~ Island Style – 2!!

With Spring Break around the corner and a lot of you having some beach getaways planned, or for those who are still stuck with frigid temperatures and are surely dreaming of tropical weather, today’s post is on Island Fashion!

My 1st Island Fashion post can be viewed here: ~ Island Style – 1

For the July 4th long weekend last year, we drove to Florida, and went to Pensacola Beach, Destin and Panama City Beach! I’ll be sharing our trip details soon, but for now, wanted to share some of my looks for our beach getaway 🙂

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I was absolutely feeling the boho vibes while on the beach or in and about a beach town and most of my looks reflect the same!

My first look was a long skirt with a cute short top, not in any shape to show my mid section (that I call tummy) though, LOL!!

The skirt is from Target and the top is from Aeropostale and my headband is from Claire’s and Jewelry from Charming Charlie.

My second look was a coverup and a big beachy hat. This coverup is from Miami, and so is the hat. But I am linking some cute options here (Amazon Cover-upsAmazon Beach HatsTarget Cover-upsTarget Beach Hats). My swim wear is from Walmart and I love their Catalina line (Walmart Catalina Swimwear).

My third look was a Desi fushion look – pairing a demin shirt with harem pants! Harem pants are from India and the denim shirt is from Kuwait, I wasn’t able to find similar options for the harem pants but here are some denim shirt options (Target Denim Shirt).

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There’s something about the beach, it relaxes me completely and also gets the quirky side out in me!

My first look in this collage was a simple shorts with T-shirt paired with a funky sleeveless kimono. Linking similar options here (NY&C ShortsOld Navy TopTarget Kimonos).

My second look was for July 4th fireworks!! This cute dress was hanging in my closet for a good part of the year but I hadn’t found the perfect occasion to wear it, but fireworks at the beach sounded perfect!! The dress is from Aeropostale, wristlet from Coach and my funky wooden jewelry from Hawaii, head band from Claire’s.

For a day out on and about the beach, I wore this coverup that I got from Bahamas over my swim wear with my beachy hat. Similar options linked here (Amazon Cover-upsTarget Cover-upsAmazon Beach HatsTarget Beach Hats and lastly Walmart Catalina Swimwear).

For our sunset cruise, I wanted to keep it chic yet cool (and by cool, I mean cool temperatures as it was scorching hot!!) so I opted for this denim skirt I got from Kuwait along with this funky top from and beachy hat I got from our trip to San Juan. Similar options  linked – Denim SkirtCool Tops from GapAmazon Beach HatsTarget Beach Hats).

For my flip flops, I usually shop at one of the following: AeropostaleOld Navy and AerosolesTarget has a cute collection too!

It was a super fun trip and we had a great time! I’ll definitely be talking about these destinations and their details more towards the summer, so stay tuned!!

Also, here are some islandy destinations I have shared on the blog in earlier posts, in case you are interested in checking them out 💁🏻

– Cruise to Bahamas: ~ Cruise to Bahamas…

– Cruise to Mexico: ~ Our 6 day Western Caribbean Cruise to Mexico!

– Maui, Hawaii: ~ Maui, Hawaii…

– Big Island, Hawaii: ~ The Big Island of Hawaii…

– Oahu, Hawaii: ~ Oahu, Hawaii!!

– San Juan, PR: ~ The Perfect Vacation: San Juan, PR!

If you are staying local / around Houston:

– Austin: ~ Around Houston: Austin!!

– San Antonio: ~ Around Houston: San Antonio!!

– New Orleans: ~ Around Houston: New Orleans!!

– Fredericksburg: ~ Around Houston: Fredericksburg!!

– South Padre Island: ~ Around Houston: South Padre Island…

– Wall Murals around Houston: ~ Houston – Off the Beaten Path: Wall Murals – Part 1.

And some general information is always good, am I right?!

– Road Trip Ready: ~ Road Trip Ready!

– Crusising Tips and Tricks: ~ Cruising Tips & Tricks!!

– What’s in my Carry on: ~ What’s in my Carry-on!!

– Patio Maintanence (spring special!!): ~ Patio Maintenance!!

Alright folks, thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend and the upcoming Spring Break!! 🌴☀️

~ Gift Guide: Gifts for Newly Weds!!

Since the Indian wedding season is here, as well as the holiday season aka gifting season, I thought of sharing some gift ideas for newlyweds!!

These keepsake pieces are surely going to be cherished by every couple for the years to come. We received some of these gifts ourselves and I can guarantee they are still some of my favorite items around the house.

Ofcourse if it’s for a wedding, you can always buy something off their registry, but sometimes you want to give some different and that’s where I hope my list would come in handy. These also make the perfect gifts for engagements, weddings, and anniversaries and also if you are a bridesmaid, these are the perfect way to make your bride feel special.

If nothing else, you could always buy these for yourself 😉 or pass this list to your hubby around the time of your anniversary! Haha!!

So here’s my list:

1) Mr & Mrs cutlery – Super cute!! These would be perfect for using on the wedding day when it’s time to cut the cake, or just otherwise!

Find them here: EtsyDillard’sBed, Back th & Beyond.

2) Personalized cutting board – This is a cute way to add a personal touch to any newlywed’s kitchen!

Find them here: Things RememberedPersonalization Mall.

3) Wifey shirt – Every bride needs a Wifey shirt to wear on her honeymoon!! You could also buy the hubby shirt and make it a couple thingi 😉

Find them here: Etsy WifeyEtsy Hubby n Wifey.

4) Mr & Mrs plate set – To go along with the cutlery – these are perfect to use on the wedding day or while celebrating anniversaries!

Find them here: Crate and BarrelMud-Pie.

5) Bow ring dish – This is one gift that’ll be loved and highly used as well. It’s a cute way to store that fancy ring!

Find them here: Kate Spade Ring DishAmazon Ring Dishes.

6) Couple pillowcase set – How much cuter does it get than this sweet pillowcase set? Every newlywed needs this in their new home!

Find them here: Etsy Pillow CasesPersonalization Mall Pillow Cases.

7) Mr & Mrs glasses – Because why not!?

Find them here: Personalization Mall Wine GlassesPersonalization Mall Champagne GlassesPersonalization Mall Mason Jars

8) Kate Spade invitation frame – I’ve been thinking how to frame our invitation cards, and I am glad I stumbled upon this, totally buying it! Such a pretty and chic way to save/decorate our wedding card!!

Find them here: Kate Spade Invitation FrameMacy’s Invitation Frame.

Will you be shopping for any gifts for newlyweds this year? Hope my list was helpful!!

Wishing all you wonderful readers a Merry Christmas!!