Hola everyone! I’m writing this in the comfort of my bed, after a much needed beach escapade with the fam. Being home is nice but quite chaotic, so our week in Manta gave my parents, my sister and I a great chance to catch up and have a good chuckle every now and then.
We stayed at a dreamy villa my mom found on Airbnb. We had an amazing view of the Pacific and some of the pools, our fridge was filled with beer and I had enough outfits for the week. It. Was. Perfect.
Being at the beach, I got the balls to wear my Kylie t-shirt out in the open. I know I’ve already talked the talk about how you should wear whatever you want and whenever you want and stuff, but walking the walk is a bit tougher. While I originally did wear the Calabasas designed piece to school once, I could tell from the look on people’s faces that my outfit choice was a bit over the top (probably because I thought everyone could see my right nipple through one of the holes). But being at the beach was all about #freeingthenipple lol so why not right? That’s why I paired the t-shirt with a navy swimsuit from Zara, a white pair of rubber sandals, and my Komono sunglasses.
On a different day, I wore my blue swimsuit again but with a striped white and navy Zara tee, perfect for a more casual and laid-back look that will ensure no accidental nip slips take place.
It turns out that July and August are not the best months to visit Manta, which is why I was incredibly thankful my mom forced me into packing a sweater with me. Being the pretentious douchebag that I am, I went for my beloved Kenzo babe I got as a birthday gift from my first host fam last year, and I paired it with a of sky blue swimsuit from Zara as well, my Birckenstocks, and my good ol Komono shades, perfect for a game of cards by the pool.
On a diffrent, less windy day, I paired my favorite swimsuit with my Levi’s logo tee for a more casual -but still equally fabulous and sassy beach look. I also got my sister to jump in on the fun so catch her breaking my spine in the following pics.
Later that week we went to this beautiful beach called “Los Frailes”, famous for its landscape and fauna. By that time I realized the sun was never going to come out so I eventually did jump into the water, but this time not just for pictures lol. Even though our day at “Los Frailes” was one of the windiest ones of the week, I really enjoyed the scenery and the rocks -which provided for amazing photo ops. On an even brighter note, I reached an even higher lever of self love, and felt entirely comfortable in front of the camera without a t-shirt on. Isn’t acceptance just fucking great?
If you’re planning a trip to Manta, I’d say you should go in February or March! You’ve a better shot at human interactions (the beaches tend to be almost empty this time of the year) and at sunnier days. Emptier beaches are a great ally if you’re awkward when it comes to striking poses in front of total strangers, that’s for sure; but even though it was a bit chilly, I had an amazing time with my family and I certainly did not miss out on the chance to share my passion for fashion.
Next time Lorde asks what the eff perfect places are, feel free to refer to this post. Just make sure you picture it all a tad sunnier!