Alright, after being MIA for way too long/not long enough (forever isn't long enough to spend on a tropical island if you ask me), it's high time I shared some content with you guys. We arrived in Belgium this morning after about 24 hours of travel, so I won't write too much (hashtag braindead), but here are some shots from our first day in San Juan. For the first part of our Puerto Rico trip, we stayed at the Condado Plaza Hilton, which was at walking distance from the ICA conference venue. We arrived in the middle of the night, so our first real impression of the place was the next day, when we went out for breakfast. We fell in love with Puerto Rico the second we stepped out to see the Condado Hilton's gorgeous terrace and pool area, because nothing knocks a traveler coming from cold, grey Belgium off their feet like blue skies, sun, palm trees and that perfect blue, blue ocean. The type of paradise you recognize from the TV or postcards, but to actually be there yourself was quite the experience.
The minute you step off a plane in San Juan, the warmth and humidity hit you like a wet towel, but as long as you keep calm (Puerto Rico works on island time!) and bare some skin, you will be fine. Sweaty, probably, but fine. For our first venture outside during the daytime, I wore this dress I bought on sale at Forever21 just before leaving. I'm really into midi and maxi hemlines again, embracing the ultra-feminine look they bring, and dresses like these are airy and keep my back sweat free. I brought my hat because it was a lifesaver last year in France, but San Juan is a beach town, and a steady sea breeze brought some much needed cool to the town throughout our stay. Too much wind to wear a hat, so keep that in mind in case you're thinking of visiting. I finished off the look with these black and white slip on sandals which were total lifesavers during the trip. The heat and the amount of walking exacerbated my plantar fasciitis, and after a while, the only shoes I could wear without wincing were these Coco Bella sandals and my Salina Birkenstocks.
Polette - hat: H&M - necklace: c/o Lobogato - sandals: Coco Bella collection c/o Avance Shoes - purse: Mango
Obviously, I have basically a million more pictures to share with you guys, so stay tuned for more Puerto Rico!