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When I saw this jumpsuit on the hanger, I first thought it was a maxi dress. As I was feeling the fabric and pulling it apart, I discovered it was definitely not a maxi! I usually don’t gravitate towards jumpsuits, but I loved this print!
When I tried this on, it felt like I was in the most comfortable pajamas. I knew I wanted to take this to Charleston, so I did.
It was hot that day, and this was the perfect outfit to keep me cool while we walked around town. I know some of you fashionistas might be thinking, “why does she have flip flops on with that?!” It’s called comfort. Sometimes comfort goes over fashion when you know you will be walking a ton.
And it was bright and colorful to match Rainbow Row 🙂 The purple house was our favorite, and when I went on Realtor.com after I got home, it’s on sale for a cool $2.8 million. A tip if you plan on getting great shots of Rainbow Row in Charleston, don’t be disappointed that you will NOT get a great shot of all of them at once. There are a ton of trees – and cars – that sit in front of all of them. Maybe unless you have a drone can you get the perfect shot. 🙂
I was on the hunt for a great cross body bag that I could wear on vacation that was big enough for what I needed, but light enough that it wouldn’t hurt my shoulder. I found it! This Henri Bendel Jetsetter Convertible Messenger is perfect! It holds my large wallet, sunglasses, phone (actually two phones because I held my daughter’s too), and more. It has the zipper pockets in the front and a large pocket on the back that’s easy to slip your phone in and out of so you can keep the main part zipped and safe.
A fresh cut always makes me happy! I was looking back at pictures over the last couple of years and was looking at my hair when I was leaving it longer. UH…what on earth was I thinking?!?!?!?! Short is the way to go on me. I see some of these women with gorgeous long hair, and sometimes I wish I had that. But, I don’t. And I’ve finally accepted that. Long hair just hangs on me. I need short. I need to frame my face. I need layers. I told my family to never let me try and grow my hair again 🙂
I picked up some great items on super sale last weekend…so I wanted to share this sale with you! I’m such a huge lucy fan, as their clothes last so long…wash after wash after wash. One of my absolutely favs is their Crossback Tanks. They come out with new patterns every season. This sports bra tank beats any others that I have worn…and has great coverage!
When I spotted this on the sales rack, I knew I had to try it on. With my curvy shape, fit and flare style dresses are my favorite. The one thing that surprised me about this “summer” dress was that it is very heavy. But, that also means it’s a great transition into fall dress.
Let’s also talk about how great the details are on this dress. Built in necklace?! Love. Or as my coworker said, “Look! Your dress is bedazzled!” 🙂
Sorry the pictures are kind of dark. When I have to leave for work when the sun is coming up, and I’m hitting the gym after work, gotta do what I’ve gotta do to get a shot. Ha! My red lips definitely pop though…and I’m loving this bareminerals’ Moxie lipstick in shade Light It Up. Bright lips have been my fav lately!
Dress – kate spade Dehlila (on sale!); Shoes – Splendid; Bracelet – Spartina; Watch – Rolex
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Recently, I was reviewing my My Style board on Pinterest. I found a theme I’ve had going on for the last few pins. Plaid! Now, I’ve always loved a good plaid, but tartan plaid is definitely popular this season. Let’s see a few of my favorites.
How many plaid shirts do you own? Have you thought about mixing the plaid with polka dots?