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What I packed for St Lucia….


Here are photos showing some of what I am wearing while here.

Even though I was born and raised in London,  my origins are St Lucian and I have been visiting the island since I was a girl.

Like any tropical island, wearing anything loose, light and bright are life savers.

Pic 1: Tribal and snake print shirts and kaftans.
Pic 2 & 3:  Lace: dresses (1st one is from here), sheer blouses, crochet + cropped tops.
Pic 4:  Denim + cotton shorts
Pic 5:  Neon backpack, cloth + leather bags
Pic 6:  My jewellery

ps. I’ll announce the two winners of last Friday’s Chevy Malibu x Isaac Mizrahi post by the end of the day in this post!    The 2 winners for the giveaway are:

Monroe Steele & Elmo. Congratulations! Emails have been sent to both.  

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04525434683616442739 madhatter

    wow! I love the style of these photos! Im so jealous of you, its horribly cold and rainy in the UK as normal!

    The snake print kaftan is gorgeous!

    Project Rattlebag


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02234081494939675926 PinkCheetahVintage

    I would wear every single thing here!

  • http://myboringcloset.com/ Lacey @ My Boring Closet

    I love all the lace and those dip dyed shorts! St. Lucia seems like a beautiful place! xo Lacey

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03103617239885079339 Angela

    Love the Caribbean feel! Identify closely born and raised in London with Jamaican parents.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10973638044630038643 Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence

    Love all the jewels and the flowy blouses!

    I am having a little giveaway you might like!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02221036641507388715 Usha

    We were in St Lucia earlier this year and I still talk about it to anyone that cares to listen. We had a car so we explored so much of the island – though my favourite memory was climbing up Gros Piton – so intense yet exhilarating, especially to the non-hiker like me.

    Can’t wait to see more pictures of your paradise home Karen! Happy holidays!


  • Anonymous

    I have that same exact beaded leather bracelet. I bought it in the 90s and rediscovered it recently. I love it with my denim shirts and gold watch.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04104456121360255425 DISOWNED

    Love how light, airy and relaxed all of this is! So casual yet adorable, and everything is mix-and-matchable.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11190962132397821663 GIAA
  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    I love everything, such cute pieces.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06784045404057241884 Alexa Strautmanis

    Thanks for sharing this! I’m also a native city girl but have spent a good chunk of my life growing up in the caribbean, and your wardrobe is gorgeous in either terrain. I will probably reference this when I go to South Africa in a few weeks!

    Have some fun in the sun, Karen!
    NYC is a frigid ice box right now.


  • http://gauncantik.com/ Angelica

    nice dress collection. i love the laces on your blouse, so quirky.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15988966480652292447 leesicam

    Is a june plum tree I spot in the background?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15678486965211096021 RockTheBallerina




  • http://www.friendsarefashionblogspot.ca/ friendsarefashion

    Love the way you display everything i s so “Island style “. I love the jewellery too.xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03452877357425616603 blklbutterflyz

    Great choices…so light and airy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08140476817971271379 Vanessa Rachelle

    Hey we sell similar jewelry in our shop FYI, such as that beaded bracelet at http://www.ShopBisouxJewelry.com! These pics make me miss Haiti…<3
    Love this post!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08140476817971271379 Vanessa Rachelle

    Hey we sell similar jewelry in our shop, such as that beaded bracelet!!! http://www.ShopBisouxJewelry.com. Loving all these pics, makes me miss Haiti-my island of origin =) Love this post Karen!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01318960188436637403 Dee

    The jewelry is beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01318960188436637403 Dee

    The jewelry is beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14928567784937241612 Dahlia Jacob
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13416520213802518163 Stephanie

    beautiful! I want summer all over again :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04925982219825479559 Monroe Steele

    OMG Thanks so much! I am in love with that black crochet dress.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06578079717533698804 † Elmo †




  • daria

    you are the best packer ever! g and i were trying to emulate your ability to edit your suitcase before driving home for the holidays…. we failed. lol.

  • http://www.jennyekbergstjohn.com/ jennny ekberg

    WOW Karen, I love your jewellery, I have some Kuchi jewellery myself…
    I saw that Monroe Steele won something – I LOOOOOOVE her Youtube channel!!!

  • http://www.jennyekbergstjohn.com/ jennny ekberg

    PS. Karen, because of you I have spent more than $1K on Free people in 1 month :o) :o) OOOOOOOOPS!!!! I am hiding that one from my husband!!!!! You are my number one fashion inspiration. Your sense of style reaches all the way to me in a small suburb in Australia. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03799557034508773085 Jennifer

    LOVE! Who are the jewels by?

  • http://fullmoviemall.blogspot.in/2012/12/live-tv.html Live TV

    It’s nice :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14798691645348427089 beautiful jewellery

    wow, so beautiful jewellery, I think you like buyingvintage jewellery very much, of course,I like it too, So
    i open a jewellery online store recently, If you are interested in it, You can load to http://www.vicky-jewellery.com to visit it. Thanks

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04906999402455728598 anjila smith

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