Saturday, 30 June 2012

paradise thy name is menorca

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Menorca, island of sunshine, sandy coves, friendly people, and the craziest summer solstice traditions I've come across yet (more on that later). I was only there for two and a half days, but they were peaceful, dreamy, exciting days and they're going to be over-represented here on the blog. The water was turquoise (and cold!), I ate plums overlooking it, and only succeeded in reading two pages of my book. It was perfect.

Photobucket

Photobucket

The dress is from Boutique by Jaeger, and I wanted it as soon as I saw it, but it was definitely too expensive. I snagged it a few weeks back for 50% off but almost ended up returning it as it was enormous and made me look like a frumpy old lady (not that old ladies are inherently frumpy, but I was). Anyway, I had it taken in and the waist seam raised a bit, so all's well that ends well.

31 comments:

Amelia said...

gosh i absolutely loved menorca. paradise is right, one of the most beautiful places i've been. and that dress is darling

ZZ said...

Wow. It probably gets tedious hearing this (there are two sides to everything), but I think you're soooo, so fortunate to live in the eastern Med. And thank you for giving us a peek at your life!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@ZZ: I think I'm very fortunate too, although I know I sometimes complain about things here. There are two sides (or more) to everything, but this is a beautiful, exciting part of the world, no doubt!

Shannon said...

What a beautiful place. Looks like paradise. Love your dress.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Such lovely photos!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Nicole Testa said...

Oh man, what a beautiful place! That water is amazing. And I love your dress! Glad you were able to make it work for you!

Norbyah said...

the water looks so inviting! i can't believe the color. and your dress, i think i already told you in your last post how much i loved that dress. then you wear this beauty....it's lovely. perfect for the setting.
xo
n

Lexi said...

These pictures are absolutely gorgeous and I love love your dress!
♡ Lexi
FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

Shybiker said...

Love the dress. Tailored well, too.

I hear Kallie is flying to Europe; will you get a chance to see her again?

Carrie said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that dress!! Actually, as soon as I saw it, I said (out loud, in an empty house), "{Squeel} I WANT it!" Yeah, SO cute!!

Monique said...

Goodness I want to jump in the water looks so crisp and clear. As for the dress, love the drop waist and the sailor inspired stripes. Great job on the tailoring worked out well. Ah summer...glad your taking full advantage of it. Cheers lady

freed mode said...

you were right for the dress, she is really pretty I love the sides simple and chic.And this pics beautiful

caitlin said...

i die. that dress, that place! no words.

Kailey said...

GUH. The color of the water is absolutely stunning, and I love love love your little sailor dress! ^^

Terri said...

The dress is marvelous...and perfect for this breathtaking location!

irene wibowo said...

cool i love this.. :)
Irene Wibowo

celia said...

I love the dress! Glad you could have it altered instead of having to send it back, it looks great on you.
Also it sounds like a nice getaway for Sant Joan. My sister lives in the island but it's been a while since I've been there myself :)

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

LLLLLLOOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEEEE.

Kezzie said...

Wow Emily, I had no idea how beautiful it was! Your dress is so gorgeous too! I've always longed for the perfect sailor dress as I wore one when I was in the musical Meet me in St Louis years ago. The first picture is quite quite beautiful!

Cathleen said...

Gorgeous dress, the collar is lovely :)

Amanda M. said...

Your dress is perfect!

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

What a gorgeous dress, I love all things nautical :) Menorca looks gorgeous, the colour of that water..! xx

Lorelai Sebastian said...

oh your dress!

Misha said...

Ohmygosh, truly a hidden paradise (or at least undiscovered to me, i know very little about it). Lovely dress too!

Anna said...

Love your dress and so jealous of this location!

Ashley said...

Woowwwwwwww!

Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

this.looks.like.PARADISE!! What a dream. Definitely added to my places I want to visit list. Also, I think your dress looks gorgeous and has the right sort of easy fit--alterations and all ;-)

reckless daughter said...

wow... these are gorgeous! such a beautiful place.

Hattitude said...

Hattitude Style Blog

oh emily isn't that dress perfect!

talk soon wild child
-Hattie
Hattitude Style Blog

dusanabotswana said...

Menorca is beautiful and I certainly won't complain about a few days stretching into many many posts. That little cove is so picturesque and the little dress perfect for a day at the beach, glad it worked out!
http://dusanabotswana.com/

Anonymous said...

toms outlet phvtgm tobvvl cheao toms shoes ykaday etxawg toms outlet zsxgis http://www.thomassabooutlet2013.co.uk
louis vuitton pas cher qeglza sac louis vuitton pas cher mifqnb sac louis vuitton pas cher prdxvh http://www.thomassabojewelry2013.co.uk