Tuesday, April 17, 2012

hot & spicy like the mustard

"I'll be your tour guide today and my name is Dijon, and I'm hot and spicy like the mustard!" The people of St. Kitts are humorous, laid back, vivacious and hospitable and it's no surprise when you look at the beautiful landscape that they wake up to everyday.  Sure there was poverty (including the mangy cats I took to feeding on our resort) but overall it was a lovely place full of intriguing history (discovered by explorer Christopher Columbus, hence the island's name of St. Christopher, nicknamed St. Kitts), exciting adventures (including our 5 hour hike to Mount Liamuiga to see the inactive volcano) and local hot-spots (like Sunshine's Bar & Grill where I had some of the freshest veggie food imaginable!)

I kept my cell phone and laptop turned off all week, read two books, ran (and napped) on the beach and slow danced to live music (on a different beach), all while having fun with fashion.  Here are my vacation outfits, which all somehow managed to fit into one suitcase.

Left: Jumpsuit- Marshalls; Belt, Scarf & Heels- Thrifted; Purse- Aldo; Accessories- Macy's        Right: Dress- Marshalls; Vest- Gap; Sandals- Thrifted; Accessories- Sears & Joe Fresh
Left: Dress- Swapped; Blouse, Belt & Sandals- Thrifted; Necklace & Sunglasses- Aldo & Middle: Dress- Swapped; Belt, Blouse, Clutch, Earrings & Sandals- Thrifted & Right: Top- Marshalls; Skirt, Accessories & Sandals- Thrifted              

Left: Dress- Marshalls; Necklace & Purse- Aldo; Belt & Sandals- Thrifted; Hat- Marriott St. Kitts & Middle: Exercise Top & Pants- One Tooth Activewear & Right: Blouse, Necklace & Shorts- Thrifted


Left: Bathing Suit & Hat- Marshalls & Right: Hat- Marriott St. Kitts

Left: Top, Belt & Pants- Thrifted; Necklace- Local Vendor in St. Kitts & Middle: Vest- Gap; Skirt- Spoof; Necklace & Sandals- Thrifted & Right: Blouse, Belt, Shorts & Sandals- Thrifted & Necklace- Sears

Left: Top- Marshalls; Skirt- Spoof; Heels- Thrifted; Accessories- Macy's & Right: Dress, Belt & Heels- Thrifted; Flower- Blue Eyes Bridal

I may take my time (just like the people of St. Kitts), but I'll be coming by to say hi soon!

P.S. Thanks to everyone for your flying tips and positive thoughts, the turbulence was choppy but I kept calm and carried on! 


  1. My little friend, I loved the way you did this post! It made me smile! You look beautiful as always and you can advise me anytime!

  2. emily you looked so fashionable on vacation! :) all those outfits fit into one suitcase? holy awesome packer batman. sounds like you had a delightful time.

  3. Hi darling, welcome back. I am loving your outfits. That hat photo is gorgeous and magazine worthy. Loved seeing how you put your outfits together for vacation, sounds like a great time. I am happy for you and your man. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  4. Glad you loved it! Also, the first dining outfit? Yowza - hot mama!

  5. You look fab in every single one of those pics!! Nice vacation packing and styling skills! I look like a scrub 90% of the time on vacay.

    Eeeek turbulence in the worst.

  6. all in one suitcase! You are amazing! And It sounds and looks like you had a beautiful time, Emily!
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  7. Your travel outfits are all wonderful, I especially love the middle outfit of lunching lady! Looks like you had a lot of fun :)

  8. Looks like such a fun trip! I love each and every one of these outfits - so perfect for vacation. Hope you are enjoying yourself away from the blogosphere for a little while - we all need a break once and a while! :)

  9. Wow! Sounds like an amazing trip. I love all of your colorful and vibrant outfits. Glad you had a splendid time :)


  10. Wow, you must have used a huge steamer trunk to carry all those clothes! Beautiful outfits. And you look happy.

  11. nice to see you're back! :)
    it seems like you had the biggest suitcase there with you because wow, how many different outfits! totally remarkable ;) and I'm not going to choose my favourite because I have too many of those.

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  12. Holy cow woman, you did a remarkable job remixing pieces! You look fabulous, I'm so glad you had a great time!

  13. What wonderful outfits! They are all so fun and perfect for the different things you did! Your whole trip sounds like a dream - laying on the beach, dancing, relaxing? Sounds amazing!!!

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  14. Aww you look beautiful, Emily!! I'm glad you had a great time!!

  15. Your trip sounds amazing - I'm so impressed with all your packing choices and it sounds like you really worked in some down time (I need to do that!).

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  16. You looks like you had a great time.

  17. Glad you had an amazing trip. All of your vacation outfits were lovely. I want all women to look at this post and see that dressing on vacation does NOT mean cargo shorts and hawaiian shirts.


  18. Love all of your looks! It looks like you had such an amazing vacation!

  19. Thank for sharing your looks
    there are a few I woild love to steal
    the hats were fabulous

  20. Oh, lovely! Purple is so beautiful on you. I think your last one is my favorite, though. Perfect for an island getaway!

  21. Wow that vacation sounds like a dream, I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! And you're such a stylish traveler too--I especially like the look with the purple dress and the hat!

  22. looks like a really fun vacay...welcome back! You are so good at packing and remixing your outfits. I always find it so hard to decide what to pack and i always end up packing stuff that don't match..:-)


  23. So totally impressed by the number of outfits you managed to pack in one suitcase! Each one is gorgeous...but I esp love that black top/white pants dinner outfit...and the fun 80s dress you danced in :)

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  24. ahhh I hope you trip was FABULOUS! and from your outfits looks like you not only packed well, but had a good time there!
    Love the floral dress in the last set of pictures :)

  25. you looked fab the whole trip! i've been on vaca only a handful of times & still have no idea what to pack, ever! haha i hope the trip was just as nice as your wardrove :)) & can i just say how jealous i am that you got to read for fun? :DD
    have a great weekend!
    xx Corinne

  26. glad to hear you had a relaxing vacay. so hard to live without the internet and your computer!!! but you look fab and LOVE how you remixed the outfits!!!


  27. Lucky us! A whole vacation's worth of outfits for us to admire! You packed very well, I like how you combined certain pieces into different outfits. Both your dancing looks are fabulous and that sophisticated blue one-piece with a big hat makes ME long to be on a beach. Glad you're back safely. Actually I really like the sheer black top too!

  28. How fabulous you look! I am sure your holidays were amazing!
    I was on holidays too, last week, but I didn't look 1% as elegant as you did! I loved all the pieces you took, but my favorite is the purple dress! Gorgeous!

  29. You were so stylish on your vacation!!! Love all the dresses & how you styled them. Waking up to snow thus morning makes me want to fly away somewhere tropical!

  30. Thanks for sharing your vacation outfits. I have a trip coming up, and I need to figure out how to fit everything into one suitcase and still have lots of remixing possibilities. You've given me some great ideas!

  31. Oh babe, you are so pretty and sooo stylish even on vacation! Sometimes, I look like a bum away from home.. I do the comfy stuff.. the typical tourist!

    Love all the outfits and welcome back! Btw, what projects are you up to?


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  32. How fun! I love seeing all your vacation outfits together! It makes me want to get away that's for sure.

  33. I like the blue dress and brown hat outfit!


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