Summer Vacation Dress Code: Puerto Rico Edition


Summer Essentials for Beach Getaway
Hola mis amigos de blogs!!  That’s right, I’m back from a much needed getaway — 5 fabulous days in Puerto Rico and 5 amazing days in St. Thomas!  I had hoped to be blogging this real time for you all but unfortunately I left my iPad camera adapter at the house!  Despite my best tries — I always leave something!!

Puerto Rico - Old San JuanAnyway, this was my first trip to this beautiful island.  And while I have always heard amazing things about it  and was super stoked to go — actually being there far exceeded my expectations!  I can only describe San Juan as simply breathtaking.  There is so much culture in the city:

beautiful and historic architecture (view from top of Castillo de San Cristobal)Puerto Rico - Old San Juan

delicious local cuisine (Mofongo)Mofongo

great shopping at local shops like Hecho a Mano (I’m wearing a cute skirt that I picked up from there in my last photo)Hecho a Mano

Hecho a Manoand such amazing people!   I truly loved being in the city.  I felt so at home there. The city just comes alive and the spirit is so infectious!  5 days just wasn’t enough to take it all in honestly (which = planning more trips back right now).

In terms of attire, I decided to keep it fairly simple.  My essentials:

  • Hat.  If you’ve been following the blog from the beginning then you know a hat is a standard staple for me while on vacation…  in particular near water.  It’s an easy fix for hot and humid temps and keeps the sun off your face.
  • Cross body purse.  Must have to keep your personal items close to you.
  • Tanks/Tees.  Lightweight cotton items definitely help with the heat.
  • Shorts.  No need to explain further.
  • Summer Dresses and Skirts.  A definite for any beach getaway.

What I’m Wearing: Loft Tank, Loft Shorts, Vintage Gucci Boston Purse, Franco Sarto Sandals, Free Authority Fedora

Where Am I: Puerto Rico of course!!!!

Here are a few other highlights…

Old San Juan

Old San Juan Beach Old San JuanMe and My Sis In Law  in Old San Juan - Hecho a Mano Skirt What are you summer essentials while away?

Look out for my next post on St. Thomas!

And on a final note….  I was asked to consult on a recent style article on the one piece bathing suit trend in the Charlotte Observer.  Check it out when you get a moment!

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/19/4116995/one-piece-swimsuits-are-making.html

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29 thoughts on “Summer Vacation Dress Code: Puerto Rico Edition

    • Thanks Karen! You should definitely put it on your list! Such a fun place! I think it’s going to become my standard getaway spot now!!

      Xo, Kenya

  1. I loved Old Town San Juan when we were there. I was amazed at how charming it was. Your pictures bring back those fun memories! Glad you had a great time and I’m looking forward to seeing your St. Thomas pictures!

  2. Beautiful pictures of Puerto Rico! I can see why you want to go back there and explore some more.
    I can’t wait to see your pictures of St.Thomas! Then I can live vicariously thru you:)
    xo, Jackie

  3. Pingback: Summer Vacation Dress Code: St. Thomas Edition « Kenya L Fashion Blog

    • Lol! That price thing can make such a difference!! I found San Juan to be perfect though!! Beautiful, great price, and lots to do! On the other hand… St. Thomas was a bit on the pricey side! So I get it!!

      xo, Kenya

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