What to Wear Vacation

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Let’s be honest…we all need a little inspiration every once in a while.  ESPECIALLY when planning a vacation.  It seems like I always find fabulous pieces for my trips, but once I start packing, I feel like I have NOTHING in my closet.  I end up sitting on the closet floor for hours, desperate for a tiny bit of inspiration.  Here are some of my favorite outfits and accessories from our trip to St. Barths.  Remember, fashion is a form of self-expression.  Be yourself, exude confidence, and rock it!


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TOP Show Me Your Mumu (shop) • SKIRT Show Me Your Mumu (shop) • HAT • Janessa Leone (shop) SUNNIES Jimmy Choo Ives (shop) • BAG Christian Louboutin Loubiposh Clutch (shop)

I will never forget this moment.  This is the moment I fell in love with St. Barth.  When I pitched the blog idea to the hubs, I asked him to be my “photographer.”  But when I was least expecting it, he snapped this jewel.  This outfit screams St. Barth, summer, and Lindsey.  And the best part..both the top and skirt can be mixed and matched.  For example, pair the crop top with a bright yellow pencil skirt for the perfect date night outfit.  Here I paired the top with the matching skirt.  The color. the print. the perfect amount of flowy.  I die.  And let’s talk about this hat.  You will see it several times throughout my trip.  Janessa Leone is a GENIUS when it comes to hats.  Pair this ensemble with a trendy pair of mirrored sunglasses.  SO in right now.  The ones shown are the Jimmy Choo Ives, but there are so many options out there for less money.  Wildfox makes a great pair!  And sneaking in from the back is my beloved Christian Louboutin spiked clutch.  The hubs purchased this for me last year for our anniversary, and it is THE perfect summer (ok, into fall) bag.  I wear it every. single. day.


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TOP Shop Alexis (shop) • SHORTS Shakuhachi Harlequin Shorts (sold out) • SHOES Christian Louboutin PIK Boat (not shown but shop here) • EARRINGS Vintage Chanel BRACELETS Vita Fede Mini Titan (shop); Vita Fede Titan Bracelet (shop); CC Skye (shop); Gorjana (shop)

Ok, if this doesn’t scream fun, then I don’t know what does.  FRINGE, SPIKES, and GOLD?!?!  All my favs!!  Again, a great way to texturize an outfit by mixing different materials.  This was such a fun night out at Le’Ti (more about this later).  I paired this outfit with some vintage Chanel earrings and my Louboutin Pik spiked boat shoes (see top image).


 

IMG_0004SWIMSUIT TOP L*Space (shop) • SWIMSUIT BOTTOMS Mara Hoffman (shop) • TOP Shop Alexis Open Back Crochet (shop) • HAT Janessa Leone (shop)•SUNNIES Jimmy Choo Ives (shop) • BRACELETS Vita Fede Mini Titan in Rose; Gorjana (shop)

This was one of my absolutely favorite swimsuit combos of the trip.  I love how you can take the outfit from a boozy lunch straight to the beach.  I paired an Alexis lace top with Mara Hoffman bottoms and an L*Space swimsuit top.  It was a nice combo of cute, trendy, and boho.  Of course, my favorite hat in the world completed the look. Don’t be afraid to mix and match materials and even tops and bottoms.  This is an easy way to add color and texture.  The gold sequin shorts add just enough daytime sparkle.


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DRESS Shop Alexis (shop) • SHOES Christian Louboutin PIK Boat (sold out but shop here) • EARRINGS Vintage Chanel

This has been my GO-TO dress this summer.  I absolutely LOVE it!  It is so versatile.  For example, pair it with a nude pair of spike heels for a dressed up feel.  This particular night, I paired it with my black Christian Louboutin Pik Spike Boat shoes.  It adds a hipster element to the cutesy colors and shape of the dress.  Sounds like an unlikely pair, but it is ADORBS.  Keep the accessories simple and let the dress shine.  If you can’t tell, I am slightly Alexis-obsessed.  Her pieces are AMAZE!  I almost died that evening at dinner when Alexis Barbara’s good friend stopped me to compliment my Alexis dress!


Well guys!  That’s all for today.  I hope you enjoyed the post and found the information useful.  Please feel free to comment or contact me with any questions.  Thanks for stopping by!

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SUNNIES Jimmy Choo Ives Mirrored Sunglasses (shop) • BAG Saint Laurent Transparent Mini Betty Bag (shop) • THE LOCATION La Plage @ Tom Beach St. Barth (check it out)


Ok, as if having fabulous food, amazing cocktails, and GORG beaches isn’t enough, St. Barths has a LEGIT fashion scene. I’m talking Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton…the whole deal. Of course I was dying in every store we went into. Oh and get this: everything is duty free. After leaving Hermes, I stumbled upon a precious boutique that sold everything from Miu Miu to Prada to Saint Laurent. On the back wall, everything was 50% off. I die.  I wanted everything in sight.  I have really been needing a new summer bag.  I found THE cutest PVC-sided gold bag by Saint Laurent. I mean, it’s amaze. It’s the perfect little cross body that will work well into fall. The gold is seriously stunning and compliments the whimsical look of the PVC material. The size is great for travel but still holds everything you need. The best part: it was 40% off and duty free. I mean hell, it was basically free in my eyes. Go ahead and swoon!

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Bonito St Barths

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MUSIC Sophia Urista; Matt O’Ree Band • RESTAURANT Bonito St. Barth


I fell madly in love with St. Barth the first day we arrived. The culture, the fashion, the glamour, and the food: perfection. I was already trying to convince the hubster to stay 1 extra day. He sort of laughed it off…UNTIL our third night. The food at Bonito was out of this world. The view was beautiful and the ambiance hip. We sat next to a beautiful French family…hell every person on this island is beautiful. It was so entertaining to hear them chat about gold chains, dollar signs, and her gangster costume for an upcoming party.  The only reason I knew that is because those were the only words they spoke in English. They were laughing, smoking cigarettes, and drinking white wine. As we finished our meal, the live music started. I watched my husband grin from ear to ear. He was loving every minute of the jam session. As we listened to the music, I took some amazing pictures of the beautiful and extremely talented Sophia Urista. During the set break, I introduced myself. She is literally one of the most gorgeous people I’ve ever seen. Her girlfriend was equally as striking and super cool. We laughed, smoked cigarettes, and drank white wine, completely immersed in the French culture. Once they started back, I hear Sophia say, “where is everyone from?” When I shouted “Alabama,” the band instantly cued up Sweet Home Alabama. As I ran up to get on stage, the whole place was cheering. And Ryan was again in heaven. When I sat back down, he simply said, “let’s stay an extra day.” At that moment, I knew he had fallen head over heels in love with this place. We ended up staying an extra 2 full days.

 Merci Beaucoup-LL

Tradewinds St Barths


SHIRT H is for Hustler by Casual Friday (shop) • SHORTS Alexis (shop) • SHOES Pik Boat by Christian Louboutin (sold out) • Necklace Deepa Gurnani (shop) • Bracelets Honesty (shop), Vita Fede (shop) • EARRINGS Vintage Chanel (shop)


Is there a better way to launch a blog than with a trip to St. Barths??? As the hubs and I head to our first stop, San Juan, I can’t help but reflect on the past 4 years. Yes, it’s our 4 year anniversary TODAY. We have had SO much fun traveling the world, eating at fabulous restaurants, laughing, crying, and just living LIFE LUTZURIOUS. I can’t imagine a better partner in crime!

So, why the blog? Fashion, travel, career, food, wine, fitness, and party rockin’ are just a few (ok, a lot) of my favorite things. I have an AMAZE career motivating and inspiring a team of about 60 sales consultants. It’s literally one of the most rewarding aspects of my life.  BUT if you know me, you know I have an itch for all things creative. Whether it’s putting together outfits, creating invitations, designing logos, or planning parties, I LOVE to create. This blog will not only provide me with a creative outlet but most importantly provide my followers with an inspiration for all things LUTZURIOUS! Thank you for taking this journey with me…

 always-LL