August 21, 2105
Location: Legian Beach Hotel, Bali Indonesia
The Bali journey continues and I can't begin to tell you how much we have been enjoying it! Emiel and I were able to join a V.I.P. party at our hotel which is located in Legian. Unlimited wine and small bites included, even a small band was playing. Dancing till sunset and being able to meet so many fun people. It was the first time staying here at the Legian Beach Hotel and it sure won't be our last. Amazing staff who are all trying to make you feel right at home. Great foods, tons of luxury and authentic Balinese decor. I fell in love with this place!
Today's post is all about this beautiful crochet dress I snatched from a local boutique at Kuta Beach. First I thought it was a little too revealing, but Emiel persuaded me to go ahead and grab it anyway. Apart of being a man and ALL men love see-through crochet, Emiel has an impeccable taste for clothing and a great eye for detail. I love how he sometimes sees pieces that are fabulous that I haven't even noticed yet. He is a rare breed my man!
Bali is a place where you rarely see the women wearing high heels. Even the western (tourist) women. Me being a fanatic heel lover, I had to get used to that. It seems perfectly logic to me though. The pavements in the streets are tiny. Cobble stones making me slip, fall and eat dirt even wearing flats. The rest of the island is mostly beautiful nature and stunning beaches, so no heels required there either. Only the huge malls (they are fabulous btw) are doable.
The reason I am rambling about heels is; when I was choosing this dress, my first pick was to add a pair of silver metallic sandal heels I scored at Zara in Ibiza last summer. A nude pair would have been fabulous too. Uuuuuh...NOPE not a great idea here. When it comes to this island wearing heels is just plain gruesome. Thankfully flats are trending, so I lucked out here. I was already imagining myself stumbling and tripping on a wet floor filled with Bintang beer and with a dress like this, the sight wouldn't have been so pretty. Or maybe in some cases (mostly men) it would have been. Picture it! End result: a quick change of heart, because let's be real! Heels at a party in a tropical garden and dinner plans at a beach club in Seminyak totally wouldn't have made any sense right?
Read on to see which pair of shoes I chose to wear with this sexy number!
Emiel bought me this dainty fresh water pearl necklace at the Saraswati silver factory here in Bali. It is one of my most treasured pieces of jewelry.
Photos shot by EJC Maturbongs
I was wearing: Dress and sandals: Boutique in Bali // Cluch: Pieces // Earrings: Dior here or bargain version here // Bracelets: Myca Cuture here // Rings and Pearl Necklace: Saraswati Silver Bali
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With love Tamara Chloé
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