And bid farewell to Summer!
Today is officially the the first day of Fall. Days are getting shorter and nights a little colder. Will you be swapping flip flops for wellingtons, fresh fruit smoothies for pumpkin spiced lattes and beach towels for blankets?...
This Summer has been a whirlwind... Festivals and friendships, sunshine and sangria, adventures and.... Air conditioning! It's been one hell of a scorcher!
We have LOVED seeing all your selfies in far flung places wearing our swag. Dushi Designs made it all the way to London, Ibiza, California, Portugal, Turkey, Bali and beyond. It still amazes us every time we see your snapshots... Who would of thought it, our little beach brand born in Aruba has made it across the globe?!?!... We are truly overwhelmed by all of your continued love and support and are bursting with pride at how far we've come!
This past season we've been obsessed by straw bags, block colors, tropical print swimwear, graphic tees and we even jumped on the nostalgia train and headed back to the 90's!
We have been lucky enough to do an awesome collaboration with Aruba Swimwear, taking one of our tropical floral print designs and adding it to bikini's, beach bags and roundies. The new collection was a huge hit with all you beach babes and we almost sold out... Just a few items left so grab them before they are gone!
A few more milestones at Dushi Designs HQ were celebrated these last couple of months. We got stocked in two brand new stores in Aruba... Beauty Curves by Nickii and the Amsterdam Manor. We launched our new "AYO" tee in our flagship store, the Sunset Shack. We did our biggest giveaway to date and gave one lucky winner the ultimate 24hrs in Aruba, we reached 10K followers on Instagram and got over 20K monthly views on our fave mood board platform Pinterest.
Summer has been good to us! ☀️
Song: Home by DANVILLE ft Aniah Alves and TR1P Studio. We have sang our hearts out to this tune, in the car, at the beach, in the shower! It's such a feel good catchy song that reminds us of summer loving and island romances. Check it out on one of the links below and let us know what you think. What was your song of the summer?
Apple Music: https://goo.gl/p3J2ET Amazon Music: https://goo.gl/MdqF12 Spotify: https://goo.gl/4H1kHq
Dragonfruit (pitaya) we could literally eat this every day! We get ours locally from Mi Boca Dushi. It tastes soooooooo delicious and it's great chopped in salads, added to smoothies or straight up by itself. We practically lived on this stuff all summer long!
Gray Malin home decor prints and posters. We can't get enough of these epic drone shots of beautiful beaches... We seriously need a bigger house with lots more walls so we can hang more of these awesome shots!
Beach reads: An Island Away and Under a Blue Flag by Daniel Putkwoski. We must have read these books like ten times already but they never fail to put a smile on our face. We love adventuring around the island trying to guess which locations are being referenced in the books.
Espadrilles (again). Yves Saint Laurent made them a must-have in 1970. Then they were out. Then the preppy set brought them back to life in the early 2000s. Then they went into hibernation. Then this quintessential summer shoe is made yet another a comeback! And we were digging them, especially when paired with denim.
Quay Australia sunnies are still our go-to shades every summer. We've got a good collection going now... We adore the classics but love all the newbies too. Elle, After Hours and Starstruck are our absolute must-haves!
Pink Gin... Yes... You read that right... It's GIN and it's PINK... What's not to love?... The ultimate girly cocktail that we've been sipping on all summer. Check out our best cocktail recipes here!
Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.... MAJOR CRUSH on this guy... Need we say more?!?!?!....
This past season you've been loving our "Coconut Sipping Kinda Guy/Girl" tees, our "Hola Beaches" tropical print round beach towels, the classic "Wanderlust" t-shirt and "Travel Often" tank top... And of course our "MALA MUCHA" tee is still our number 1 best seller!
Which one is your fave?...
Even though Fall is upon us, we will still be serving up Summer 365 days of the year.
We've been checking out all the latest wearable trends and we've listened to all your great constructive feedback.... And we are excited to announce our brand new range of sweatshirts, hoodies and backpacks!
Our sweatshirts are a super soft unisex style and can be worn oversized with boots, paired with skinny fit jeans or thrown on over a tee for those long night flights... We hate how chilly it gets in the airport when traveling so our new sweatshirts are perfect for snuggling up when you are on the move. Let us know which one you like best and if there is any other merch you would like to see in our webshop in the future.
Check out our newest swag now by clicking the "shop now" button below. We would love to hear what you think and would be really grateful if you shared this blog with your friends. Island girls, travel girls, jet-setters and globetrotters... We've got something for everyone so go on, give it a click, we can't wait for you to check it out and we hope you love it as much as we do!
Happy Fall Y'all!!!
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