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Let’s Get Away…

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Swimsuit: KTRcollection “Made-to-Order” Halter Retro swimsuit (red floral)

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After having quite an emotionally exhausting week, my husband dragged me to Santa Cruz to get away for a couple days. I didn’t want to go at first, but I’m really glad I did because I had such an blast being a kid again at the boardwalk.

I have frequent the beach many times in the past, but I can’t believe I haven’t been to the boardwalk since the 90s! The breeze of the ocean allows the scent of seawater to permeate the boardwalk and blends the old with the new seamlessly, providing countless games, munchies and rides. We indulged in ice cream, cotton candy, caramel popcorn, played games at the arcade, went on the rides and just laid in the sand to soaked in the warmth of the sun. It’s amazing how just a quick and simple getaway can do for the soul, but it’s the company that’s the icing on the cake…He sees the greatness in me, even when I don’t see it myself. :X

xx, K

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rose5Swimsuit: KTRSWIM “Made To Order” swimsuit by KTRcollection | Glasses: Wild Fox Lolita | Shoes: Inc. sandals

Spent some much needed R&R in Half Moon Bay a couple of weekends ago wearing a custom made KTRSWIM. Hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a productive and positive one. Remember, today is a new day: that means a new adventure, new obstacles, new challenges, new hopes, and new blessings. Stay focus and if it doesn’t nourish your soul, get rid of it. xx, K

Heart Strings

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Swimsuit: KTRSWIM “Heartstrings one piece” by KTRcollection (available in 12 different colors) | Hat: Fedora | Glasses: c/o WildFox Lolita heart shape sunglasses

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Life’s a beach, and I’m just playing in the sand. =)

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Dear John,

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Cruz Bay, St. John (our hotel was to the far right at Gallows Point Resort)

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Gallows Point Resort

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ASTR crochet romper

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Honeymoon Bay

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Oppenheimer Beach (with it’s famous tire swing)

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French Connection white dress

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Sunset on Cruz Bay, St. John

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Maho Bay

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KTRSWIM cover up dress

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Caneel Bay from above

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Nate found his favorite spot on Honeymoon Bay

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Me (not really) napping in a tree

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Trunk Bay

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White lace coverup found via ebay (old, similar here) | Hat: from Marshalls

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Gallows Point Resort patio

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Glasses: c/o Wildfox Lolita sunglasses

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Balcony from our room (10D), perfect with a view of Cruz Bay to the right and the ocean to the left

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Dinner and drinks with a view is a MUST at Zozo at the Sugarmill (located at Caneel Bay Resort)

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The Ruins at Caneel Bay Resort

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Our daily happy hour spot on Cruz Bay (forgot the name of this place but there is a stripe of bars right on the beach)

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I was in coconut heaven everyday here

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Exploring Main Street in St. Thomas in search for all things mosquito repellent.

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ASOS maxi lime dress (on sale)

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My favorite spot at the Gallows Point Resort

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Photos by Nate Reed, me and my selfie stick | All swimsuits handmade via KTRSWIM

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 Dear St. John,

You may be the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, but you are a natural wonder of luminous crescent bays and miles of pristine parkland, fresh-scented hiking trails, and mossy peaks with panoramic views. We love all of your beaches, well at least the ones we’re able to visit on our lovely 8-day stay at the beautiful Gallows Point Resort, which was a short 3 minute walk to town. The quaint little town of Cruz Bay has everything from bars right on the beach, market to buy groceries, various fruits and rum stand on the streets, local pizza joints to fancy restaurants with jaw dropping views… but what we love the most was the chill and secluded feel where we can just unplug from the world (except for Instagram) and drift off into paradise.¬† Well, until the rain came and brought the mosquitoes who sort of ate us alive every night. Sorry for cussing you, we still love you and we’ll remember to bring loads of repellent next time. :)

Until then, we’ll miss you. XOXO

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Fly Away

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Dress: KTRSWIM coverup Fly Away halter dress | Sandals: Sam Edelman | Glasses: Dior | Location, St. John, USVI

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Wore this dress for a cruise dinner while in St. John, USVI a couple weeks ago. I love, love, love the colors, the prints and the movement! The top is made with a double layer of polka dots fabric so it’s not really see thru but the bottom portion of the dress is a sheer chiffon material which is slightly see thru. It’s perfect as a swim cover-up, yet also workable as a summer vacation dress…which I advise to wear with nude shorts underneath in case the wind gets a little aggressive. :)

xo, KTR