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Caribbean Queen

Reading about everyone’s tropical vacations this summer when the furthest I’m destined to travel is Northern Kentucky (which yes, is just as exciting as it sounds. As in not at all.) has been a bit depressing. I like hot weather and beaches and drinks with umbrellas in them, too!

One third of my prayers was answered when it got up to the 90’s this past weekend, so I decided to look on the bright side and do it up tropical style my darn self. There’s nothing wrong with pretending every now and then, right? I paired this brightly colored parrot-print skirt with a military-inspired bustier and ate all the ice cream I could handle.

Vintage skirt and jewelry, Grey Ant bustier, Ash sandals.

If you’re stuck wherever you are too, you can still shop tropical:

Left to right: Gucci, Spring 09; Dress, Forever21; Romper, Topshop; Stella McCartney Jumpsuit, Farfetch; Vintage kimono dress, Posh Girl Vintage. Now we’re sharing the same dream…

If you’re going somewhere warm/beachy/just plain fab, tell me so I can live vicariously through you. Thank you for your consideration.

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  • Fajr || Stylish Thought

    August 10, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Yes honey, a vacation is sorely needed. I think I’ll make a tropical cocktail and listen to Jimmy Buffet in my living room. That’s as close as I can get. Love those sandals, btw!

  • Alicia

    August 10, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Now you have Billy Ocean stuck in my head…LOL

  • D.S.

    August 10, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Oh, this is fantastic, I could so use a vacation. Just today I was dreaming of pink cocktails on a white sandy beach. I love the tropical prints!

  • San Francisco Stylephile

    August 11, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Not tropical, but I just posted about my Russian River getaway…and it was definitely warm and fab!

  • Consuela

    August 12, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Skirt is definitely tropical – and deserves a vacation with you in the Aruba! Your shoes and top(s?) give more of a femme gladiator effect – I’d luv these two with white capri leggins. Girl, YOU style anyway!

  • luvlee

    August 13, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    You are just so awesome! I love it! Also love the latest issue!

  • Patty Ann

    August 25, 2009 at 1:18 am

    seriously loving this outfit! so eclectic! i dont know which part of the outfit is my favorite!! xx

  • sosweetimwicked

    October 14, 2009 at 4:26 am

    i am in love with theses prints, makes me miss summer 🙁