Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sights & Sounds



Shirt/Shoes: Gap
Skirt: Anthropologie
Sunglasses: H&M
Watch: Michael Kors

It was almost a week ago today that I was in St. Thomas soaking in the sun and enjoying the palm trees and beautiful teal colored water surrounding my beach chair. As I sat there listening to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore, I thought about how people are often so busy they don’t fully appreciate their surroundings. I know I’ve been guilty of this a few times. It can be really rewarding to just stop and look around every once and a while.

     After a busy morning of snorkeling and boating, hanging out on the deck and lounging was the perfect way to relax. This area of the ship was particularly quiet, the only people coming out were the occasional wanderers. This deck level gave the perfect view of the boats and yachts docked in St. Thomas. From this area, you got your own full panoramic view of the landscape.

     I’m sure some of you would agree that while on vacation, it’s nice to have clothes you can slip on and off over your swimsuit. This is always in the back of my head when I’m packing for trips. Since we had gone out on a boat and went snorkeling earlier in the day, I had chosen this skirt and shirt combo because it was perfect to slip over a swimsuit. I also wouldn’t have to worry about wearing some extravagant piece on the boat and having it get torn or stained after leaving it out on the deck.  I opted for flip-flops in the morning and then slip-on sneakers for a more casual look in the afternoon.

   I hope you guys have a fantastic day, and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!

-Katie

43 comments:

  1. Love this casual look! The skirt is so cute and the photos are beautiful.

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  2. This doesn't even look like an outfit to chuck over a bathing suit but just a really cute outfit in itself--which is so great and kind of the point I guess. Love the photos :)

    Elleosophy

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    1. Haha, thank you so much! It's probably hard to tell in photos but the skirt material is actually stretchy, and the fabric isn't as shiny as it comes out in photographs. I appreciate your comment!

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  3. u look amazing and those shots are beautiful!

    xx

    isa

    www.un-likely.com

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    1. That's so sweet of you to say, thank you!

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  4. Your hairdo is gorgeous and loving your beautiful skirt paired with basic items!

    x Edina
    Printed or Plain

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    1. Thank you so much, I have to credit my friend to that. She did an amazing job!

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  5. Lovely outfit, the skirt is nice.. I'm in love with your blog too!
    Kisses!♥

    www.laurastream.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm really glad you love it!

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  6. Simple cute style - you look great !

    With love from London,
    Hayley
    http://thelifestylemenu.co.uk/

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  7. Such a great post dear. And the photos are beautiful.
    Kisses

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  8. Loving the detailing on the skirt, great look! The images are stunning!

    Thanks for sharing this! Would love if you could drop by CH1K.com as I am running a Daniel Wellington Giveaway!
    http://ch1k.com/giveaway/daniel-wellington-giveaway/

    Helen xx
    http://CH1K.com

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    1. Thank you so much! The metallic lace like pattern was what first caught my eye about the skirt.

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  9. Such a cute look, wish it was warm enough to dress like that here.

    http://mimiandchichi.com/

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    1. Haha, I'm looking back on these photos and thinking the same thing. I'm desperately missing the warm weather! Add some tights, boots, a sweater, a coat, and this could work well in the chilly weather!

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  10. Perfect vacation outfit!! I absolutely love your skirt :)
    I'm definitely missing the warmth of a tropical climate!

    X, Carina
    Running White Horses | Fashion + Travel

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm with you, there's nothing like the heat in the Caribbean!

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  11. Your outfit is amazing Katie, I love the iridescent glow of your skirt! And the backdrop is spectacular! Glad you had fun at St. Thomas, definitely worth a visit! :) - Lena

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    1. Thank you Lena! I would definitely suggest St. Thomas as a vacation spot, it's incredibly beautiful. The scenery is truly breathtaking, these pictures don't do it enough justice!

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  12. It is so strange to see you wearing summer clothes after all those coat posts! I love your minimal style- it matches the scenery so well!

    http://fashamorphosis.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I know, my blog went from a winter blog to a summer blog overnight! Thank you so much!

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  13. Amazing pictures! Such a gorgeous look! Great sense of style!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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    1. My eye caught it immediately when I walked by, I couldn't resist buying it!

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  15. Love those shoes - such great slip ons.

    Abby
    www.champagneplans.com

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    1. After I broke them in, they were great shoes to walk around in! If I wasn't wearing them, I always slipped them in my bag just in case.

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  16. I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    Interesting posts, beautiful photos & design! It’s really amazing!
    Great job! I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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    1. This is so good to hear, I'm so glad you came upon it and enjoy it! Thank you so much!

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  17. Beautiful picture!
    Emilie
    http://mylittlefashiondiary.net

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  18. Gosh it sounds like you had a gorgeous time!! Sounds like paradise, I'm glad you took some time to soak it all up and appreciate the tranquility and beauty of it all! You're right, we so often don't!
    I love this outfit - the skirt is GORGEOUS. I have never been able to find a skirt like this and have seen plenty on Pinterest. Hopefully one day I''ll stumble across one. I don't like ordering online because I;m scared the size won't fit me and South African post is ridiculous!!

    Your hair style is also stunning!! xxxxxx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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    1. It was a vacation I will certainly never forget! It really was paradise, and I miss it everyday! Thank you, It's funny you mention the skirt because I was actually looking for one like this everywhere, and I ended up stumbling across this one after I stopped looking. It's kind of funny how those things happen! I can only imagine how expensive shipping must be. I'm sure you'll come across one!

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  19. You watch is amazing! Is it rose gold?


    www.thefernwehwolf.com

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    1. Thank you, I just recently purchased it. Yes, it is!

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  20. I really like what you wore here! It looks nice, skirts naturally dress things up, the shoes are the perfect touch and give it a casual flair.

    christycee.blogspot.ca 

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