Shopping in Jamaica



If you know me, you know there's just simply no way I could depart from my breathtaking Jamaican vacation without seeing what the island had to offer in the accessories department. Everything was incredibly unique and oozed island love. It's utterly impossible to not be mesmerized with the eclectic mix of jewelry they have to offer. The colorful thread, shells and stones used in each stunning piece are simply inspired, culturally beautiful, and perfectly depict the spirit and creativity of the Jamaican people. The majority of the necklaces were made of different rows of beads with pendants made of wood, shell, coco or a mix of those with resin. The pieces are not only creative and long lasting, but most importantly, environmentally-friendly. They are predominantly made from natural resources obtained on the island. Who wants a souvenir from the gift shop when you can have handmade island jewelry?


I thought the jewelry was my main obsession of the trip until I came across these incredible handmade, artistic bags. The handbags were covered in wooden squares, circles and beads. You can tell the hard labor that went into constructing and painting these pieces of art. The bags retail for $100-$300 dollars which I think is well worth it since the ultra fabulous piece would instantly be a stand out in your collection. Below are more pictures from my island shopping adventure. Which pieces are you loving?

I can't forget to mention the man pictured above. Everyday he would come to our chairs on the beach where we were all laying out and sing us songs. It was beyond beautiful and the perfect Jamaican experience! 



 



Something Extra: On our flight home my sister and I got very bored. We decided to do each others hair in the craziest way possible. Then of course we walked the "runway" back to the bathroom to show off our creations to the entire plane. :) We also took professional pictures on the beach our last day... thought I would share one of the outtakes with you. xoxo


23 comments:

  1. wow so many beautiful things :))

    you look lovely on the pics!


    happy easter!


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  2. love the princess Leah look n you chica

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  3. you guys look cute. looks like you had a great time.

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  4. ohh. the last picture is perfect <3 xoxo

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  5. Jamaica looks fabulous, lovely pictures. xoxo

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  6. Oh how fantastic!! Such wonderful finds and great pics!

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  7. Love these pictures. The bags are amazing.

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  8. Dang your sister is gorgeous!

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  9. so much fun jewelry. x


    p.s. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for 3 pairs of sunglasses if you'd like to check it out. xx
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  10. the bags are amazing love all the colors! great photos!

    giveaway on my blog!

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  11. The bottom picture is amazing. Love all the white.

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  12. LOVE all the Pictures...
    What part of Jamaica did you go to?

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  13. Love the pictures!!
    All the colors are amazing!

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  14. The top picture is so beatiful and the picture of you and your sister's hair is hilarious. Looks like so much fun.

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  15. Cool bags!

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  16. Love seeing clothing and accessories pieces from other cultures! These really reflect Jamaica, so cool!

    Emma x

    closetconfessionsofafashionaddict.blogspot.com

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  17. Those bags look amazing!
    Lovely photos, the last one is beautiful ♥

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  18. I'm from Cape Town, South Africa, and this reminds me so much of my hometown - the beading, the amazing beaches and the beautiful weather! looks like you had fun!

    please look at my blog, i'm also doing a give away http://safashionbreed.blogspot.com

    xx

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  19. You are beautiful.. I love your hair <3

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  20. There are some pretty awesome and original things to buy there. Awesome! :)

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    call Jamaica

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  21. My favorite things are the long necklaces w/the unique pendants! I've gotta pass on the handbag. It looks like a beetle or locust to me! Love the pics of you and your sister's hair show!

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