Like a Local.

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IMG_8910IMG_8972 IMG_8924On this day in Tobago I had already taken my braids out after 2 days of having them in. I’ve always loved the little faux fro you get when you take tight braids out, so I wore it as part of my look for the day. By this point in the trip, the locals stated on numerous occasions that I “looked like a local”, and it made me very proud. If there was one thing I had set out to do on this vacation, it was to fully immerse myself in the culture and to feel that sense of belonging. Mission accomplished. The neutral colorway of this outfit went really well with the white walls of this home, along with earth-toned stone staircase. If you take a closer look behind me in the photos, you’ll notice that the homes pile high on the hills in Tobago. The house at the top of the hill has 300 steps leading up to it, and according to our Airbnb host Adam, an aerobics group uses 1/4 of the staircase for exercise. Each home was so unique and had so much character, it was impossible to not be inspired.

Wearing my Faith & Lace Vanity crocheted crop top, American Apparel Accordion pants, Nine West heels, and of course, my shell choker. Also, these adorable young girls were watching with huge smiles the entire time we were shooting these photos. They were clearly fascinated by what we were doing and I couldn’t resist snapping a quick photo of their beautiful faces. I was so swept up by how gorgeous their skin color was in front of the white walls.


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    Island Girl.
    Tobago in LA.