What I Wore in Key West

Last weekend, we visited Key West, Florida, for the first time. It’s a beautiful little beach town where you can relax or party hard. You can decide. Me, I chose the relaxing by the beach and pool with the occasional drink in hand and eating the fantastic food.

Now, I have to say I was probably THE most dressed up person on the entire island. But, I really don’t care. I love to dress up, so dress up I did. I didn’t do glitz and glam, but in this super casual place, I felt like I was definitely over dressed. It was fun though, dressing up and also enjoying my spray tan 🙂

If I go back there again, I will definitely pack differently. If I wear dresses at night, I will make sure I can wear flat sandals or flip flops. Cabs aren’t cheap – going just shy of 2 miles was about $12. I know…crazy! One night I did walk back from dinner in 4 inch platforms. Let’s just say by the time I got back to the hotel, my feet were very angry with me.

But…let’s get to the clothes!

Can you believe this is my first ever maxi skirt?! It is so comfortable and perfect to travel in. The weather was windy, cloudy, and a little cooler when we got there. But as soon as the sun came out, the scarf got ditched quickly.

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T-shirt – The Limited; Skirt – Gap; Sandals – Banana Republic; Bracelets – Stella & Dot and J. Crew; Scarf – Anthropologie; Sunglasses and Purse – Louis Vuitton; Watch – Rolex

So, it was a little cool with the breeze, so I definitely have a pashmina hidden in that purse. But I bought this dress at Poppy’s in Atlanta at a trunk show. It is an amazing fabric that packed very well. The wrinkles just fell out. If you follow this blog at all, y’all know I love stripes…and this color combination is one of my favs.

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Dress – Jude Connally; Sandals – Seychelles; Bracelets – Stella & Dot and Spartina; Purse – Coach; Earrings – Banana Republic

The hubs actually bought me this Hale Bob dress at the end of last summer off of Rue La La. So I guess it was a good to wear it on his birthday trip. Truthfully, I didn’t know how much I liked the funky print until I tried it on…and having a tan helps!

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Dress – Hale Bob; Bracelet – Stella & Dot; Sandals – Charles by Charles David

We went out to the Westin on Sunset Key one night for dinner at Latitudes. Let’s just say it was the most gorgeous sunset dinner view I have ever seen. AND the food was amazing. I got this dress at the Juicy Couture store in Chicago last summer on super sale. Fun and vibrant for a tropical vacay! And since we love Disney cruises, it was fun seeing the Wonder pull out of the port.

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Dress – Juicy Couture; Sandals – Charles by Charles David; Bracelet – Banana Republic

One of my coworkers and friends had been to Key West a couple of months beforehand and recommended going on a sunset cruise on the Hindu. It was so incredibly peaceful – and the sunset was breathtaking. I knew I was going to walk home after, so I opted for flip flops – thank goodness this maxi was short enough that I wasn’t tripping on it!

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Dress – The Impeccable Pig; Flip flops – Henri Bendel; Bracelet – Tory Burch

Have you been to Key West? What did you pack to wear? Did you overpack like I did – as all I wore during the day was a swimsuit!

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Posted on April 16, 2014, in Fashion, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Super cute!! Those dresses are perfect for Florida!!

  2. Ok, this is me and Carries fav post of yours. Yeah, we actually voted lol 🙂

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