Monday, June 30, 2014

Red White & Blue

In honor of Fourth of July this Friday, I have planned several patriotic outfits to share with y'all. I absolutely love celebrating holidays, and this first outfit is one of my favorites for the 4th.  The best thing about this particular outfit is that it's not too overbearing and it doesn't scream "'MERICA!"It's also perfectly appropriate to wear in the office which is always a plus in my book.

fourth of july outfit

fourth of july outfit

fourth of july outfit

fourth of july outfit

Silk Cami | Factory J.Crew
Linen Skirt | Factory J.Crew
Bracelet | Similar
Star Spangled Bow | Forever 21

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Take a Hike

Ok, I swear this is the last St. John dedicated post. Any day that begins with blueberry banana pancakes is bound to be a blast. These were absolutely delicious, I'm still dreaming about them.

We dropped the hubby off for a fly fishing charter and the rest of us took a hike to Solomon's beach Wednesday. Have you ever wanted a beach where you could do just about anything and no one is there to see you? That's how this little gem was. We saw a total of 6 people the four hours there.

Sun Bum chapstick was in all the stores down there and for good reason. I don't know of any other brand that has 30SPF and tastes delicious too! And I have yet to find a coconut water brand that compares to the real thing.

The rest of our week was spent swimming with turtles, rays, and admiring the local animals. I took way too many pictures, but I couldn't help myself.

Just chatting on the shell-phone, some calls are too important not to take. 

Remember that questionable parking job I told you about? Here is a pic from later in the week.

To say we enjoyed our time in the islands is an understatement. I can't wait to return (we may or may not have discussed investing in a sailboat eventually). I would highly recommend a trip down there, but beware that many of the "transplants/locals" in Cruz Bay are rather rude. The hospitality isn't nearly as great as in Harbour Island, Bahamas, but the views and beaches are unparalleled. Most of the people in Coral Bay were very friendly. It's a 20-30 minute drive through the mountains, but it was worth it for a great food and people. You also get a bit of a roller coaster ride on the drive. 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jost Van Dyke

We took a trip to Jost Van Dyke on Tuesday to explore one of the most gorgeous islands in the BVI. The island is so fabulous in fact, Kenny Chesney filmed "No Shoes, No shirt, No Problem" right on the beach we had lunch at.

The Soggy Dollar Bar, you can't go very far without seeing Clemson. Next time we're bringing down some Carolina flags.

This little place is called Ivan's Stress Free Bar. Kenny is regular here, as in he was here two days before we visited. It's also the Ivan he's referring to in his song "Somewhere in the Sun."

And just when we thought we had arrived on cloud nine, we returned to our Jeep to find a bright shiny new accessory.

After a long day and a boot on our Jeep, we headed to Ocean Grill in Mongoose Junction for dinner. The atmosphere was lovely once we turned a fan our way.

We all ordered the Caribbean Lobster. It was delectable to say the least. There really is no comparison to Caribbean Lobster in my opinion. The mashed potatoes and balsamic reduction just added to the glory.

With our bellies full and the boot all but forgotten, we made the journey back to our house. But first we had to stop and drink in the sunset over Trunk Bay. 

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