Tropical Trends

What is it about the tropics that makes everyone so happy? Perhaps the knowledge that all there is to do is sit on a beach, sip cocktails and eat pineapple? I’ll stick with that theory for a minute.

On a side note I must apologise for my lack of blogging of late but we just moved house which does tend to turn up the stress levels and in turn the time to indulge in ones passions is limited and everything takes a back seat to unpacking boxes, but hopefully we’re back on track now and I’ll be able to keep you entertained with new posts!

Now in keeping with tradition, this wouldn’t be a confessionsofapassionista blog post without mentioning my Husband (who was henceforth meant to be known as Jason). All that Jason has been talking about for the last few weeks isssss GOING ON HOLIDAY, a tropical holiday if you will. The idea of sitting on a beach sipping cocktails and eating pineapple is EXACTLY what the doctor ordered. In fact thinking back, perhaps the ‘Tropical Hawaiian luau’ party that we threw for our newly married friends last night had something to do with that – a little escapism never hurt anyone! We must thank Natan our buddy who really got INTO  the theme- by getting OUT OF his clothes. Well done to you!

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So back to the tropical trip- I was thinking that perhaps Jason might need a few new summer clothing items for the tropical weather so I started with the obligatory online searches. Living in Israel (for all those people who don’t understand my satire and think otherwise) is wonderful and this country has many redeeming features but fashion is not one of them – not just yet anyway. My philosophy is that if the store has to explain that it’s a “fashion store” on its window, thennnn it’s generally not. Yep, harsh but true, and there are many “Fashion stores” in Israel and so we turn to the good old internet for some apparel assistance.

While I was on my search I came across a t-shirt:

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It was this one- $49.95 AUD from http://www.countryroad.com.au AND it has a pineapple on it. “Funny” I thought to myself, I keep seeing this little pineapple motif popping up all over the place- on fabric on furniture, in home decor and in fashion on clothing.

What exactly is the gravitational pull of a pineapple you might ask? Why not the cherry, or some mangoes or even an avocado (which as far as I understand actually means “testicles” in Latin – here’s why if you’re interested: http://www.cracked.com/article_16539_8-everyday-words-with-x-rated-origins.html check out #4).

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My theory is that as a result of recent and rather difficult economic times all over the world people are looking for a little bit of escapism, even if they can’t physically escape OR maybe it’s our generations alleged mentality of instant gratification and lack of work ethic which makes us constantly desire vacations, anyway, unimportant exactly why but I guess wearing a pineapple on your t-shirt helps indulge in those tropical escapism feelings we so desire! Who would have thought…

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Admit it- your actually feeling more relaxed already just from looking at this pineapple, even just saying it pine-a-pplee– see?

So in keeping with those tropical desires here’s my short list of the best pineapple applications in both fashion and interiors to keep you dreaming of a tropical beach holiday! Enjoy!

1.You gotta love a colourful ceramic pineapple! Really what’s not to love-even the turquoise colour is great. It reminds me of a deep tropical ocean. This is a little bit of fun for the Home from http://www.thehome.com.au at $24.95 you can’t go wrong.

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2.Here are a few more delicious prints for the home for you to feast your eyes on. I really love this Any Warhol style neon print- as I’ve said before; throw cushions are a great way to follow trends as you can simply replace them when you want something a little more ‘now’.

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3. For some slightly less permanent fixtures in the form of fashion rather than interiors check out these great pineapple motifs for your wearing pleasures – some are a little more cheeky than others..

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4. Don’t’ forget to accessorize from head to toe with these goodies -no black i-phone covers for us thanks! I also really love these pineapple printed canvas shoes- they add a little pop to your wardrobe without being too audacious and don’t forget the top half with these delightfully sweet matt gold plated pineapple earrings- just hope that random strangers don’t attempt to nibble on your lobes when you’re donning these bad boys!

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However you choose to indulge is this oh-so-yum tropical trend be sure to have fun with it, there’s no sense in wearing a pineapple with a frown now!

beach out dudes! xx