Hey Royal Fam,
As the summer begins to wind down, I've decided to take a brief vacation from running the Q.A.C webstore to get a bit of rest and relaxation before the busy fall season arrives. However, if you know me, you know I do nothing boring of ordinary, LOL. That said, in just over two weeks from now, I'll be doing what some might consider unthinkable ... Random ... Or highly debatable .... I'm going to St. Maarten & St. Barths to a nudist colony! That's right, a woman who absolutely loves clothes and fashion is actually going to a place where garments will be completely unnecessary! Don't get me wrong, dressing up and finding creative ways to adorn my body in unique pieces will always feel special to me ... And yet ... There's something equally rewarding about traveling and letting all the trappings go for a while.
There is so much beauty in the human form, and yet, so often as I tell people my upcoming travel plans, they immediately body shame themselves .. "Oh I could never" .. "My body isn't right for that" ... "Im too old" .. "Things sag." Truth is, being comfortably nude isn't about having a supermodel's body. It's about allowing yourself to be free .. Unencumbered .. Fully accepting & loving your life shell as is & being grateful for it. Also, there's so many restrictions, assumptions, and judgements around the naked body, especially the black human form. In traveling, I just want to show others, especially my people, that we can travel .. Be nude (or partially if you want) ... And most importantly, be free. That your body is yours and no matter the form, know that its beautiful. Just complete freedom without all of the societal and self imposed boundaries. From the anonymous poll I consulted on my personal twitter page, many of us are at least open to the idea of traveling "freely" ... Now how many are actually up to the task if a real opportunity presented is another question LOL!
That said, what do you pack for a clothing optional place!? ... The fashionista in me is completely stumped! LOL! So far I have heels, accessories, really cute earrings ... annd sunscreen maybe? LOL! ... Have you ever gone on a clothing optional vacation? What were some of the things on your packing list? Comment below on any advice you have for me! : )
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Also, as always, if you love today's look as much as I do, you can find links to each item below.
Journey on the Go!
Before I go, be sure to check me out on my personal blogging Instagram account, where I'll be posting live on the go "Instagram Stories" while island hopping & documenting my latest adventure when I depart on Labor Day! ... Till then, the journey continues ...