.  Bottom Right; Faux suede fringe ankle boots from Maurices. 



Love how this outfit styled by myself turned out.  Love fishnets, printed stocking and leggings under super distressed jeans.  Style Lately is a shop I am sure you most likely saw all over Instagram with lots of cute and trendy graphic tees then they kind of went unheard of for some time,  well an amazing, super stylish babe purchased the store and is bringing back all the trendy graphic tees again.  I am excited to announce I was asked to be a Brand Ambassador for them and I got this Romance Definition tee to add to my collection.  Styled it over top a caged black bra top I got off eBay to compliment the check cut, high waisted fishnets and Distressed blue jeans from Forever 21.  I accessorized with Ettika Jewelry Wanna rock all night choker available through Ettika and their, A thousand long nights earrings available at Saks.com.

In my flat lay photos you will see a cute black and white grid pattern skirt that is from Tara Lynn's Boutique, statement necklace from @IlyMix and some lace up heels from Forever 21. This is why I own so many graphic tees, of course I love really cool and fun designs but also because they can be styled so many ways.  You can go from fishnets and jeans to a cute stylish pencil skirt and heels for a casual day look, work look, or evening look.  Love that so much and honestly has always been my favorite wardrobe piece cause I could literally wear my tee to work then do a quick change to jeans for a night out or happy hour.


The above collage is all styled around this super cool flannel.  Outlaw Flannels are recycled men's flannels that have been acid washed and distressed by the owner of Shop Misha.  You can order your own or check out more of her stylish pieces on Instagram @shop.Misha.  I paired my Outlaw Flannel with a vintage Spell and the Gypsy leader of the pack graphic tank, and then my favorite Kenni girlfriend jeans c/o Silver Jeans Co.  For those who don't follow me regularly I have been a Silver Jeans ambassador for two years and recently they launched their new program called Silver Style Setters, I am so honored to be a part of the team.  I have been wearing Silver Jeans for 20 years and love the quality, fit and styles so much.  They always have the best jeans and denim hands down.



To wrap up my post we decided spur of the moment to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and cool front here in Florida, to go camping at Peace River.  Normally it is so hot and camping is always fun but when hot can be not so pleasant at night sleeping but with the weather being in the 60-70's during the day and 50's at night was perfect.  Honestly the sky was so clear we could see all the constellations and even saw a few shooting stars.  We took the shade canopy off the tent and slept being able to look up at the sky to enjoy that amazing view.  We were lucky to find a spot right on the rivers edge, enjoyed our camp fire, released Chinese paper lanterns we had left over from a prior trip when we had some rain and just had some amazing time together as a family.  I always love camping because everyone puts away their phones and we get to spend someone on one time together just catching up and telling stories.  I packed my Explore More tee by Dazey La, Kenni jeans by Silver jeans, Happy camper graphic tank from Fashion Junkee and my cute Happy Camper socks by Woven Pear. 

Thank you for passing by and hope you enjoyed my post.  I am excited and counting the days for our annual Spring Break trip to the Smoky Mountains.  Can't wait to share some nature shots and of course cute spring styles which for me are going to be some fall and winter looks I didn't get to wear here in Florida since it was so hot this fall/winter.  Wishing everyone peace, love and light xoxo.


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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Whimsy Fashion Graphic tops & Chokers


Whimsy Fashion

Use code WANDERLUST for 20% off



I am rocking my Work Hard, Slay Harder, Pray Hardest graphic tank by Whimsy Fashion.  I paired this with a cute statement necklace and my Kenni Girlfriend jeans by Silver Jeans Co.  If you are like me and can't resist a good graphic tee or tank please head over to support my girl, all her tops are $25-30.  She also has some very hot and trendy chokers available on the site.  She was so kind to offer an exclusive promo code for my followers WANDERLUST for 20% off her site, www.whimsyfashion.com.  Let's support and empower female business owners and entrepreneurs.  Remember every time you shop small you are helping support someone's dreams and of course their families.  Thank you for the support and can't wait to see everyone rocking these super cute and cool graphic tops.  Peace Love and light always, xoxo

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hair Slinky, Best Hair tie ever.

Hair Slinky

                     

NO DENTS 
NO TANGLES 
NO SLIP GRIP




Hair Slinky 
by: LA VITA GLAM

PRODUCT REVIEW BY: MELISSA @CR8TIVEWANDERLUST IG

Today I am bringing you my final review on the Hair Slinky. I was sent a sample of these amazing hair ties, and let me start off by saying I was skeptical sat first.  Over the years I have had many hair ties and accessories claiming to not break the hair or leave a crease/dent in the hair when using. I tried them but usually was disappointed. I always remain open minded when reviewing or trying a product and I want to make sure to put the products to the true test before giving my review on them. I did a review back when these first arrived but since have had more time to wear and use them these are now the only hair ties we use in our house.


Both myself and my oldest daughter have wavy hair that we both spend lots of time blow drying straight or flat ironing. If you spend time getting your hair straight like us then you know the pain of hot days and wanting to pull your hair back or up but that dreaded line or crease left by normal hair ties. You also know that you will do anything to keep your hair straight for as many days as possible, so sometimes you have to suffer being plain Jane with your hair down or not being able to pull it back without ruining the look. We both tried the Hair Slinky and were amazed that it did not leave the line or crease.  Now we can wear our hair half up/down, in a ponytail, or just pull it back to keep from sweating on a hot day which can also cause straight hair to become wavy or messed up.  Hair Slinky is a savior for our hair after blowing out straight and the only hair tie we use now.




My youngest daughter has curly hair, the tight ringlet style curls (think young Shirley Temple)  that make her hair tangle easy and hard to style. Usually her hair bands or hair ties end up tangled either breaking the hair or sometimes having to be cut out. With the Hair Slinky she now allows me to put hair up because she is no longer afraid or worried of the pain of removing the bands from her tangled hair.  They don't cause damage and she even likes to use them to put her own hair up to keep it out of her face when at school since she can easily remove them herself now that they don't become tangled like regular hair ties. 


My entire family loves these hair ties/bands, we all wear one around our wrist if not in our hair so we always have one on hand. I love to use them for throwing my hair up in a bun. I use to call it my messy or mom bun but with the Hair Slinky it is a nice bun, the spiral style of the band keeps all the hairs in place perfectly.  You can order your own at www.hairslinky.com. You can also follow them on Instagram @hairslinky and Facebook at www.facebook.com/hairslinky.

My messy mom bun is now nice and polished thanks to my Hair Slinky ties.  The spiral cord design helps hold all the hair in place and allows for quick styling.

I also think that the Hair Slinky makes for a nice piece of arm candy to mix n match with my bracelets.  If you are like me and love to stack your arms with bracelets then the Hair Slinky looks nice with bracelets and doesn't even look like it would be a hair tie.  


Top:  Paired with my Sashka Co bracelets in metallic gold 

Bottom:  gorgeous blue and metallic silver look great paired next to my custom turquoise bracelet with feather charm made by Fawning In Love on Etsy, links below where to find.

Hope you enjoy these amazing hair ties as much as my family and I do, they come in many sizes and colors. I love the metallic ties that blend in with jewelry and of course purple to match my current hair color. Thank you Hair Slinky for these amazing ties to review and my new obsession for hair ties/accessories. 

Peace love and light always xoxo✌🏼❤✨😘
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It's a New Year lots of New things to come

It's a New Year and time for lots of New Blog Posts...






Photos of myself over the passed few years 


For many years now I have been blogging here and it all started with an outlet for my creativity or passions. I was so inspired by so many other bloggers that I wanted to share the things I loved with others even if it only reached a few people or maybe it inspired one or two other ladies. I love to save money and never started blogging to make money or to get free things. I started blogging because I had been so inspired with other ladies blogs and by their amazing style, creativity and content. Having a blog coming up with fresh new content always isn't easy. Sometimes you get caught up in the day to day social media posts of outfits and next thing you know your blog revolves around those selfies and the creativity that first drove you and inspired you sometimes becomes hard to find or see. 

My Creations when I was running Dliteful Creations & Designs, my own party/event planning, decor and home design business.  I not only made cakes and decor but was doing a lot of events, home decor and design work also.  Started totally on my own and had never made cakes or had any training in fondant or cake making.

After being ill for some time and going through some times I was not wanting to deal with, with drama I wouldn't wish on anyone by strangers I learned I had to get back to what I love. Sharing my love for fashion, decor, adventure and photography. I am over my selfies and want to take my photos to another level. I would love nothing more then to have my hubby be this amazing photographer who can spend hours taking photos for me and the outfits I style but he works a job 60 hours plus a week, and he isn't really into photography so on his free days he isn't wanting to shoot endless photos of me in outfits I styled traveling around the area looking for great places to shoot. I have been lucky to meet many photographers,  hair stylists, makeup artists, other stylists and consultants, shop and brand owners and we have all discussed working together but when you are a mom of two girls basically raising them yourself when your spouse works so much it isn't easy. My oldest daughter is talented she is super artistic, creative, loves to draw and paint, makeup and doing makeup. I can persuade her to do my makeup and shoot some photos for me, and even have my 9 year old behind the camera. 

More Creations I made myself from cakes to my famous adult cupcakes infused with alcohol for grown up parties and of course regular cupcakes with fun recipes and combinations of flavors.  Dliteful Creations and Designs photos.

For years I have been talking about my desire to move to NC and the mountains. I have a heart that is in the mountains and craves adventure. Being stuck in one spot living a scheduled almost broken record day to day life Monday through Friday I dream of the day my oldest graduates and I can sell our home, hit the road in our camper, purchase land in the mountains and have my youngest taking online school, teaching her from traveling, sharing my love for art and history with her exploring new places and showing her this amazing country eventually traveling all over the world. It has been a long time dream but settling down young, getting married at 21 having my first child by 22 and then second one at 30 the real boredom vibe and every day life not being what I want in life really hit me around 33. I tried to persuade my hubby to move then but he has a great job. 

Photography has been a long time hobby of mine and when traveling or exploring I always have my camera as well as a macro lens for fun closeup photos.

Sometimes in life you have to give up things to support those you love so I made a compromise with my man, I told him I have been supporting you and the girls for years once our oldest graduates, because I didn't want to pull her out of school and away from her friends mid high school, that once she is close to graduation the house will be put on the market for sale and we will make our plans. My youngest is excited for her adventure. I have had to convince my hubby of it because he feels she will be lonely without daily interactions with children, but she will still have that maybe not daily but she will have even more interactions with people, animals, the world, nature , etc. I feel she will flourish and really be able to become who she is set to be with experiencing so many new places, people, and life experiences. She is also artistic like myself and my oldest theses adventures and  life changes will make it easier for her to explore and network in these fields. 

For many years I debated and even played around with starting my own photography business.  I soon realized that photography was more a hobby and creative outlet for me, I do still take family and portrait photos for friends and family when asked since I have amazing camera and lenses but I love to just take photos of nature while exploring.  I have had many of my photos featured on social media sites, Instagram pages, Clicking Moms blog and IG, and on other blogs that feature photography from IG and FB.


I'm so excited and yes I have a year almost till the adventure will start and we will be looking for a new home, packing, selling the home I thought was our forever till retirement home 9 years ago when we bought it. Till that time there is nothing worse then an idle creative mind, idle hands and an idle heart that wants to roam , craves adventure and new places but I am going to work hard on sharing the things I love the most, mini adventures and travels to share with you all, and launching a new blog with my oldest before she breaks away and starts her life adventure. Hope you will continue to support and visit my blog. Again I love sharing and always am so inspired by so many of you and other bloggers, social media influencers and friends I have met over the years. I want to really bring my dreams to life her and share with all of you. 

I have a portfolio of my photos, canvas prints and framed art of some of our favorites.  I love to be out in nature exploring and stopping to capture panoramic or amazing scenic views or spending some time getting up close and personal with some of natures beauties with my macro lenses or Lens Baby Macro kit. A few of my photos in the collage were taken on my iPhone using the OlloClip macro lens also.


I don't blog for followers, fame, free things, to push products etc, I only review products I am sent and always honestly, some have not gotten reviewed before because I just didn't like them or couldn't find content or inspiration to write about them. Please keep in mind I was working full time, a mom to two who are very busy and have a hubby working all the time so for the last few years I have had very little free time for blogging, producing content that I really truly got to invest the time I so badly wanted to and started to become more a photo collage, sharing my favorite fashions and styles, bargains I found and photos I loved. I have so appreciated everyone's support, kindness, patience, and love. 

I use Nikon D610 and Pentax camera for a lot of my scenic and longview photos, I also have used the Nikon D3100 and some of my vintage cameras too.  iPhone photos are also always mixed in because believe it or not there are sometimes when hiking I have chosen to leave my camera behind to not be weighed down with gear climbing to waterfalls or hiking mountain trails but then have some amazing moment I have to capture and I have found my iPhone takes some amazing quality photos when needed.  I hope to share more of my love for photography, design, decor, crafts and of course fashion this year while spending more time on my content of blog posts.

Excited for growth, changes, sharing my journey with my health, motherhood, my first born graduating and heading off to college, taking my youngest out of the school system and taking her into nature to learn with me. I know it's a year and few months away but I can't wait, till then I have so many new ideas to try and things I want to share with everyone. Thank you for visiting my Cr8tive Wanderlust of decor, photos, fashion and more. If you would like to guest blog or want to swap guest blog stories with me contact me, I would love to share more with others as well as have stories from ladies all over, mom's, wives, grandmothers, stylists, bloggers, influencers, marketers, photographers, writes, designers, boutique owners, entrepreneurs and more.  Let's collaborate, let's support one another, let's empower other women, and let's raise young women that are creative, authentic, kind and future entrepreneurs. 

Peace love and light to all. Xoxo 

Melissa 



All photos taken by me. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Guest Post from Tiffany of Peace, Love and Wine

Guest Post

Today I want to introduce you all to Tiffany, I connected with her on Instagram and love her huge heart, she is such an inspiration.  Below is her guest blog post and collaboration with yours truly.  Be sure to check out her Instagram and other social media pages.   Love her post so many of us can relate to her story I am sure, sadly being bullied myself in High school then many years down the road on social media, there is no reason for this type of behavior but hopefully united as women we can put an end to mean girls and bullies.  Enjoy her post and thank you Tiffany for sharing your story.  Xoxo


@cr8tivewanderlust photo

My Favorite Thing About The New Year Does Not Include High School
"Okay, that was a weird title," you might say. Wait a sec, it will make sense, eventually.

I hated school growing up, except for pre-school. That was my favorite (seriously).  
Yeah, I was the one getting picked on from Elementary School to HS. I got called Bubble Butt and told I was fat in 6th grade and earlier, by boys. Also, what seemed like all of the girls in my class, ganged up against me and wouldn’t play with me at recess.
I still have the devastating letter from my "friends" in Junior High, saying I was annoying and they didn't want to be my friend anymore. They all signed it and gave it to me. 
In high school, I hated myself. So, at least I saved the bullies some extra work by beating myself up first (mentally and emotionally).  I couldn't even enjoy being thin for once in my life because I was so distracted with self-hatred, control over my food, and not being enough.  

(I promise, the story gets happier soon).
Cue Senior Year: I don't know what happened. In the words of Felicia Day, maybe I finally started to "embrace my weird." I was part of the Associated Student Body (ASB) and even had a run off for Secretary (which I didn’t win) against one of the beautiful, popular kids, Jasmine. So, I still consider it a win. I played the supporting role of Gloria in the school play Wait Until Dark and students I didn’t know started recognizing me around campus and saying, "Hey, it's Gloria!"  Should I mention the part about duct taping my boobs down to pull off playing an adolescent? Nah, I'll save that for another post on persistence. 
I turned 36 in November. I think I'm finally starting to learn "how to adult," in the words of this generation’s great American author Lindsay K. Mason.  #soulsistershoutout I may be biased since she’s one of my dearest BFFs. (Check out her first novel Prepared and her entertaining and insightful blog at www.LindsayKMason.com, but wait a sec because I'm not done here).

My mom used to say she never knew what she “wanted to be when she grew up.” She passed away at the age of 49, ten years ago. I love you Mom.  I never felt weird when being my weird self around you. I love that you would do Acro Yoga in the hallway with me, before it had a name, and show me your Jazzercise moves, just to name a couple silly things. Your laugh could be heard a mile away. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know how I want to be remembered. 
I hope people will think of me as kind, inclusive, funny, generous, a little naughty, a great friend and wife…playful...

These are things that inspired the birth of my newborn company Peace, Love, and Wine, and the things I can anchor to when the grind or my attitude gets rough.  Of course, making income is part of the goal. It is a business, after all. But, in the end, it's just money. And, after basic needs are met, money doesn't buy happiness (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3634891/It-s-official-really-t-buy-happiness-People-crave-time-money-satisfied-life.html). When I return to the larger goal of women supporting women, being able to create something so much larger than myself that can give back to the world and fund research for diseases, this is what fuels me.

There were many disappointing, rough things that happened in 2016. But there were also so many amazing things. 
My favorite thing about 2016: Meeting new, amazing women. I attended conferences and events that put me in the same room with female strangers who quickly became supportive, dear friends, Wine Sisters, colleagues, sounding boards...because we are not in high school anymore. We understand that you can't lift each other up if you're breaking each other down into crumbly bits. We are learning how to let our inner mermaids out to splash and sparkle, and to help each other swim when the seas get choppy. For that, (and being done with high school) I am truly, deeply thankful!


Connect with Tiffany here:

Website: Peace, Love and Wine Website - Get 10% off your first order with coupon code WINEWANDERLUST



Instagram: @circusofhumanity and @peaceloveandwineclub
Email: Peaceloveandwineclub@gmail.com




Huge Thank you again to Tiffany for sharing her story here and collaborating with me, you can use the above code to purchase some Peace Love and Wine goodies, like the cute tee I am rocking above then in flat lay below and get 10% off.  Remember we rise by lifting others, if you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything at all.  If you see someone doing or posting something you don't care for just ignore it and keep moving.  Kindness is something we all need to be throwing around like confetti and if you find yourself being mean or negative to others then maybe take inventory of why you are allowing yourself to feel that way because it is most likely not the person but something deep inside of you causing you to feel that way.  We cannot change others but we can improve ourselves and that is the first step.  Peace, love and light always xoxo. 

photo taken by @cr8tivewanderlust