Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Day at Calypso St. Barth

Over the weekend I had the privilege of going to the Calypso St. Barth boutique in the Stanford Shopping Center.

It was something that I was looking forward to, but at the same time giving me anxiety. I was invited to an event with a bunch of fashion bloggers, who I assumed (mostly correctly) would likely be a bunch of size 2 supermodel lookalikes. Nothing wrong with that, but it's just not me.  My fears were quickly put at ease, though. When I got to the boutique I was handed a mimosa, and greeted by the incredibly sweet manager. I explained that I knew none of the clothes would fit me, but of course I was excited to see everything. She told me that their clothing is very bohemian chic - flowy, and meant to fit all different body types. She encouraged me to try lots of different things on, and I did!

I fell madly in love with this hat and rabbit fur vest (SO soft!) I'm always drawn to hats, but don't wear them often enough. I guess I'm afraid of what the other moms at school might say about me. Silly, I know.

I was also really loving this hand-knit alpaca sweater:

This fun, super boho top was also calling my name!

In the end, what I fell most in love with was a gorgeous, silk dress. One of the sales associates, Jessica encouraged me to try it on, even though I wasn't a fan of it on the hanger. Once I tried it on though, I felt transformed. I love the way it fabric felt on me, the different prints and pieces of the silk, where the cut hit on my legs, but mostly I loved the way it made me feel. Calypso St. Barth generously gifted me the dress, and I can't wait to wear it this weekend to a wedding.

Have you checked out Calypso St. Barth??

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