Tuesday, March 29, 2011

'[Paradise] By Any Other Name Would [Look] as Sweet'


The bf treated me to a relaxing Caribbean cruise for our 5th year anniversary.  All I will say is that coming back from that beauty and warmth to the frigid temps and crowded streets of NY can really put a girl in a foul mood.

So here are some pics I took.  I must admit that I didn't pick up the camera as much for my blog as I should have but I think you guys will get the gist.

Which of the Caribbean Islands have you guys been to and which did you like the best?

Grand Turk - Turks & Caicos

  




  

Nassau Bahamas






Half Moon Cay Bahamas








  

What I'm Wearing:
PomPom Kaftan:  Victoria's Secret
Straw beach hat:  JCrew
Wood Earrings:  NYC jewelry store

Maxi Dress:  Forever21
Straw Fedora:  Urban Outfitters
Bikini: Victoria's Secret

Brown Suede Fedora: Free People
Purple Bikini: Victoria's Secret
Two-tone Cover up Maxi: Free People
Orange Turtle Sarong: Bought while in St. Marteen (about 12 years ago)

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95 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures... Looks like you had a great time. The water and sand ---> HEAVEN!
    It's me and my BFs 5 year anniversary in June wouldn't mind the same treat lol!

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  2. Wow these are gorgeous! I want to go to the beach so bad!

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  3. Beautiful pictures :-) I could almost feel the sun on my skin *lol* I'm so desperately in need of some warmth it seems.
    That was a very sweet idea of your boyfriend!

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  4. awww, that was super sweet of him!! what a great present :) it looks soo beautiful there <3 great photos <3

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  5. That looks like paradise indeed. Great photos! Happy 5 years. My boyfriend and I have been dating for 5 years too. :)

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  6. I've had my eyes on this dress and seeing you in it makes me want it more! These photos are just gorgeous! Happy 5 yr anni, you guys are a gorgeous couple!

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  7. Haven't yet been to the Caribbean as the Pacific Islands are much closer! I would love to go to Provinciales in the future, but upcoming, we have the Tahiti trip. I love the photos and the water is to die for! Happy 5th, Amy, your BF sure knows how lucky he is to have such a beautiful woman like you!

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  8. girl, you got some great photos! all the beaches are so beautiful, hard to tell them apart...but love nassau with the one tree in the middle of the sand!!!

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  9. wow these photos are AMAZING. you look stunning girl..that caribe weather suits you. I love the shadow photos. wow..these are just really amazing.

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  10. OMG I want to be there ... NOW !!!
    love it <3

    xx
    www.simplebutreal.com

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  11. OMG I'm so freakin jealous haha these photographs look amazing and your bf is amazing for giving you hat trip! Hope you enjoyed every moment.

    dearest,

    Fashion Nostalgia

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  12. OMG babeee! Im loving these pics! Every single one! Gawd, Im so jelly! :D Especially the one with you and the palm tree, you should print it and put it on your wall!

    But we are happy you are back :) Oh yeah, lets talk about out meet up. Send me an email (timeslikemine@googlemail.com), I´ll send you my dates then and we can see what we can do :) It would be amazing!

    Did I mention that I <3 these pics?

    xx
    M.

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  13. beautiful pictures!!!!xxx

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  14. True paradise,esp with u there..Love the photos and the outfits..Gorgeous xo

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  15. i love your hat, and the water and the sun look amazing!!!


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  16. Omg this all looks so amazing, I'm so jealous of you!!

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  17. BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!♥ I want see carribean islands :)

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  18. i love thew beach photos!!!!!!!! you are gorgeous! :D already followed you weeks ago. hehe. :D you must have missed it.


    xoxo,♥ace

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  19. I'm jealous, great photos and wonderful location :)

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  20. Luv these bahama shots, so beautiful and calming. Great shots!! : D Nice blog!

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  21. Wow these pictures are amazing, this is such a perfect scenary for a photoshoot!!!!!!!
    look a great and fun time:))))

    so amazing!!!!
    thanks for sharing !!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. GOOOSH sooooo wonderful. I want to bet here at the beach :/ jealous :D

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  23. omg girl...is this for realz?! AMAZING! Every picture looks absolutely serene...what an amazing BF you have! xx

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  24. that looks like an AMAZING 5 year anniversary :) congrats lady!

    and I am sure you get stuff like this all the time, but I nominated you for a Stylish Blogger Award because you're one of my new favorite bloggers :) It's on my newest post if you're interested!

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  25. jelly jelz honey...I need a vaycay BAD! Here I am sitting at my desk feeling terrible- ugh cramps- and these pictures make me feel just a bit better. I've been to Nassau for a hot minute, it was on a cruise too. It's almost wierd to be back home, no? It's like you still belong over there?!
    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com

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  26. wow stunning pictures! You are your bf are soo cute together! =)

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  27. These photos are beautiful =) I really want to go somewhere like that now! And you are stunning =D
    Following you now =)
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  28. thanks for visiting! i love your suede fedora! not sure how to follow people??

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  29. These photos are just making me seethe with envy! The weather is sooo gross here right now!

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  30. OMG this is me jealous that I as not on a cruise too!! Looks like you had a great time! happy anniversary to you and your boo. :)

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  31. I really enjoin this post :=) and now I miss more my holidays :P
    kisses

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  32. thanks for your loveley and so sweet comments! i really appreciate this post and your kaftan is fabulous!
    follow you of course
    kiss

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  33. Love the photo of you running back from the water. 5 years, congrats!

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  34. SOOOOO JEALOUS lol...you look really happy in your pics!!!! Loving you sandals!!

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  35. I want to stay there!!!!!
    How lucky you are!
    xoxo
    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  36. What gorgeous pics!!!! The light and background is stunning!

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  37. These photographs are absolutely fantastic! Oh how I wish to be in a caribbean paradise! You look lovely doll!
    -Ellie

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  38. OMG stunning place, beautiful pics and gorgeous lady! : ) you' re stunning honey! : ) xxx

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  39. I am so jealous! you know you could have taken me, I will definitely fit in you box and I promise not to bug you! love the pictures--never been to any.

    Which one did you like the most?

    xoxo
    Stella
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  40. The beach suits you ;-)!!! Love your suits and colourful cover-up. Great photos, made me miss the sun so much!

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    xxx

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  41. Looks like you had an amazing time! Loving your beach looks, so relaxed and cool

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  42. Just stunning...the beach, you, pics....love!
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  43. oh la la, c'est magnifque, la mer, l'eau bleue, le sable fin et blanc, je t'envie....Et il y a personne, c'est cool ça
    Tes photos sont sublimes, et toi aussi, c'est vraiment très joli

    J'aime beaucoup tous ce que tu portes, bravo.

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  44. Gorgeous photos, lucky girl!! What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary!

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  45. i'm so jealous!!!
    simply BEAUTIFUL! i wanna go there by now!!

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  46. The perfect paradise!! That looks like too much fun! You look beautiful also!
    xx

    Hot Pink Day

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  47. oh..i just cant wait for summer!! :))
    where is that?!
    Loved ur photos!
    keep up
    xx
    eleni

    http://noeudrose.blogspot.com

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  48. this looks like such an amazing trip!! i would SO love to go there.

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  49. OMG, I can't believe you are in a such amazing place!!!I wish to be there too, you are in paradise!!! Stunning shots and you look great as usual!
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  50. Ahh, you look stunning! Aren't vacations grand? I am, for sure, not ready to head back east! Great photos, and I love all of your colorful beachwear!

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  51. Wow, that's so nice of your bf! The islands look beautiful!

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  52. So generous of your boyf to treat you to such a luxurious place!

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com/

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  53. That's so incredible! Looks like you had a fab time!

    Maryjane xoxo

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  54. amazing pics!! such a beautiful place!! you look gorgeous in every one of the pics :)

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  55. Ohhh wow this looks absolutely heavenly! x

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  56. I'm vicariously living through your amazing vacation pictures since spring has yet to materalize in my city. Kudos to your bf, a nice treat indeed.

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  57. Omigosh ahhhhhhmazing!!! Love all your colorful ensembles and against that heavenly backdrop....couldn't be any more perfect!
    I've been to Jamaica but it pales in comparison to how positively magical Turks and Caicos looks! I'm saving up for it as we speak...Thanks for the inspiration ;D

    xo-Julie

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  58. That water looks so stunning!!! How perfect are these photos, I need to get a way to this place! Love your hat. :)

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  59. Wonderfuuul. I'd love to go to the beaaach. These places look absolutely wonderful!

    Vicky
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  60. Lovely post :)
    I'm following your blog, would you mind commenting and following mine back? Means a lot to me!
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    xx/Emilija

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  61. Oh my! these pictures are dreaaaamy! Wish I were there, in deed paradise! Love your printed kaftan and hat look!

    Cess O. <3
    The Outfit Diaries

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  62. Wow! The colors of nature there are so perfect, it looks surreal! Thanks for sharing.

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  63. speechless!!!!!!the pics are more than fantastic,u look wonderful,your bf is such a heart for giving u that present for the anniversary!!!one day i'll visit those remarkable islands,but thanks to u i can enjoy in them at this moment!!!!:)))
    xoxoxoxo
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  64. amazing photos ;o !!! i follow you ;)
    visit me ;) kisses ;*

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  65. wow! great pictures. This is like paradise :)
    Love your first dress :)
    Love Lois xxx

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  66. Wow, these photos are soo beautiful! I have been to many Caribbean Islands and I think my faves are Nassau, Grand Cayman and Belize!

    besos,

    ML
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  67. Great photos! I can't wait to go on vacation again.

    Thanks for visiting, and we can definitely follow each other :)

    A Fictional Blog

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  68. Hi Amy!

    What a great blog you've got. Living in paradise is sooo hard (LOL) I guess I will have to suck it up and do it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I will add you to my bloglove list, and hope you do the same.
    Stay fab
    xoxo
    Toya

    www.islandstyle.typepad.com

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  69. *sigh* a Caribbean island... in my dreams!! I haven't set foot on a decent beach for many, many years *sulks*

    You take really wonderful photos - you can feel the heat! Alex nominated us both for Stylish Blogger Awards, that's how I found this blog, and I'm loving it so far!

    Cx

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  70. Wow! Amazing view!!! Love it!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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  71. ....say it with me...... we wanna go back!!!!!!!! lol absolutely gorgeous pics!

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  72. pictures are beautiful! love that first kaftan

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  73. lovely pics!!!
    I follow you, hope you'll do the same!
    silvie
    http://oneadaysilvie.blogspot.com/

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  74. WOWWWW. it looks like you had an absolute amazing time. you were raking the saying relaxing and maxing to a whoooole new level!!! need to get me on a vacation. stat!!!!! LOVE it!

    xx
    ashley <3

    pursenboots.blogspot.com

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  75. These photos are gorgeous! Congrats on your 5th anniversary!

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  76. amazing weather and amazing pictures!! Congratulations on your anniversary :D following you now!

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  77. I LOVE this! Im a sucker for prints!

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  78. amazing photos... i am so ready for warmer temps :) love the photo of you and your boy... too cute!

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  79. amazing photos

    love sea so much.

    xxx

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  80. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!!! So FANTASTIC!!!
    Kisses ~.~
    Flá
    Thanks for visiting me!

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  81. omg... so envious! turks and caicos is one of my favorite places to go.... the water!!! loving your blog!

    xxx
    t

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  82. These are the most beautiful holiday snaps I've ever seen. You look awesome babes.. x

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  83. wooow what beautiful pics.. huuum soooo goood miss

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  84. WOW! Such a nice breeze in those places! I've been there too! You look so fab chic in all of them!
    I love tattoos as you can see, but i won't put it my chest!Hers look part of the lace dress! that's cute!

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