leanb copysitting wallCSTANDclzblfshoe2clz copylsclz2afffkneelfshie1f Sandals – Ikwetta; Romper – Calzedonia; Sunglasses – Ray Ban Wayfarer

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! The wind was pretty dead that day ( J was disappointed and I was ecstatic ) so the journey took a lot longer than expected. Note for next time – bring snacks! And water! :-/ All this meant though is that we had to spend a night in pretty Cooper Island resort, which was fine with me :)) It was spontaneous and romantic and I hope there is no wind for any other sailing trip we do!! meboaffboatlovboatsil4pbbalcDSC_0706venbliDSC_0720crabbreakfast

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