A swimwear sale post and a beachy travel post all in one day – are you getting the itch to jet set yet? Please take me back to this beach day in Bermuda where we traveled off the beaten path – or rather off the beaten tourist shuttle – to check out Jobson Cove. This actually came from a recommendation from one of Kathleen’s readers when she asked them where to go in Bermuda on her Instagram account, and MAN was it a great recommendation!
As soon as we all got off the cruise ship and jumped onto our little shuttle, all of our fellow cruise mates were en route to Horseshoe Bay Beach. Horseshoe Bay Beach has consistently been voted one of the best beaches in the world, but it’s also one of the more crowded. All of the shuttles drop off here with tourists and cruise boat regulars. BUT we asked our shuttle driver if she could drive just a bit further and drop us off at Jobson Cove for a more private, secluded piece of real estate. You’ll notice no one is even around me in these photos. We had a huge chunk of beach to ourselves!
The catch was that no shuttles actually will pick you up from Jobson Cove, so our shuttle driver pointed out a beach side trail that we could follow to reach Horseshoe Bay Beach when we were ready to catch the shuttle back. Super easy walk and even some pretty stunning views along our walk. If you are planning a Bermuda trip and enjoy a little private beach action on the pink sand, definitely write down Jobson Cove! And I even found a little rock with me and Jordan’s initials carved into it. 🙂
I wasn’t very knowledgeable about Bermuda before our trip, but I what I did know was that it is covered in pastel buildings. So of course, we found lots of pretty walls to match our island getaway outfits! I wore this tropical print romper by LaBlanca Swim on Day 2 of being docked in Bermuda. On this day, we took a boat ride from the Royal Naval dockyard across the island to Hamilton. I mean is there a more perfect romper for a boat ride in a tropical destination??
The front of the romper ties in a little bow and makes for a great option for a swimsuit coverup. I wore my crochet swimsuit by Becca Swim – super comfy halter top btw. And if I didn’t have enough palm print already, I brought my Hayden Reis palm print tote with me too to hold all of my stuff.
These Chinese Laundry Giordana sandals are pretty fun too you guys. You can tie up the laces several different ways, and they basically go with EVERYTHING. Wore them all day while walking and boating around, and they passed my comfortable-walking-test. If you haven’t already seen them, you also have to see these Chinese Laundry pom pom sandals that I also just got in. OB-sessed you guys. See this entire look + get product links in today’s full post!
Do you guys even know how much I had to psych myself out about this post? I was NOT mentally prepared to get in swimwear – how is it already April? Last week it was practically winter, and I was in full-on hibernation mode. Next thing I know, it’s time to start thinking about swimsuits! But this post withExpress Swim did the trick, and now, I’m so pumped up about being back in the sun!
Swimwear can send me straight into a stress-filled, veggie-only grocery binge, and it usually comes with a pretty high price tag for the cutest suits which can be a major bummer. (Can someone please explain why so little fabric comes with so many $$$?) I love the Express Swim collection because it’s budget-friendly, and you don’t have to splurge to have a super cute suit for your next pool day or vacation. I’ve gone through and chosen my favorite pieces to share with you guys today including swimsuit pieces and tanks that can double as cover-ups. And while you’re at it, click through their dresses section – I’m kinda crushing on a lot of new things!
Say hello to you your new shopping destination for your upcoming days in the sun!
It’s a pure coincidence that in today’s post, I’m sharing both the Henri Bendel Jetsetter backpack and the Yumi Kim Greek Keys romper. Just sounds like a bunch of wanderlust in one sentence right? I must have subconsciously had a getaway on the brain when I picked these two out! And good thinking because I packed both of them for Cabo. 🙂
I had been going back and forth about jumping onto the backpack bandwagon, and I finally decided that if I was going to do it, I might as well do it colorfully. I picked the turquoise Jetsetter backpack as my first backpack since undergrad because it was bright and colorful and screamed ‘Yes I am totally embracing backpack life.” And let me tell you guys, it feels good. Even distribution across the shoulders while traveling – I forgot that it was so much better than having a heavy bag on one shoulder while rolling your carry-on around desperately in the airport. I’m going to be taking the Jetsetter with me into Pedregal when we go explore too! (If you’re not sold on the color, it also comes in many pretty neutrals too.)
Side note: I totally saw someone in the Cabo airport with the very same bag in yellow!
See more of this bag and romper in today’s full post!
Jasmine from Sequin Crush and I had a blast at French Quarter Fest on Sunday shooting these festival style photos. I made it out of there without eating any festival food – how that happened I have no idea because it smelled like heaven. I love that we both showed up in crop tops and vintage – obsessed with her chambray option. I’m also pretty impressed that her shorts and belt were both her mom’s! (Um, Mom. What’s the deal? Where are my cool hand-me-downs?) Check out Sequin Crush for more of Jasmine’s style!
The fun thing about music festivals is that you see people wearing all sorts of crazy things which means you can ultimately do the same. But more specifically, I immediately think funky prints and lots of pattern mixing. Where better to look than my favorite vintage store Time Warp Boutique. Sarah from Time Warp and I had fun picking out different tops and bottoms and matching various prints together. I honestly could have stayed in there the entire day putting together outfits… but I only had my lunch break. AND did you see?! I found another B initial bracelet like the one I lost last month! Let me also point out my new bracelet stacks from Dotted Tusk. I’ve long been a fan of this line, and Dotted Tusk’s earrings and bracelets are perfect festival accessories. They pull in natural stone elements like marble and turquoise, and I love how effortless they look when piled on next to one another. The Brittney bracelet has a tassel on it – which I love and it comes in various colors. Not to mention, the Layla earrings pack a big punch when worn – in the most beautiful color. And if you love what you’re seeing from Dotted Tusk so far, you’ll want to check back tomorrow for an extra special giveaway featuring these very same pieces (yay!)…
Photos taken by Brei Olivier (Thanks Brei for a first great shoot!)