At the moment, I honestly wish that I was born in a tropical country, but truth be told, if I were, I would have probably wanted to be born in Europe. You know how people with curly hair wish it was straight and the other way around – I think this is the same. Extreme heat, exotic fruits and beaches sound fun for when you are off from work and enjoying them, but they become “unused” mostly with a 9 to 5 job.
Maybe in different countries the educational system is different, but in Romania, at the beginning of June, we would get a three month holiday. So for us, hot weather was synonymous with free time to do everything we ever wanted – no homework, out and about all day and if we were lucky – travelling.
One of the “perks” of being a grown up – a full time job, does not allow us to go on such a long holiday anymore but most often, we will take at least one week off to enjoy the sun and if we’re lucky, maybe even get a tan. By the way, my first tanning colour is bright red so I need a longer holiday just to look normal afterwards:)
Before moving to the UK I did not appreciate sun fully – and I still was a huge sun lover ever since I was a child. Now, even though I don’t get it enough, I have found a few substitutes to make me feel like it’s sunny – tropical prints. That is exactly what tropical prints make me think of – free time, travelling and sun.
I don’t remember wearing any tropical prints when I still lived in Romania – maybe I was getting enough sun. But now, I can hardly stay away from them. It’s only recently that I’ve been to a tropical country for the first time so it wasn’t even the fact that I was associating the tropical print with the tropical place. It was just simply put – holiday. My most worn print is for sure the pineapple one of which you might have seen pictures from two months ago when we were still in Punta Cana. Allow me a minute to remember how turquoise the water was…back to reality!
I am not saying that I will now start wearing tropical prints during Christmas time – even though our non-conventional tree did have pineapples in it, but especially while it’s seasonal, even though the temperatures in the UK are playing ping-pong with our minds, I am planning on wearing as many tropical prints that I can find.
Talking about tropical prints, I am leaving you now with a few pictures, some from tropical Bournemouth, UK, others from Little Venice, UK which is the most exotic place in London that I’ve found so far aaaand a few pictures from Punta Cana – the place with a true tropical climate.
P.S. Where’s my Pina Colada?
Dress – Boohoo
Jumpsuit – Asos
Handmade T-Shirt – Maya K
More about tropical – here