Summer days

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Dress – Keepsake the label from Revolve clothing; Rings – Forever21; Bracelets – Forever21; Shoes – Taccetti. 

It’s currently hurricane/low season here in the BVI which means there are a lot fewer tourists and for that reason lots of local businesses are closed. So even though the weather doesn’t really change here very much throughout the year, there is still a definite quiet, end-of-summer vibe – a sort of nostalgic feeling that’s slightly sad but also pleasant. On Sunday me and J had nothing much more to do than take a sunset stroll along Long Bay, my favourite beach in BVI, before heading to dinner at one of the few restaurants still open.

P.s. There is a mauve version of this dress that I think would beautiful for the fall.

 

Summer days

Anguilla

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The start of this trip was pretty inauspicious – a direct, 25-minute flight to our destination at St. Martin and they managed to lose my luggage. Everybody we told about it just burst out laughing. I got it back later the next day but it meant that we spent a lot of the first day in or around the airport. Luckily St Martin happens to have one of the most famous airports in the world. The runway is so close to the beach (Maho) it feels as if the plane is about to land on top of you, and the force and noise of the jet stream when the planes take off is insane. I don’t know why I didn’t get any pictures – I must have been concerned about my luggage! Continue reading “Anguilla”

Anguilla

PARADE

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Bikini – Agua Bendita: Topbottoms; Earrings – Accessorize; Bracelet – Souvenir from Navajo, Arizona.

I’m so happy that this bikini got delivered the day before I left for the Anguilla August carnival as the beading and colours fitted the atmosphere perfectly – a few more feathers and sequins and I could have tried to blend into the parade! Choosing which one to order was difficult as Agua Bendita suits are all so crazy colourful and beautiful – I ended up mixing and matching two different styles as I loved the beaded tassels on this one. I should have taken a close-up of the top as you can’t see it but that’s also beautifully beaded. It feels so well-made too. And OK it’s pretty hard to compete with Irina Shayk (current model for the brand) but the bikini designs are quite flattering – especially the back of the bottoms. I’ll be posting the full Anguilla travel post soon.

Sono cosi contenta che questo bikini mi e’ arrivato il giorno prima che partissi per il carnevale estivo di Anguilla perche’ mi e’ sembrato perfetto considerando l’atmosfera – qualche paillette e potevo quasi infiltrarmi nella sfilata! E’ stato difficile scegliere quale bikini prendere perche’ tutti i costumi di Agua Bendita sono favolosamente belli e divertenti – adoro le perline sulle nappe di questo. Avrei dovuto fare una foto da vicino del top che non si vede bene ma anche quello e’ coperto di perline. Ammetto – e’ difficile competere con Irina Shayk (modella per Agua Bendita al momento) ma i bikini vestono molto bene! Venitemi a trovare per il travel post di Anguilla  🙂

PARADE

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Location – Cooper Island, BVI

If I get sent something that I’ve agreed to feature on the blog I’ll normally wait to take pictures before I wear it but I couldn’t resist with these sandals! I saw them in pictures and thought they were incredibly cute but I was even more impressed when I saw the beautiful beading and the colours up close. I’m kind of in love. They’re also for an awesome cause – you won’t find them in stores as Ikwetta is an online retailer selling hand-made African artisanal products. It started as a kickstarter campaign and aims to fairly reward the creative value of these awesome designers. Both of these sandals are from the Gladiator Maasai collection. I chose these as the gladiator sandals that are everywhere right now can be a little intense for the beach but these are perfect. I think I saw that there’s an option to get the Turkana tie-backs (last pic) with a bit of heel which looks amazing. I paired them with this cute romper from Calzedonia. I have to admit this outfit makes me very happy – I don’t think I realised before I came out to the Caribbean that I didn’t have to dress like I was in a commercial for a time-share or resort when I went to the beach. In fact I don’t think I own a single item in white linen. Success.

The photos are taken on Cooper Island in the BVI. The only way to get to Cooper is by boat and since J just recently co-bought a little sailboat we decided that this would be her maiden voyage! Continue reading “IKWETTA”

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