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Beach Wardrobe Picks (Year-Round) featuring Island Company

When I am shopping for clothes I always think about how well these clothes can travel. I need clothing that is generally lightweight, wrinkle resistant and I tend to stick with solid colors as they look better on camera and are easier to layer. Also, since I live at the beach and have a serious obsession with other warm weather destinations, I naturally gravitate to bright, beachy, breezy attire. It’s no surprise that I fell in love with the Island Company.

Island Company, based in sunny West Palm Beach, seems to have the island wear on lock. Their coconut scented stores whisk you to the islands when you enter and I find their styles to be an updated take on the safari wear–perfect for explorers like myself. 🙂 They use cottons and linens and keep to a pretty classic look with trendy twists, so their pieces don’t go out of style. The quality is also very high–you are meant to have these pieces for a long time. But to be honest, they had me at their iconic slogan (see below).

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Though it may be fall and chillier in some areas, I am still rocking my Island Company pieces as they pair well with other items in your wardrobe. A sweater with the shorts, a cardigan over the dress, a vest with the Commandante shirt–classics like these work in every season. Oh and white after Labor Day, ABSOLUTELY.

 

Spencer Striped Tempest Dress

Spencer Striped Tempest Dress

I fell in love with this dress right away. I love how the stripes change at the bottom and the fit is very flattering. Being cotton, it is much lighter even though it is a long dress. I wore this to a picnic, a dinner in Malibu and a concert at Hollywood Bowl already–it is so versatile!

 

White Whitsunday Shorts

Whitsunday Linen Shorts

These shorts are classic, lightweight linen and go with everything. The bow adds a cute, girlie flair and I like wearing them with a tucked tshirt or tank.

 

White Relaxed Linen Pants

relaxed linen pants

I cannot believe how elegant these pants are yet they are so comfortable. The wide leg pairs well with a dark top and the whole look is so summery.

 

Nautilus Commandante Shirt

Nautilius shirt

I love the color Nautilus color–it is a periwinkle meets heather blue. The whole feel is just so crisp and flattering! I like wearing it with the white linen pants or the whitsunday shorts and a chunky necklace.

 

Vagabond Shirt in Navy

What a perfect travel shirt! This oversize shirt actually works as a dress! I love the easy of just throwing on one breezy piece of clothing and it looks great always. I feel put together but really am just wearing a long, comfy shirt. Win/Win! It has five buttons and slit pockets. The navy color is lovely–very flattering and almost has a weathered, softer look than true navy.

 

Seal Charter Dress

Seal Charter dress

I wasn’t sure about this dress… until I tried it on. It definitely walks the line of being dressy yet super casual. It is a shift dress so definitely easy to wear from day to night in the warm months.

 

Flamingo Lounge Tee

Flamingo Lounge Tee

The Peruvian cotton jersey of this tee is butter soft. The oversized fit makes it super comfy and it has a flowy feel of the sleeves. I don’t have any shirts like this and find myself wanting to wear it a lot!

 

I am packing up for my next adventure, and guess what, several items on this list are coming with me! Not going to a  sunny beach or tropical isle any time soon? Don’t worry–you can still dress like you are escaping to paradise. 🙂

 

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This post was in collaboration with the Island Company. I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts and feelings expressed here are honest and my own. 

Love, Travel & Getting Married: The Best Day of My Life

People always say that their wedding day is the best day of our lives. I didn’t buy all those clichés until… I got married myself. I was lucky enough to wed the man that I’d been with for 6 years in the most special place to us in the world. Imagine saying your vows in an exotic place; your perfect destination weddings planner abroad with Designed Dream can make it a reality. If you need a wedding photographer Cape Cod, try calling Kelly Dillon Photography. Or search for Pamela Lepold Photography, an exceptional wedding photographer Northern Virginia.

Our expert team collaborates closely with couples, translating visions into breathtaking realities. From conceptualization to execution, we meticulously orchestrate every detail, ensuring a flawless celebration that reflects your unique love story. With an eye for elegance and a commitment to excellence, Designed Dream transforms venues into enchanting settings, captivating guests with enchanting decor and exquisite floral arrangements. With our comprehensive services, including budget management, vendor coordination, and timeline organization, we alleviate stress, allowing you to savor every moment of your dream wedding day, creating memories to cherish for a lifetime. If you’re looking for a Rhode Island wedding photographer, contact Stacy Smith Photography.

We were married barefoot on the sand in Saint Lucia, at the jaw-dropping Sugar Beach A Viceroy Resort (many of you may know me as a Hotel Snob, let me tell you–this hotel will knock your socks off, no matter how much of a snob you are ;).

There’s so much more to say about the catamaran cruise, the rehearsal dinner at Ladera and the big day on the sand and dancing at the Bayside Restaurant, but since it’s our ONE YEAR anniversary, I’m going to release the never before seen Wedding Video. Let me know what you think!

 

 

Saint Lucia’s Nightlife

Saint Lucia knows how to live the good life–sun & fun by day, street party & rum by night! Kelley hits the hopping nightlife of Rodney Bay by checking out some of the top bars & clubs and even the Casino. For individuals in Santa Lucia who are interested in exploring the world of casinos, a site like Daftar Slot88 Online presents a valuable avenue. Situated in the vibrant landscape of Santa Lucia, where entertainment and leisure are highly valued, this online platform offers a convenient and accessible way to engage with various casino games. For residents and visitors alike, Daftar Slot88 provides an opportunity to experience the thrill of casino gaming without the need to travel to physical locations. Whether one is intrigued by the spinning reels of slot machines, the strategic gameplay of poker, the suspense of roulette, or any other classic casino game, Daftar Slot88 offers a diverse array of options to suit different preferences and skill levels. Moreover, this online platform provides a safe and secure environment for gaming enthusiasts, ensuring that their personal and financial information is protected. With its user-friendly interface and seamless gameplay, Daftar Slot88 Online serves as a gateway to an immersive and enjoyable casino experience, enhancing the entertainment landscape of Santa Lucia for all who seek it.

She also dances in the streets with the locals at the Gros Islet Jump-up!

Saint Lucia’s Best Eats

Get Lost in Saint Lucia with Kelley Ferro
What to Eat on Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is known for it’s fresh fruits and local seafood, and Kelley discovers there’s much more! From street food cooked right in front of you, to gourmet dining using homegrown vegetables, she profiles this island’s food scene and tells you where to find the tastiest Saint Lucian treats!