Bahamas: Calypso Embroidered Cover-Up & Metallic Star Sandals

Today I am testing out a new format! I just returned from a wonderful vacation in the Bahamas with my friend Jeni. For the trip, I packed some of my favorite resort wear pieces! When I saw this gorgeous Calypso colorful embroidered and beaded tassel tie-front cover-up (that was a lot!) I had to have it. Calypso is one of my favorite resort wear brands, there stuff is so beautiful. I paired the look with my classic Panama hat, gold star lace up sandals (a Forever21 knockoff of Loeffler Randall), and cat eye sunglasses. A few girls even complemented me on the sandals when I was in line for wrist bands. I felt very glamorous and pool ready!

Mint Fringe Cover-Up

I wish it was still this weekend! My friend Jeni graciously hosted us on her amazing sailboat in Long Island, and it was a blast, per usual. We have had an absolutely gorgeous September and it was 85 degrees on Saturday! I opted for a simple, elegant, chic look: black string bikini, mint fringe cover-up from LulaRoe, Panama hat, clear mirrored sunnies, and a low messy bun. I love the mint color of the cover-up, and that it is a sheer robe. Also, the soft pink fringe at the bottom is such a nice detail! I love this effortless, easy breezy look!

Panama hat
LulaRoe mint fringe cover-up
Black string bikini- American Apparel, RIP! (similar here)
Clear mirrored sunnies

Barbados: Bare feet, Braids, & Bougainvilleas

This weekend’s girls getaway in sunny Barbados was the perfect setting to wear some of my favorite beach pieces. Also, there was a real boardwalk! All white is one of my favorite looks for the beach, it is crisp and clean and feels very luxe! This Rebecca Taylor white tiles embroidery coverup tunic is lightweight and very comfortable. I love the detail of the eyelet lace and mirrored embroidery, the winged arms, and cinched waist. A go-to tunic is a closet staple in my opinion, as they are very versatile and easy to wear and pack. I paired this look with a white fedora, my new black bikini from American Apparel, and cat-eye sunglasses I bought from a street vendor in New York City. I completed the look with a red mani pedi, a side French braid, and bare feet. Enjoy the bougainvilleas, possibly my favorite flower…they remind me of Thailand.

 



White fedora
Cat-eye sunglasses- street vendor (similar here)
Black string bikini
White tiles embroidered tunic

Tropical Destination Wedding Look: Part 2

For the second part of the tropical destination wedding series here, I wanted to focus on beach wear! I love this gorgeous, beaded, and sheer cover up that I lounged around in all day at the beach the day of the wedding. It is just the right amount of skin for a beach tunic, and the beading and mirror beads feel so exotic. I paired this intricate cover up with a straw brimmed Panama hat and a favorite pair of gold rimmed sunglasses. No shoes needed! I think that every woman should have at least one go to beach tunic or cover up for the beach or the pool…it’s a closet staple. As an added bonus, on the day I wore this tunic I saw baby sea turtles hatching on the beach! It was absolutely amazing. This tunic is good luck.

 

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Embroidered beach tunic cover-up
Straw Panama hat
Laundry gold brim sunglasses (similar here)

 

 

 

Beach Coverup

A cute, lightweight coverup is critical for beach days. I stumbled upon this one and it caught my eye because (one) I love anything striped and (two) the neon green tassels were so fun! I wore it to a beach day in the Hamptons a few weeks ago with my friend Helene. I paired the coverup with a straw Panama hat, gold-detailed sunglasses, and a new bubblegum pink bikini. Beach ready!

I think this coverup is nautical, fun, and easy to throw on- plus it’s a bit of additional sun protection! My friend Ari said that it looked like a talis…a joke that was somewhat appreciated (Coachella talis).

 

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Panama hat
Laundry gold top cat-eye sunglasses (similar here)
Coverup- JC Swim by Just Class (similar here)

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