Hello, my lovies! I know it’s been a while, but posting while away on vacation was a struggle. I found it impossible to detach myself from the magnetism of being in St. Bart’s to stop and text on my phone, much less type on my laptop.
For an island that has only an eight mile radius, there was sooooooo much beauty to fall in love with. Normally in New York City you will not see me waking up at 6am to capture the sunrise, but in St. Bart’s you most definitely did. This sunrise gave me a whole new meaning to Beyonce’s flawless “I woke up like this” . . . REALLY!
This sunrise gave me a whole new meaning to Beyonce’s flawless “I woke up like this” . . . REALLY!
There was nothing to interrupt me but the crash of a wave on the shore. Tranqulity at its best! While running around the island , dining, sailing, exploring, and guzzling champagne at Nikki Beach, I hardly had the opportunity to just sit and really enjoy the tangerine glow of an island sunrise. Lord knows New York City has no tangerine glow . . . more like crisp, chalky, busy and cold when I have to get up for work in the morning. So this was a real treat for my skin and eyes.
Being born on an island myself and loving the beach as much I do, you would think I was a water baby . . . however, I’m quite the opposite. I’m like a cat in water—I’ll swim to save my life but there’s no snorkling, surfing, or deep sea diving for this island belle. Sad to say I’m not a strong swimmer, but this is something I want to improve on before the summer—I’m always on a boat or staying at a beach house in the summertime and I would really like to enjoy the water more.
I’ll swim to save my life but there’s no snorkling, surfing, or deep sea diving for this island belle.
I feel like I’m just a little too shy to join a big adult swim class. Sherece + colored floaties on her arms?
NOPE . . . not The Look! I more enjoy the relaxation part of it all. Laying on a floatie in the pool or if I’m feeling adventurous I may go on a jet ski. Yep, no real swimming happening here! I’m like a poolside ballerina, just dancing around the water.
Now let’s talk about The Swim Look!
I glimpsed this print in an ad for Victoria Secret Swim Special and fell in SWIM LVE! For me, the tinier the bikini, the better . . . but then you add fringe and color on top of making it teeny-tiny . . . GET OUT! This is not the matching top, but as you already know I’ll mix polka dots with stripes in a heartbeat. Same goes for vibrant hues and tribal prints. For swim, I think it just makes your look far more fun and interesting.
Dare to deviate from the safe black bikini and be the colorful, sexy, and fun girl.
Dare to deviate from the safe black bikini and be the colorful, sexy, and fun girl. You know she is in there somewhere . . . don’t be shy! Why miss out on the safest place to try mixing prints? When you’re poolside or on the beach, virtually anything goes. Another trend you should not miss out on this summer is beach-body-jewelry. Give new meaning to the term beach goddess and pile on the jewellery to go with the crown. Don’t ask me what happens when you wear it in water. #StraightPoser
If anyone knows of any waterproof beaded body jewelery or gold plated stuff that won’t rust, let me know. This tribal beaded belly chain was just the accessory I needed to tie the look together. I LIVE for accessories like these. I think I was some kind of indigenous African Indian in my former life—addicted to all things beaded-colorful-tribal-looking!
One of the things I love about shopping on Victoria Secret for swimsuits is that you have so many options for swim tops in order to find the right look, fit, and support for your twins. Somehow when I put the top on I didn’t tighten the neck enough so my girls were just enjoying “hang-time” and missing out on the push up activity this top offered, but it’s okay. Totally having a Baywatch moment.
There are no real takeaway style notes to being a poolside beauty. The key is knowing your body and shopping for a bathing suit that’s flattering for your body type. This way you are cool, confident, sexy and just having fun in the sun.
The key is knowing your body and shopping for a bathing suit that’s flattering for your body type.
Dear St. Bart’s, you are too amazing!
Victoria Secret fringe brazilian bottom (color: chartreuse dot , yellow with tiny sapphire polka dots )
Victoria Secret bomshell halter ( color: Byron geo )
BCBG beaded rope waist belt