Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to your week. My week days have slowly blurred into my weekends (as I’m sure yours have too!) and I’m knee deep into some exciting projects. If you’ve been on my IG stories lately, you’ll have caught my latest updates on my pool renovation, what’s growing in my garden, and of course some fun fashion reels. I’m absolutely loving being back in our family home and exploring new ways to maintain our traditions, yet still continue the renovations – plus, I am learning SO MUCH during the process!

As with all of my travels, these past few months back on St. Croix have had a significant influence on my style and I’ve found that I have once again fallen head over heels for gingham.

I find you either love gingham or you hate it, but whichever camp you’re in, it is undeniably a versatile and classic pattern. From clothing, to curtains, to upholstery, I especially love it because it’s reminiscent of our island’s traditional madras fabric.

I’ve already managed to amass a full rainbow of gingham looks in my closet, but today I’m pulling out a special piece that I recently snagged on The Real Real by MDS Stripes.

I’m always on the hunt for easy, statement dresses that help me achieve the ever so fine line between island casual and island elegance, and this sweet little pastel gingham number with an off-the-shoulder neckline does just the trick, especially when paired with a few of my favorite accessories! Quite the steal on The Real Real (p.s. I also snagged those YSL sunglasses on The Real Real as well!) I’ve linked everything below – as well as some other gorgeous lilac gingham pieces I spotted.

Stay tuned for more easy breezy island looks, as well as an upcoming pool renovation post!

xx, CC

Details // Dress (similar here) // Belt // Shoes // Sunglasses // Earrings