Checking in with you from the sunny Bahamas! It’s a beautiful way to kick off the new year in an incredible location.  This year I would love to focus on traveling more often, loving harder, taking more risks, and learning learning learning!

What are your goals for 2016?

One of my dreams last year was to launch my blog in 2016. It was a dream inspired by my family. Their love and support has encouraged me to always follow my heart and to pursue my wildest of ideas with confidence and passion.

As I share the world through my eyes, with the many thoughts that cross my mind along the way, I hope we can become good friends.

I hope we can inspire and uplift one another.

I hope we can share our concerns and celebrate our successes together.

So what brings me to the gorgeous islands in the Bahamas? And more importantly, what bikinis made it into my suitcase?!

I raved about ále by Alessandra in my feature post: Bahia Vibes. The Bahia collection has been one of my favorites this season, and I am pleased she continues to introduce new and amazing pieces.

This time I am in love with her ‘Brazilian meets Malibu’ perspective on the classic little black bikini.

I feel boho-chic with the shell stitch details, yet ultra feminine with the Brazilian cut.

We all want to appear chic and effortless, and the key to finding a gorgeous resort look is attention to proportions. You can achieve the look by maintaining a balance between fitted and loose materials.

I adore the combination of the wide leg pant with the Modern Nomad one-piece, and pairing a kimono with a Brazilian bikini. Scroll down to shop more of my favorite ále by Alessandra looks 😉

Are you traveling to a beach destination soon?

If you’re looking for that one special item to invest in, the flowy kimono with tassel details is the perfect piece to pack for an island getaway. Shop all the details below!

With love,

Details // ále by Alessandra One-Piece Monokini // Black Sands Bralette Swim Top & Bottom // Black Sands Lace-Insert Gauze Coverup Pants // Black Sands Tasseled Tunis Coverup // Chan Luu Leather Multi-Row Beaded Wrap Bracelet

Photographer: Scharad Lightbourne

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra