2013 Caribbean Vacation Diary Part I: San Juan, Barbados & St. Lucia

cruise2013_barbados1[Beach at the Hilton Resort, Barbados]

Perhaps it’s the stretches of sugar-soft sand laying amongst the striking sea of crystal clear water that I love so much. Or it could be the warm breeze against my skin even when it rained…the delicious authentic food, the endless adventure and exploring that we can do…or maybe it’s just the laid-back pace of life and the people are generally charming and welcoming. I think it’s probably all of the above that has captivated my heart about the Caribbean islands, making it my top places to visit each year.

Easy Breezy








easybreezy9[Photos by NR]

Top: Chambray top (similar here), Free People vegan crop leather jacket | Bottom: BCBGeneration high waist linen shorts (similar here and here) | Shoes: Vince Camuto flats | Glasses: Giorgio Armani | Bag: Valentino Rockstud mini tote

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I don’t think I’ve ever worn flats on this blog but here I am, in my true state of comfort…white linen shorts, loose blouse, fedora and no heels. I think a part of me was getting vacation-ready for our upcoming Caribbean and Miami trips which seems like neither can come soon enough…We spent Sunday in San Francisco running project errands and enjoying the nice sunny weather. But if you live in this area you know how unpredictable it can be so a light jacket always come in handy when the temperature quickly dropped at sundown…Anyhow, have you gotten used to the time change yet? I’m not really a morning person so I’ll be energy-dependent on caffeine for the next few days. Hope you’re staying awake and having a productive week so far! xo

The Little Pink Dress





pinkfever8[Photos by NR]

Dress: BCBGeneration pink open back shift dress | Glasses: Roberto Cavalli aviators

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It’s only February but the days are getting longer, it’s even slightly warmer now and this pretty little pink dress gives me hope that my favorite time of year is drawing near. I have a undeniable affection for spring just as much as I love the color pink. It’s the pinnacle of femininity and this dress is just that. When worn, the bright color lifted my spirit while the shade of pink made me feel beautiful. The cut and shape gave me the freedom to move with ease and comfort and I loved the warm breeze against my open back.

Pink is not only a color, but it is a feeling and an attitude… Did you know that if you want to convey an open heart, pink is the color to do it? :)

Flightless Blue Bird






flightlessbluebird_3[Photos by NR]

Top: Amanda Uprichad blouse (similar here), BCBGeneration luxe faux fur vest | Bottom: Joe’s Jeans | Hat: H&M | Shoes: Vince Camuto Dira booties | Bag: Milly | Glasses: Dior cat eye | Lipstick: Mac “Girl About Town”

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Coming back to California after 4 days in NY was, well a relief. To be honest, I can have all the fun in the world in that little big city that never sleep (or was that Vegas?) but I really miss home. Even though the temperature definitely dropped now and it sure feels like winter, it was nice that I didn’t need a wool coat, 2 pair of socks, 4 sweaters, pants on top of leggings, gloves, scarves, ok you get the picture. Glad to be back and ecstatic it is Friday!

P.S. If you are looking to find the perfect pair of black jeans that stretches and feels like your second skin, please check these Joe’s Jeans out (the Skinny/style: Dorothy). I love the ultra soft fabric that stretches but doesn’t sag after all-day wear. They are amazing and probably the best pair of skinnies I’ve ever own. Have a great weekend honey buns!

xo, KTR

Leather and Leopard

[Photos by NR]

Top: F21 sweatshirt, Alice + Olivia leopard print vest | Bottom: BCBGeneration denim faux leather pants | Shoes: Vince Camuto ankle boots | Bag: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton | Hat: H&M fedora | Necklace: Nadri link necklace (similar good deal here) | Bracelet: BCBGeneration red leather, jade bangle

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Happy Thursday lovebugs. It’s been so gloomy in Northern Cali lately that all I have been wearing for the last few days are black, black and more black. Yesterday, I managed to throw on my favorite-at-the-moment faux fur leopard vest which always add a little character to whatever I’m wearing. Despite having no sleeves, it keeps me pretty cozy! Hope you’re staying warm and dry!

P.S. I love these leather denim hybrid pants that I try to remix it as much as I could (here and here). Which look is your favorite?