Emerald Isle

Last week, I escaped to Paradise Island, Bahamas to relax and rejuvenate. My sister and I got incredibly lucky and found a travel deal too good to pass up, so we headed south. It was my first time to the island, and I fell in love with the pastel coloured buildings, aquatic life and the serene yet stunning yachts that filled the marina. Bahamas is all about glamour, and luckily, I brought a couple pieces to play the part.

emerald 6 emerald 1 emerald 2 emerald 3 I’m wearing an emerald slit midi dress c/o Missguided, purple suede Zara pumps (similar here), a Jewelmint necklace and Miu Miu sunglasses. I love this dress because it is light to wear (and incredibly easy to pack) yet looks very structured and tailored. The dress hugs my curves perfectly, and the overlapping hem and leg slit is a sexy and current touch. I fell in love with the deep emerald green colour, which I echoed in the collar necklace.

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While this dress is a basic solid-coloured jersey dress, my glamorous glitter sunglasses and necklace add interest. I think the key to packing light, but heavy on style is to pick simple wardrobe staples and dress them up with your favourite accessories. By simply swapping the necklace and sunnies with a couple large gold cuffs or a skinny belt, you get a different look as well.

I took these photos in the Cloister gardens, a popular spot for wedding photographers. I loved the architectural ruins set amidst the sea and lush gardens. While my dress is a deep wintry jewel tone, I loved the contrast from the white limestone backdrop. It was definitely a dream location to shoot in… and I look forward to sharing more pictures from my trip.