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.

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“Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” -David Lloyd George







creamdream7[Photos by NR]

Top: Forever 21 sheer top (similar here), Free People knitted cardigan | Bottom: H&M chiffon and lace skirt (similar here and here) | Shoes: Valentino rockstud t-strap pumps | Bag: Botkier Valentina bag | Accessories: Knuckle and band rings thanks to VSXNSTA

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Gone are the days of bold prints and bright colors (well, perhaps just for today) because sometimes the biggest statement is the most subtle of them all. As much I love a colorful spring, I can’t resist a monotone look that’s romantic and cozy like this chiffon lace skirt,  sheer top and over-sized knit combination. It’s one of those outfits where I can feel completely comfortable yet feminine at the same time.

I hope your week is going well so far! I have been working 12-14 hours daily and couldn’t believe my Caribbean cruise is just around the corner. I’m exhausted but beyond excited for some much needed R&R and believe it or not, I actually really look forward to the packing part. I just need help with learning how to pack everything in a tiny suitcase!