I’ve been partnering with Venus for about a year to showcase some of my favorite affordable finds from the retailer. Some of my finds became instant wardrobe staples like my black skinny pants because I wear them all the time (seen here, here, and here). Other pieces became go-tos for special occasions like my LBD (seen here). All of my beach-y styles, though, became must-pack items for my island getaways. Since Venus does swimwear and beachwear so well, I turned to them when searching for the first bikini I’d wear in over 15 years. Consequently, that bikini, a sunny yellow number, was perfect for creating enjoyable bikini moments.
Cover-up: c/o Venus (size s/m)
Bikini top: c/o Venus (size C)
Bikini bottom: c/o Venus (size 6)
Sandals: Sam Edelman ‘Gigi’
Sunglasses: Kate Spade (similar J.Crew style)
While my home country St. Kitts is my most beloved island, St. Lucia is one of my favorites. So, my husband and I jetted out to the island for a last vacay of the summer. We stayed at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian, a dreamy spot for couples because every corner of the place is serene and no kids are allowed. Stay tuned for details on our stay later this week.
What is it about the Caribbean Sea? After a morning dip in the ocean, I always feel inspired to unleash my inner Usain Bolt. Ha. Seriously, though, as a child, no week ever started for me without a beach visit. Sundays at the beach were ritual.