June 22, 2016

San Juan Sun


A few months ago, my best friends and I escaped for a fun-filled Spring Break trip to Puerto Rico. If you've been around for a while, you'll already know that going on a "real" Spring Break trip was on my 101 in 1001 list, so I was so excited that we got to cross it off.


While we were there, we got to explore the entire country, because my best friend Kasie actually spent part of her childhood growing up in Puerto Rico, so she knew where to go and what to see. We really tried to avoid the "tourist" spots, partying with the locals - including me having an impromptu performance of "Don't Stop Believin'" in front of an entire bar.. the motto was YOSBO (you only Spring Break once).

We actually didn't stay in San Juan like most people do, but we stayed on the West coast in Rincón, a very beachy-surfer town, and it was the CUTEST! We did, however, venture into San Juan for two days of our trip: one, to explore Old San Juan, and the other to visit Al Junque and to stay in a resort before our flight the next morning.


This was March, so remember Connecticut was freezing when we left, so I embraced every second of the San Juan sun while we were there, using it as an excuse to break out my summer wardrobe.


As you know, I live in Trinidad and Tobago, so "summer" for me doesn't exist, because like Puerto Rico, it's summer year-round. So I knew for this trip, and to accommodate for the heat we were about to face, I would need to pack thin layers, linens, fundamentals and tons of hats and sunglasses to protect my face from the bright sunshine. 


That meant picking up a floppy beach hat before my trip, and because I had little to no summer clothing packed with me in Connecticut, I needed to go shopping. But once again, I was ballin' on a budget, and I knew that the likelihood of me losing this hat on this trip was incredibly high (I'm a mess, guys!), I hit my go-to budget-friendly store, Forever 21 to pick one up. 

 

For Old San Juan, I knew I was facing the beautiful cobblestone streets and tons of walking, so I made sure to pick my comfiest (and favorite) sandals, my Jacks! And with the colorful buildings and walls I was gonna be finding, I opted for a more neutral look: navy and white stripes, because you can never go wrong with stripes!


Add a pop of color with my crossbody, and tons of laughs with my best friends and it was hands down my favorite trip! I'll definitely be sharing more photos with you soon, of all the cool places we went to! Let's just say I want to go back! 


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SHOP THIS POST:
striped tank: Banana Republic (old); similar | shorts: Banana Republic (old); similar
sandals: Jack Rogers 'Hampton' sandal in Platinum | crossbody: Tory Burch (old); similar
sunglasses: Ray-Ban (currently on MAJOR sale at Amuze!) | hat: Forever 21

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34 comments:

  1. I went to San Juan on my honeymoon! Such a fun city. Your photos bring back great memories!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  2. I've never been here before but it looks like y'all had a blast! I loved your stripe tank and navy shorts outfit. Perfect for exploring!!

    XOXO
    mQs
    www.shorelifeofm.blogspot.com

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  3. I love it! You guys look so cute and happy :)

    Taylor | blondeandambitiousblog.com

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  4. It looks *so* beautiful there! Definitely putting San Juan on my bucket list!

    -Meagan | lovebymeagan.blogspot.com

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  5. Oooh so pretty! Definitely want to visit San Juan now!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  6. Aww that looks so fun! I miss my homeland of PR. Did you take any pics of where you stayed?

    Can't wait to see and hear more of your trip!

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  7. This is such a cute summery outfit-- looks like you're having a blast!

    -Amanda www.agoodhue.net

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  8. I have wanted to go to San Juan! It looks so pretty and colorful there! It is now on my must-see list! Looks like you had fun.

    xo CourtneyDrew
    www.courtneydrew.com

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  9. You are gorgeous, and I'm so jealous. Love these photos of you, Caro!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  10. What a beautiful city! I love those fun colorful walls!

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  11. I went to San Juan in high school. it was such a fun place to visit.

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  12. Gorgeous photos! Sounds like an awesome trip!

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  13. Looks like such an amazing trip! SO jealous!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  14. So pretty! Looks like the most amazing trip ever :)
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

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  15. These pictures are gorgeous! Jacks are most definitely the most comfortable shoes for cobblestone streets - as long as they are broken in! I wore mine all the time in Rome. :)
    ~Lauren I www.glitterandgrandeur.com

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  16. Beautiful pictures! Makes me want to add Puerto Rico to my list.

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  17. San Juan looks like such a beautiful vibrant city and that last photo is so cute!

    La Belle Sirene

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  18. These photos are so fun! Love all of the bright, colorful walls - perfect for photo opps!

    xoxo, Jenny

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  19. Looks like you guys had an awesome time! Love the shots, the streets, the buildings and the view. :)

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  20. Oh my! So stunning. I would love to visit San Juan some day.

    Louisa
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  21. Nice post, and i love these photos

    Betsy Todd | www.missygowns.com

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  22. It looks like you and your girls had an absolute blast. Your photos are gorgeous.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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  23. It sounds like you had a great trip! Love the look you wore here!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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  24. Oh my goodness. How fun! I love that y'all decided to escape the tourist life and party with the locals. That's really awesome that one of your friends grew up there. Looks like y'all had a lovely time!

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  25. Looks like you all had a blast. I love, love,love Old San Juan. I hope mofongo was something you all got to taste while there. I've been itching to go back for years and hopefully will have the opportunity next year.

    xx ItzaBri | babycakesbriauna.blogspot.com

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