One of the benefits of pretty much building Amber’s blog, is knowing all her passwords, having administrative access to all content as well as the ability to make changes. After all, we are husband and wife so there should be no secrets:) Speaking of no secrets, Amber is keeping one from you. She would never advertise this, and she’s asleep right now so there is nothing she can do about it, but today is her her birthday, which is why we are in St Croix! So I just thought you all should know…

Happy birthday sweetheart! You’re the love of my life! I hope you have the best day! I’m so glad that even when you’re 100, I’ll be spending your birthdays with you! Love you!

Your husband,
David

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SWIMSUIT: Revolve Clothing OR in a different color at Net a Porter  / HAT: F21

I am not sure how I was late in the game in finding out about Revolve Clothing.. but it has become my #1 new favorite store. I got this Adidas by Stella McCartney bikini from there and I am in love with it. It is good to have for sportier things you do (or just for the beach in general!) But I got it for when we go kayaking, hiking to waterfalls, fishing, and things like that since it is basically a sports bra you can swim in!

Our second day in St. Croix we woke up early and decided to go find these tide pools we heard were here on the island. We find out where to start the hike and we read it was a 45 min hike. We start hiking…. and hiking… and hiking. After about an hour of hiking up hill in the jungle we realize we have missed something. So we head back down and are almost back to are car and we see a sign.. its literally after 20 steps of starting the hike and its hidden on the right side and leads into even thicker jungle with signs for the tide pools- So we start on the right path and after about two miles it T’s off and you can go right or left… we decided to go right and that was a BAD idea. I am talking we were walking through literal jungle.. vines, endless trees, moss, cob webs, who knows what animals, the whole bit. We got to a point where we could see the tide pools but we were at a cliff and it was almost straight up and down and SO muddy. We decided to go for it and I slid down the entire way on my butt, scratching my arms on tree stumps and rocks the entire way down. I thought I was going to die!!! But we finally made it and it was worth it.

The water here is so blue and everything is SO green! I didn’t boost contrast or brighten or put filters on any of these photos- everything is just that colorful!

Anyways- love you guys and have a fun day!!!

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  1. I love your blog! I am going to Puerto Rico next week and St. Croix! I was wondering what hotel you stayed at and what you did there.. That would help a lot! Thanks xo

  2. Hello!

    I’ve been a long time fan and follower of your blog and your Instagram page. I am and have been obsessed with this swimsuit for months now and I was wondering if you know of any websites that are still selling it? I know that it was from last years line but I didn’t know if there were outlet stores that maybe had ones that didn’t sell? I am going to Italy this summer for study abroad and would LOVE to have a swimsuit like this that I could actually move around in without it falling down!

    Any help or advice you could give me would be insanely helpful!

  3. Hey Amber!
    I can’t find this hat on Forever 21. Do you know where else I can find it? Or a similar one? Thanks in advance, I love your blog :)
    -Jessica
    P.s. How old are you now?! 😀

    1. I actually have looked for it online and cannot find it either! I will keep an eye out for any other stores I see it in!! And I am 23 now!! :)

  4. LOVE that suit and your pics are so cute…but how do you wear your extensions in the water all day?! That would drive me crazy!

    1. Thanks girl!!! And I only wear one row at the very bottom and honestly I cant even tell its in there!! I dont know if its because I have worn extensions for so long or what but they dont bug me at all!

  5. Hey girl! You look great. So I found this suit in a different color on sale online. Only I have NO idea what size I should get. I’m usually small or medium. So do these run big or small or pretty true to size???

    1. I got it in a size small for the bottoms and extra small for the top but only because small wasnt available!! I would have gotten small for both!

  6. Happy belated birthday Amber! You look so fabulous in that bikini, I just might have to shell out for my own!

  7. Hello!

    Happy Birthday!! I started following your blog at the beginning of this year and it inspired me (along with the support of my friends) to start one as well – obvi nowhere near as amazing as yours or some of the other blogs I follow. But I love yours because its about your life and what you care about – and so real!!

    Thanks again and HAPPY BIRTHDAY (which I hope is not weird because you don’t know me)
    Have an amazing time in St. Croix!!

    With joy,
    Alexis

  8. Ahhh what a beautiful place, girl!! Love the bathing suit (seriously, whyy is it sold out boo!!) and that story of you getting lost and having to back-track? Um, yeah, that is definitely something my husband and I would do, too! haha looks like you are having such a fun time in PARADISE!!! :) Oh, and the little happy birthday note from your man? So cute. Happy birthday gily!!!

    xo

    1. Ah is it sold out?! Dang it! I will try to find it elsewhere and post the link! Haha funny that is something you guys would do too! We clearly don’t pay attention very well haha xx

  9. Happy Birthday! These photos are fabulous! I’m so in love with your sporty swimsuit…the thick straps sell me on it. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us :)))

    1. Thanks! Ah yes those were a selling point for me as well! Thanks for reading!! xx

  10. Love, love, love the swimsuit! Your style and blog is amazing. I find myself checking it daily :)

  11. Ahhhhh Dave is so sweet , you lucky ducky! Hope you’re having the bestest of birthdays! happy birthday lovely! Hugs from Oz x

  12. Aww how sweet is David! Happy birthday gorgeous girl. Enjoy every second!

  13. Love your suit! It’s always just a litttttle uncomfortable when I’m wearing my string bikini on the fishing boat! Haha…you look fantastic! Glad to hear you’re having such a terrific time!

    1. Haha agreed!!! Thats why I got this suit, it seems more fitting!! Thanks so much sweet girl! xo

  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :)

    I’ve been reading you blog for quite a while now, without ever commenting on it… But this special day will be the day of my first comment!
    Thank you for all the tutorials, the outfits and your kindness!

    Marine, from France!

    1. Aww well thank you so much for commenting!! I was in France last summer and loved every moment it is so beautiful!!! Thanks for your sweet words!! xo

  15. Your blog is seriously one of my favs!! I always love the outfits you put together! Hope you have a very happy birthday!! :)

  16. aw love the husband post! you two are the best looking couple I’ve ever come across! would you please be so kind as to tell me what type of camera you use? I’m in the market for a new one and your photos are GORGEOUS

    1. Thanks, he is the cutest!! And I use a Canon Rebel T3i with a 50mm 1.4 lens!! xo

  17. I have just stumbled upon your blog a few days ago and have looks at every single post (literally), which in turn I made a successful Target trip last night (all stuff from your blog). Just thought I would let you know how much I love it and look forward to checking it regularly….Anyway, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!

    P.S. You are stunning! I dont want that to sound creepy or anything but it feels good when people express to me their thoughts on how pretty or beautiful they think I am….I mean who doesnt it make feel good right?

    1. Aw thank you so much!! That really is so sweet of you! I really appreciate everything you just said! Thanks for making my birthday a littler brighter!! xo

  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Have a most wonderful day and enjoy the sun! Many blessings!

    1. Thank you!!! And the nail polish is Essie ‘Bikini So Teeny’ !! xo

  19. Your vacation looks amazing and that was so sweet of David to post. Happy birthday! I’m so glad I found your blog :)

  20. I adore your blog, such a health and stye Inspo to me…Hope you have a fantastic Birthday!!!!!

  21. Hahaha that’s awesome. Happy birthday! St. Croix looks incredible – have fun!

  22. Happy Birthday lovely!! I hope you have the most wonderful time (you obviously will, your husband is the sweetest). Much love! xo

    1. Thank you so much!! And I know he really is the sweetest thing ever!!! xo

  23. I’m swooning over your vacation photos – lovely couple, gorgeous island, and I’m obsessed with that suit!! Put St Croix on my list of places to go now.

    Enjoy your trip!!

  24. Dude. When Brandon and I went to Fiji in March we had a similar experience hiking to a natural water slide. The locals assured us it was “10 minutes ahead”; LIES! I thought I was going to fall to my death. I battled so much mud, branches and twigs, flies, webs, sticks and stones…but it was all worth it!

    Brandon and I haven’t been to St. Croix, but we’re going to Portugal (the Azores islands) for three weeks in June and we’re excited! I just got done checking out some of the places we’ll see and I’m stoked!

    Chandra

    1. Chandra! Haha no way?! So funny! Fiji is beautiful!! And I am sure Portugal will be amazing!! Have so much fun! xo

      1. Oh, and Happy Birthday!!!! I must have commented before David hacked you, because I IDID not remember reading that lil’ paragraph at the top!!