Dirndl Inspiration: Ashley's Trip to Belize
Having never been to South America, I was totally smitten with the blog posts on MyWanderlustyLife.com written by Ashley. Her travels to Belize were so full of bright colors and a tropical feel that seemed unlike what I had experienced anywhere else. This trip and her fabulous photos inspired me to design a dirndl. Here is her post and a little bit about the new dirndl design!
The following is an excerpt from Ashley's post on her blog about her trip to Belize
How slow can you go?
How slow can you go?
WOOP WOOP! How slow can you go? Really though, you should be thrilled I’m not asking how low you can go ’cause then you’d have to listen to me ramble on about that time I got a really bad sunburn on my ass in Belize and my husband had to search for, chop up and apply aloe to my cheeks just so I could eat dinner at a restaurant without crying. That’s how low I got in Belize.
So Caye Caulker’s official motto is “Go slow.” This is probably directed at your need to operate on Caribbean island speed but might also refer to the fact that Caye Caulker, Belize has two cemeteries and zero hospitals. It also sounds a lot like an appropriate slogan for an old folks’ home (with whom I’m sure Caye Caulker would happily share their catchphrase provided grandma and grandpa were down with also going halfsies on a bucket of Belikin).
Personally, it’s hard for me to “go slow” which is why my husband and I were so thrilled to have discovered Belize where we could go halfsies on a vacation. Non-stop, life-threatening jungle adventure for me, cake by the ocean for him. Caye Caulker, you’re moving so carefully; let’s start living dangerously.
Besides moving at the speed of your grandmother down a staircase, Caye Caulker is also colorful enough to keep even a Care Bear happy. Blue skies, green palms, an impossibly turquoise ocean, red cheeks, pink, purple, orange buildings–it’s like you’ve finally made it over the rainbow! If happy little windsurfers fly, beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why can’t I?
The island of Caye Caulker takes up a total of six square miles. That’s the New England equivalent of roughly the space containing no fewer than 23 Dunkin Donut franchises. Six square miles! I know people with bigger backyards than that. No wonder their motto is “go slow”… if you go too fast you’re likely to just go right off the side. But that’s what makes Caye Caulker so charming. That, and the fact that all the island’s power is generated by a couple hundred iguanas on hamster wheels. Totally true.
Click here to read Ashley's entire post
Below is an image of the new Belize Dirndl! It's gorgeous bright turquoise color is the same color of the pristine ocean views that Ashley encountered in her travels, mixed with the textures of the apron like the textures of the corals and wildlife under the sea, this dirndl has tropical written all over it!
Have you been to Belize or another tropical location like it? Does this dirndl bring you back to that place? What do you think of this design? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
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As always, ideas and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. - Erika