Travel in Prints: St. Thomas with Renae Bluitt
You can probably tell by our very resort-inspired, print-filled collection of clothing, that a huge part of our lives here at Vêtu de Joy, is travel.
We recently traveled to St. Thomas on a mini weekend getaway, with Renae Bluitt of In Her Shoes, a blog celebrating the entrepreneurial woman, in advance of Parlour Magazine's #Travel Fly Solo Weekend - coming in June. Renae, along with Kéla Walker and Africa Miranda, will join Parlour Magazine and a group of fly female travelers (including you?) in St. Thomas, to explore the island, your way, and on your own time.
It felt like a natural fit for us to partner with the ladies at Parlour to bring you snippets of the island, and get everyone excited about the upcoming #TravelFly trip, all while being #DressedinJoy.
From mixed prints to stripes and tropical prints, we had our (carry-on!) suitcases packed with statement-making pieces, ready for whatever St. Thomas had in store.
First we took to the streets of Charlotte Amalie in a vacation style staple - the jumpsuit.
My BFF Angela came along on our trip for some much needed R&R, and like any supportive girlfriend, she rocked pieces from my shop almost every day! It helps that she's gorgeous & sample size, too ;-)
(Angela is wearing our Which Way is Up Maxi Dress, available here)
We spent the next day soaking in the beauty of Magen's Bay, browning in the sun and talking about everything from choosing to be happy to trap music. (C'mon, you know you love Fetty Wap, don't front!)
One must-have when traveling, is the casual evening dress. Something you can wear with heels or flat sandals, and can stand out all on its own. Before traveling back to the charming neighborhoods of Charlotte Amalie, we stopped at Drake's Seat...because, selfie.
(Angela - on the left - is wearing The Otherside Dress by C/MEO Collective, available here)
(Renae is wearing the Easy Love dress, available here)
(Yellow Bell-Sleeved Shift Dress & printed sandals are by Nicole Miller)
St. Thomas is a magical little island, for sure. We experienced a bit of that magic on our last day of shooting & exploring, when a sweet homeowner invited us into her yard, then into her home to see the 15 years of hard work she's put into her labor of love, the Garden of the Silver Palm in Charlotte Amalie.
(Mikaela is wearing our Midnight Top by Finders Keepers, currently on sale here)
So, if you're ready to take on St. Thomas in June with (or without!) your crew, be sure to get all of your statement pieces ready! Hop over to Parlour Magazine to find out more about the #TravelFly Solo Weekend and find out how you can have the opportunity to meet new, like-minded friends for dinners, nightlife and more, in a tropical destination. You won't be disappointed, we promise!