Hi loves! One of the best trips I’ve had this year was to Palawan, Philippines. If the Philippines are on your radar – Palawan with it’s limestone cliffs and 1,780 islands is not to be missed.

Discovering secret coves and beaches in El Nido was one of the highlights of our trips (read more about it here!), and this look from ale by Alessandra’s “Bonfire” collection was one of my favorites to wander around in. The crochet details and zig zag pattern reminded me of the Caribbean, and the earthy tones made it perfect for the calm seaside (although it also comes in a gorgeous sunshine yellow!). I adore the cold shoulder crochet crop top and it was an easy breezy way to cover up and transition from beach to lunch and back to the beach.

I’m currently planning my next trip to someplace warm and rounding up looks, where you will head to this spring to escape the chilly winter?

Check back soon for a round up of my favorite looks while in the Philippines, or hop over to my Instagram @carolyncarter to get an update about when new blog posts are up!

Details // Ale by Alessandra Bonfire Crochet Back Bralette Bikini Top // ale by Alessandra Crop Top – Earthy // ale by Alessandra Tab Side Hipster Bottom – Onyx // Elie Saab Black Maxi Skirt (similar here and here) // Rayban Round Sunglasses (available in 8 colors) // IB Designs Circle of Life Hoop Earrings (one of my favorite local designers in the St. Croix, US Virgin Islands)