There’s Always Time to Shop

jewellery

If you read yesterday’s post you would know about my super quick trip to Antigua on Friday and how I insisted on buy something from the airport despite being pressed for time. Hurried shopping seems to be becoming a habit….

coconut layered necklace

The layered necklace (which is made from the coconut shell) takes me back to my teens when I was all about earth tones. Since then I’m more in favour of adding pops of colour to neutrals but I fell in love with this anyway and I can’t wait to have some fun with it.

orange beaded necklace

The orange beaded one is one of those (possibly few) pieces I can safely say duplicates absolutely nothing I already own. There have actually been times when I said “I wish I had an orange necklace” so I know we’re going to have a long and happy future together.

orange beaded ring

And then there’s the ring…. The ring was main a fun buy since it almost covers three of my rather tiny fingers but what can I say? Dressing up is supposed to be about the unusual and silly!

Travelling Fashionably: Antigua and Barbuda

Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy – Kimora Lee-Simmons

panorama

Air travel comes with its own special blend of excitement and frustration. Long check-in lines, those annoying security checks, even more annoying and maybe slightly crazy fellow travellers … it’s only the promise of a new locale (and a new shopping experience) that make it all worth it.

Truth be told, I get a thrill whenever I’m in an airport despite all the real and potential horrors.

But Friday was the first time I was flying out in the morning and coming back in the evening. I knew it would be rough but I also figured it would be an interesting experience.

Given that I would be going straight from the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua and Barbuda to a press conference, I had to be dressed for business from the start. So the outfit had to be professional, comfortable and wrinkle free, but not boring.
Sounds just like a soft black cardigan!

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Once I’d chosen the leopard print top to go underneath, I felt I needed some colour so I chose this turquoise necklace and the bracelet.

turquoise necklace

turquoise bead and button bracelet

grey guess bag

I made sure to take a big bag that could hold all most of my belonging and ballet flats for when the official stuff was over.

The view from the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Centre was so beautiful and the breeze off the sea was rather refreshing. I think I could’ve stayed there forever.

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palm

catamaran

But as always happens when I get comfortable, I was soon back at VC Bird International rushing to finish a story and still do my part for the country’s economy.

No matter how little time I have, I always find a few minutes to make a couple purchases and this time was no different. I’ll share them in my next post.

But until then, tell me, what’s your secret to travelling fashionably?

Too Much Talent On This Rock 4: LindaBelle Creations

Happy 46th anniversary of Independence to all my readers from the rock I call home: Barbados.

Over the past week I’ve highlighted the young local fashion designers who put some amazing work on display at the Bridgetown Alive Meets Saturday in the City fashion show: Shakad DesignsAlexis Campbell DesignsIman Estie and Pink Lemonade.

Today, I feature the final one: Orlando Williams of LindaBelle Creations.

*All photos mine*

This first piece is so high fashion!

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black lace inserts

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Not too grown up to play dress up!