1.06.2014

let's pretend.

let's pretend that it is NOT -15 degrees and windy outside in Chicago and instead that we're traveling somewhere warm! Switch up white snow for white sand beaches and bright blue water and escape to the islands of the Bahamas....
These photos were taken by my mom from a recent trip to the elbow cay island in the Bahamas. My family is returning to the same spot in less than six months for my older brother's wedding!



Paradise packing essentials: a bright itty bitty bikini (I love this simple french top + glamour girl bikini bottom from jcrew), pair it with retro thick cat-eye ray-ban sunglasses and throw your passport in a nylon tote (great for the beach). settle in the sand with a soft flouta beach towel and kick off your tkees flip flops and get comfy (but don't forget sunscreen)! when you're ready for a cocktail (hello, bahama mama!) throw on a cute racerback cami and a pair of navy chino shorts

Summer (and this Bahamas trip) can't come soon enough, until then think happy warm thoughts.

What destination are you dreaming of this Winter?
xo, 
Jillian 
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21 comments

  1. Sounds amazing!!! Even though the weather is warm here in FL, I'd much rather be on a tropical vacay :)

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  2. Gah, what I wouldn't give for a trip to the Bahamas right now!

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  3. i like this game, ha! i want to be in hawaii like now!

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  4. I am all about pretending! These pictures are dreamy and I love that striped top!

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  5. Yes! Haha. Love these images, it looks delightfully warm! It's actually kind of warm in San Diego too, you should come here! ;)

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  6. Haha I love this!! I'm dreaming of Costa Rica right now... ahhhh if only!

    Happy Monday and stay warm!
    xx
    Whit
    www.whitspeaks.com

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  7. Oh, I needed this today! It's so cold here in Kansas City, too, and I would love to hop on a plane and be taken away to paradise:) Maybe I need to start planning my next vacation, too:)

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  8. it's relatively warm right now in SF, but i'm definitely dying to go on a warm beach vacation. wishing you through a speedy winter ;)

    xx Kate | The Fancy Pants Report

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  9. Your brother picked an amazing wedding destination! We have friends that just got back from Bora Bora. Um, I'd take that or the Bahamas right about now!

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  10. I've never been, but now I'm dreaming of its sunshine and beaches. I would love to be in Hawaii right now. GAH!

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  11. Ah, what a dreamy spot. I would love to be there right now:) Swoon! Happy New Year, sunshine. xoxo

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  12. My friend is actually in the Bahamas right now and of course I'm extremely jealous! These pictures are lovely- if only I could close my eyes and teleport there!

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  13. Negative 15?! I think I'd pass out of the cold. I'm pretending over here as well as tomorrow it will be in the negative digits as well. Maybe we should stop pretending and actually book a trip..... eek!
    www.fashiontruffles.com

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  14. I love that bikini! I am definitely craving warmth and sunshine. I'd be happy going anywhere that meets those standards right about now ... it doesn't even have to be a fancy tropical spot!

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  15. Doesn't that sound heavenly!

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  16. My husband and I were JUST talking about taking a vacation this summer. I am dreaming of...the Caribbean. We went in 2012 and it was amazeballs! I never knew water could be THAT beautiful and blue. Maybe I should start planning my outfits now :)
    -Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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  17. Great minds think alike!! I am all for thinking of warmer times--I can't stop thinking back to my honeymoon. The sun, the waves, the striped tees. I'm loving that bikini!

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  18. dreaming of paradise island! haha, actually just want to go back to dominican republic :)

    hobovogue.com . ღ

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  19. i'm with ya. it's 6 (-15 w.c.) in atlanta, which i know is not cold compared to everywhere else, but it's usually 52 here. it's pretty dang cold!

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  20. A tropical vacation is exactly what I need to daydream about to get me through this cold snap!

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