I’ve been having a major case of wanderlust lately. Maybe it’s the fact that seemingly everyone on Instagram is in Cabo or Turks & Caicos, or the fact that it’s already been a long winter and we have so much more to go. By this time each year, Anel and I have usually solidified a tropical vacation for February. With his new business, it’s been hard to find a time for us to go away together, but we’re trying to plan something now!
Until then, I’ve been going for walks on the beach almost daily, to get my fix of ocean. Granted I have to throw on more than just a bikini and cover up, but something about being by the ocean cures my need to travel. It also cures a lot of other things for me. As a Cancer, I’m a water sign, so pretty sure I was meant to live by the sea. A girl can dream!
I’ve been trying to wear brighter colors too, in hopes that it puts me in a more tropical mood. I got this pink sweater a while back, but it’s finally back in stock (though selling out quickly). You can’t tell how bright and vibrant it is from the photos, but it’s one of those pieces that garners compliments everywhere you go. The buttons at the shoulder have cute little anchors on them, for a sweet added touch (detail shot below). Oh, and the best part? It’s currently on sale!
Speaking of sale, I just realized that the pink pants I added to make this a monochromatic look are also marked down today. They come in nine colors, and I love them for workwear. If I still worked in an office, I’d pick them up in navy and black to wear with heels and oxfords or button-downs. I used to be obsessed with J.Crew’s Minnie pants, but this version, The Martie, is even better. They have a nicer shape, and look more professional (maybe not in the pink, ha!).
As you might have seen in last week’s January Wish List post, I’ve had my eye on this leopard clutch for the longest time. It finally arrived, and now I’m wearing it with everything! Even all pink with red shoes… naturally.
On a far more serious note, growing up, my dad always played this song on MLK Day and I take a few minutes every year to sit still and listen to it, emotions high, and hope soaring. Despite the state of the world right now, when I listened to it first thing this morning, it brought me hope and happiness, two feelings that we should all strive for today as we celebrate a great man with an incredible dream. Although it has yet to be fully realized everywhere in the world… and everywhere in this country for that matter… I hope that in our lifetime, his dream becomes a reality everywhere.
“Oh, Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King and recognize that there are ties between us. All men and women living on the Earth, ties of hope and love, sister and brotherhood.”
Photos by Stephanie Elliott Photography.