One of the things I loathe in some resorts is how guests insist on dressing up for dinner as if they are off to some formal cocktail, whilst only a couple of hours beforehand they were happily bobbing in the sea in nothing but a swimsuit. Then again, I am not that comfortable about turning up to dinner in shorts and flipflops I'd normally reserve for home refurbishment work... No, even on holiday, a little style is key. So for me, it's all about finding a happy medium between relaxed and elegant. I tend to pack a lot of cotton and silk, and usually reach for brighter colours than I'd wear in London, relying on a bit of a tan to help me look glowy, not pasty...
Throughout our vacation at Saint Lucia's Sugar Beach, I tried to dress up a bit in the evenings, especially when we were out to the more formal dining room called The Great Room (where they serve a wonderful Grand Marnier souffle by the way!)... However, my style got a drastic beach adjustment: wedges instead of heels, boho floaty shapes instead of more fitted styles, and of course, lots of accessories! For some reason I seem to have more time to think about my accessories when I'm away...
I also love to use my little detachable pocket from my Goyard Saint Louis beach bag as a mini clutch, it's the perfect size for a little change for tips, my lipgloss, and maybe a blackberry if there are a few too many emails that demand attention (yes, even on holiday!).
Here are some additional details about my outfit:
- Crochet cotton dress, Collette by Collette Dinnigan
- Wedge sandals, Castañer
- Silk scarf, Rencontre Oceane by Hermès (from a few years ago)
- Little pocket used as clutch, Goyard
Have a good week everyone!